Events

Thursday, October 26

Fall Festival
Free

Enjoy the many wonders of Fall at the Varina Area Library. Decorate pumpkins, learn to weave a web like a spider, storytelling and much more! Games, crafts...

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...

Student Art Display
Henrico , Free

See a display of artwork created by students at Highland Springs High School. A variety of 2D and 3D works will be featured.

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,...

"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...

THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG: SPACE BABY!
9:30am
Free

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

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,...

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...

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...

El Dia de los Muertos - The Latin Ballet
10:15am
Colonial Heights , $

A production of the Latin Ballet of Virginia and presented by Swift Creek Mill, this hauntingly beautiful show is based on the Mexican holiday which brings...

Music and Movement for Preschoolers
10:30am
Chesterfield , Free

Preschoolers will shake, rattle and roll their way to mastering early learning skills. For children 2-5 years old. Registration is required and begins two...

'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...

The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America by Edward L. Ayers
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free, $

Children (18 & under) free; Members Free; Adults $10 At the crux of America’s history stand two astounding events: the immediate and complete...

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...

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.

Art for the Journey Gala Art Exhibit - "The ART of Wellbeing"
5:30pm
Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Southside, RVA West End , $$

Join Richmond non-profit, Art for the Journey for an Art Gallery style event to benefitting people who are often forgotten members of our community,...

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! ...

Artist Talk
6pm
Free

Artist Teresa Cole, Professor of Art, Tulane University, New Orleans, presents the lecture titled "Exchange" in conjunction with the opening of the...

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...

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...

October Unhappy Hour
6pm
RVA Downtown , $

Join the Poe Museum for our October Unhappy Hour! This one will feature live music from Tin Can Fish Band. Wear a Poe Museum t-shirt and get a friend in for...

Think Small 9 Preview Gala
6pm
RVA Downtown , $$

Preview Event for the 9th Biennial International Miniature Invitational. Hundreds of artists in all mediums participating. Attend the preview for the best...

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...

Artists: Their Eccentricities and Infelicities
6:30pm
Chesterfield , Free

Artist and Published Art Historian, Jos Biviano will be dishing the dirt on some of the world's most famous artists. From Michelangelo, Raphael, Edward...

Created Equal Film Series in honor of Grady W. Powell: Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot (2015, 40 minutes) tells the story of the forgotten heroes in the fight for voting rights—the courageous students and...

Halloween Tales
6:30pm
Free

Join us for a fun night of Halloween stories, fingerplays, movement activities, and a festive craft. Costumes welcome for Trick-or-Treating in the library!

Paint Nite at Hanover Tavern
7pm

Paint Nite is invading bars and restaurants near you with everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting. We’ll guide you and your friends through...

Desire Under the Elms
7:30pm
$$

Firehouse Theatre proudly presents Noble prize winning American playwright Eugene O’Neill’s powerful tale of love, lust, and loathing. O’Neill’s 1924...

The Thin Light of Freedom
7:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

Based on Ed Ayers’ new book, The Thin Light of Freedom: Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America, this dramatic presentation presents the voices of...

Halloween Haunt: Den of Fear at Dogtown Dance Theatre
8pm

This October, terror comes to Richmond, VA! Need a Halloween thrill? Den of Fear is Richmond city’s only haunted house! Located within 2 miles of VCU’s...

Jody Ashworth: 10th Time's the Charm
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District

The dashing bass, whose work in Virginia Rep’s productions of The Producers, Mame, and 1776 has brought him accolades from audiences and critics, brings a...

Thursday, October 26