AMT @ Waynesboro, VA
  
Downtown Waynesboro: Virginia's Street Arts Festival has attracted many talented street artists to take part in this exciting festival.

Street Art Murals
Featured Mural: "Kaiya"
Waynesboro, VA

Exit BR Parkway MilePost: 0

 
Featured Artist: Nils Westergard
Trail Member/Sponsor: Waynesboro Economic Development and Tourism

Featured Mural Description

   Featured Mural - "Kaiya"
   (Mural shown above)
    This mural was completed on the old Cassco Ice Plant building in Waynesboro in October 2019 in less than one week as a part of the VA Street Arts Festival. At seven stories and over 100 ft tall, this mural is the largest that artist Nils Westergard has ever completed. It was also voted #1 on the Top 100 Urban Art 2019 list by Streetart360.

    Nils: "It was a massive challenge with 2 failing lifts that only got me half way through the wall, everything right of center was done with a pole. But it was a beautiful week in a beautiful part Virginia. The selfless hours and efforts of the many volunteers helped me over every hump, and I couldnt be more thankful to them for making all this happen."

    There are nearly a dozen murals around town, all of which have been created as part of the annual Virginia Street Arts Festival that Waynesboro has hosted since 2015. Waynesboro has a page dedicated to Street Art on their website: Go Here
  Location: 200 Race Avenue
  Artist: Nils Westergard

Mural Mention #1 - "Isabelle"
Location: 1010 E. Main Street
 

   Description #1 - Isabelle
    This mural was done by artist Nils Westergard as a part of the 2017 Street Arts Festival. "Isabelle" is painted on the back wall by the patio at Basic City Beer Co. Feel free to raise a glass and toast this lovely lady!
  Location: 1010 E. Main Street
  Artist: Nils Westergard

Mural Mention #2 - "Poochie"
Location: 247 West Main Street
 

   Description #2 - "Poochie"
    This mural was painted on the building right next to the Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, VA by artist Nils Westergard during the 2018 VA Street Arts Festival. "Poochie" looks up pensively toward the sky and has many colorful flowers in her hair. Another variation of Poochie can be found in Los Angelos, CA.
  Location: 247 West Main Street
  Artist: Nils Westergard

Mural Mention #3
"Sun, Moon, & Stars Ladies"
Location: 150 Race Avenue
 

   Description #3 - "Sun, Moon, & Stars Ladies"
    This mural was completed by artist Julia Chon (AKA Kimchi Juice) as a part of the 2019 VA Street Arts Festival on a nearly abandoned building along Race Avenue in Waynesboro, VA.

    Julia: "Inspired by a folktale my grandparents told me when I was younger about the creation of the sun, moon, and stars"
  Location: 150 Race Avenue
  Artist: Kimchi Juice

Mural Mention #4 - "Small Blue Ridge"
Location: 521 W. Main Street
 

   Description #4 - "Small Blue Ridge"
    This mural was completed by artist Julia Chon (AKA Kimchi Juice) as a part of the VA Street Arts Festival in October 2018. It can be found around the corner on the back of the same building as Poochie, next to the Wayne Theatre in downtown Waynesboro, VA. This mural represents a smaller-scale Blue Ridge Mountains featuring some cute renditions of the wildlife that can be found in the mountains.
  Location: 521 W. Main Street
  Artist: Kimchi Juice

Featured Artist Bio: Nils Westergard

     Nils Westergard is a creative mind and a nonstereotypical voice of his generation. This artist believes in contemporary themes but tends to lean on traditional values of friendship and honesty. He loves what he does and believes that only hard work will get one on the road of success. For him, success does not have to be all about a commission. It is the feeling one gets when he creates something that had been dwelling in the back of his mind. When the message gets out and people recognize it, that is where the true success comes forward. His Belgian grandfather was a painter, and when he was young he spent almost every summer in Europe, learning to welcome art into his life and express himself through a visual medium.

     He is a Belgian-American street artist and film maker based out of Richmond, Virginia where he studied Film. Starting with stencils and graffiti as a teenager in the Washington DC suburbs he developed a unique style which has been translated to walls across the US, Europe, and Australia. His intricately cut stencils, hip-hop music videos, and large murals investigate topics of intimacy, ego, power, and fragility. Splitting his time between Richmond, Gent, and Amsterdam the young artist is establishing himself as a rising figure in the urban art world.



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    comment by: Debra
    (Falls Church City, VA)

Doreyl,
Thanks for letting me know! What a great project!
It added cool stops to my visit and I love seeing art and the artist was around that day to meet.


    comment by: Cristy (Mountain City, TN)
We have been getting much more traffic around our murals, and a lot of it is due to the publicity from your organization!
Thank you!
We will unveil our newest (and largest) mural on September 4th.


    comment by: Cindy Hedrick Day
It's beautiful! Thank you!!!!
Awesome! You made my day! Love love love it!.
I saw the email re the Mural Trail special in process of being made. Can't wait to see it. We are working to finish our projects, exhibit changes, etc. Who knew it would take so long! But, it's soon finished!!!
Looking forward to seeing this!
Thank you again!!!


    comment by: Marcie Toomey
This is our second visit to Holy Trinity.. we always leave blessed and humbled ❤️

    comment by: Chelsea
Thank you so much for the quick response! I received my shirt and thoroughly enjoyed the trail! Thank you for all of the hard work put into this project!

    comment by: Debbie Dillion
Just came across your website and it is great! I plan to look for these murals in my travels. A phone app would be awesome.

    comment by: Carol
Lincolnton, NC, is loaded with murals! And I love them all!

    comment by: Barry & Cindy Beaulieu
we got to see the Fresco in W. Jefferson NC and is amazing ... we were on our two wheeler the Voyager... nature declares there is a God... everywhere you look... thanking ya'll so very very much...

    comment by: Vickie Sealock
    (Welcome Center Manager)

I love what you folks are doing. Several years ago we went to Exeter California to see their Mural trail. We spent hours in this little town looking at the murals and trying to find the hidden objects in each. We talked with the towns people, had lunch, shopped in the shops. I love the mural trails, and yours is going to be one of the best. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

    comment by: Liz
Art is everywhere in Asheville! This gorgeous mural of Dolly Parton by Gus Cutty is the newest mural you'll see in town. Gus created the mural with spray paint in 3 days. See it for yourself at Beauty Parade on Haywood Rd in West Asheville.

    comment by: Karen
Roanoke murals are awesome to see... love the mural with girl floating in air... the poetry one was neat!

    comment by: Big Tom
This is great mural art, will be remembered a long time...

    comment by: Bob
This is very expansive mural, covers many walls inside the cradle building. Beautiful art mural, a must see!

    comment by: Dolly
Love the big murals!!!

    comment by: Lisa Patten
I love the mural trail. It's like seeing a gift at Christmas!

    comment by: Ann Barbare
Beautiful mural of Maggie Valley

    comment by: Jennifer
Love your mural artwork! The local references, the depiction of marvelous, beautiful, and colorful nature - landscapes, birds, animals, butterflies, and glorious flowers - invites close study and is very engaging!

    comment by: Carol
Looks like progress being made! Can't wait to see the mural at Joeys.

    comment by: anonymous
Can't wait to see this beautiful mural art in person at Joey's Pancake House

    comment by: Amy
I love your little sneak-a-peek view. Need more...

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