School Administration Building Mural

March 2024 Created inside of the School Administration Building in Norfolk, Virginia. Project funded by the School Administration and the City of Norfolk. Norfolk Arts helped to facilitate the process of selecting the artist for this call for...

Untitled – Digital Artwork

Title: Untitled3 Dimensions: 2016×2050 Material: Digital Year: 2023 Printed on vinyl wrap in 2024. Silas Baker’s artwork was selected to appear on a traffic signal box in Ward 3 in front of Booker T. High School in Norfolk,...

St. Paul’s Cultural Trail Artist Roster

Learn more. The City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) have partnered to transform the former Tidewater Gardens public housing community in the St. Paul’s area into a mixed-use, mixed-income community of the future – an economically...

EVMS

This call to artists was re-initiated in 2023 and 109 submissions were received. This is a partnership match project with the majority of funding provided by Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Huntersville Park

The City of Norfolk has selected Wesley Clark to design and create exterior artwork for Huntersville Park in Norfolk, Virginia. Multiple pedestrian-scale artworks that tell the story of the neighborhood and encourage walkers to visually explore the new recreational...

Traffic Signal Box Vinyl Art Wrap in Ward 3

Thank you to everyone who applied for the opportunity to see their artwork printed on vinyl and installed on traffic signal boxes in Norfolk’s Ward 3! We received 109 submissions. Congratulations to these 9 local artists whose artwork was selected. Watch for...

When Walls Speak

Watch this great video by Andrew Cooper of the City of Norfolk’s Communications Dept. on YouTube! Watch Trevor’s Time-Lapse Video! Trevor Lucas of Anomaly Art Studios showcased the depth and creativity of Norfolk’s art community in the Park Place...

Ocean View Partnership Project with Coastal VA Plein Air

Pictured above Karen Rudd and Dorothy Coakley re-vamp the Ocean View Mural by Cecilia Lueza in Norfolk Virginia at Ocean View Beach Park. ⭐️Take a look at this Summer Art Camp being sponsored via funding from the 2023 Coastal VA Plein Air farewell event! 🌟We are...

Fairmount Park (Fire Station #11)

Jim Gallucci has been selected to create public art for Fire Station #11 in Norfolk Virginia. The new station will replace the second oldest fire station in Norfolk, VA, centrally located on Lafayette Boulevard in Fairmount Park. Gallucci was selected to create...

Here Right Now

“Even when musing, we are blossoming only in the present moment” Clayton Singleton. Clayton Singleton’s acrylic & graphite painting on canvas of a young lady laying on a bouquet of flowers wearing a summer sweater and denim shorts with an elbow...

Abstract Graffiti

Silas Baker’s digital abstract graffiti artwork was selected to appear on an Adams Outdoor Advertising billboard in the Norfolk regional coverage area in 2023/24. Silas wanted to create a bold, abstract graffiti design that would be visible from a...

A Moment to Hold

Petya Ivanova’s oil on canvas painting “A Moment to Hold” will be printed on vinyl and installed on an Adams Outdoor Advertising billboard in the Norfolk regional coverage area in 2023/24.

It’s A Sunny-Side-Up Kind of Day

Amanda Bradley’s graphic artwork incorporates photography & image compositing. This specific image is of a realistic looking balloon (egg yolk) that momentarily finds a cloud and makes it look like a fried egg in the sky. Her hope is that this happy, fun...

Blossoms In The Darkness

Homemade Blueberry Pie Whether her canvas is traditional, an engineer’s mind, a comedic sketch, or a pie, Karen Freidt inspires viewers with a child-iike curiosity and innovative approach. Her diverse successes span the gamut from award winning artist to NASA...

Five Points Park

Anticipated installation date: July 2024 The Five Points Park Project Planning Committee and the Norfolk Arts Commission are excited to recommend Sean Orlando of Engineered Artworks located in Richmond, CA to create interactive artwork for the new Five Points Park....

End of Massive Resistance

Pictured above: Artist Norman Lee of RE:Site at the dedication Dedicated: 04/27/23 See photos from the dedication Read this VEER Magazine Article. Location: Flatiron Park, Norfolk, VA 114 W. Charlotte St., Norfolk, VA 23510 A replica of the final piece was temporarily...

