Charlottesville Campers Create Mural on Free Speech Wall

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This year's Storyline Project theme is "transit." This year's Storyline Project theme is "transit."

A Charlottesville summer camp is encouraging children to explore the city and share their experiences with the community.

Thursday, campers with the Storyline Project created a mural on the free speech wall in downtown Charlottesville. The program is a collaboration of the Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA), The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, the Thomas Jefferson Center For the Protection of Free Speech, SiteWorks, Charlottesville Area Transit, Neighborhood Development Services, and Community Bikes.

This year's theme is "transit." Rising fourth through sixth graders will explore this theme through three days of excursions on boats, bikes and buses.

"I like how we get to do different stuff, like we rode bikes the other day and we got to ride on the CAT bus to see different stuff, how they wash the buses and how they give gas and how they fix it," said Quincy Edwards, a camper.

The Storyline Project volunteers are compiling examples of the students' artwork and photos of the kids' adventures. You can see the final product at an exhibit at CitySpace, which kicks off with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 2. 

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