On each of our four fun walks around Richmond, you'll see over 25 murals and hear the captivating stories behind them. Ah, but is your host a reliable narrator? Sometimes, yes. Other times, no. Listen closely! Because everyone has to guess before the truth is revealed. By walk's end, you'll know who's a true believer – and who can be won over by a tall tale well told. Which are you? Come find out.
See a giant, dancing skeleton. A paean to luna moths. A man wrapped around sides of a building. A cosmic woman. Unicycle bees. A man entangled in vines. A conjurer in a lion headdress. An unhappy backpacking couple. The goddess Athena. A Tour de France great. Such arresting images and others await you on this 1-3/4 to 2-hour, 3.1-mile leisurely walk that starts and ends in the fun and tony shopping district of Carytown, with restaurants in every direction. Learn more, including where to park.
Start at one of the city's most dazzling murals, a floating, segmented woman. Then across the Fan, it's drippy black-and-white portraits, an alley of dogs, a burger-obsessed elephant, and a supine eagle pierced with an arrow. Come upon a bizarre, comical camel in Oregon Hill. And at VCU, discover hidden, alleyway gems, plus a spectacular mural cited as number 3 in the world in 2013. It's a little over a 3-mile, leisurely walk taking about 2 hours that combines the historic Fan with eclectic Oregon Hill and the vibrant, urban campus of VCU. Learn more, including where to park.
A tattooed building. A cheesy rabbit. A tiger-man chasing a sombrero with legs. An eavesdropping fly-headed space shuttle. A fungi man. A foreboding smiley face. A sphinx-like dog. A 2-wall Mending Walls mural. A kissing robot couple taking a selfie. Woodstock and Snoopy. See these and other captivating murals on this 3+ mile, 2-hour journey at an easy pace through historic city areas brimming with new life. Learn more, including where to park.
From a giant still of fruit to 12 murals in the preserved shell of an old power plant, this walk starts on the sidewalk in front of Main Street Station and weaves through historic Shockoe Bottom to the Canal Walk. You'll see a an alleyway Eden, an aquatic Mending Walls mural, a woman-to-butterfly metamorphosis, a giant vulture, dancing figures, organic balls, an unhappy possum, and a two-story tall witch. Over about 2 easy miles. In 1-1/2 hours. Learn more, including where to park.