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15 murals around Richmond

Check out our guide to the many meaningful murals you can find around our city.

Artists work on murals at the Haxall Power Plant near the Canal Walk.

The RVA Street Art Festival returned to the Canal Walk in 2022.

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We all know that Richmond has a vibrant art scene — and we’re not just talking about the VMFA or ICA. One of our all-time favorite galleries? Richmond itself.

River City is home to hundreds of murals and works of street art. Today, we’re sharing where to find pieces that really paint a picture of our city.

The Fan

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This longstanding mural is one of several Fan standouts.

Photo by @impermanent_art, Art by Ever

La Comunidad II,” 534 N. Harrison St. | By Ever

Known for its colorful portrayal of four people, a hand, and many abstract elements, this mural was one of two crafted by Ever for Art Whino’s G40 Art Summit and the Richmond Mural Project.

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Berries abound in this artwork.

Photo by @drum679, Art by Etam Cru

Moonshine,” 1011 W. Grace St. | By Etam Cru

This eye-popping mural was completed as part of the Richmond Mural Project in 2013. Artist Etam Cru has installed murals around the globe, including Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, and Austria.

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You can find this mural on Broad Street.

Photo by @the.urban.canvas, Art by James Bullough

“Float,” 620 N. Lombardy St. | By James Bullough

This mural was completed in 2015 and is located close to the Firehouse Theatre.

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Don’t overthink it.

Photo by @impermanent_art, Art by ONUR

Overthink,” 1601 W. Main St. | By ONUR

A hyper realistic mural of a man with an explosion coming out of his head, this mural was created as part of the Richmond Mural Project in 2015.

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Sage advice.

Photo by @shellysstreetmuseum, Art by ASVP

Make Your Own Luck,” 2315 W. Main St. | By ASVP

A gargantuan lady bug practically stops traffic with its vibrant hues of red and black. The mural’s name stems from the words painted on the megabug’s head — “Make Your Own Luck.”

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A longtime favorite.

Photo by @impermanent_art, Art by Aryz

Wall Eyed Elephant,” 1506 W. Main St. | By Aryz

This was created in 2012 as part of the Richmond Mural Project and Art Whino’s G40 Art Summit.

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A Fan favorite.

Photo by @shellysstreetmuseum, Art by Meggs

Minotaur,” 2 N. Meadow St. | By Meggs

Australian muralist Meggs told RVA Magazine that much of his work is inspired by “everything from comic books and science fiction to punk rock and metal music.” This Richmond Mural Project design on the side of Bacchus is no exception.

Shockoe Bottom

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Check out a sweet mural outside Whisk bakery.

Photo by @sandy_feet_photography, Art by Ed Trask

Nina Simone,” 2100 E. Main St. | By Ed Trask

Originally painted in 2008 and revamped in 2016, this mural lives on the side of Whisk Bakery in Shockoe Bottom.

Highland Park

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Part of “All Put Together.”

Art by @juliaanaaaab and @khalid_thompson

All Put Together,” 3030 Meadowbridge Rd. | By Juliana Bustillo and Khalid Thompson

This mural is also part of the Mending Walls Project and was completed in July 2021. It is inspired by the work and values of the Richmond Association of Black Social Workers.

Arts District

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The mural was updated in the summer of 2020.

Photo by RICtoday, Art by The Night Owl and Sure Hand Signs

Greetings from Richmond,” 311 W. Broad St. | By The Night Owl and Sure Hand Signs

A postcard-style mural offers an Instagram-worthy photo op for locals and visitors alike.

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We love this spaced-out mural.

Photo by @artbyeothers, Art by Pixel Pancho

Kiss From Space,” 9 W. Grace St. | By Pixel Pancho

Two astronauts share a kiss while various objects float around them. This was also part of the Richmond Mural Project and Art Whino’s G40 Art Summit in 2012.

Westover

The Golden Hour/Neogenesis,” 309 Covington Rd. | By Sarah Apple and Ron Stokes

This mural was inspired by local urban agriculture leader Duron Chavis and his oasis at Sankofa Community Orchard.

Jackson Ward

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Find this mural at Broad + Henry.

Photo by @littlenomadshop, Art by Ed Trask and Jason Ford

Voices of Perseverance,” 504 W. Broad St. | By Ed Trask and Jason Ford

This mural depicts a clenched fist, portraits of civil rights leaders, and vibrant colors of blue and yellow. It was created in April 2020 as part of the Mending Walls Project.

Finding Tomorrow,” 511 N. Adams St. | By Eli McMullen and Hamilton Glass

This colorful and spirited mural of the late Tuesday Verses creator, Lorna Pinckney, was completed in October 2020 as part of the Mending Walls Project.

Richmond Wings,” 218 W. Broad St. | By Collette Miller

Find this mural on the side of Lift Coffee Shop & Café. It was created as part of the artist’s Global Angel Wings Project and other wings murals can be found in Chicago, Lexington (hey, LEXtoday), Sicily, and Melbourne.

Want more murals? Visit Richmond VA has a mural map for the whole region.

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