This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Kids' Mural, a public art installation on Elmore Road in South Anchorage. Despite a wet, rainy day, seven kids came out Wednesday to paint a colorful jungle scene.

A white tent kept the 15-foot-long mural dry.

The young participants sketched out their ideas on paper first, and then translated them into pencil outlines on the mural.

Artist Cheryl Chesnut organized the project, located south of Jupiter Drive near her home studio in south Anchorage. "Take a step back and see how it looks from the sidewalk," she said, encouraging her young artists to draw bigger animals.

Within an hour, colorful paint was being spread out over the mural, and by noon the jungle was clearly taking shape.

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