New mural highlights Charlottesville's diversity and beauty

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A newly-completed mural in Albemarle County is highlighting Charlottesville's diversity and beauty.

The 380-foot mural is on a wall along Hydraulic Road near the intersection of Georgetown Road.

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative came up with the idea from students at Albemarle High School studying public murals and monuments.

The artists, Eleanor Doughty and Emily Herr, said this new mural starts with the mountains, which eventually blend in with Charlottesville.

"It was like a blank concrete wall before," said Doughty, an artist. "I think it's kind of like a runway going to Albemarle High School to showcase some real people that live here."

The artists also said the mural is a big opportunity for them artistically, as they have traveled the world studying art.

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