Levee Wall Gets Flood of Color
The Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall is no longer a bland, concrete space thanks to a dedicated team at Chesterfield Arts and many community members' hard work.
The project was more than a year in the making, but the paint went up in one day.
Chesterfield Arts Executive Director Stacey Morse estimated that more than 1,000 people came out to paint the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee wall at the Make Your Mark community mural event Saturday.
The 500-foot mural was designed as a paint-by-numbers project, so even the less artistically inclined were able to take part in the public art project. It was mostly painted by noon, so participants spent the afternoon on touch ups, ensuring the mural was perfect.
Planning for the project began in 2010. More than 50 area students came together to design the mural last summer with artist Stuart Morse. The mural depicts scenes from the area's history, from Lewis and Clark on one end to a cityscape on the other.
The students also planned Saturday's event, which featured local high school and middle school bands, classic Chevrolets, food from PM BBQ and Lancia's Frozen Yogurt and tents for other art projects.
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