Art Whino, returns to Richmond, VA to continue with last year’s greatly successful Richmond Mural Project. Art Whino will curate another edition of murals with ten of the top muralists from around the world. This second project will build on the twenty three previously created murals and will add another twenty throughout the city, bringing the number of murals to forty three upon completion.
The Richmond Mural Project is a yearly event with the mission of creating over 100 murals by world renowned talent in the first 5 years alone. The recurrence and solidification of the project throughout this time will establish Richmond as a landmark destination for internationally recognized murals and will create exposure for the city, establishing it as a premier destination for mural art in the US.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
We have secured funding to bring 5 artists with your help we will be able to increase the line up to 10 muralists and if we surpass our goal we will be able to increase the number of muralists beyond our initial goal of 10.
43 Large Scale Murals Throughout The City of Richmond by the end of this year!
RICHMOND MURAL PROJECT MISSION:
The main mission of the Richmond Mural Project is to make Richmond the top destination for Murals in the United States. 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. Along with this mission there are many additional benefits that these murals will bring to the city of Richmond. These murals will serve as positive catalysts for change by specifically placing them in areas that are in disrepair. These environments include neighborhoods with abandoned buildings and low foot traffic, areas with high crime, and newly developed areas in need of identity.
“Feet on the Street” will help local business thrive
Richmond will be the top destination for Murals in the United States
Andrew Hem - California
Angry Woebots - California
Bezt (Etam Crew) - Poland
Meggs - Australia
Natalia Rak - Poland
FULL ARTIST BIOS AND IMAGES HERE
The Richmond Mural Project is a yearly event that will grow throughout a period of 5 years into over 100 murals throughout the city. In this time the project will gain the power to bring visitors for years to come because of the sheer number of murals created and the talent and notoriety of the participating muralists.
DATES OF EVENT
July 22nd - Painting of Murals Begin
July 27th - Reception with our Cultural Partner RVA MAGAZINE
with musical performances and the muralist in attendance
Aug 1st - Painting of Murals end
Current Murals from the 2012 project were created by the following artists :
FULL ARTIST BIOS AND IMAGES HERE
ABOUT ART WHINO:
Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the pioneers and freshest talent from around the world. With a network of over 1,200 artists all the way from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from stencil and wheatpasting to custom toys and skateboard art. Showcasing the most skilled leaders and discovering emerging talent of the low brow movement is Art Whino’s mission and with our dedication and sharp pulse for current art culture we have become an all encompassing force in the art world.
Risks and challenges
The Richmond Mural project is a project for the people of Richmond. This is a project that gives back to the community through its power to transform the everyday environment and to shape the identity of thriving neighborhoods. With continued support from the public, the project will grow into an unstoppable force.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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