Beautiful displays of public art are popping up all over Hampton Roads, and Portsmouth is no exception. Take a walking tour around Olde Towne or reroute your drive home to get a glimpse of these amazing murals and art installations. Support Public Art in Portsmouth!
A large mural of the battle at Craney Island by Sam Welty on the east wall of the Cedar Grove Cemetery at the corner of Effingham & North St.
Brick relief sculptures by Sue Landerman on west/east sides of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 206 High Street
Mural of a Portsmouth citizen, Commodore James Barron, painted by Sam Welty on the south wall of 606 Court Street
Electrical box wrap at the NW corner of Court and High
Fresnel Lens just south of the High Street Landing on the waterfront
The bronze toad “I’ve Been Kissed” by Pokey Park on the Middle Street Mall in front of the Children’s Museum of Virginia
Mural of mayor James Holley III by Linwood Pettaway at the City Park pavilion - 140 City Park Ave.
Jubilation sculpture by Michiel VanderSommen in front of Willett Hall
Painted electrical boxes at High Street Landing
"Playful Children" mural by Sam Welty on the east wall of 307 High Street ( best seen from across the street)
A mural of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard history by Sam Welty on the west wall of the museum - 2 High Street
A Dalmatian dog sculpture “R. Hero” also in the Middle Street Mall
“Speckled Trout” mural by Sam Welty on north side of 464 Dinwiddie Street
A stainless steel sculpture of steel workers by Peruko Ccopacatty at the Paradise Creek park -1141 Victory Blvd.
Three murals of famous musicians from Portsmouth - Tommy Newsom, Ruth Brown, and Bill Deal, all by Mandy Smith, displayed on 430 High Street (the old Colony Theater)
A whimsical streetscape mural by Sam Welty on the south side of the Children’s Museum