Events

Thursday, October 19

Artist Reception with Jan Priddy
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Year round, we support artistans from over 30 developing countries around the world. In celebration of Artober, we are proud to support local artisans each...

Featured Exhibit: "'Berenice' - Poe's First Horror Story"
RVA Downtown , $

Egaeus is obsessed with Berenice's teeth and for days he drifts in and out of awareness, constantly thinking about them. He imagines himself holding the...

Margot Blank Exhibition
RVA Downtown , Free

A selection of artwork from artist and Holocaust survivor Margot Blank will be on display at the VHM. Blank, originally from Germany, was deported to two...

Nuestras Historias: Latinos in Richmond
Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End

There are approximately 100,000 Latinos in the Richmond metropolitan area who represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. As Latinos immigrate to...

The Art of War Expo
Free

The Virginia War Memorial hosts the Art of War Expo, showcasing vivid military art and the compelling work of veteran artists. Painting, sculpture,...

WRIR On Air Celebration
Ashland, Chesterfield, Henrico, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , Free

For 10 days, WRIR will celebrate the talent, music, thought and passion of Richmond as our volunteers host our annual drive. Stay tuned for live performances...

"After Dark" Exhibition
9am
Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts an exhibition of work by Carli Holcomb titled “After Dark.” Holcomb uses synthetic and natural materials to address...

Emancipation and Its Legacies – An Exhibition at Shirley Plantation
9:30am
Charles City , $

During this 4-week period there will be a traveling exhibition at Shirley Plantation, Emancipation and Its Legacies. This exhibition charts the history of...

A Passion for the Land
10am, 6:30pm
Chesterfield , Free

Celebrating the beauty of the unspoiled land by National & Local artists. Richmond Artist & Published Art Historian Jos Biviano, wil open the show at 6:30...

Exhibition - VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years
10am
RVA Downtown , $

Richmond Jazz Society presents the exhibition VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years, highlighting over 30 Virginia artists who made significant contributions,...

Fall Book Sale
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Need to read? Join us for the Fall Book Sale at the Virginia Historical Society on Thursday, October 19 — Sunday, October 22. We have thousands of gently...

Half Remembered, Paper Mache' and Mixed Media Stories by Sarah Hand - Exhibit & Sale
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Come explore to magical world of "Half Remembered, Paper Mache' and Mixed Media Stories" by Sarah Hand. Experience Sarah's fantasies told through her unique...

Landscapes of Virginia
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The geography of Virginia has shaped the history of the state and the nation. A mild climate and navigable rivers attracted Native Americans and the first...

SPARC Presents: Kids Club
10am
RVA West End , Free

Join us at Regency Square for a free SPARC-tacular event! Kids and grown-ups can get silly together through music, creative movement and puppetry. Please...

The Story of Virginia
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and...

Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Admission: Free for VHS members; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The...

THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG: SPACE BABY!
10:30am
Free

Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre, SPACE BABY! is an interactive performance for children ages 0-5 and their parents. Using established best practices...

 Floral Designer David Pippin at Swift Creek Mill
11am
Chesterfield , $$

You will delight in the incredible skill of David Pippin as he creates flower arrangements before your very eyes! Enjoy a wonderful brunch and some special...

'Memory Lane' | Paintings by Christopher S Phillips
11am
Hanover , Free

Join us for our new show, Memory Lane, featuring paintings by Christopher S Phillips. Phillips' work invites you to reminisce moments in your life, creating...

Interior Paintings by Anne Blair Brown and Larry Moore
11am
Free

Join us in welcoming impressionist artists Anne Blair Brown of Tennessee and Larry Moore of South Carolina for their joint interior painting show. Artist...

The Art of Parker Galore at Carytown Burgers & Fries
11am

Come join us during the month of October at Carytown Burgers & Fries to peruse the art of Parker Galore. Galore's art is notoriously striking and symmetric...

September/October Exhibitions
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Exhibition Dates: SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 22, 2017 MAIN GALLERY SUSANNE FERRARI ROWLEY Line, Space, and Presence Aluminum and Polyfiber Sculptures ...

19th Century American Jugs: Relief Molded Pitchers from the Collection
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The exhibition explores variations of several designs and techniques of relief molding in ceramics.

Iterations: Contemporary Approaches to Drawing
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The artists featured in this exhibition challenge traditional, representational approaches to drawing and work with media and techniques not often associated...

