Richmond Virginia Street Art Festival 2012

Location: Shockoe Flood Wall Power Plant

Date: April 12 – 15 , 2012

The RVA Street Art Festival will bring together more than a dozen national street artists to create an outdoor gallery along Richmond’s James River Power Plant Building and Floodwall. The Festival will be centered from the Power Plant building and Floodwall near Vistas on the James and Pipeline Overlook. Invited artists will create their art on gigantic 18′ x 32′ murals.

The festival’s goal is to show the creative power of street art, liven up an other wise drab floodwall, and attract 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 when the festival will become a biennial event.

The festival will begin with an event at the VMFA with artists on stage discussing their work and the work of the collaboration.

The festival on Friday through Sunday will be centered between the Canal Walk Turning Basin and Power Plant building where spectators can come and watch the artists create their art.

The festival on Saturday, April 14 will feature the best of local Richmond with local breweries, food, music, and art on hand. View full schedule›

This festival is produced by Ed Trask and Jon Baliles, in association with Venture Richmond and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Altria.

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