When the Floricane team was strategizing early in July at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, we were greeted by a door. A painted door standing curb, waiting for passers-by to pause and reflect – and perhaps read a detailed sign that explained its purpose.
The door, it turns out, is one of 40 painted doors scattered around Richmond. Each features the work of local artists, and each helps tell a story of homelessness – and solutions to the plight of the homeless in our region.
A few days later, Richmond Magazine spotlighted the doors in an article, and described the idea behind the Virginia Supportive Housing/Art On Wheels collaboration:
A sign is placed at every painted door, telling stories about formerly homeless people who benefitted from VSH. The signs also provide information about the artist who painted them.
The Find Art Doors self-guided tour is accessible through an online mobile site and interactive map at findartdoorsrva.org.