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Artist in Residence June Workshop

Come explore your creativity, enjoy the park, and get inspired in an on-site Creative Workshop facilitated by the park’s Artist-in-Residence, Shay Wilson, on Sunday, June 23 from 2:00-3:30 pm.

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New Murals Beautify North Bank Park (Texas Beach) Stair Tower

New Murals Beautify North Bank Park (Texas Beach) Stair Tower

In a project jointly sponsored by City of Richmond Parks and Recreation, VCU Painting and Printmaking Department, Friends of the James River Park, and James River Hikers, students from the VCU Painting and Printmaking Department painted the walls of the North Bank Park stair tower.

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This Summer Make a Plan to Become River Friendly

The James River provides more than a beautiful backdrop for our beloved James River Park. Beyond the numerous recreational activities, it supplies drinking water for our communities, employment for commercial fisherpersons and revenue from tourist visitation.

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New Artist in Residence for the James River Park

New Artist in Residence for the James River Park

Friends is please to introduce Shay Wilson, the new park artist-in-residence. A visual artist and recent painting and printmaking graduate from VCU, Shay has committed to environmental conservation by providing opportunities to creatively interact with nature. She plans to offer monthly workshops which help participants interact with nature through sketching, painting and creating art with natural materials.

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