THE MURAL IS COMPLETE! THANK YOU TO THE NEARLY 100 VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED MENSAH BEY CREATE “GATHER IN ABUNDANCE” IN FIVE POINTS.
Mural Celebration: OCTOBER 17, 2020:
You are invited to celebrate the final artwork on October 17:1-3pm at a ribbon cutting event with music, street dancing, free tacos from the PDS (Plaza Del Sol) taco truck, and popsicles courtesy of the NPD Copsicle.
Norfolk Arts and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast VA are proud recipients of the Bloomberg Asphalt Art Initiative Grant. Out of 200, Norfolk was one of 16 selected.
The Asphalt Art Initiative grant program funds visual art interventions on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and public infrastructure in small-and medium-sized U.S. cities (with populations of 30,000–500,000) with goals of improving street and pedestrian safety, revitalizing and beautifying underutilized public space, and promoting collaboration and civic engagement in local communities.
The Asphalt Art Initiative grant program is supporting pilot projects in 16 small and medium-sized U.S. cities to demonstrate the impact of asphalt art projects and encourage cities to develop their own processes for implementing these low-cost activations effectively. Winners were announced in June 2020, and projects will be installed in 2020 and 2021.