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World-renowned street artist painted three murals in Norfolk

The murals created by the artist, Kelsey Montague, will represent the community.

NORFOLK, Va. — Kelsey Montague is an artist whose vibrant murals have uplifted souls from Los Angeles to Nashville, and Detroit to Miami.

She will spend five days in Norfolk painting not one, but three murals at MacArthur Center.

The public is welcome to watch her work from Wednesday, July 3 to Saturday, July 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

“Our community is invited to bask in Kelsey’s work, and join in the global trend of participating in her murals through self-expression on social media,” says Karen Husselbee, marketing director at MacArthur Center. “Kelsey’s murals offer everyone an opportunity to be a star on Instagram.”  

Kelsey, a New York-based artist, said she “explores how public art, interactive art, and social media intersect,” in her work.

Her murals will represent the community. One mural will be angel wings with an American Flag for the local military presence. The second will be a mermaid to celebrate 20 years of the Norfolk Mermaid. The final mural will be a coastal themed piece to reflect our oceans, bays, and waterways.

Kelsey has quite the resume. She has been invited to paint murals around the world, including in Spain, New Zealand, Dubai, and Buenos Aires. She’s also created her work in cities across the U.S. Her corporate and brand commissions have included Instagram, Gap, Fox Movies, Toms of Maine, United Airlines, Moet/Hennessy, Lindt Chocolate, (RED), Coca Cola, Capital One, Carly Rae Jepsen, and GE Lighting.

"We’re thrilled to have Kelsey painting three murals at MacArthur Center,” says Husselbee, “which will enliven our community for years to come.” 

Click here to learn more about Kelsey Montague.

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