Richmond Main Street announces downtown street banner project

Art by Tiffany Conway provided by the Richmond Main Street Initiative.

The Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) on Tuesday announced a new Downtown Street Banner project with artist Tiffany Conway, CEO of Project Get Gree, and local videographer Malcolm Jackson.

The street banners, which will emphasize the rich history and diversity of the community, will be installed throughout the city’s historic downtown corridor, Macdonald Avenue, according to RMSI.  Conway “will utilize her unique aesthetic vocabulary and approach to portraiture, creating banner artwork that features four Downtown businesses,” the RMSI said. 

In addition, Jackson will create a short video documenting the entire process of the project. The documentary will be available for viewing at City Hall and on RMSI social media channels.

“Richmond Main Street is excited to unveil the new Downtown Street Banners conveying messages of resilience, hope, and positivity,” Richmond Main Street Executive Director Andrea Portillo-Knowles said. 

The project will be funded via an Art Mini-Grant from the City of Richmond Arts and Culture Commission (RACC) and Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC).        

“Grants like this one are designated to stimulate arts and culture in the Richmond community, helping emerging artists of all ages and ethnicities, and fund local visual, literary, and performing arts projects”, Arts & Culture Manager Winifred Day said.