Saturday September 10, 2011 is the day! The story starts out that William Byrd stood on a hill overlooking the river in 1733 and thought that the particular bend in the river looked just like that of the river in Richmond-on-Thames, England. Byrd decided to name the new city where he stood Richmond. That view is best seen from Libby Hill Terrace and on Saturday, September 10, 2011 between 10 am and 6 PM, the Historic Richmond Foundation is calling artists of all ages, amateurs and professionals, residents and visitors to preserve that view, which has remained virtually unchanged for 275 years, through artists’ creative work.
Libby Hill park has been reserved; plenty of bottled water, snacks and lemonade will be on hand for participants. So set your GPS for 2801 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia and enjoy the view that named Richmond with other artists. Make it a day and bring a picnic. It’s bound to be creative! A follow-up event will be held on October 6, 2011, a party, art show, and art auction to create awareness of The Richmond View.
If you’d like to make it a special weekend, plan a stay at Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast – just 2 miles away, west of downtown in the historic Fan District.