The Ned and the Jackson Arts Council will collaboratively host “Colors of the Bicentennial: Kid’s Community Mural Painting” in celebration of the Jackson-Madison Bicentennial Celebration.

All children ages 0-18 are invited to paint a Bicentennial themed mural on the back wall of the theatre at The Ned! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for kids to leave their artistic mark during the 200-year celebration of the City of Jackson and Madison County Tennessee. The Ned will be open to all children to paint the mural on the following dates:

Thursday Sept. 9 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 10 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 11 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All painting materials will be provided, and participants are encouraged to wear clothes they can get paint on.

“We are so excited to host a bicentennial event here at The Ned,” said Johnny Kimbrough, Director of The Ned. “It will be a great time of building community through creativity and artistic talent.”

A reveal of the Colors of the Bicentennial Mural will be on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3:00 p.m. All kids who participate in painting the mural will receive a certificate and have an opportunity to take a picture with the mural at the reveal. “

We are looking forward to kids being creatively and artistically involved in celebrating this historic event in our community,” said Lizzie Emmons, Executive Director of the Jackson Arts Council.

For more information contact JAC Director Lizzie Emmons: 731-423-2787, or The Ned Theatre: 731-425-8397,