The U.N.I.T.Y. Street Project (Upholding, Networking, Inspiring, Togetherness, in celebration of Yesterday) with the support of Venture Richmond is bringing a team of 5 artists ( Keith M. Ramsey, Sir James L. Thornhill, Hamilton Glass, David Marion, Michon Pittman ) to create five murals in Historic Jackson Ward.
The work will take place as part of a live painting demonstration of the murals as a “featured attraction” during the two-days of the 2nd Street Festival (Oct 1-2).
The murals will pay tribute to historical figures in Jackson Ward’s past; RVA-serial Muralist, Hamilton Glass, jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this one-of-a- kind initiative.
According to Glass, “This is unprecedented in Richmond that 5 black Muralists are working together to use art in order to restore a historical black neighborhood. It just feels right. “
All 5 artists will work alongside Jackson Ward residents, and community advocates, to choose 5 of the most enduring Jackson Ward legacies to be honored.
To make this happen it is estimated that a total of $40,000 needs to be raised. One method of reaching that goal is through their GoFundMe Page.
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