BURLINGTON, NC - You might have heard of, or even been a part of a flash mob dance, but have you ever heard of the yarn bomb?

A yarn bomb is a community effort to cover public structures in knitted or crocheted panels to brighten up urban and rural areas.

POP UP Arts was inspired by all of the flash mob dances, but they have decided to take that idea to the next level.

More than 40 volunteers from Alamance County helped make around 200 yards of bright-colored knitted panels to hang over the University Drive bridge in Burlington for a month.

POP Up Arts plans to surprise residents not only with dance and musical performances, but with live painting sessions and even covering bridges with yarn around the world!

According to Karen Carrouth, the Director of Volunteer with Alamance Arts,

"Yarn bombing is all done in the spirit of beautification and fun, bringing a fantastically colorful display to urban and rural areas around the world."

If you want to be involved in future yarn bombs or POP UP events you can contact Cary Worthy, executive director at Alamance Arts, at 336-226-4495.