Tales from the Trail – Community Art in Chelsea

Local students are bringing art to the trails and streets of Chelsea.  Hundreds of elementary and middle school students have designed colorful wooden boards with personal portraits and vibrant patterns in their school art classes.  These boards are currently displayed along the Dexter-Chelsea Road segment of the Border to Border Trail, at the entrance of the Chelsea District Library and throughout the city of Chelsea. This artwork celebrates the connections across our community and beautifies our area.

Chelsea School District art teachers, Penny Olsen, Kim Eder, and Rachel Brander reflected on what this program meant to participating students:

 “When Chelsea School District’s 3rd-8th graders were offered the opportunity to design portrait/pattern boards for the B2B Trail, they burst with enthusiasm and creative ideas!  Each board is an important celebration of the child within.  We are immensely proud of these students who embraced a challenging art project in support of their community.”

A special thanks to our local partners, businesses and clubs who donated supplies and time to make this project possible: Chelsea Kiwanis Club, Chelsea District Library, Hardwood Solutions, McKinley, SRSLY and HWPI Volunteers.