World Record in RVA Honoring Those Affected by Cancer

Art on Wheels and VCU Massey Cancer Center Extend Collection Deadline and Host New Event at Diversity Thrift for Registration

Richmond, VA, July 20, 2016 --( Art on Wheels, a Richmond nonprofit that brings comprehensive art programming to local communities with limited access to the arts, has extended the deadline for registration for its biggest community art project ever, Impressions of Courage.

Art on Wheels will be collecting registrations to honor those affected by cancer through July 31 at a number of Richmond-area locations.

A special final event July 30th from 11am-4pm at Diversity Thrift (1407 Sherwood Avenue) allows people to register on site, where they can select an outfit from bins of available clothing, or shop inside for something specific.

The registered outfits will be used to create a monumental collagraph print (and set a Guinness Book world record in the process) that honors people in Richmond who have been affected by cancer. It will be like Richmond’s own AIDS Quilt. The project is presented by VCU Massey Cancer Center, executed in conjunction with Studio Two Three, and benefits LINC (the Legal Information Network for Cancer). The collagraph will be created using a steamroller and a long piece of muslin at a street festival in Scott’s Addition in September.

Find out how to honor a loved one and donate an outfit:

Download the registration form:

Drop off your outfit or Art on Wheels will pick it up:

Participate in the process of making your outfit into a plate for the collagraph.:

Last week, CultureWorks Richmond awarded Art on Wheels an ‪innovation‬ grant for Impressions of Courage.

Learn more about the project by watching the video or visiting the Impressions of Courage website:

For more information, contact

Art on Wheels: (804) 726-5119
Sarah Allen-Short at

VCU Massey Cancer Center
Jenny Owen at 804-628-2111 or
Art on Wheels
Sarah Allen-Short