Amelia Arts Academy, Keep Nassau Beautiful, and U of F's extension office team up to paint and plant along a wall on 8th Street.
Teens enrolled in Amelia Arts Academy’s Larger Than Life Art Workshop will have the opportunity to design and paint a mural on over 2,000 square feet located just south of Lime Street on South 8th Street. “This piece of property has been neglected for a long time. While some people may have seen it as an eyesore, we saw it as an opportunity. This project will give teens a chance to make an impact in their community, while having a great time exploring their own creativity,” says Pegge Ealum, Amelia Arts Academy Executive Director.
The Construction Company and Amelia Island Quality Painting have generously donated the time and resources to prime and paint the wall to prepare it for the mural. In addition to the public artwork, Keep Nassau Beautiful and The University of Florida Agricultural Extension Office will landscape the area with native plants and flowers.
“Art really does make a difference. We are excited to prove that, by turning an over-grown and derelict wall into an enjoyable public space,” says Theresa Duncan, Amelia Arts Academy Executive Assistant.
For more information, or to enroll in Amelia Arts Academy’s award-winning Summer Teen Workshops, call (904)277-1225 or visit www.AmeliaArtsAcademy.org.