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Art Talk

Church Street public art project to be installed April 6 & 7

Concrete has been poured for the Church Street public art project being installed across from the Attucks Theater in the median.  Artist Ayokunle Odeleye will be here April 6th and 7th to complete the installation.

Below are some photos of the beginning phase completed March 5th.

Here is some background about the project:

The Public Art Planning Committee selected artist Ayokunle Odeleye to design and create artwork that will “celebrate the rich history and reflect the diversity of the cultural heritage of Church Street welcoming everyone to a place of inclusion.”  The artwork will signal a gateway, transition and connector to downtown.  The final artwork will be inspiring, stimulate thought and conversation, serve as an example of creativity, and be captivating, lively and unifying.

Watch a video ~ Ayokunle Odeleye: 32 Years of Public Art Artist Talk


Have you been wondering where Cementiscope is?

It’s getting an overhaul!

Celebrating 10 years of the Norfolk Public Art Program!

JOHN RUDEL – Eyes in the MacArthur North Garage:

GLASSATORIUM – Cementiscope in the NEON District:

MATTHEW GRAY PALMER – All Things Within All Things - Virginia Zoo:

ELECTROLAND – MetalMatisse at MacArthur Square


GARTH EDWARDS – Enchanted Garden at Coleman Place Elementary

JEN STRINGER and LAURA FREED – The Pitch at Harbor Park

TODJI KURTZMAN- Splasher of the Healing Waters at Southside Aquatic Center

 MARK GRIEVE & ILANA SPECTOR – Intertwine at the Botanical Garden

MADELINE WEINER – Storyteller – Norview Community Center

Church St./Attucks Summer Art project installed

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Completed with lead artist Clayton Singleton of Clayton Singleton Fine Art, “Garden of Dreams” consists of 3 double sided metal murals.  One is located on the Teens With a Purpose building on Olney Road.  The other two are installed just across the street from their building in the median to serve as wayfinding signaling passerbys that nearby is a safe place to gather where creativity flows and all are welcome.

Take a Public Art Bike Ride! Print our map…

We’ve created a map with a suggested bike tour to take any time!

Here are the best routes to bike in general in Norfolk.

Be sure to ride by our Offsite Gallery in the World Trade Center at 101 W. Main Street while your out.  Ask the security guard at the front desk to let you in if it’s on a weekend.  If you just ride by you’ll see our most current exhibit through the front windows!



HERE IS A PDF OF THE BIKE MAP: bike-tour-addresses


What a great article in the Virginian Pilot about our own Norfolk Arts Manager! Karen Rudd!

Read about the Artful New Energy of Norfolk in the Roanoke Times!