Youth Council mural promotes unity in Nashville - WSMV News 4

Youth Council mural promotes unity in Nashville

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The Unity mural by the Mayor's Youth Council is on the side of a Metro Parks building on I-440. (WSMV) The Unity mural by the Mayor's Youth Council is on the side of a Metro Parks building on I-440. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A symbol of Nashville’s diverse culture now stands for thousands of drivers to see.

The 40-foot mural is prominently placed at the Metro Parks maintenance barn along Interstate 440.

The mural depicts images symbolizing peace and unity.

To create the artwork, the artist combined hundreds of individual drawings submitted by the Mayor’s Youth Council.

The mural is simply titled “Unity” and stands for what each of the members hope the city can become.

“Being able to see people that are celebrating their culture, and people that are from Nashville coming together to paint a mural that represents unity in a city that represents many different backgrounds was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Isaiah Reid, a member of the Youth Council.

“It’s an amazing example of what can be accomplished when young people are given space, freedom and resources to create,” said Brandon Hill, also a member of the Youth Council.

“Healing our divisions and pulling together as a community is a key to moving forward and dealing with the problems and challenges that we all have and we really do have an opportunity to fulfill our enormous potential as a community,” said Mayor David Briley.

The city is accepting applications for next year’s Youth Council. Click here for information.

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