Drive along Riverfront Parkway and you'll see a work in progress, about a vision for Chattanooga.
"The eyes of the Howard students are looking towards Chattanooga, looking towards their future. The other side is that the people driving by are being looked at so it's a little bit provocative and it's kind of about accountability and it's about how do you respond to being looked at," says Frances McDonald, Executive Director of Mark Making.
That organization brought together twenty professional artists to work with twenty Howard students to keep a watchful eye on the city.
"Nowadays there's a lot going on in the world, so I mean why not just do something constructive with your life instead of being out here just doing," says Howard student Derrieka Brown.
The 20/20 vision stretched along this 12 hundred foot mural is an opportunity for students to be a positive influence and express themselves to the rest of the city.
"I know people like in Chattanooga that I'm pretty sure they get tired of hearing like people got shot and all the negative things, where right now, this is positive and I'm pretty sure like people will want to hear about this stuff," Brown says.
"Sometimes you feel like every thing in the world is bigger than you, and when you get creative, you actually expand yourself and you feel bigger so making yourself bigger and maybe empowering yourself in a very large way it helps you with anything you do, it gives you confidence and keeps you moving forward," says art teacher Melissa Johnson.
The confidence to leave a lasting, positive influence on the city.
"My painting is the Tree of Life, and there are going to be many different eyes pointing different directions but everybody has their own opinion and it all points to one thing," says student artist Wes Roberts.
"We are children that really want to do something with our lives, not mess around over it, but you know really get into something like this, and go to college and graduate and make your parents proud but not just your parents but do it for yourself," adds Brown.