Painting more in Jackson Ward!

We’re ready. Sort of – because you never feel completely ready with a large project like Arts in the Alley. But we’re ready, today, to start painting more murals. Four ...

The Amazing Raise!

Arts in the Alley has an amazing opportunity to double $2,500 in the first ten minutes during the Amazing Raise (an online giving event for nonprofits starting next week on ...


A few weeks ago we created a tile mural with the VCU IYLEP (Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program) students. We had a blast working with our new friends, and in ...


Through the eyes of a teenage volunteer

I had my first experience helping out with Arts in the Alley ...

Murals about music!

Our next Arts in the Alley. It’s here. Well, almost. In three ...

Arts in the Alley from a social work perspective

You may be wondering “What does painting murals have to do with ...

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The people of Arts in the Alley

Tonight, we have our monthly volunteer leader meeting – we try to get together every month with both our admin leaders and our designers – and I’m already looking forward to being inspired by the wonderful people that so generously give of their talents and time to Arts in the Alley. Over the next few […]

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Creating a mural with 320 people!

During the recent Arts & Culture Xpo 320 people of all ages – adults and kids – helped us create a beautiful tile mural for our beloved city. Hope you enjoy the result as much as we are! By the way, we are looking for a place (an office building, an art gallery, a board […]

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Arts in the Alley at the Arts & Culture Xpo THIS Saturday!

Imagine…. a day, in RVA’s heat of summer, when you can go to a comfortable, air-conditioned place where you find booths and activities for every arts- and culture focused nonprofit you can think of with lots of activities for kids and adults, live music and other performances, and art projects. Now imagine admission is free, […]

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Back to Jackson Ward

Last month, Arts in the Alley returned to Jackson Ward and  artists and volunteers created several more amazing murals. More on those murals later, but for now we want to show you some of the fantastic work that was done!

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Together we can create beauty

Yesterday, at the Cultsha Xpo, we asked everyone coming by our booth to decorate a 4″ x 4″ foam board tile that we then put up on a large piece of painted particle board. Some of the tiles had a bit of printing on them, and by the end of the day a wonderful work […]

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