Whether we’re making an impact or making headlines, there’s always something newsworthy going on at Mark Making.


For media inquiries, contact Frances McDonald: frances@markmaking.org



11/20  UTC Video by Ashlyn Pace and Jayden Cartelli

Mark Making


11/18  Chattanoogan.com

Mark Making Unveils Flag on the Two Three


8/15  CSPAN.org

Bluff Furnace and Chattanooga Industry


8/8  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Making marks of magic: Teens learn work skills by creating music video


6/23  Chattanoogan.com

New Mural Unveiled at Bethlehem Center on Friday


6/13  Chattanooga.com

PHOTOS: Bethlehem Center Holds “We Fly” Mural Unveiling Celebration Monday Morning


6/8  Be Magazine

Mark Making Celebrates New Mural in South Chattanooga to be Unveiled Saturday


12/30  Chattanooga Times Free Press Community News

Mark Making celebrates community with Glass Street Holiday Party


12/5  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Business Briefs: Mescon to Head Mark Making 


12/4  Chattanoogan.com

Mark Making Announces Phyllis Mescon As New Executive Director


12/3  The Pulse (cover story)

The Masks We Make


10/20  WRCB

New Mural Unveiled in East Chattanooga


10/18  Chattanoogan.com

PHOTOS: New Mark Making Mural in East Chattanooga


10/17  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga area teenagers finish 100-foot long mural


10/15  WGOW The Brian Joyce Show

Interview about Pollinators


10/8  Chattanoogan.com

Mural Unveiling in East Chattanooga


8/26  Chattanoogan.com

Christa Mannarino named Interim Executive Director at Mark Making


7/29  Chattanooga Pulse

Teens paint their neighborhood beautiful


7/22  Chattanooga Times Free Press Community News

Glass Street gets more colorful


7/17  Hamilton County Herald

Teens battle heat, graffiti in Mark Making project


7/15  Nooga.com

Inner-city kids leave their artistic mark on East Chattanooga


7/11  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga youths paint mural, enrich Glass Street


7/10  Chattanoogan.com

PHOTOS: “Magic Markers” Celebrates Completion Of Mural Project on Glass Street


7/10  WTVC News Channel 9

Magic Markers in East Chattanooga


7/3  WDEF News 12

AIM Center members working on Alton Park mural


7/1  WTVC News Channel 9

AIM Center members working to beautify Bethlehem Center


6/23  Mutual of Omaha

Frances McDonald’s Aha Moment


3/25  WRCB Channel 3

Orchard Knob Middle School students help with East Chattanooga mural project


1/25  Chattanooga Times Free Press

Business Digest: Mark Making board adds 6

1/19  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making Announces New Executive Board Members for 2015 


12/17  Chattanoogan.com
PHOTOS: Mark Making Christmas Party 

12/10  Nooga.com
Betternooga:  Consider the Youth
How Can We Serve the At-risk Population Better? 

12/2  Nooga.com
Mark Making Launches Magic Markers Program 

Oct/Nov  The Artist’s Magazine
How the Caged Bird Paints 

9/20  Benwood.org Community Voices
More Than Just a Mark

9/16  Nooga.com
Northside Neighborhood wins $20,000 in Community Foundation’s The Greater Race

9/5  WDEF News 12
New Glass Street Art Studio & Park

9/4  Chattanooga Pulse
Polishing Glass Street 

9/3 Community News Metro Weekly
Glass Street Celebrates Revitalization 

8/25  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making and Glass House Collective Host Ribbon Cutting

8/18  Chattanooga Magazine
Contagious Citizenship: Public Art Works Suggest Solutions and Build Skills

7/31  OxfordAmerican.org
The Lost Music Town of Tennessee

7/30  WRCBtv
3H Group Hotels Partnered With Mark Making to Celebrate Art

7/27  TheLeafChronicle.com
Tennessee Jail Using Art to Assist Inmates

7/27  GreenvilleSun.com
Tennessee Jail Using Art to Assist Inmates

7/22  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Hamilton County Jail Inmates Find an Escape in Art

6/13  Arts Journal Blog
Aesthetic Grounds – Public Art Images from the Week

6/13  WUTC Radio
Mark Making Is On the Move

5/29  The Pulse
Fighting Addiction with Art

5/28  Times Free Press Weekly Community News
Springhill Suites Hosts Anniversary Event Benefiting Mark Making

5/21  Nooga.com
Teens Battling Drug Addiction Create Inspirational Mural

5/19  News Channel 9 – Mural Painted By Recovering Addicts Unveiled On Main Street

5/19  MyFoxChattanooga.com
New Mural Sends Message of Hope

5/15  ChattanoogaNow.com
Recovering Teens Find New Outlets Through Art

5/15  Chattanoogan.com
300 Foot Mural Symbolizing Hope Created By Chattanooga Teens Battling Drug Addiction To Be Unveiled

