New mural in Southwest gives Roanoke River Greenway visitors new scenery

The mural is nearly 5,000 square feet

The mural was revealed on Thursday afternoon behind Barrows Incorporated in Southwest Roanoke.

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke is using art as a way to welcome people onto the Roanoke River Greenway.

This nearly 5,000 square-foot mural is located on the back of the Barrows Inc. building in Southwest Roanoke.

The project was a collaborative effort between three local artists.

“Hopefully it’s a narrative that they can kind of look at. There is something to see every time you come. There are little things hidden, there’s a story in there,” said one of the artist, Josh Nolan-Shafer.

The artists hope to complete more collaborative projects like this to bring more artwork to the Roanoke Valley.

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