Public Art Project: StoryWalk

Sponsored by:

Sun Valley Center for the Arts

Project Champion:

Katelyn Ziegler

What are the appropriate grade levels:

K through 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:

No but must collaborate

Is there an opportunity for community service:


Is this a new or existing project:


Estimated project cost:




Students of all ages are invited to participate in a public art project to develop and illustrate a story of their choice. Students will design and set up a temporary public StoryWalk inviting community members to get active and read together! StoryWalks combine physical activity with literacy; pages of a book are transformed to signs and laid out on a trail, inviting community members to follow the path of the pages.

Working with Center staff, students will explore the idea of public art and community involvement. Their personal creative experience will be paired with the opportunity to provide an enriching experience for their community. Students will explore their own creativity and the creativity of other community members.

This opportunity is part of our spring multi-disciplinary project that explores creativity and labor. We will discuss creativity and how people in our lives express creativity.

We would like to acknowledge the following developers of the StoryWalk project: The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

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Classrooms who have adopted this project

Hailey Elementary
3rd Grade
Lisa Thilmont, Tracey Munk, Wanda Baxter, Patty Scherer and Iliana Sandoval
100 students