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Richmond library launches new collaborative art wall

Display space for artists and community members aims to spark conversation
Richmond Multicultural Community Services members
Members of the Richmond Multicultural Community Services working on the first art installation for RPL's art wall.

An art wall and display space has opened up at the Richmond Public Library for community members to share original artwork.

According to RPL, the wall, which is on the second floor of its Brighouse location, is a place for people to reflect, have thoughtful discussions and create a positive and inviting atmosphere.

The library’s first art wall installation features work by Jean Bradbury and members of the Richmond Multicultural Community Services titled “Stories of Home – Past and Present.”

Shane Parmar, coordinator of Community Development and Service Design at RPL, defined art as an “equitable way to bring people together and spark conversation.”

 “The new Community Art Wall at Richmond Public Library is a place where people from different ages, demographics and circumstances can come together to connect, share their stories and talk about their shared and unique experiences.” Said Parmar.

Richmond-based organizations and individual community members are encouraged to submit their art to be displayed on the art wall.

Artworks will be displayed for eight weeks at a time.

Richmond Multicultural Community Services, Public Art Richmond and RPL are hosting a community event on Nov. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. to celebrate the new art wall.

For more information on the event, visit .

To submit artwork for the wall, visit