Richmond virginia street art festival // September 11-15, 2013 The former GRTC bus depot on Cary St.
Jon Baliles 804 / 304 / 1007
Ed Trask at 804 / 304 / 0518
The RVA Street Art Festival will return to Richmond September 11-15 and revitalize 5.5 acres of walls and buildings on the former GRTC depot on Cary St. with public art, murals sessions, sculpture, and mixed-media exhibits a s well as stories and ideas about the history and future of transportation in Richmond, Virginia.
Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists will join with RVA's abundant local talent to create murals on the trolley barns, create sculpture using materials on site, offer local made crafts, food and drink, arts education activities for children, and focusing on expanding the conversation about transportation options and potential in Richmond. All proceeds benefit the programs at Art 180.
The festival will showcase the creative power of street art, liven up the drab walls and attract people to the immense outdoor art gallery as well as spark a creative discussion about transportation. Spectators will watch large murals and sculptures come to life and color and creativity explode on site all while being able to interact with the artists.
A "Paint the Walls" pre-party will take place on Wednesday, August 21 where attendees can tour the site pre-festival and take part in wheat pasting walls and every attendee will get 60 seconds with a can of Ironlak to create a collaborative mural that will be incorporated into the festival.