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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


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.


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.


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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