The Collegian
Friday, May 24, 2024

GALLERY: A look at the new murals on the Power Plant

The RVA Street Art Festival took place from Sept. 16-18, marking its 10th anniversary. The festival brings in numerous artists from the community to create murals at designated locations. This year, event organizers decided to return to their roots and take the festival back to the now-famous Canal Walk Power Plant. Over the course of the three-day event, attendees watched as the old murals were covered up by new ones painted by a group of new and returning artists, including Hamilton Glass, who painted a mural in the University of Richmond’s Multicultural Space. 

The festival aims to showcase local and national talent while revitalizing areas of the city. Organizers also use the event to support children’s art education in the surrounding area.