Remembering our Heroes Through Art: Pillars of Hope Project

Pillars of Hope: Remembering our Heroes is a project that started under Volunteer Clarksville's 9/11 Days of Service in 2011. Recently the public art piece was on display at Downtown Commons, and people were invited to add their own talents to this ever-changing memorial.

“We started Pillars of Hope on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, said Arts for Hearts' Rita Arancibia, “This is a way for us to honor our heroes through art and service. All the tiles that make up the pillars have been painted by the community, so its a piece of public art designed to honor our first-responders, our military, and their families.”

So far, more than 1,100 tiles have been painted and placed on the pillars. People were on site, painting more tiles that will be added to the display next year.

“These are only on display once a year,” Arancibia said. “The Pillars are usually at the CMC Public Library each September, for about ten days. This year, the library is under construction, so we brought them out to Downtown Commons. Next, we are taking them to the R F Sink Memorial Library at Fort Campbell."

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