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Vienna Teens Volunteer to Paint Storm Drains Around Town

Passers-by may notice some new street art around Vienna.

Four local teens from Madison High School teamed up to paint three storm drains around the town last weekend. The works feature nature scenes and can be found outside the Freeman Store (131 Church Street NE).

Midge Biles, the chair for the Vienna Public Art Commission, said that the group often tries to partner with schools to sponsor art installations. For this project, the commission asked their student representative from Madison High School to recruit volunteers.

“The drains turned out beautifully and are all very different,” Biles said. “We are hoping to bring the message of environment and how it is all connected — what goes in the drain ends up in our oceans and has far-reaching effects on our water quality, sea life and beyond.”

The art should last for about six months, according to a tweet from the town.

The project required 10 gallons of paint which were donated by Vienna Paint (123 Lawers Road), Biles said.

In the future, she said that the group hopes to commission more paintings around town.

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