FAYETTEVILLE, AR —  A traveling art exhibit and presentation in Fayetteville put a light on the truth of human trafficking, especially with children.

The artifacts of human trafficking shows the true horrors of trafficking — something that happens in the u-s — and Northwest Arkansas — on a daily basis.

Guest speaker Gretchen Smeltzer, Executive Director of non-profit group ‘Into the Light’ — says there’s nothing more important than educating the community about how to stop trafficking.

“It does happen here. Anytime there is vulnerable people, a population of vulnerable people and those that are willing to exploit someone, the problem is going to exist,” Smeltzer says.  

In the last year, “Into the light” has provided advocacy and mentorship to more than 20 minor victims of human trafficking in Northwest Arkansas alone.

The art instillation is on display until October 4 at Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville.