About this project
Art Whino returns to Richmond, VA for the third installment of the Richmond Mural Project. After completing 48 murals during the last edition of the mural project, Art Whino will work with eight to twelve of the top muralists from around the world to curate another round of murals. Last year brought an incredible amount of press coverage and the murals made it on top lists such as Buzzfeed, which ranked the Etam Cru mural #3 Best Street art in the world of 2013. Bringing Richmond a sampling of the great variety of mural work worldwide, just as in past years, the selection of artists will feature a dynamic range of styles and subject matter which creates a unique experience for visitors, providing a glimpse into a worldwide movement in one city. The creation of another 20 murals this year will bring the number to over 68 throughout the city, further establishing the Richmond Mural Project. This edition will continue to build Richmond’s reputation as a go to destination for murals that incite exploration of the city through weekend visits that result in the discovery of the city Richmond itself, with its neighborhoods, businesses, and culture, as visitors hunt for the next mural.
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. The current money goal set is per Muralist. Double it and we can bring two more muralist. Triple it and we can bring three and so forth!
63 Large Scale Murals Throughout The City of Richmond by the end of this year!
RICHMOND MURAL PROJECT MISSION:
MISSION: The Richmond Mural Project is a yearly event with the goal of creating over 100 murals by world renown 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 art destination. 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
Robert "Tone" Proch - 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
June 16th - Painting of murals begin
June 21st - Reception with our Cultural Partner RVA MAGAZINE
with musical performances and the muralist in attendance
June 27th - Painting of murals end
Muralists from the 2012 and 2013 Richmond Mural Project are the following:
Angry Woebots - California
Aryz - Spain
Gaia - New York
Jaz - Argentina
La Pandilla - Puerto Rico
Lelo - Brazil
Pixel Pancho - Italy
Roa - Belgium
Scribe - Kansas
Andrew Hem - California
Angry Woebots - California
Bezt (Etam Crew) - Poland
Ever - Argentina
Gaia - Gaia
Greg Mike - Georgia
Kelly Towles - DC
Natalia Rak - Poland
Sainer (Etam Crew) - Poland
Sonni - New York
Stormiemills - Australia
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.
Some Of The Rewards!
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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