Start in the heart of Carytown before a fanciful landscape. Head east by a giant, dancing skeleton, a tricycle delivery boy, a huntress in armor, bee-cycles, and an entangled man. Begin your return at a spoof beauty queen. On to social commentary on an historical figure, a chubby flying man, a lion headdress-wearing conjurer, a pair of fretting explorers, the goddess Athena, an upside-down woman in blue, and a Tour de France great. It's a short journey of around 3 miles that takes about 1-1/2 hours, returning to the fun and tony shopping district of Carytown.
Carytown is Richmond's best known urban retail district, with a hip character, numerous trendy shops and eateries, and the Byrd Theatre, a restored 1928 cinema. The Fan District showcases Edwardian, Colonial Revival, and American Craftsman architecture and includes Richmond's best known thoroughfare, Monument Ave. Also known as West of the Boulevard, the Museum District borders Carytown to the north and includes the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
The Carytown/Fan/Museum District mural walk starts at the corner of S Sheppard St and W Cary St a half block from the Byrd Theatre and directly across S Sheppard from a huge Chris Milk mural on the side of the Capital One Café at 2933 W Cary St. Spots can often be found on the right side of S Sheppard St heading south away from W Cary St. The closest public parking is the City Parking Deck 1-1/2 blocks away at 18 S Colonial Ave between W. Cary St. and Ellwood Ave. Carytown is busy on weekends. Allow time to find parking.