2021 Mural Festival presented by ATLANTIC PARK

The public is welcomed to view the 4th Annual Mural Festival this August 20-29, 2021. A total of 10 new murals will be painted by 10 different national and local artists at private properties through the arts district during the same 10 day period. This community-building project is the perfect fit for social-distancing, stimulating our local creative community with paid artist stipends and providing the public ample time to explore the district to watch the artists while they work.

Use the map to the right to find the featured murals! NEW mural markers are in YELLOW.

DOWNLOAD A B&W WALKING MAP 2021 Mural Festival Google Map read the press release

10 FEATURED ARTISTS & LOCATIONS:

  • CAT GADZINSKI at Virginia Beach Art Center in parntership with Virginia Beach City Public Schools
  • FEATURED TEEN: EVAN LINDBERGH at Freedom Car Wash
  • MARLY MCFLY at Seaside Harbor in partnership with Hope House Foundation
  • RICK RICKETTS JR. at 401 Virginia Beach Blvd in partnership with Keep It Beachy Clean
  • DUSTIN SPAGNOLA at Ambassador Inn & Suites in partnership with StandUp for Kids
  • TALENT MURALS:ERIC & TODD LINDBERGH at Zero’s Subs
  • ED TRASK at 19th St & Baltic in partnership with Atlantic Park
  • VICTORIA WEISS at 516 19th Street in partnership with the Armed Services Arts Partnership
  • ABBY PAWLEY at Barrel 17
    ARTIST BIOS & SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

All 10 locations are located within a short 1.5 mile walk and were selected by the ViBe Creative District nonprofit over the last year as the locally owned businesses and property owners expressed interest in participating in the festival to support the district’s growth. Property owners selected the muralists from ViBe’s data base of over 250 artists who have applied to open calls in 2021 and recent years. Property owners have also committed to preserving the murals for a minimum of 2 years and posting a sponsor plaque to recognize the funders. These public artworks are visible 24 hours a day and help create a sense of place and arrival within the arts district. Visitors should plan to bring a mask, travel in small groups and practice safe social distancing.

NEW THIS YEAR

COMMUNITY BUILDING IS AT THE CORE OF THE VIBE CREATIVE DISTRICT MISSION.

This year many of the murals will have a connection to other special groups or organizations that have persevered through the pandemic and are vital to our local community. These include:

 

***CALLING ALL VENDORS***

VIBE MURAL FESTIVAL EVENTS TAKING PLACE AUG 20-29

DAILY WALKING TOURS SPONSORED BY CHECKERED FLAG

MAKERS MEAL IN THE ALLEY

ARTIST TALK WITH 10 FEATURED MURALISTS AT ESOTERIC’S TENANT E

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING THE VIBE CREATIVE DISTRICT

2020 Festival Artist Features

See the 2020 ViBe Mural Festival Wrap Up Report:

finished mural, festival facts and media clippings

2019 Festival Artist Features

2018 Festival Artist Features

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