SCOTTSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A new public mural in Scottsville is bringing some life and color to the area. Scottsville’s Center for the Arts and the Natural Environment (SCAN) and the town of Scottsville received a grant from the Virginia Commission of the Arts to create this public piece of art.

Artist Emily Gable started the mural on Friday, October 4 and plans to finish it by Monday, October 7. The mural is located on Doug's Maytag wall to mark the entrance of the Van Clief Nature Area.

"SCAN and the town of Scottsville are really trying to make an impact in our visual landscape both on the ground and the walls of the public and private buildings,” said Erin Root, president of SCAN.

SCAN's mission is to create space for the natural environment through visual and performing arts. Staff says they want to do more similar projects to spread color throughout the town.