RICHMOND, Va. – The fifth installation of the Richmond Mural Project begins July 11, finishing with a celebration on July 21.
Art Whino, with partner RVA Magazine, launched the urban project in 2012, and since then over 80 murals have been created throughout the city. The goal is 100 murals.
The project is not to be confused with art commissioned by the city’s Public Art Commission, or the RVA Street Art Festival.
Artists participating in the Richmond Mural Project paint on privately-owned buildings, though the local community enjoys the artwork.
This year nine artists, from Amsterdam to Peru to Puerto Rico, are participating, along with Richmond artist Jacob Eveland.
The founders of the project believe that the international artists and the five-year span of the project have established Richmond as a landmark destination for art and that the city has become an art destination. The 100 murals plan was intended to motivate visitors to stay longer than one day and see them all.
“The project has brought worldwide attention to Richmond as a destination for Mural Lovers worldwide,” Art Whino wrote in an email. “Expanding on the body of murals we will be curating a dynamic range of styles and subject matter providing a glimpse into a worldwide movement in one city.”
“By concentrating a large number of murals throughout the city the project will increase tourism and will bring the much needed “Feet on the Street” which will help local business thrive,” the founders said.
Today is the day!! Day 1 of Richmond Mural Project 2016! RSVP at rvamurals.com to our kick off reception at First and Thirst, the main reception at Sabai, and the 100th mural celebration at Casa De Barco. Stay tuned here and @artwhino for the latest murals and behind the scenes action for the next 12 days. Here's a piece our buddy @jasonwoodside recently did in #sandiego. Where would you like to see his sick patterns in #rva? 2016 Lineup: ASVP (NY) Handiedan (Amsterdam) Jacob Eveland (Richmond) Jade (Peru) Jason Woodside (NY) Marka 27 (NY) Naturel (VA) Pat Perry (Detroit) Taylor White (North Carolina) Vero Rivera (Puerto Rico) Waone of Interesni Kazki (Kiev) #RichmondMuralProject #RVA #RichmondVA #art #mural
The kickoff reception is from 8 to 11 p.m. on July 11. The main reception is from 8 p.m. – midnight on July 16, at Sabai. An RSVP is required to attend, click here.
The final, 100 mural celebration is from 8 to 11 p.m. on July 21, at Casa Del Barco. An RSVP is required to attend, click here. There will be a photo recap that spans five years of the project, and you can sign up to receive the Richmond Mural Project Book.
The 2016 locations are below, in a list, and on a map:
|Handiedan||168 South 15th Street, Richmond|
|Waone of Interesni Kazki||115 E Main Street, Richmond|
|Jacob Eveland||8 North Plum Street, Richmond|
|Jacob Eveland||521 North Adams, Richmond|
|Jacob Eveland||414 N. 2nd Street, Richmond|
|Jade||609 Idlewood Avenue, Richmond|
|Jason Woodside||103 East Broad Street, Richmond|
|Marka27||6 W Cary Street, Richmond|
|Marka27||301 S Cherry Street, Richmond|
|Naturel||11 S. Foushee Street, Richmond|
|Taylor White||2614 West Cary Street, Richmond|
|Vero Rivera||934 W Grace Street, Richmond|
|Asvp||2315 West Main Street, Richmond|