“Walls for Women” DMA-Events Honor 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote with Series of New Murals

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Sarah Painter muralist-painting on facade

NASHVILLE, TN – With 2020 marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, DMA-events announces the creation of 10 original murals this summer by female artists in multiple communities across Tennessee, the last of the necessary 36 states to secure ratification on Aug. 18, 1920.

Kristin Luna and Scott van Velsor started 501(c)(3) DMA-events in May 2018 as a way to harness and inspire the imaginative spirit found in all of humanity by removing some of the barriers to entry of the creative process.

“Walls for Women,” their project for 2020, focuses exclusively on capturing female creative energy for artistic placemaking in communities in need of joy, hope and color during Tennessee’s Centennial of the 19th Amendment.

The mural project, inspired by the fight for women’s suffrage, will conclude in Nashville on the Aug.18 anniversary. The roster of muralists includes notable talents Cymone Wilder (Nashville), Sarah Painter (Tallahassee), Kim Radford (Nashville), Nicole Salgar (Miami), Jenny Ustick (Cincinnati), Juuri (Oklahoma City) and Tara Aversa (Nashville).

Communities hosting the murals include the cities of Nashville and Knoxville and smaller towns such as Maryville, Martin and McMinnville. The work will be painted on walls in high-visibility locations with the subject matter reflecting the individual artists’ professional talents.

In addition to the murals, there will also be a voter registration component taking place during the installations.

“Walls for Women” is made possible by DMA partners Cycles Gladiator, Visit Knoxville, McMinnville Tourism Development Authority, Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Tennessee Whiskey Trail and the citizens of the Town of Nolensville.

Dr. Gwen Ford I Believe Ministries