Jul 2, 2014
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Richmond Art and Culture Commissioner Phillip Mehas emailed us this amazing Richmond Greenway mural under the subject line: Beautiful Richmond.

We couldn’t agree more.

Mehas also worked to find out the mural’s origins, learning from Michele Seville, the city’s Arts & Culture Manager, that the artwork was done about six years ago through a $2,500 grant from the Recreation Department.

“We found a young artist who was a summer volunteer who wanted to do a project on the Greenway,” Seville said in an email. “She worked with school kids – I think from Lincoln.”

Then in 2012, Seville explained, the Community Rejuvenation Project added the hummingbird and flower above the puzzle mural, accomplished through a grant from the City of Richmond’s Neighborhood Public Art fund.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.