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.
Current Murals from the 2012 project were created by the following artists : 2501 / Italy, Angry Woebots / California, Aryz -/ Spain, Gaia / New York, Jaz / Argentina, La Pandilla / Puerto Rico, Lelo / Brazil, Pixel Pancho / Italy, Roa / Belgium and Scribe / Kansas.
The main mission of the Richmond Mural Project is to make Richmond the top destination for Murals in the United States. By bringing world renown muralists and concentrating a large amount 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 the murals will bring to the city of Richmond. By specifically targeting walls in areas that are in disrepair, these murals can be positive catalyst for change. Examples are: murals placed in areas that have a lot of abandoned buildings and have low foot traffic, areas with high crime and areas in need of identity are just a few examples of how these Murals can make a positive change in the environment they reside in.
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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.