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Meet the Maker: Tyler Kauffman

Tyler Kauffman

Local artist Tyler Kauffman transformed the blank canvas that was our retaining wall into a piece of art that champions local and celebrates the Friendly City. The mural can be found at Nest Realty’s newest Shenandoah Valley location, 129 West Wolfe Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We sat down with Tyler to get some insight into…

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At-Home Explorations: Museums and More

museums and more

One of the reasons we love our Nest communities is the abundance of museums. They bring art, science, and history to locals and visitors alike. Many institutions offer online alternatives to physical tours, so you can expand your mind from home even if you can’t visit your local museums in person. Here are some of…

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Charlottesville Art

Charlottesville Art Nest Realty

A Vibrant Community By Joe Li Despite never having had a population to surpass 50,000, Charlottesville, VA, has always boasted an art scene comparable to those of larger metropolitan areas. Take a walk around town and you’ll quickly come to see the rich and vibrant art community that a century ago inspired celebrated painter Georgia…

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Public Art in RVA

Richmond is Leading a National Public Art Movement By Aaron Bible As you walk around downtown Richmond, VA, you’ve probably noticed some remarkable new public art springing up around town. In 2012, a giant, looming head (pictured below) was added to the new police station, called “The Thin Blue Line.” Seven-foot steel rings, titled, “Path Unraveled,” reside on…

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The Power of Art: The Maximalist

Artwork has the potential to completely transform a space—inside or outside your home. Art can add depth, dimension, and personality to any room. An intriguing piece of art can also act as a window into the personality of its inhabitants. Whether it’s a piece collected during your travels, or art that has been passed down…

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The Power of Art: The Minimalist

Artwork has the potential to completely transform a space—inside or outside your home. Art can add depth, dimension, and personality to any room. An intriguing piece of art can also act as a window into the personality of its inhabitants. Whether it’s a piece collected during your travels, or art that has been passed down…

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Art In The Community

More than pretty pictures, art in our homes and in our communities carries importance. For centuries, art has been used to tell stories, evoke emotions, and document the social pulse of the era. Art can be found everywhere we look—in the structure of a tall building, in the craftsmanship of a table, or the delicate…

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Your Perfect Day in Asheville – Noon

Blissful summer itineraries to spark your travel bug. We’ve created an ideal one-day schedule for five of our favorite towns (Asheville, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, New River Valley, Wilmington) . From dawn till dusk, we’ve got every minute mapped out. You’ll get to the heart of each town and discover what makes them special. Some lineups are…

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O4W Street Art

Once considered an urban scourge, large scale graffiti in the Old Fourth Ward continues to transform drab walls into works of art. TheLiving Walls conference has brought artists from all over the U.S. to beautify streets like Edgewood Avenue. More recently, Tiny Doors ATLbegan installing 6-inch tall doors in strategic places throughout the city including one just outside…

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