When someone talks about street art and graffiti, many probably think of big names like Banksy and Basquiat, or of the great metropolises like London, New York, Sao Paulo and Berlin. In fact, graffiti is now a reason many people choose to travel and there are increasingly more tours dedicated to street art. Some cities seem to be more open to this change in the perception of street art, and whole projects have been implemented to give us – both locals and tourists – a collection of art on the walls.
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During my recent trip to the United States, I ended up on a road trip around the Washington, D.C. and Virginia area, and was surprised by a local initiative that is both cool and colorful: the Richmond Mural Project. With the explicit goal of creating over 100 murals in five years, with collaborations from artists from all the world,…