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 social commentary, and an impactful way to connect the public with important ideas.
While the art stands year-round, the RVA Street Art Festival is worth a visit. This homegrown celebration of all things street art in the region 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 20+ 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.
The Richmond Mural Project
This project has brought together national and international artists to create more than 100 works it its first 5 years. The sides of restaurants, factories, turn-of-the-century homes and public gathering spots are all the canvas for expression here. This site gives you the info you need for a self-guided tour. Another option, an unconventional tour with information that may or may not be true, from the brilliant storyteller George Tisdale of Would I Lie to You Mural Walks.
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.