5/14  Marketwired.com
Community Gathers to Celebrate Downtown Chattanooga Hotel’s Second Birthday

5/12  ChattMag.com
Mark Making Moves to East Chattanooga

4/28  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making Unveils Addition To “20/20 VISION” Mural

1/23  WUTC.org
Come FACE to FACE with Chattanooga Youth in New Mural

1/21  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making Unveiling “FACE to FACE” Mural

1/21  MyFoxChattanooga.com
Chattanoogans Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/20  WBRCTV.com News Channel 3
“FACE to FACE” Mural Unveiling by WRBC Staff

1/20  Nooga.com
Tweet posted by Chloe Morrison “FACE to FACE” Unveiling

1/19  Timesfreepress.com
Tommie Brown Speaks at MLK Jr. Celebration in Chattanooga 

1/8  TheChattanoogan.com
Mark Making to Unveil “FACE to FACE” Mural on MLK day


12/14  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making Installing “Face to Face”, A Mural About, By, and for East Chattanooga

11/26  WNOO 1260 AM “City of Chattanooga Neighborhood” Series

11/14  88.1 FM WUTC “Around & About”
Mark Making Creating Murals with 3-D Portraits

11/2  Chattanoogan.com
New Mark Making Mural Celebrates Career of Dr. William Whiteside

10/22  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Fall Break Camp

10/18  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making and Glass House Collective have Paint, Print and Paste Camp

7/15  Nooga.com
Mark Making in Retrospective

7/10  88.1 FM WUTC’s Around & About
New Mural Depicts Historical Chattanooga Sit-Ins 

7/2  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making

6/11  Nooga.com
Photos: The Bessie Smith Strut – photos by Maggie Beringer

6/6  ­­­Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga Mural to Cover Bessie Smith Painting

6/3  Local8Now.com
New Mural Honors Chattanooga History –Associated Press

6/3  Fox 61
New Mural Honors Civil Rights Movement

6/3  Tennessee News
New Mural Honors Chattanooga History

6/2  The Tennessean
Chattanooga Civil Rights Mural Honors Moment in 1960s Sit-ins –Associated Press

6/2  The Jackson Sun
State Briefs: Man Dead After Being Struck on I-40; Mural Honors Chattanooga History

5/14  Chactivist.com
We Shall Not Be Moved: Celebrating A History of Cultural Organizing and Struggle in Chattanooga

4/21  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making’s Newest Mural Calaveras Opens On Main Street

4/13  Chattanoogan.com
12 Girls from Girls Leadership Academy Participate in Mural Project

2/28  The Roll Call
An Expression of Freedom in the Jail

2/21  88.1 M. WUTC’s Around & About
Art Goes Into Hamilton County Jail

2/6  Chattanoogan.com
PHOTOS: Art by Inmates at The County Jail by Wes Shultz

2/5  News Channel 9
Inmates Create Mural 

2/4  HCSheriff.gov
Universe Space 

1/31  ChattanoogaNow.com
Artists/Exhibits: Hamilton County-Chattanooga Courts Building

1/31  The Pulse
Inmates Create Own ‘Space’ With Mural

1/30  Chattanoogan.com
Opening Reception For Jail Art Exhibit Is Tuesday

1/17  The University Echo
UHON Service Learning Projects Underway

1/2  Chattanoogan.com
Frances McDonald- “Life is a Collage”



12/31  102.3 FM Talk Radio
“FRED The Show”  with Jeff Styles

11/29  Chattanooga News Chronicle
Mark Making Unveils New Mural- “20/20 Vision”

11/28  Chattanoogan.com
Howard Students Complete Riverfront Parkway Mural

11/18  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Protecting the Finish photo by Angela Lewis

11/12  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Letter to the Editor Murals Bring Life Lessons by Cassie Terpening

10/31  WNOO 1260 AM
“The Community Awareness Show @ 2pm”

10/31  Chattanooga Times Free Press, Metro Weekly
Howard School Students Partner with Professional Artists to Create Public Art

10/24  Metro Weekly Community News
Howard School Students Team with Professionals to Create Public Art

10/16  Nooga.com
Artists, Howard Students Bring Mural to Riverfront Parkway

10/6  WDEF News 12
Howard Students Express Vision with Riverside Mural

10/2  Chattanoogan.com
20/20 Vision Mural Painting is Saturday and Sunday

8/14  Nooga.com
Metal Canvases at Westside Industrial Site Eyed by Art Students for Fall Project

8/12  The Bridge, Vol. 2
Art at 45 mph: Hope is Hovering Over Martin Luther King Boulevard

