Louisville, KY, 2016
Golden Doors to Freedom at the Mid-America Trucking Show

ArtWorks for Freedom debuted the Golden Doors to Freedom initiative at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, KY March 31-April 2, 2016. The project was held in partnership with nonprofit anti-trafficking organization Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). Led by ArtWorks contributing artists and master gilder William Adair, participants at MATS were asked people what they knew about human trafficking and what they had learned from the TAT multimedia exhibit. They then wrote messages of encouragement and solidarity on an abandoned old door that was covered in gold leaf, transforming it into a striking reflection of the trucking community’s commitment to end human trafficking.

The Golden Doors to Freedom initiative at MATS was made possible by financial support from the Embrey Family Foundation and the generous in-kind donation of gold leaf from Sepp Leaf Products.