2016 Event Info
10+ Muralists. 2 Weeks. 20+ Murals throughout the City of Richmond.
Art Whino returns to Richmond, VA for the fifth installment of the Richmond Mural Project. This year we celebrate reaching our short-term goal of 100 Murals. This goal was established to allow visitors in Richmond to see a variety of murals that span from Church Hill to Carytown. With 86 murals since inception, we work with artists from all over the globe to bring further creative diversity and skilled craftmanship to Richmond. From Poland to Singapore, Brooklyn to Switzerland, the artists involved are some of the highest regarded muralists in the world.
This year Art Whino will return, bringing 10+ artists for another round of murals. As before, we will bring a diverse mix of styles that exist at the forefront of the art world.
As we surpass our short-term goal of 100 murals, we will continue with a new focus on curating a collection of murals that further establishes Richmond as a globally-recognized landmark for public art. By concentrating a large number of murals throughout the city, Richmond Mural Project will strive to increase cultural tourism and help local businesses thrive by encouraging on-foot (or bike!) exploration of the city.
Muralist begin painting July 11th and will finish their murals by July 22nd.
Mural Locations: Various Locations
July 11th 8-11pm
Come out and give a warm welcome to the muralists.
This is an RSVP only event. All ages welcome.
Thirst & Fifth
Hilton Richmond Downtown
501 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
July 16th 8pm - Midnight
RSVP Only event. All ages welcome.
2727 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
100 Mural Celebration
July 21st 8pm - 11pm
Photo Recap of the last 5 years and sign up for the pre-release for the upcoming Richmond Mural Project Book.
Casa Del Barco
320 S 12th St, Richmond, VA 23219
2016 Mural Locations
168 s 15th st
Waone of Interesni Kazki
115 E Main St
8 north plum st
521 n Adams
414 N. 2nd street
609 Idlewood Ave
7/14 - 7/22
103 e broad st back of building
6 W Cary St
301 S Cherry St
11 S. Foushee Street.
2614 W Cary St
934 W Grace St
7 feet of stuff in the way
2315 w main st
2016 Official Partners
Art Whino Gallery
Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the pioneers and freshest talent from around the world. With over 1200 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres.
RVA Magazine - OFFICIAL CULTURAL & PRESS PARTNER
From day one (April 2005) we set out to lend voice to a subdued creative class of Richmond. RVA has succeeded in creating a brand that searches out the best artists, ideas, events, bands, photographers and culture-jammers Richmond has to offer and gives them a platform for exhibition that "gets" them.
Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steelmaking. --Richard Florida, economist and author. In a city best known for it's role in the Civil War (insert eye-rolling here,) the battle to be bigger than our past has been formidable. For generations, city leaders have banked on the faded silver of dubious honors - Capital of the Confederacy etc, and ignored the 21st (and 20th) centuries. With world-class schools such as VCU growing organically on their own record of excellence, media giants like the Martin Agency cementing their footprint in our cobblestones, and Fortune 100 companies relocating to attract the hordes of creatives emerging here, Richmond is exploding. New construction and development is rampant in heretofore decaying downtown retail and nightlife centers.
Official Paint Sponsor for the Richmond Mural Project
Official Printing Sponsor for the Richmond Mural Project
Official Hotel Sponsor for the Richmond Mural Project