The StoryLine Project is a unique public art project for Charlottesville Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camp. The StoryLine Project connects local artists and designers with youth (grades 4-6) to explore and interpret the places where they live. Each year, the project centers on a walking expedition of the neighborhoods and environs of Charlottesville, during which participants learn to use close observation and creative expression as a means of understanding the spaces, places, and stories that enrich them. Throughout the StoryLine walks, teams of young people and mentors will gather information and ideas about their neighborhoods through personal interviews, poetry, sketching, photography, journaling and more. The project culminates with a collaborative mural on the Community Chalkboard and an exhibit at CitySpace Gallery with photos, video, and artwork from the project.
For details about the 2012 Storyline Project, please click here.