UPDATE: Chattanooga's first Latino mural has now been unveiled just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The 40 by 11-foot painting is at the corner of West Main and Broad Streets.

The mural features four children representing the different ancestral roots in the Latino community.

The artist, Alex Paul Loza, explained Sunday why he decided to name the mural 'Dreaming Forward.'

"No matter where we're from, we all want our kids to dream, to aim high and open their wings," Loza said. "I think the feeling and the message of this mural is something everybody can relate to, because we all feel that way."

Alex said he also wants to give thanks to ArtsBuild because, without their funding and support, the project wouldn't have been possible.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga's first Latino mural is being installed this week.

The 40 by 11-foot painting is at the corner of Main and Broad Streets.

The mural features four children representing the different ancestral roots in the Latino community: Indigenous, African, European and Asian.

The artist, Alex Paul Loza explained to Channel 3 why he decided to name the mural 'Dreaming Forward.'

"The reason I decided to title it like that is because our kids since they're little, they're always dreaming, they want to become this or that. And no matter where we're from, our kids are always dreaming to become something and someone and to contribute to the society that they're living in," Alex Paul Loza explained.

The mural should be finished next Sunday.