Jeff Soto Paints A Mural with a Robotic Car
If you saw Jeff Soto’s Owl mural at the RVA Street Art Festival, you have to watch this video of Jeff create a mural using his own hand and that of a paint-spraying robotic car. Absolutely cool. Favorite line: “I love that about artmaking. Embracing the unknown.”
Easy Way To Find the RVA Street Art Festival...
If you are looking for the RVA Street Art Festival Satellite Gallery, operated by our friends at j fergesen Gallery, they will be open this weekend from Thursday through Sunday. Last chance to view and purchase works from the festivals’ artists! (Thursday-Saturday 11-6; Sunday 12-5 — 109 S. 14th St). Just look for this installation by Mark Jenkins at the corner of 14th &...
Ryan McGinness' Contribution to the RVA Street Art...
In case you missed it, Ryan McGinness’ banner is up on the floodwall across from the Canal Club and Bottoms Up Pizza at 17th & Dock St. It is stunning, and it is no wonder he is one of the top artists in the nation today who has an exhibit opening this fall at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Instagram Gems Using #rvastreetart
Here are some cool Instagram photos taken at the RVA Street Art Festival this weekend using the hashtag #rvastreetart. Some real gems…
The Trask Family Painters
There were so many great pictures from so many people at this weekend’s RVA Street Art Festival, but this was one of my favorites that I took on Saturday. Here is Ed Trask taking the time during the busiest day of the festival to help his children Eleanor (left) and Loudon, add to Chris Milk Hulburt’s mural. Truly an artistic family!
A Suburban Makeover at RVA Street Art Festival
Pose, Dalek, and Hense got together at the end of the festival on Sunday to paint this 30 foot Suburban limo that used to belong to the Greenbrier Resort. This could be RVA’s coolest car or limo now that it has been tagged by some of the best street artists in the country! rva
Richmond.com Article on the Festival
Missed this story from Richmond.com on Thursday. A great background on the story and the public art scene and potential in Richmond. Trask says he’s most excited to see watch Pose, a young graffiti artist from Chicago, at the festival. “He’s one of the most incredible talents you’ve ever seen. This is going to sound weird, but it’s like ballet, watching him work,” Trask says. “So graceful. He’s...
Street Art Festival in the Times-Dispatch
Check out the article in this morning’s Times-Dispatch and come out and see for yourself the City’s largest outdoor art gallery along the Canal…. “Jarred Barr, 11, of Chesterfield County recruited Trask for his own project, collecting sketches from outdoor mural painters in the G40 Art Summit last month and the RVA Street Art Festival. “I’ve been a big fan...
WRIC-TV 8 Loves the RVA Street Art Festival!
WRIC-TV 8 came down to the Power Plant today and did a great story about the festival and why everyone should come out this weekend and enjoy the festival and watch this amazing art come to life!
Jeff Soto's Badass Creation
Jeff Soto’s creation that will be badass on Saturday - come out and see how it develops….
Ed Trask Fan Club
The Ed Trask Fan Club getting a personal drawing and autograph!
View of the Vizie
Vizie is getting going in the corner of the Power Plant. rv
Knit Bombing the Power Plant
The Knit Bombers are dressing up some light posts.
Mike Broth Mystery Mural
Mike Broth - no idea where this is going but it will be cool when we get there.
Hamilton Glass Sculpting the Lady
Ed Trask Floodwall Door Mural
Toutman Sanders & Rutherfoord volunteers paint an Ed Trask designed mural on the Floodwall door (with special approved paint!)
Art 180 Mural Is Taking Shape!!
Pose and El Kamino Getting to Work
Murals going up on the floodwall...
J Fergesen Hosts The Official RVA Street Art...
As part of the RVA Street Art Festival, J Fergesen Gallery is hosting a satellite gallery opening show tonight at 7pm in the old 10,000 villages space at 14th & Cary Sts. Come see installations from the festival artists and purchase some of their work that isn’t 18x36 feet. The gallery will remain open through Sun., April 29.
RVA Street Art Festival Dartboard
Artist Mark Jenkins has already put up his dartboard — but this installation is not yet finished. Wait until you see the darts……..
Hamilton Smooth as Glass
Local artist Hamilton Glass has already started sketching his mural on the western end of the Power Plant.
Map of RVA Street Art Festival Location and...
If you need a better idea where the RVA Street Art Festival is taking place and need some parking options, view this map and scroll in to see the area that outlines the festival site in red and some nearby parking options in yellow.
