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Hunt for mushrooms around Richmond during this worldwide art event

Several local artists are participating in the international Game of Shrooms on June 8

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Find pieces from ClayBrook Pottery when the Game of Shrooms commences.

Photo courtesy of ClayBrook Pottery

On Saturday, June 8, you could find one-of-a-kind, mushroom-inspired art on your morning walk.

Game of Shrooms is a global art scavenger hunt which began in 2019. Hundreds of artists sign up to hide unique, fungi-full works in their area and give clues to their whereabouts on social media. This year, several Richmond artists are on board.

Starting a little after midnight on Saturday, works will be stowed around the River City. Check out the map of participating artists and follow them on social media — they’ll likely leave hints throughout the day about where their work can be found.

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Artists from all around the River City will be hiding works this Saturday.

Screenshot via Game of Shrooms

If you find a piece, be sure to tag or message the artist to let them know.

Participating River City artists include:

  • Noah Scalin
  • ClayBrook Pottery
  • Throws Like a Girl Ceramics
  • Midnight Thicket
  • Vegan Trash Panda

Want to get involved? There’s still time to sign up as an artist. You can create and hide as many pieces as you like.

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Local artist Midnight Thicket told us she’ll be hiding three pieces this year.

Photos courtesy of Midnight Thicket

Pro tip: Game of Shrooms is a Leave No Trace event, so art that isn’t found will have to be retrieved by the artist.

Along with the event, Mushroom Mania RVA will host a community picnic at Shields Lake in Byrd Park on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. Bring your own veggie dish to the family-friendly potluck, enjoy mushroom-themed arts and crafts, and show off your foraging successes.

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