LYNCHBURG, Va. —
Only four museums in the state received federal dollars for improvements this year, and three of those are in the Lynchburg area.
Amazement Square's mosaic wall is the largest mosaic mural in the state. To tile the entire 4,800 square foot wall will take seven years. But the end is now in sight, after a grant from the the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
At just 19, Shayna Williams is an accomplished artist.
She sits patiently, despite the heat, for hours every day placing tile after tile on Lynchburg's new mosaic wall.
"You can see the progress when you step back, like yesterday it did not look like that," said volunteer Shanya Williams.
She is one of the many volunteers who have worked on the project since it began in 2005. But like a mosaic, if you step back there is a bigger picture for the kids involved.