Pickett's Charge of Art
Local artist Bill Pickett has already knocked out a good part of his mural that will serve as a welcome to festival visitors at the edge of the Power Plant. It was featured in Mark Holmberg’s piece about the festival and on the NBC12 story by Tayleigh Davis. Can you tell what the mural spells?….
RVA Street Art Festival Offers "A Fresh Coat of...
RichmondBizSense.com takes a peek at this weekend’s festival: “Jon Baliles and Ed Trask are joining forces to paint the town — literally. The two friends will put on the first RVA Street Art Festival this weekend, bringing 18 artists from Richmond and across the country to give the James River Power Plant Building and Floodwall in Shockoe Bottom an $80,000 makeover. “We’re looking...
Canal Club Gets a Robotic Makeover
Artist Nic Kuszyk (aka r robot) has already gone to work and undertaken brightening up the dreary western wall of the Canal Club facing the parking lot. More to come…..
Lifts On The Scene
Ed Trask unloading the scissor lifts at the Power Plant on Wednesday…..
Mother Nature Loves the RVA Street Art Festival
Mother Nature must be attending this weekend’s RVA Street Art Festival because the weather looks perfect for painting, having a cold beer or glass of wine, checking out the Bizarre Market, and talking to some of the top street artists in the country create the City’s largest outdoor art gallery along the Floodwall and Canal Walk. Weekend Weather: Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65....
Holmberg's Take on the RVA Street Art Festival
Mark Holmberg came down to the Power Plant yesterday to check out the prep work for the RVA Street Art Festival and filed a great report. “The artists that are coming to use this are unbelievable,” Trask said. “The whole idea of what graffiti is completely changes when you see these guys in action.” This new festival is part of the city’s shift towards its creative side, something other cities...
More Room Added for the Artist Forum Tonight at...
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has moved tonight’s RVA Street Art Festival Artist Forum from the smaller theater to the larger theater which means there are more tickets for the general public! Click here to register to get your FREE tickets and attend the open question forum with Ed Trask and some of the top street artists in the country Thursday at 6:30pm!
RVA Street Art Festival Makes the List
As always there are a lot of great events this weekend in RVA - the Squirrels Opening weekend, the Spring Bada Bing Craft Fair, and Civil War and Emancipation Day - put those together with the first ever RVA Street Art Festival and you have little reason to beg off and say there is nothing to do this weekend. All of these are in Richmond.com’s Top Five events of the weekend. Throw great...
More Room Added for the Artist Forum Thursday at...
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has moved Thursday’s RVA Street Art Festival Artist Forum from the smaller theater to the larger theater which means there are more tickets for the general public! Don’t wait to get your free tickets! Click here to register to get your FREE tickets and attend the open question forum with Ed Trask and some of the top street artists in the country...
RVA Street Art Festival on WRVA & CBS-6 Thursday
Join Jimmy Barrett and festival co-organizer Jon Baliles on WRVA 1140 AM Thursday morning at 8:20 am as they discuss this weekend’s inaugural RVA Street Art Festival. Ed Trask will also be appearing on CBS 6 later in the afternoon on Thursday. Tune back in for links to the podcast and video.
From The Civil War to Modern Street Art: Only in...
Where else in the country can you learn about the Civil War at one end of an island and walk to the other end and watch modern street artists create a massive outdoor art gallery? RVA, that’s where! Come downtown on Sat., April 14 to The Future of Richmond’s Past Civil War and Emancipation Day and then head across Browns’ Island to enjoy the RVA Street Art Festival and watch...
NBC12: Richmond Street Art Festival Dresses Up...
NBC 12 came by the Power Plant today and did a great story on this weekend’s RVA Street Art Festival. “Dozens of artists will be dressing up some concrete walls downtown near the riverfront as part of the Richmond Street Art Festival this weekend. Even part of the flood wall will get a makeover when more than a dozen artists from all over the country come to Richmond to create an...
RVA Street Festival Supports Art 180
Come out on Saturday, April 14 to the the RVA Street Art Festival for TWO great reasons: (1) support public art and creativity in RVA and (2) support and/or volunteer to help Art 180! All proceeds from beer sales and a portion of all proceeds from food sales and sales from the Bizarre Market will be donated to Art 180, and they are looking for just a few more volunteers! Art 180 creates and...
Down in the Flood Wall - The Street Art Festival...
Style Weekly’s Amy Ritchie takes a look at the this weekend’s RVA Street Art Festival: “There are sustained differences between street art and more traditional mediums, foremost that the intention behind murals, installations, signs and other street art is that people experience them directly in regular daily activity. It’s a proletarian art movement, from bottom up,...