Barksdale Mural Kick-Off on October 12th

The Barksdale mural is moving forward and we are ready to start some of the mural work.

Work will start Saturday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. and continue until about 4 p.m. or until we come to a stopping point. This will include filling in basic outlined structures and can be done by any adult volunteers. Day two will be Sunday, Oct. 13 at noon and continue until about 5 p.m., will include both basic and more detailed work, so again, all adult volunteers are welcome.

Materials needed will be paint rollers, brushes, drop cloths and ladders. Safety is of the utmost importance. Only adults will be allowed to use ladders. Both days are likely to require some traffic management as volunteers will be beside the street, so we must beware of cars at all times.

Included in the design of the Barksdale mural are silhouettes. Our goal is to have as many community members included in the mural in silhouette as possible. We will be asking for a $20 donation for the projects funding, or if you have lived in Cooper-Young for at least 20 years just your silhouette will be donation enough. All donations are tax deductible.

How can you have your silhouette in the mural? Simply drop off or mail a profile photo of yourself or loved one with your donation of choice to:

Cooper Young Community Association
Attn: Barksdale Mural
2298 Young Ave.
Memphis TN 38104

Your photo will then be enlarged and placed in the Barksdale Mural in our neighborhood.

Are you or do you know an artist in our community that may want to volunteer for the murals execution? Do you plan on attending? Please RSVP to: reeves.michelle4@gmail.com ASAP and let us know!

- By Michelle Reeves