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1 Downtown Charleston, WV

2  Downtown Charleston is full of outdoor artwork! Just walking around the streets you can find painted murals, sculptures, and incredible architecture.

3 What three types of public art will we be visiting today?

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5 Hallelujah Hallelujah artist: Albert Paley

6 What is the name of the biggest sculpture in town?

7  Just a hop and a skip around the block and you will find another large abstract sculpture outside the Post Office.

8 CHARLESTON ARCH CHARLES GINNEVER

9 See if these sculptures get your attention…

10 Charleston Civic Center

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13 Circle the business that had the sculpture you like the most and tell why. Charleston Civic Center United BankBB&T

14  Outdoor murals are large scale paintings found on the sides of buildings.  Murals are important because they bring beauty to outdoor spaces.  Murals bring artwork to the people instead of people having to visit a museum or gallery to see artwork.

15 Why are outdoor murals important?

16 Many new murals have been painted on the east end of Charleston to bring beauty back into the city.  Here is a short video of the mural “All Together Now” taking shape… Click HereHere

17 Jeff Pierson

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20 Do these buildings look real or painted?

21 Groups of artists have been working together to paint the tall piers that hold up the interstate people travel across every day!

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27 How did the outdoor murals show the culture of the town?

28  Fantastic architecture surrounds you as you walk through downtown Charleston.  Let’s take a look at the architecture of a few churches, the tallest building in town, and our Capital.

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31 This is one of the tallest buildings in Charleston. Laidley Tower

32 What is the name of one of the tallest buildings in Charleston?

33 The State Capital Building

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35 Wonderful public art can be seen from just about anywhere in the city. Take a look around your own town and you just might find some beautiful public art you never noticed before!

36 Choose your favorite piece of public art that you saw today and tell why.

37  Photograph Source Page  "Guides to Charleston's Public Art Are Going Fast - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -." Guides to Charleston's Public Art Are Going FastÂ. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov  "Peer to Pier Mural Artists Sought - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -." Peer to Pier Mural Artists SoughtÂ. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov  "Second Pier Mural Project Planned - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -." Second Pier Mural Project PlannedÂ. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov  "Photos by J. Waters Charleston WV." Panoramio. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov  "One Stop West Virginia - One Stop and the Community." One Stop West Virginia - One Stop and the Community. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov


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