Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center partnered with artist Troy Freeman to paint a mural on the Waite Street Bridge over the greenway near the Bark-Aroo Dog Park at the Manchester soccer fields. Freeman, with Freesky Studios, worked on the mural Aug. 27-29. The Coffee County CAC invited the community to celebrate the artwork, which aims to raise awareness of child abuse, with a free event Aug. 28 at the soccer fields. Aug. 28 was filled with activities for children and families. Free canvases were provided for children to decorate, and the completed artworks will be exhibited at the Manchester Arts Center Sept. 10-11.
This project is completed thanks to grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and Manchester Tourism Committee.
Children who return completed canvases to the office of Coffee County CAC before Sept. 9 will receive goodie bags provided by KidsVille Playground.