The people that brought us last year’s G40 Summit are eying RVA once again.
“It was really amazing to see Richmond embrace” the G40 Summit, said Shane Pomajambo, founder and director of D.C.-based Art Whino, and principal organizer of the annual art event.
Pomajambo said that the many requests from local business owners “compelled me to come back” with another event. Many told him that last year’s murals not only delighted residents but also increased business.
“These murals are great tools for community change,” Pomajambo said.
Although plans remain incomplete, Pomajambo anticipated that the RVA Mural Project will run from April 15th – 26th. He said eight muralists have committed to participating,1 and Pomajambo hopes to add several more by spring.
He said existing murals from last year’s G40 Summit won’t be painted over.
“I”m going to find another 20 walls” for artists to use, he said.
Pomajambo said he wants to make Richmond the world’s premiere destination for mural art. He said the goal is to paint more than 100 murals “all over Richmond in the next five years.”
Details of the RVA Mural Project should be finalized within the coming weeks.
- G40 Summit brings artists, murals, and “lowbrow” art to Richmond; RVANews
- PHOTOS: Murals of the G40 Summit
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photo of “Bang” by Etam Cru and StatOne (Lodz, Poland – 2011) courtesy of Art Whino