dART: A Mural Scavenger Hunt Around RVA




It's time to paint the town! ...Or better yet, go on a multi-tiered scavenger hunt through the painted town!

We have your clues sheet, point system, and bonus finds. All you need to do is pick a time to seek and find the most beloved murals in RVA. You’ll compete with other players on bike or foot to find specific pieces of art, and stop in local businesses for additional help or special prizes. Set your own hours, get a whole team involved, ready your camera, and dART to the finish.

Cost & Registration

Through May 16:  $15
May 17 – May 20:  $20
On-Site Registration May 18 – May 20:  $20

Includes: a set of clues, a cool event t-shirt, post-event beer or soda, and a free concert.

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.

Packet Pick Up & Walk Up Registration

Click here for details

Competition Format

Competitors will have Friday through Sunday to explore the historic streets of the River City, on a quest to find some of RVA’s most iconic murals. Using clues given at packet pick-up, participants must search for the murals by foot, or on bike. Once found, a picture of the mural must be taken with the participant in the photo – selfies welcomed and encouraged. Each mural will have a specific point value. The goal is to collect as many points as possible throughout the weekend. You can do this solo or make it a team effort, just keep in mind that everyone must register! Prizes will be given following the event, as tiered point levels are reached. So get your smartphone or camera ready, because the hunt is on!

There have been 16 murals selected for you to find throughout various neighborhoods around town, including Downtown, Jackson Ward, the Fan, and Manchester. Each mural has been assigned a point value depending on the difficulty of the clue. Along with the points associated with the clue, there is the opportunity for Bonus Points by visiting participating restaurants. Take your bib to the following restaurants and they will place a stamp or sticker on it:

  • Lift Coffee & Tea – 218 W. Broad St. (where you’ll also get a 10% discount)
  • Bottoms Up Pizza – 1700 Dock St. (where you’ll also get a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza)
  • Village Cafe – 1001 W. Grace St. (offering free koozies to the first 15 dART participants who stop in)

You will receive three bonus points per restaurant visited along with some special prizes restaurants will be handing out. Take a picture of your bib at the end of the weekend and send it along with your mural photos to get credit for your bonus points.

Photos must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 21st. Please send them via email to kara@sportsbackers.org. All files should include the participant name (i.e. Joe Millionaire-1).

Points & Prizes

We will have various prizes based on the point levels you are able to achieve throughout the weekend.  Prizes will vary based on the number of points you achieve.  See below for the three tiers.

Paint by Numbers: 25 – 50 points
Frame Worthy: 51 – 125 poinits
Masterpiece: 126 – 155 points