The first two festivals had their own vibe and unique spaces, but this event is so big we’re literally trying to take it to another level.
The organizers of the RVA Street Art Festival announced today that the event which was originally planned for September 10-13, 2015 has been moved to Spring 2016. The desire to create an impactful experience and the logistical challenges with such an enormous canvas with its unique place among the Richmond skyline caused the delay.
“The Southern States silos are so iconic to Richmond, and there is a lot of energy in Manchester right now. Our goal is for this festival to build on the enormous success of the previous ones – and to create an amazing and unforgettable experience for the City. To make this happen, however, we recognized that we needed more time and resources to bring it all together,” said festival co-founder Jon Baliles.
Co-founder Ed Trask explains, “We know the community will love what we are putting together. We’ve spent months estimating ideas and costs associated with our creative and production teams, and we need more time to get it right. The first two festivals had their own vibe and unique spaces, but this event is so big we’re literally trying to take it to another level.”
Dates for the festival will be announced in the fall of 2015.
For more information, follow the RVA Street Art Festival Facebook page.
Created by Councilman Jon Baliles and artist Ed Trask, the RVA Street Art Festival first came to life in April 2012 at the old Power Plant along the Canal Walk. In 2013, the festival transformed the historic GRTC bus depot into a 5-acre outdoor art gallery.
The RVA Street Art Festival organization is dedicated to raising money and supporting arts education for children through local non-profits, revitalizing communities with art, and discovering and showcasing amazing local, national, and international artistic talent.
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