I’ve always been a fan of outdoor art, and I happen to live in Richmond, Virginia, a city with a growing number of impressive, large-scale murals. On a recent hike around the downtown area of Richmond, I took these photos of my favorite works and thought I’d share them with you. I did my best to find information on this artwork, and you’ll see the artist’s name under each image, except one. If you know you painted that mural, let me know. I hope my photos give you an idea of the size of these works. They’re massive – each one measuring approximately 60 feet by 30 feet.
As far as I know, all of these amazing murals were made in April 2012, during something called the G40 Art Summit. All of the works you see here are located within a short walking distance of each other, near the intersection of 17th Street and East Main Street. This is only a sample of the dozens of murals painted throughout Richmond. If you’re in Richmond and want to explore this public artwork, download the RVA Street Art App onto your smartphone. The app gives you the location of each work, along with other information. Find it in the iTunes Store or in Google Play.
In addition, check out a fascinating video at the end of this post that shows the artists creating these murals. The video gives you an idea of how much work is involved in creating art on this scale. If you have any public art in your area that you want to tell us about, please leave a note in the comments. Thanks!
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