Richmond Mural Project is back

Art is coming to a wall near you more than likely.

There was recently a local brouhaha about the murals in the local media. I avoided reading it because I think of art as a person I’m meeting for the first time. Some I’m going to immediately like, some I don’t like, some bring me joy, others I’d rather not see again. These are strictly my feelings and opinions. Others may disagree with me about every single one. The point being that it’s alright not to like everything and everyone but there is someone out there for everyone and every work of art. I love showing off the murals to visitors and nary a one has said anything negative about them as a whole. I’m fully entrenched in the Pro Murals camp.

Starting next week people will have a brand new set of walls at which to be unjustifiably angry about. The link below is worth exploring if you haven’t been in town for the four previous Richmond Mural Projects. It gives you the details on the previous 86 murals and a chance to see them without melting in the July heat.

From Art Whino:

Art Whino returns to Richmond, VA for the Fifth installment of the Richmond Mural Project. This year marks we celebrate reaching our short term goal of 100 Murals. The short term goal was established to reach critical mass of murals in which visitor to Richmond to see the murals would not only take a weekend trip but several trips with the vast of murals spanning from the Fan to the VMFA. With 86 murals since the inception of the project, the roster of artists who have participated are some of the highest regarded muralists in the world. This year Art Whino will return bringing another 10 muralists for another round of murals and as in every year will bring a diverse mix of artistic styles to show a cross section of what is forefront of the mural world.


July 11- July 22nd
Muralist begin painting the week of July 13th and will finish their murals by July 24th

Mural Locations: Various Locations
Locations listed here

Kickoff Reception July 11th 8-11pm
Come out and give a warm welcome to the muralists
Thirst & Fifth
Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
RSVP Only event. RSVP Here
All ages event

Main Reception July 16th 8pm – Midnight
2727 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
RSVP Only event. RSVP Here
Dj Mic Murphy- Funk and soul
Dj Weirdsailboat- Obscure Boogie
DJ Williams- Acoustic latin hip hop
All ages event

100 Mural Celebration July 21st 8pm – 11pm
Casa Del Barco
320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219
RSVP Only event. RSVP Here
Photo Recap of 5 years & Sign up to receive
the Richmond Mural Project Book
All ages event

Image: Art Whino

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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