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Art Doors around Richmond part of Instagram scavenger hunt

Posted at 6:38 AM, Jul 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-12 13:24:08-04

RICHMOND, Va. --  Virginia Supportive Housing and Art on Wheels want you to join the quest to Find Art Doors all around the city. The two organizations "upcycled" 40 doors taken from the renovation of a Virginia Supportive Housing's apartment complex for the formerly homeless.

The doors were then turned into art by local artists and community groups, the organizations said.

"I was thinking of how art provokes thought and emotional responses. So I was thinking lets make less homeless," artist Edward Alan Gross said about the door he worked on.

Edward Alan Gross, Artist

You can find the doors all over the city at landmarks, parks, museums, and historic sites.

Virginia Supportive Housing and Art on Wheels have made a scavenger hunt out of the project, asking people to find all 40 doors and post pictures on Instagram using #findartdoors.

People who participate can also win prizes, according to the project's website. If you fall in love with a specific door, the two organizations will be auctioning off all of the doors online in September.