Volunteers spent the day painting a mural inside Columbia Elementary in Joplin based on the ideas of the students. The kids drew their ideas on a post-it note, which were then brought to life based on a theme explained by Art Feeds Founder Meg Bourne-Hulsey.
"The theme is dreams and perseverance. They talked a lot about what they want to be when they grow up or what their dreams are like and can grow into."
Intern Becca Maslikowski tells News Talk KZRG how the mural depicts everything from their childhood dreams to what they envision for the future.
"Some of the details include an ice cream sundae mountain, a mermaid on a floating banana, and then there's a cowboy riding a unicorn lassoing the moon."
Four other Joplin schools, including Irving, Soaring Heights, Jefferson, West Central, and the Missouri Baptist Children's Home will be getting a mural. Art Feeds are in need of sponsors and volunteers to help. You can contact them at 417-626-2323 or at artfeeds.org for more information.