GREENSBORO, N.C. - We're going to let you in on a little secret: Colorful, painted rocks are hidden all around downtown by members of a new group called Greensboro Rocks.

Jenny Neal started the trend after a similar program in Ohio popped up in her Facebook feed.

"It’s all about bringing the people together and seeing the joy that they get. And it’s so simple," Neal said.

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn loves the idea, especially as public art plays such a big role in downtown's revitalization.

“Art is really important," Vaughn said. "It gives the city its personality, its whimsy. And it’s great to see all of these different projects popping up.”

WFMY News 2 even helped get in on the painting fun! We helped paint lots of rocks at a free rock painting project on Friday at Gibb's Hundred Brewing Company. Thanks for all of you who came out to help us paint!

Ben Briscoe WFMY News 2