Portal

Digital photography

Underwater

Digital drawing selected to rotate on billboards throughout the Norfolk regional Adams Outdoor Advertising area in 2022.

Upward & Onward

Watch a video of the dedication! Artist Britney Gatewood created our final Bloomberg Asphalt Arts mural in Denby Park with the community September 22-24, 2021. Titled, Upward & Onward, the asphalt art mural highlights the history and promise of Wards Corner and...

NEA Grant project Ohio Creek

Christine Rojek has been selected to create this project. A Summer 2024 Artwork dedication is planned to take place during the RiverFest, Community Celebration Event. Christine’s aluminum sculpture, “Taming of the Surge” will be installed in 2024....

The Gathering Place

WATCH THE DEDICATION VIEW EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Special thanks to the City of Norfolk’s Tony Berrios for the video footage! View pictures of the artwork dedication.

Chryshellis (Public Art Partnership project with Coastal Va Plein Air)

Enjoy these images and videos from the Dedication. The OV Coastal VA Plein Air Public Art planning committee selected Eileen Gay to create a mosaic sculpture for Ocean View Beach Park that represents the authentic, salty integrity of OV. The artwork directly engages...

Asphalt Art Initiative

Norfolk Arts and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast VA will create 3 asphalt art murals in the 3 police patrol divisions in Norfolk, VA. 1st mural: Norview – “Gather in Abundance” Completed by Mensah Bey October 2020 2nd mural: Tidewater Gardens...

Gather In Abundance

MORE PHOTOS HERE. Completed on October 14-16, 2020 Mensah Bey, along with community volunteers created the 100-foot long asphalt artwork on Bland Street near the Five Points Intersection in the Norview neighborhood in Norfolk. The asphalt artwork design, inspired by...

The Care Takers

Listen to Marc talk about the project and watch an in process video. “The Care Takers” is a natural stone mosaic installed at Ocean View Elementary School in Norfolk, Virginia. It is part of my public art commission to create mosaics for elementary schools there. This...

Ocean View Coastal VA Plein Air Partnership Match Project

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us at the dedication at Ocean View Beach Park on October 30, 2021. Thank you to special guest speaker Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Norfolk Art Commissioner Barbara Laws, project partner, Coastal VA Plein Air and artist...

Place In Time

The public art project committee selected Ken Mcall to create strong, fun artwork that represents children, families, community, and the people that live in Park Place. The artwork is thought-provoking and inspires viewers of all ages. The artwork is large enough to...

The Dragon Family

Marc Archambault and team arrived 10/24 to install “The Dragon Family” at Camp Allen Elementary in Norfolk, VA. This is the 3rd of 5 natural stone mosaics Marc is completing for 5 new schools in Norfolk. All five have the theme of students creating their...

RoyGbiv 2019 Billboard

Acrylic painting by Lajae Essence (Poetry Jackson) selected to appear on an Adams Outdoor Advertising Billboard in 2019

Solitude 2019 Billboard

Photo By John Tobin selected to appear on an Adams Outdoor Advertising Billboard in 2019.

A Dreamer

Acrylic painting by Petya Entimova-Ivanova.

Sure

Painting and graphic design

Xpressionizm

“Xpressionizm”, a mixed media painting by Scot Turner

Stasia 2017 Billboard

Read about Gregg in the Virginian Pilot: “Stasia Charalambous” a photograph by Gregg Morgan was selected to appear on an Adams Outdoor Advertising Billboard in 2017.

Citizen Artist Norfolk (temporary project 2014)

Norfolk Arts awarded Nicole Harp and Knox Garvin a grant to launch Citizen Artist Norfolk—with sculpture, video, and website components—during Visual Arts Week 2014 with the goal of providing citizens a forum in which they could float their best and brightest ideas...

Bay Oaks Park

Pictured above: Bay Oaks public art committee meets virtually on April 8, 2020 to tour the site with artists Jonathan and Saori Russell. Ride Art Studio was selected to create a kinetic public art project for Bay Oaks Park. Their design was approved in July 2020. The...

Crown Shyness

Crown Shyness, also known as canopy disengagement or intercrown spacing, is a phenomenon observed in some tree species in which the crowns of fully stocked trees do not touch each other but instead form a canopy with channel-like gaps. In 1920, this botanical...

