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Second Mural in Midtown Row to Be Installed This Month


Second Mural in Williamsburg

Words and Images Courtesy of the City of Williamsburg


Williamsburg, VA – The City of Williamsburg will welcome its second commissioned mural to

Midtown Row later this month.


At its meeting March 9, 2023, City Council authorized the Williamsburg Public Art Council to

contract with mural artist Britt Flood for the design and installation of a second mural.


The mural will be installed on the exterior of the Food Lion located at 1242 Richmond Road,

next to the mural Papilio Glaucus, which artist Silas Baker completed in 2022. The wall is circled

in the graphic below.



Second Mural in Williamsburg VA


Williamsburg Public Art Council selected Flood and her design – a brightly colored, abstract

illustration of greenways – as Midtown Row’s second mural at the January WPAC meeting. The

mural is currently untitled.


Flood is a North Carolina-based visual artist with experience in both interior and exterior murals.

She has a goal to complete a mural in all 50 states, and the Williamsburg piece will be her first

in Virginia.


Flood’s mural was chosen out of 13 submitted during a Request for Quotes process last fall,

which asked for submissions that follow the theme of “Community Connections.” The contract

was finalized in April and work will begin mid-May; the mural is slated for completion by

Memorial Day.


“We are thrilled to be working with artist Britt Flood and excited to have her create the newest

Williamsburg mural in Midtown Row,” said Robert Currie, chair of the Williamsburg Public Art

Council. “Her work is bold, vibrant, and ethereal. Her mural will complement the butterfly

painting by Silas Baker, creating a more interesting and dynamic public space that is fun to

visit.”


Established in 2021, the Williamsburg Public Art Council is composed of nine members,

including representatives from City boards and commissions and two community positions. As

stated in the WPAC ordinance, exterior murals are only allowed for installation in the B-3 zoning

district, also known as Midtown.


Through its public art program, the WPAC wishes to celebrate the City’s past, present, and

future with public art; enhance the City’s identity and economic vitality by encouraging people to

spend more time in the City engaged with public art; and highlight and enhance the beauty and

unique character of the City. WPAC’s meetings are open to the public and occur the fourth

Monday of every month.

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