Community Trail Art Initiative

2007 - 2009

The Community Trail Art Initiative (CTAI) was an ecoliteracy and art program that Ann Rosenthal designed and delivered to Pittsburgh-area middle and high schools through art classes and after-school programs. Students learned about the social and natural history of their riverfront and trail, and then translated their research into drawings. Students combined their drawings into compositions and transferred them onto up-cycled vinyl banners. In the final step, they painted the banners, which were then displayed along their riverfront trails. The program was administered through the Steel Valley Trail Council and brought attention to the trail, as part of the Great Allegheny Passage—a continuous bike trail from Pittsburgh to D.C.