There are many, many reasons why you should spend some time in Virginia's capital city. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've chronicled some of them here, here and here. There's shopping to be had on Broad at Turnstyle (for the hippest clothes and records) and Quirk (jewelry, art and coolest things you didn't know you needed) before wandering the galleries. Head up to Cary Street for more shopping and a quick bite at the original (re better) Sticky Rice. Check out the latest collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or browse the historic maps at the Library of Virginia. I could go on and on. Richmond has such a creative, independent spirit*, which is why what's going through the rest of March and April is so incredibly cool!
Art Whino (who you know I love) is partnering with RVA Magazine to bring G40 to the Richmond area. 13 international artists will create large-scale murals throughout the city. Richmond is a city that already embraces color and, in my opinion, makes a valiant effort to marry a thriving street culture with an homage to the area's architectural history. I got so happy when I read about this event, I thought I was having a heart attack.
Check out RVA Mag's guide to the murals, and get your butt down to Richmond!
*Thanks to Scarlet, it's one of my favorite cities in the area.