Street Art and Murals

HERE, EXPRESSION LINES THE STREETS

Visit the Richmond Region and you’ll see for yourself that it’s a living canvas, with building-high art created by local and international artists. Here, street art is an expression of creativity, and an impactful way to connect the public with important ideas. The RVA Street Art Festival is a homegrown celebration of all things street art in the region. This festival transforms and invigorates the Region with murals and paintings by local, national and global artists. It also benefits local arts charities and provides arts outreach in underserved communities.

Mending Walls RVA: A Healing Art Project

Mending Walls is a public art project that has culminated in the creation of 16 (and counting) murals across Richmond. Painted by artists from different cultures and backgrounds, these murals encourage conversation and healing to support racial equity. The Mending Walls podcast explores the artists’ vision, their process and the hard conversations they had throughout. The project includes civic talks, bike tours and self-guided tours.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MENDING WALLS HERE

The Richmond Mural Project

Thanks to efforts like the Richmond Mural Project, our region is gaining an international reputation as a city of street art. This project has brought together national and international artists to create more than 100 works in its first 5 years alone. The sides of restaurants, factories, turn-of-the-century homes and public gathering spots are all the canvas for wild imagination here. Our map gives you the tool for a self-guided tour. Another option: an unconventional tour with information on the murals that may or may not be true, through Would I Lie to You Mural Walks.

SEE THE MURALS HERE

Taking Art to the Streets

Check out this short video to learn more about the RVA street art scene and how it contributes to Richmond’s role as the capital of creativity.