“A Day On, Not a Day Off” celebrates service in the community
The city of Chattanooga will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service on Monday. “A Day On, Not a Day Off” will focus on service projects throughout the historic MLK Neighborhood in honor of Dr. King and will also feature public speakers, food, a parade, musical celebrations and dance.
Part of the celebration will be the dedication of one of the largest murals in the United States, “The M.L. King Mural: We Will Not Be Satisfied Until,” commissioned by Public Art Chattanooga.
Located on all four sides of the AT&T building in the heart of M.L. King Boulevard, the M.L. King Mural covers approximately 42,000 square feet and took a team of 11 artists six months to paint.
The dedication begins at noon on Monday. Immediately following the dedication will be a free public presentation by the lead artist, muralist Meg Saligman, about the making of the mural. Ms. Saligman will discuss the inspiration behind and meaning of her largest mural to date.
To sign up to volunteer for service projects, or for more information about any of the events during the celebration, visit mlkcha.org.