Even Parking Garages Can Be Beautiful

After wrapping up their impressive Art Alley project, the Downtown Lynchburg Association (DLA) has begun another public art project that brings new life to the Midtown Parking Deck in Downtown Lynchburg. From a chevron-style design to geometric and floral patters, the structure will be transformed and contribute to the lively and welcoming environment downtown. Over the past few weeks, DLA and other local volunteers have been hard at work to execute this quick action project!

The Midtown Parking Deck, located between 9th and 10th streets and Main and Commerce streets, remains open and free to the public on nights and weekends. The top deck is also open to the public on weekdays, and the bottom levels feature paid permits for daytime works.

“There’s always this commentary about there being no parking downtown, but we do have some parking structures. It’s a big concrete structure, so we’re going to add a little life and color to that, and it’ll also hopefully help catch people’s attention.” Susan Brown, Program Director, DLA

Sponsored by the Bank of the James (BOTJ), volunteer opportunities were abound through this effort to add four beautiful mural designs to the Midtown deck. Apart from DLA and BOTJ staff, as well as other community members, art students from the Virginia Episcopal School (VES) even lent a helping hand, using their skills to make the project a great success!

Check out DLA social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) to keep an eye on how the project progresses over the coming days as DLA and volunteers wrap up these new murals and create more fun vibes downtown!

Image(s) Credit: Downtown Lynchburg Association