Christiansburg to Dedicate Mural

Christiansburg to Dedicate Mural 4On Wednesday, May 10 the Town of Christiansburg will dedicate a 62 ft. mural in the Cambria District, to recognize the area’s rich rail history. The mural is the first of what the Town’s Public Arts Advisory Board hopes to be many murals placed throughout Christiansburg.

The mural project opened to artist applications in early 2022, where both local and national artists submitted works for the potential display. Ultimately the Public Arts Advisory Board selected local artist Morgan Short’s design which illustrates what Short calls the “Spirit of Cambria” including a historic N&W Class A #1218 train and the nearby Train Depot.

“I am honored to have received this opportunity to create the “Spirit of Cambria” for the Christiansburg community. This experience has helped open new doors for me, and I thank everyone who has supported me along the way,” said Short.

The Christiansburg Public Arts Advisory Board created the mural project as an effort to fulfill the board’s mission to promote, support and value public artwork as a means to beautify Christiansburg and promote creative place making within public spaces.

“We couldn’t be happier with the great job Morgan did. The mural is beautiful and really captures the rail history of Cambria,” said Public Arts Board member Charlie Whitescarver.

The dedication will take place on May 10, 2023 at 11:30a.m. in front of the mural which resides at 594 Depot Street N.E. in Christiansburg.

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