This weekend was spent wandering the sunny (and scorching hot) grounds of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. It was Family Weekend at UMW, which meant a chance to see my sister, who is a freshman there, for the first time since she left for school in August.
It also meant a chance to visit downtown Fredericksburg, which is one of the cutest little cities I’ve ever seen. There are tons of great restaurants and shops, but we were also lucky enough to be there on the weekend of Via Colori, a street painting festival that raises money for non-profits around the United States. The festival originated in Naples, Fl., in 1994, and now cities all over the country participate in the festival!
Obviously, I couldn’t resist taking some pictures of the amazing — and I do mean amazing — works of art being created. I was literally in awe of the detail and artistry these people achieved with just chalk on asphalt!