The Richmond Virginia Street Art Festival is under way, now through Sunday, April 15, with more than a dozen national street artists creating an outdoor gallery along Richmond's James River Power Plant Building and Floodwall. Invited artists like Pose, Dalek, El Kamino, Vizie, Jeff Soto, Richard Colman, Ryan McGinnes, Susan Whittier, Heide Trepanier, and more, will create their art on gigantic 18' x 32' murals from the Power Plant building and Floodwall near Vistas on the James and Pipeline Overlook, with the Festival surrounding all of it.
RVA 2012 highlights all our collective goal of showing the creative power of street art, livening up an otherwise drab floodwall, and attracting people and tourists to the outdoor art gallery that will showcase the Canal Walk and Shockoe Bottom neighborhood. The murals will remain in place for two years time at which point the festival will become a biennial event.
Events begin at the VMFA with an artists’ discussion of their work and the work of the collaboration. So head out today through Sunday to watch the live creations around the Canal Walk Turning Basin and Power Plant building.
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 14 will feature the best of Richmond with local breweries, food, music, and art on hand.
This festival is produced by Converse x Juxtapoz back cover artist Ed Trask, and Jon Baliles, in association with Venture Richmond and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Altria.