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Dozens of murals brighten the walls of restaurants, businesses and street corners around the Charlottesville Area. Many of these works of art were created through Tom Tom Founders Festival’s annual “City as Canvas Mural Project,” in which local and regional artists are invited to reimagine and often paint places around Charlottesville. The “Paint & Poetry” project, executed through a partnership between the Charlottesville Mural Project and New City Arts Initiative, combined words and visual art in three local mural projects. The Charlottesville Mural Project has partnered with dozens more artists, organizations and schools over the years to create additional murals around the city.
These are only a handful of Charlottesville’s murals. There are many more, and many more to come.