Street Art and Murals in the Capital Region

Baltimore, Maryland, street art, mural
Mural by artists Jessie Unterhalter & Katey Truhn in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, street art, murals, neighborhood
Mural by Freddy Sam in Baltimore, Maryland
Richmond, Virginia, street art, murals, neighborhood
Richmond, Virginia
Street Art, Mural, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, art
Norfolk, Virginia's NEON arts district
Frederick, Maryland, community mural bridge, art, public art, street art, USA
Community Mural Art Bridge in Frederick, Maryland
Street Art, Mural, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, art
Richmond, Virginia
Baltimore, Maryland, street art, mural
Baltimore, Maryland, street art, murals, neighborhood
Richmond, Virginia, street art, murals, neighborhood
Street Art, Mural, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, art
Frederick, Maryland, community mural bridge, art, public art, street art, USA
Street Art, Mural, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, art

Cities throughout the Capital Region have transformed public spaces into outdoor art galleries through the introduction of mural art projects. Local, national and global artists use buildings as their canvas to create murals depicting everything from social and political statements to abstract art and more traditional street or graffiti-inspired works. Take a tour of the region’s street art for an in-depth experience of American history and culture in the Capital Region USA.

WASHINGTON, DC

While the mural movement came to Washington, DC at the end of the 1960s and early 1970s, the formal MuralsDC project has been working over the past eight years to create works that adorn 50 buildings throughout the city. Visit MuralsDC website for a list of murals by neighborhood.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

The Richmond Mural Project brought top mural artists from around the world to create more than 100 murals in Virginia’s capital city in less than five years. Visitors can easily tour 43 of the best murals in the city with Segway of Richmond’s Public Arts Tour. A complete guide to the city’s murals is also available through the Richmond Mural Project.

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

More than 100 works of public art fill the streets and neighbourhoods in the tidewater town of Norfolk. This self-guided Public Art Tour highlights Norfolk’s urban art installations while also exploring the areas around the artwork including the thriving NEON arts district and downtown waterfront. Visitors can also reference the city’s Google map which features all the public artworks in Norfolk.

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA

Located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke is known for its vibrant art scene and outdoor recreation. Experience both with the Art by Bike tour. This 8.5-mile cycling tour guides visitors to some of the city’s most interesting pieces of public art, including street murals and sculptures.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Baltimore’s Open Walls mural project has revitalized neighborhoods throughout the city, creating an outdoor gallery of paintings. Highlights of the project include the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, spanning the neighbourhoods of Charles North, Greenmount West and Barclay. Visit Open Walls website for a map of murals throughout the city.

FREDERICK, MARYLAND

For visitors to Federick, Maryland, Carroll Creek Park is a must-visit attraction. The mile-long creekside park features walkways, gardens and public art by local artist William Cochran. The artist and a team of volunteers created a trompe l’oeil illusion throughout the park by painting more than 3,000 faux stones, gates, fountains and more. 

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