Little Rock Anti-Gun Violence Mural Planned, Group Says

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In areas across Little Rock people young and old are sadly, accustomed to violence near their homes and neighborhoods. 

One group looking for solutions is looking to art and creativity to help.

"Moms Demand Action" formed partially in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. 

Next month marks five years since that tragedy.

To mark the occasion and to call for an end to gun violence the local chapter is inviting young artists to paint a mural at the Stephens Community Center in Little Rock. 

"These kids have a lot of energy and ideas and we're gonna solve this problem, and we want to make it visible, and this is a great way to make it visible," said Austin Bailey. "These kids have drills in school where they have active shooter drills, where they have to get under their desks. I don't really want to live in a world where our kids have to do that in school." 

They'll paint the mural Saturday, December 9 starting at 10 a.m. 

You don't have to be an artist to help. 


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