Valor

Project removed 11/2023 due to damaged glass pieces that have fallen. The mixed media work is made from over 900 individual pieces of glass bottles that have been cut in half and filled with colored resin. The image was inspired by the bravery displayed daily by the...

Dance To The Music

Lead local artists Richard Ward worked with the Public Art Summer Program in 2019 to create “Dance to the Music” for Lakewood Dance Center. Richard designed a relief mural created of molded Styrofoam and Parex mounted on Hardibacker board. “In the...

Richard A. Tucker

Enjoy this video via the City of Norfolk of the dedication and celebration event 11/19/12! Enjoy this interview with the artist at the dedication November 19, 2022 via 13 News Now, WVEC! Artist Vinnie Bagwell of Yonkers, NY was selected to sculpt a realistic bronze of...

The Future is in the Margins

Watch a clip at the dedication 10/24/20 Listen to DeeDee talk about her project: https://norfolkarts.net/wp-content/uploads/DEE-DEE-INTERVIEW.mp4 Deedee Morrison combines history, art and innovation to create site-specific public art that fosters a unique sense of...

Lafayette murals

Lead artist Alison Bachmann-Webster worked with student’s of the Norfolk Emerging Leader’s program to create numerous hand painted murals that depict flora commonly found in Norfolk for Lafayette Park, The Ernie Morgan Center and the Virginia Zoo...

Body Art

This oil painting by Susan Powell Tolbert, an artist and an educator was selected to appear on an Adams Outdoor Billboard in 2018. Her current work explores collage combined with classical painting techniques.

Attucks Archival Ajents

Digital Vector Drawing LISTEN Through the application of hard-edged, geometric patterning, Mensah’s work explores a surrealistic abstract world referenced by the digital age. Transparent layering established through color theory and analysis sets a tone that...

Art is Everywhere

LISTEN Acrylic on Canvas 2018 “My artwork focuses on dreams, courage, perseverance, beauty and our abilities to create our own stories. Layering and juxtaposition are tools I use to identify abstract roles used to actively describe and forge “selves.” Revealing the...

Release The Kraken

INSTALLED MARCH 2021! The Elizabeth River Trail Chelsea Public Art committee selected Norfolk artist Bage to create an artwork that speaks to the progressive, creative vibe of Chelsea to serve as a gateway, or point of transition between the trail and the...

The Tiny Kingdom

See more photos on Marc’s website. Watch a video and listen to Marc talk about the project. “The Tiny Kingdom”, a 37 foot mosaic by Marc Archambault of Hammerhead Stoneworks is a natural stone mosaic that speaks to the idea of students making things...

Trail Magic 2018 Billboard

Matt Parker’s ink drawing was selected to appear on an Adams Outdoor Advertising Billboard in 2018.

Freemason Composition in Primary

Located at an entry point to the historic district, the light rail station artwork promotes the continuity and character of the district. Specifically, the art reflects a mix of both the historic charm and the urban energy and vitality associated with the area and its...

Portrait of a Neighborhood

In 2011, The Governor’s School for the Arts worked with Ingleside Elementary School to create windscreen designs for the Ingleside Light Rail Station. Fast forward to 2018, Michael Logan (2011 Governor’s school student) now the art teacher at Ingleside...

Wind and Tide

Local artist and then Norfolk Public Schools teacher Knox Garvin created a contemporary decorative multi-color image design based on movement of the train, the wind and the tides. The design is reversed for the two stations to suggest the direction of travel (they...

Norfolk State Inspiration

Material: Sandblasted glass windscreens were fabricated at Class Glass Inc, Alexandria, VA Panel size, each approximately 2 x 2 ft Design Inspiration: Historical photographs from NSU’s History, representing students, faculty, Dr. Lyman Brooks (president 1938-1975),...

Getting on Your Optic Nerve

EVMS Light Rail Station Windscreens Clay’s first step in creating windscreen artwork for the EVMS Light Rail Station was to visit Fort Norfolk twice and the Medical Center once and take over 600 photographs between the two. After visiting Fort Norfolk during his...

Life Drawing: Phoenix Rising

Life Drawing: Phoenix Rising, is one of 5 natural stone mosaics being created for 5 schools in Norfolk, VA by Mark Archambault of Hammerhead Stoneworks in Asheville, NC. The mosaics speak to the idea of students making things; not just the life that they see, but...

