It was a different kind of fair for a different kind of art. But the Virginia Street Arts Festival in Waynesboro on Saturday was no less fun, festive or creative than your traditional art showcase. The 2nd annual festival was held on Commerce Boulevard and included graffiti and graphic artists, live music, food trucks, painting workshops, and plenty of fun for kids and adults alike.
The centerpiece was the creation of a mural on the side of the E-N Computers building. The owner, Ian MacRae, said he wanted to give graffiti artists a huge “canvas” of sorts on which to create, and figured the 90-foot slate-gray wall on the outside of the building fit the bill. E-N Computers sponsored the event.
Budding artists as young as 3 got in on the action alongside more experienced professional artists, painting of everything from brick walls to sidewalks to a car.
The News Virginian photographer Michelle L. Mitchell was there to catch the creative process at work and took these photos to show the diverse range of art, artists — and canvasses — at Saturday's fair.