Workhouse Mural Project and Festival
August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Workhouse Arts Center
Workhouse Mural Project and Festival
Join us on Saturday, August 3rd for the inaugural Workhouse Mural Project (WMP) and Festival. This one-day event is the first mural project of its kind in Fairfax County, Virginia and will showcase the creativity of regional artists whose primary art form is mural painting. This outdoor festival include live painting by skilled muralists, live music and performances, food trucks, cash bar, local vendors and sponsor booths, and more. Meet and greet our muralists, watch them create new works of art, and enjoy a day of fun and creativity with family and friends.
The WMP will provide guests from across the DMV and surrounding communities with an opportunity to explore mural artwork by professional artists and will create a social experience centered around three-dimensional cubes as the canvas. Murals are part of the Workhouse Arts Center’s campus history, with many examples of prisoner-created murals still visible outside of some historical prison buildings.
Kyle Harrell, better known as Hmbl, has been painting walls, doing illustrations and creating captivating canvases in Richmond for years. You may know his work without even realizing it. The massive dragon on the side of Fat Dragon, the patio of Foo Dog, the elephant in Mom’s Siam, an absolutely epic scene in the new Green Flash Brewery in Virginia Beach, a siren in San Juan, Puerto Rico — his work is all over the city, the state and the world.
Hailing from Northern Virginia come the master of art disaster BS. For well over a decade BS has been on a mad artist creation spree in a multitude of disciplines. From fine art, to sculptures, to reclaiming & remixing fine art from the thrift store to murals BS does it all.
Ira Bell better known as “Wiink” is a graffiti artist based in DMV area, a Washington DC Native but raised in Prince George’s County, MD. Drawing came easy to Ira in his early years so he ventured into different mediums over time with his favorite being Aerosol cans and Airbush. He specializes in character art. Cartoons have always been apart of Wiink’s art style so he uses that love for animation into all of his original art. When College wasn’t an option for Ira , Wiink decided to become a true student to his craft and educate himself. Although he is without formal training from any school or university, he is a very accomplished artist looking to share his art with the world. Some of his recent works are still up and running in the DMV, A Custom Bear statue outside of Ben’s Upstairs on Hst, Marvin Gaye Mural on Minnesota Ave and several pieces done in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Wiink ‘s art relates to things and the people in his community. His main goal is to put smiles on the faces of all viewers. He is a very open-minded person and believes that “Art has no Color”. Just like Cartoons art is for all people and should end with a smile. He is currently working several projects servicing the great people of DC Maryland and Virginia.
There are lots of ways to get involved with the inaugural Workhouse Mural Project and Festival. You can participate as a vendor, delight guests with your food truck, or even be on-site as an artist! And of course there are a few, exclusive sponsorship opportunities still available for this year’s festival. You can also choose to volunteer before, during, or after the event to help us make the magic happen! All the contact info you’ll need is located below.
Director of Development
VENDORS, FOOD TRUCKS, ARTIST ALLEY
Event Operations Lead
*Please note the Workhouse Mural Project and Festival is a rain or shine event. Tickets will only be refunded should the entire event be canceled.