A BIT OF ASSISTANCE—Jill Alston helping her daughter Adama Wade,6, from Bellevue, decorate her square.
Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project (MLK Mural) teamed up with Burns and Scalo and ImaginePittsburgh.com to create a 120-foot community mural to complement the festivities at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh for the 2013 Three Rivers Regatta and the Fourth of July. The creation of the mural was a fun interactive experience, and the opportunity to paint it was free and open to the public.
The EnviroMural will depict various green activities that happen along the Three Rivers: boating, fishing, biking, green industry and river conservation, to name a few. Also represented will be the wildlife of southwestern Pennsylvania.
Visitors to the Three Rivers Regatta were able to visit the MLK Mural tent and sign up to be a part of the mural experience. Each participant got a six-inch square of canvas to decorate based on the original mural design. Participants worked on their canvas with the help and guidance of professional MLK Mural artists. After each square was completed, it was set into the corresponding place along the 120-foot mural. Over the course of the three days of the Regatta, the overall image began to come together as more participants contributed to the mural. The piece was finished in time for crowds to see when they visited the Point for the Fourth of July fireworks.
KHALEB SCHINDER, 15, of Greenfield, getting paint to complete his design.
NEVER TOO YOUNG—Three-year-old Les Paul and 5-year-old Palula Morgan, of Penn Hills, painting some squares for the mural.
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