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RICHMOND, VA - In a city known for the arts, it's only fitting that a bit more color is splashed through downtown.

A group of artists are heading through Richmond with their paintbrushes as part of a local mural project.

Stormie Mills is no stranger to mural artwork. He's been painting for nearly 30 years.

"It's Disney on a grand scale, you know?" he says. "This is probably the first time I've ever heard of it having such a focusing on a whole city and so many works."

He's just one in a group of artists scheduled to fill up blanks slates around town.

"What I do is mostly made up of a bunch of different, very easy sort of constructive lines and shapes."

One canvas sits at the corner of Broad and North Madison. Soon enough, you'll see Mills' version of a shy vampire, which he says is specifically placed in a busy part of town.

"Vampires are those people who are feared. They're in the limelight but they don't really want to be, so I thought it would suit this place quite well."

You'll notice 20 murals going up throughout Richmond this summer.

"I walked down and walked down this street right here actually on West Broad Street and I thought this is it! The walls are amazing. The history is amazing!" says organizer Shane Pomajambo.

The group kicked off the project last year and hopes to continue bringing in at least 20 murals each summer for years to come.

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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