Taboo needs help to bring a mural Southside

The store needs $2,000 to put a mural on Midlothian Turnpike.

I’m always a little wistful when I travel around The Fan, Shockoe, and Jackson Ward and see all the murals. We have a few on the Southside but Richmond Mural Project leaves us unadorned because we’re not in the right district.

Taboo is hoping to change that trend and Gay RVA sat down with Alison Barber owner of the city’s newest and largest adult store.

The mission is for Taboo to have their very own mural and It seems like a mutually beneficial idea. A mural could boost business for Taboo but also provide something for the public. So whats the hold up? Why can’t Taboo just go ahead and get a mural? The problem is that Taboo lies outside of Richmonds arts district.

Barber wonders why the districts are set up the way they are. “We’re definitely in stretch that could use revitalization … which is one of their goals, to bring murals to places that aren’t all that pretty”

Last year Taboo contacted Art Whino and made an attempt to be a part of the Richmond Mural Project but they were not accepted because the location. However, this year Art Whino has agreed to include Taboo in the Richmond Mural Project provided they come up with their own funding.

To come up with the funding Taboo has started a Kickstarter campaign and hopefully beautify a dreary stretch of Midlothian Turnpike.

Related:  The woman behind RVA’s premier adult store, Taboo.

Image: Taboo Kickstarter

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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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