Local charity using art to end sex trafficking

 
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A local charity will soon be opening its new 250-foot mural in downtown Stuart.

The mural is being painted by Lynne Barletta, a renowned artist and founder of Catch the Wave of Hope, an organization dedicated bringing healing, awareness, and action to end human trafficking.

Located on the AT&T building at 316 Akron Ave., the mural includes colorful fish and a giant wave representing an inspiration to human trafficking victims, according to Barletta. The mural will raise funds to help Catch the Wave of Hope operate a local transition home for trafficked child survivors.

The mural is our way of uniting our community with art to help abolish human trafficking within our area and nationwide
— Lynne Barletta

"Each painted element of the mural is available for sponsorship and there are many ways for the public and local businesses to help."

Catch the Wave of Hope plans to unveil the mural in January during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.