Your Guide to Portsmouth Public Art

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!

 


loading map - please wait...

Playful Children: 36.835020, -76.299715
I’ve Been Kissed: 36.834616, -76.299376
R. Hero: 36.834616, -76.299376
Commodore James Barron: 36.834197, -76.301181
Whimsical Streetscape Mural : 36.835187, -76.299105
Speckled Trout: 36.835667, -76.302577
Tommy Newsom, Ruth Brown, and Bill Deal: 36.835773, -76.301914
Electrical Box Wrap : 36.835119, -76.300735
Brick Relief Sculptures : 36.835814, -76.299045
Painted Electrical Boxes : 36.836809, -76.295784
Fresnel Lens : 36.836809, -76.295784
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard History : 36.835976, -76.296745
Battle at Craney Island : 36.838176, -76.307173
Jubilation Sculpture : 36.838463, -76.347279
Stainless Steel Sculpture of Steel Workers : 36.799033, -76.306718
James Holley III : 36.842950, -76.309533
marker icon

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.
marker icon

Brick relief sculptures by Sue Landerman on west/east sides of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 206 High Street
marker icon

Mural of a Portsmouth citizen, Commodore James Barron, painted by Sam Welty on the south wall of 606 Court Street
marker icon

Electrical box wrap at the NW corner of Court and High
marker icon

Fresnel Lens just south of the High Street Landing on the waterfront
marker icon

The bronze toad “I’ve Been Kissed” by Pokey Park on the Middle Street Mall in front of the Children’s Museum of Virginia
marker icon

Mural of mayor James Holley III by Linwood Pettaway at the City Park pavilion - 140 City Park Ave.
marker icon

Jubilation sculpture by Michiel VanderSommen in front of Willett Hall
marker icon

Painted electrical boxes at High Street Landing
marker icon

"Playful Children" mural by Sam Welty on the east wall of 307 High Street ( best seen from across the street)
marker icon

A mural of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard history by Sam Welty on the west wall of the museum - 2 High Street
marker icon

A Dalmatian dog sculpture “R. Hero” also in the Middle Street Mall
marker icon

“Speckled Trout” mural by Sam Welty on north side of 464 Dinwiddie Street
marker icon

A stainless steel sculpture of steel workers by Peruko Ccopacatty at the Paradise Creek park -1141 Victory Blvd.
marker icon

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)
marker icon

A whimsical streetscape mural by Sam Welty on the south side of the Children’s Museum