Have you ever driven by an abandoned building and wonder what it used to be like when it was alive with the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life? So many restaurants, train stations/subways and department stores fade away and become obsolete with the passage of time. Richmond is definitely guilty of harboring it’s fair share of these “forgotten” places.
The people behind the Richmond Street Festival plan to reclaim and revitalize one of the city’s largest abandoned properties- the Greater Richmond Transportation Center depot on Cary Street The depot’s 5.5 acres will be transformed into a public outdoor art gallery. Close to 20 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists will cover trolley barn walls with murals, create sculptures using materials found on site and offer arts education activities for children.
The festival, which is open to the public, runs September 11-15. For more information about the event, visit their website: http://www.rvastreetart.com/