Ped Ex Project

This temporary interacitve project by Anne Bousquet and David Johnson moved to various locations throughout the City in 2012. The artists produced 20 signs with inventive slogans. Pedestrians were encouraged to select a sign and carry it through the crosswalk to a bin...

35th Street Corridor

Lead artist Susan Tolbert worked with student’s of Norfolk’s Emerging Leaders program during the summer of 2012 to complete a tile mural and several address plaques for various businesses in the 35th St. corridor.

5 stone mosaics for 5 new Norfolk Public Schools

Marc Archambault of Hammerhead Stoneworks was selected to create 5 natural stone mosaics for 5 new Norfolk Public Schools: Camp Allen Elementary, Richard Bowling Elementary, Southside Stem Academy, Ocean View Elementary and Larchmont Elementary. In addition to these 5...

The Fighters

Lead artist Kelley Yang worked with student’s of Norfolk’s Emerging leaders program during the summer of 2012 to create silhouettes for the boxing gym at Harbor Park. Motivational quotes were stenciled after various images were collaged onto the surface....

Navigator

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW The Public Art Planning Committee selected Don Kennell to design and create artwork that “signals Norfolk as a friendly and welcoming city. The site-specific artwork was to creatively stimulate thought and conversation, be relevant to...

Fractal Tree

Made of Corteen Steel Fractal Tree is a STEM sculpture object combining Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Benjamin Raydo was instrumental in fabricating this object based on Anton Bakker’s designs. Fractal Tree was a donation to the Fitness and Wellness...

Trillium Patch

Jack Mackie installed “Trillium Patch,” four slip-resistance water-jet cut ceramic mosaics. The murals are based on images of trillium flowers growing nearby in the colors of naval signal flags. A special ceramic tile with a grit cast into the glaze was water-jet cut....

Camouflaged Tides

Peter Geiger’s design process is both intuitive and conceptually motivated, responding to local, environmental stimuli.

NFK Arts

UPDATE 12/13/22: Mural has been decommissioned due to unrepairable wear and tear and safety concerns. Located at the entrance to the NEON (New Energy Of Norfolk) Arts and Design District facing Brambleton Avenue at 711 Granby Street, the gateway mural was the first of...

6Poot

6Poot is a STEM sculpture object combining Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 6Poot is a takeoff design by Anton based on something from Koos Verhoeff which is why he keeps the Dutch name (6Poot stands for 6 legs). Kevin Gallup was instrumental in fabricating...

Shore Lines

Juan Jimenez worked with student’s of Norfolk’s Emerging Leaders Program to create “Shore Lines”. The intersection of water and land is used as a method to create voids (from local bodies of water in the Norfolk, VA area) that progress into...

Tide o scope

The medallion design for the Monticello Station reflects the energy, excitement, density, architecture and structure of Norfolk’s urban core. The colors of night and day reflect the round the clock role of downtown as workplace, playground and home. The curving teal...

Porous

Amy Baur and Brian Boldon are partners in IN PLAIN SIGHT Art Studio, which specializes in fusing imagery into glass and ceramic tile. The Minneapolis based studio was commissioned to produce this pavement design for the Monticello Station along the Tide’s light rail...

Connectedness

Lafayette Gateway is a series of limestone sculptures that take on the form of a trolley car to represent people coming together. Changing LED lights enhance the project at night.

Clouds (Removed)

Maya Godlewska created “Clouds” of hand-painted metal mesh to hang as a temporary project on Granby Street in 2007. The project was purchased for permanent display at the Selden Arcade but has been removed due to building damage.

USS Norfolk Bell

The USS Norfolk, Destroyer Leader 1 was commissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Yard on March 4, 1953. The wife of former Norfolk Mayor Fred Duckworth served as the ship’s sponsor. Following the decommissioning of the USS Norfolk, the ship’s bell was on...

Humpbacks off the Virginia Coast

In 2008, twenty-seven years after Wyland’s quest began, the artist and the Wyland Foundation completed the monumental goal of painting 100 life-size public marine murals. These murals were painted in life-size dimensions to increase appreciation and understanding for...