Processes & Permutations: Prints by Leonardo Drew
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The works in this exhibition demonstrate Drew's similar approach to process, experimentation, and materiality in the making of prints. Each work in the...

The Personal is Political: Images of Women from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection
1pm
Free

The prints in the exhibition depict women either enacting or struggling against "roles" defined by society.

Turtles in Time: From Fossils to the Present
1pm
Free

The exhibition features more than 50 fossil turtle specimens from around the world.

Unexpected Smiles: Seven Types of Humor in Japanese Paintings
1pm
RVA West End , Free

Featuring 48 paintings on hanging scrolls, the works in the exhibition illustrate humor developed in Japan from the 1700s to the early 1900s. The 7...

WAR-DROBE: Fantasy & Exaggeration in Contemporary Japanese Fashion
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The exhibition features clothing by four leading contemporary Japanese fashion designers. Ranging in date from 1990 to the present, the works focus on...

Wood Sculpting
1pm, 6pm

Wood carver Christopher Compel wil give a demonstration & talk with slides on wood carving covering techniques, tools & woods. Bring your questions & settle...

5th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
3pm
Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

The 5th Annual “Ladies First” Show & Raffle is and all female artists art show in support of Domestic Violence month. The opening reception is October 14,...

artoberVA Nights in Carytown
5pm
RVA West End , Free

Carytown offers the best of what artoberVA has to offer every Thursday night in October! Sponsored by the Carytown Merchants Association.

Artober Nights at Jeweler's Services, Inc
5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

As part of ARToberVA Jeweler's Services, Inc. is hosting the work of 4 local artists all month long. Painting, pyrography, mixed media, jewelry, and more! ...

John Marshall’s Nationalism: Judicial Review and the Development of an American “Common Market” by John Ruston Pagan
5:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

Members $30; Nonmembers $50 This is a two-part class taught by Dr. John R. Pagan. Class one will take place on Thursday, October 19, and class two on...

Color + Sip for a Cause
6pm
Chesterfield, RVA Southside , $$

A Coloring Party to Benefit Frank Community Farm! Enjoy an evening of coloring, wine, food, and music! Artist Laura Marr will be on hand with coloring tips,...

Dominion Energy Jazz Cafe
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA’s Best Café. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by the...

Electric Devastation Orchestra at artoberVA Nights in Carytown!
6pm
RVA West End , Free

The EDOrchestra will be performing a pop-up concert for artoberVA Nights in Carytown! Come and hear their soothing sounds near Cool Colors Art Gallery!

Elements of Carytown Presents the Paintings of Jeanie Collin Keys
6pm

Enjoy the works of Jeanie Collins Keys. You could own a painting from the same artist that hangs on Oprah's walls. Meet the artist and discuss her works...

Thriving Artist Thursday @ Art Works
6pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , $

Artist Talk and Demo with Lora Hart: Silver Metal Clay 6:00 - 8:00 pm Every third Thursday of the month Art Works is hosting an educational forum from...

Wood Sculpting
6pm

Wood carver Christopher Compel wil give a demonstration & talk with slides on wood carving covering techniques, tools & woods. Bring your questions & settle...

A Passion for the Land
6:30pm
Chesterfield , Free

Celebrating the beauty of the unspoiled land by National & Local artists. Richmond Artist & Published Art Historian Jos Biviano, wil open the show at 6:30...

Look Homeward, Angel - The Steward School
7pm
Henrico , Free

An overbearing mother who thinks more of the boarders in her house than of her family. A father who, despite having grand visions of the world, accomplishes...

Witchfinder
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Witches and witchcraft were a scary reality of the 16th and 17th centuries in England. Over a 200 year span, more than 40,000 (mostly women) suffered capital...

Falsettos At Lincoln Center
7:30pm
RVA West End , $

See the 2016 Broadway cast of Falsettos on the big screen at the Byrd! With Christian Borle, Stepahnie J. Block, Andrew Rannells And Brandon Uranowitz, all...

Shovels & Rope - Modlin Center for the Creative Arts
7:30pm
RVA West End , $$

Husband-and-wife duo Shovels & Rope filters country, bluegrass, and blues through the prism of indie rock. On their latest release, Little Seeds, the...

"Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill
8pm
RVA Downtown , $$

Identities whirl and evolve in Churchill’s period-hopping puzzle, with its first act in British colonial Africa in the Victorian era and the second in a...

The Woman in Black
8pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$$

The power of storytelling is on full display in this theatrical spine-chiller about the woman in black who haunts the neighborhood where her ...

Thursday, October 19