The hippest RVA scavenger hunt we could possibly imagine

The VMFA is sticking pieces of a mural around town so that we can have fun and benefit from our fun. They are so neat.

Tattoo by Miyazo. Photo by Kip Fulbeck.

Sometimes the VMFA is so dang cool, we don’t even know what to say.

Just kidding, we always have something to say. 

Today, May 18th, the giant art museum on the Boulevard kicks off their RVA Japanese Tattoo Scavenger Hunt.

Here’s the deal. Every couple of days between now and May 28th, they’ll be placing a piece of a Japanese tattoo around Richmond. That is, a piece of Richmond’s first Japanese tattoo…you guessed it, we’re getting a new and beautiful mural! The VMFA’s social media feeds will be posting clues that day, for Sherlocking pleasure. Follow VMFA on Facebook, the Twits, and the ‘Grams.

If you find it, you should follow these specific instructions:

  1. Check the clue.
  2. Find the piece.
  3. Take a picture of yourself with it.
  4. Post it to Instagram with #ttthunt.
  5. Once you’ve found (and taken pictures of yourself with) all six pieces, post the last picture with #tttfound.

As it always does in this city of flowing beer and grits, the hunt will end with a party at Triple Crossing on May 30th. The first 50 people to complete the scavenger hunt will receive free tickets to the upcoming Japanese Tattoo exhibit. AND one of those 50 could win one of the two grand prizes: a year-long membership to the VMFA (aka no paying for any of the special exhibits) or free drinks plus conveyance home from the May 30th party.

Interested in learning more about Japanese tattoos? We’ve got a feature coming your way next week.

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