USS Antietam Anchor

This Anchor from the U.S.S Antietam CV-63 was donated by the naval historical center U.S. Navy and dedicated to the citizens of Norfolk on October 16, 1983. The following text is located on a plaque fixed on the anchor: U.S. Navy Ship’s Anchor, Donated By Naval...

Flame of Liberty

The Flame of Liberty was commissioned on the 200th anniversary of the Independence of the United States. The churches and synagogues of Norfolk and Virginia Beach rededicated themselves to a vital faith in God as the source of our freedom. The flame is meant to...

Ripples

Ripples is made entirely of formed cement with nine drain holes and covers, in the configuration of a large rectangle with a 30 feet by 80 feet footprint, and 3 feet in height.

Regatta (Tower of Lights)

This artwork is a triangular, stainless steel form composed of hundreds of small triangular pieces of polished steel on a tall tapered pole. The small triangles move with the breeze and catch significant light. The work is integrated into the Amphitheatre plaza,...

Police Memorial Bell

This Police Memorial located in the City Hall Plaza was a gift to the city from John R. Burton and dedicated in 1984. The memorial consists of a marker listing names of the 33 Norfolk police officers killed in the line of duty since 1904. A large bell that hung in...

Lone Sailor

The work is a life-sized sailor and duffel bag in cast bronze, edition and signed in 2001. The two elements sit separately on cast ferroconcrete plinths. The work is on a brick plaza surrounded by 10 plaques on granite bases. The Lone Sailor© statue represents the...

Leading Edge

A polished stainless steel abstract form standing on one end rests on a cast concrete plinth in the middle of a fountain above street level. Photo #2 by David C. Sullivan, ciophoto.com

Homecoming

Town Point is where Norfolk began, in 1860 the General Assembly of his Majesty’s Colony of Virginia enacted a law requiring each county to establish and develop a town site. In lower Norfolk County fifty acres of land at the entrance of the eastern branch of the...

Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads consists of two bronze maps created for the opening of MacArthur Mall. The map is embedded in the concrete plaza outside the southwest entrance of the Mall. It represents a compass with key locations in Norfolk.

Gold Medal Flour

The mural is a classic mid-century advertising bill board painted directly onto the brick building. Gradually fading, it is known as a ghost mural.

General Douglas MacArthur

Compiled by MacArthur Memorial intern Chavon Freeman, Virginia Wesleyan College, April 2009 This bronze statue of Douglas MacArthur, by noted artist Walker Hancock, is a duplicate of a statue of MacArthur at the United States Military Academy at West Point which was...

Be Active

Stefon Penn worked with student’s of the Teens With a Purpose summer camp to create “Be Active”, a mural of children at play, for the entrance to the Young Terrace Recreation Center. Follow Stefon on Instagram @datartist and Homage Hall.

Fun in the Sun

(Removed) Lead artist Mariela Haga worked with student’s of Norfolk’s Emerging Leaders Program during the summer of 2015 to complete this mural for the exterior of the Berkley Pool facility. “Fun in the Sun” is a colorful design representing the joy and water play of...

What’s the Word

Lead artist and educator Richard Ward designed this colorful graphic mural based on traditional African geometric patterns for the Teens With a Purpose Vivian C. Mason Center on Olney Rd. The mural reads “What’s The Word”, taken from spoken word performer of the 70’s...

Wards Corner Gateway

The Wards Corner Public Art Program committee worked with Gordon Huether to develop a concept that embraces local identity, fosters a strong sense of place and creates a significant gateway for the City of Norfolk. The installation is made up of two components: (1) a...

Traverse

Jenna Rodriguez worked with students to create “Traverse” for the Evelyn T. Butts Transfer Station. Wood templates of hands were cut then fabricated in plastic at NorvaPlastics and stamped with quotes gathered from travelers. The hands were placed along the chain link...

Upper Blush

Relocated to Downtown Norfolk waterfront, along the Elizabeth River Trail on Union St. near Harbor Park See Upper Blush on Matthew Geller’s website HERE The City of Norfolk received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program to hire an...

USS Intrepid Propeller

USS INTREPID (CV – 11) Commissioned: 16 August 1943 Decommissioned: 15 March 1974 This propeller is from the USS Intrepid (CV-11) aka “The Fighting I”, an Essex Class Carrier built during World War II. Intrepid was launched on 26 April 1943 across the river at Newport...

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