Mark Making

Frances McDonald, Executive Director of Mark Making, joins us to discuss how the organization helps underserved populations and creates large-scale public art projects that give a voice to people who are often ignored or marginalized.  Long housed on the North Shore, the organization is now moving to the Glass Street area, which will allow it to grow and further its mission.

What better way to understand a neighborhood than to see the faces of its community? This is the theme of the latest mural from Mark Making, an organization that brings art to underserved communities in Chattanooga.

Mark Making unveiled their newest mural on Martin Luther King Day. It’s called FACE to FACE and features abstract portraits of several East Chattanooga teenagers. The mural also tackles subjects such as violence, pollution, and poverty. 

Mark Making, a Chattanooga organization which transforms under-served communities through art, has had a busy fall. The organization recently received a Community Foundation Grant to begin a mural in East Chattanooga. The mural will feature portraits of those in the community.

And these portraits are not only two-dimensional, but three-dimensional.  Frances McDonald of Mark Making describes the process in this interview.

A new mural located on the wall of Champy's Restaurant commemorates historical civil rights sit-ins which happened in Chattanooga. The mural is called We Shall Not Be Moved.