7/31  WNOO 1260 AM
“Neighborhood Talk”

7/17  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Still Making Music

7/27  Chattanooga Times Free Press
New M.L. King Mural Depicts Heyday of Music on 9th Street

6/11  Nooga.com
M.L. King Boulevard: What it Was, What it Could Be Business Owners Discuss the Strut, the Boulevard

6/10  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Once, the Boulevard Bustled. Today the Thrill is Gone. But Dreams of Revival Live On

6/6  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making Reveals Ambitious New Project
Photo Slideshow by Wesley Schulz

6/5  Nooga.com
“Big 9 Legends” Mural Installed on ML King Boulevard

6/4  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making Reveals New Project with Big 9 Legends

5/12  Chatter Magazine
City In Color

4/17  Hart Gallery Newsletter
Help, Share, Love

3/23  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Lunchtime Stroll

3/22  Vimeo.com
Words of Revitalization by Sannah Parker

3/9-14  The Pulse
New Works Frazzle- and Cost- Free

3/2  UTC Blog
Update: Check Out Student Art on MLK Railroad Overpass

2/16  Nooga.com
Words of Revitalization Installed on MLK Railroad Overpass – Local Students Pick Words that Represent Their Dreams for the Neighborhood

2/16  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Words of Encouragement: Students Use Expression to Enhance Community

2/13  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making’s Overpass Project to be Installed Wednesday

2/10  Chattanoogan.com
A Touch of Silver and Gold on Martin Luther King Boulevard: Mark Making’s Overpass Project

1/21  PechaKucha Volume 7
Holmberg Institute, Hunter Art Museum

1/18  WRCB 3 Eyewitness News
3 Plus You

1/12  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Re-energized Through Art: Yearlong Effort Aims to Beautify Historic M.L. King Boulevard with Murals


Winter 2011  Society for Industrial Archaeology Newsletter
Copula Art Teaches Iron History at Bluff Furnace

11/2  Moody Radio WMBW 88.9 FM
Moody in the Morning

Aug./Sept.  Chattanooga Magazine
Hart Gallery Connects a Community

8/9  WDEF News 12
Mural Begins M.L. King Revitalization Project

8/4  Nooga.com
Sculpture Unveiled at Bethlehem Center Invokes History, Future, Community, Area Kids Collaborate with Local Artist During Summer Workshop

8/1  News Talk 95.3 FM “Afternoon News with David Karnes and Janis Hashe”

7/19  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Project provides art along M.L. King Boulevard

6/5  Nooga.com
Artist Uses Ancient Symbol in New Sculpture to Teach Universal Message

4/21  The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Echo
Letter to the Editor: Furnace Shows Area’s Technological Advances

4/3  WDEF News 12
Artists Paint Downtown Chattanooga Mural

3/30  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Storm Damage Repair

3/27  Chattanooga Times Free Press
‘Drawn In’ Visitors to Jewish Cultural Center Gallery’s New Exhibit Will be Encouraged to Question and Reflect

2/22  WUTC 88.1 FM “Around and About”
Renowned Massey Brothers to do Chattanooga Workshop

2/5  UTC.edu
UTC Faculty, Alumni, Students Construct Public Art Installation

1/5  WUTC 88.1 FM “Around and About”
Bluff Furnace Now a Work of Art

1/3  Talk Monster WGOW 102.3 “Live and Local”

1/2  Chattanoogan.com – Bluff Furnace Project Photo slideshow Show by Wes Schultz

1/1  Chattanooga Times Free Press
Bluff View Artwork



11/29  Chattanoogan.com
Smithsonian Exhibit Makes Stop at Bessie Smith Cultural Center

11/22  Chattanoogan.com
Mural Project Seeks to Incite Change at Parkway Towers

11/18  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making and CSAS Install Tile Wall at School 

10/18  Chattanoogan.com
Urban HeArt Beat Graffiti Event This Thursday-Sunday

9/8  TimesFreePress.com “Community”
HomeHart Gallery Opens During Gallery Hop 

5/2  WildClearing.com
Young Chattanooga Girls Paint an Outdoor Mural video by Wes Rehberg

4/28  Chattanoogan.com
Reception Held for Mark Making Project Wings II



10/21  Chattanoogan.com
CSAS Students Begin Barton Avenue Mural Project 

10/17  Chattanoogan.com
Allied Arts Awards 17 Arts Build Communitites Grants

10/4  Chattanoogan.com
Murals Completed at Community of Christ Church in East Chattanooga

9/24  Chattanoogan.com
Mark Making and East Chattanooga Kids Paint First Unbroken Community Mural

6/21  Chattanoogan.com
Homes Sculpture Project Installed on Main

5/30  Chattanoogan.com
50 Young Artists Create Murals at Ross Hotel