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Q&A With Matt Cricchio, Author and Instructor of VisArts’ Yearlong Novel-Writing Class

November 29, 2021 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is giving aspiring novelists the perfect opportunity to kick-start their writing careers in 2022. VisArts’ yearlong novel-writing class kicks off again this January. In this special class, writers will have the chance to spend an entire year workshopping their writing with Richmond-based author, Matt Cricchio. Cricchio is a Navy […]

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VisArts Unveils “Granby House” During CRAFT + DESIGN Weekend: Its Most Recent Property Acquisition Will Serve as Resident-Artist Housing.

November 22, 2021 News

November 22, 2021 (Richmond, VA), The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) unveiled its most recent acquisition, a residential property at 1 Granby Street, during its 57th Annual Craft + Design weekend. Craft + Design, which took place online this year, is a three-day signature event that celebrates local, regional, and national craft arts.   “Granby […]

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Over 500 Guests Attend “Of Mud & Blood” Opening; Pieces Up for Auction Until Dec. 20

November 12, 2021 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) hosted over 500 guests at the opening for “Of Mud & Blood,” an exhibition that features collaborative works by Central Virginia-based ceramicists and tattoo artists. The exhibition explores these centuries-old crafts through various vessels, sculptures and many other forms. Known for their own traditional styles and techniques, the […]

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VisArts Announces Rise + Shine Featured Speaker: Interior Designer Mary Welch Fox Stasik, Host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland”

October 28, 2021 News

Interior designer and host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland” Mary Welch Fox Stasik will be the featured speaker at Rise + Shine as part of VisArts’ 57th annual Craft + Design show which takes place online from Nov. 19-21, 2021. Richmond Magazine brings Stasik, host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland” to the virtual Rise + Shine event to talk about […]

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Meet Theodore Taylor III, the Award-Winning, Richmond-based Illustrator Behind the Cover of VisArts’ 2022 Winter Catalog.  

October 26, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s winter class registration opens on Wednesday, October 27 and Richmond-based illustrator Theodore Taylor III is behind the user-interface-inspired illustrations for the cover of the 2022 Winter catalog.   Taylor draws from a wide range of interests for his work: comics, video games, street art and music. But his inspiration […]

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Ceramics Meets Tattoo Art in “Of Mud & Blood” Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Nov 12

October 20, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents “Of Mud & Blood,” an exhibition that features collaborative works by Central Virginia-based ceramicists and tattoo artists. This exhibit will open on Friday, Nov. 12, with a public reception from 5:30-7 p.m. and will be on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s True F. Luck Gallery until Jan 9, 2022; […]

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The Royal Pig and Curbside Café win top prizes at the 8th Annual VisArts Chili Throwdown

October 08, 2021 Features

The Royal Pig and Curbside Café were declared chili champions at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s 8th Annual Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 1. More than 500 people attended the event that benefits VisArts, making this year’s fundraiser the most successful yet. The Cary Street Ramblers performed traditional string band music as guests picked out handmade ceramic bowls made and donated by local clay […]

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Registration for VisArts Holiday Mini Session Opens to Members Wednesday, Oct. 6

October 06, 2021 News

Registration for VisArts’ holiday mini session opens on Wednesday, October 6 at 9 a.m. for VisArts members. Holiday mini registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, October 13 at 9 a.m. VisArts members get early access to class registration, 10% off tuition, discounted event tickets and more. Neet tuition assistance? Check out our income-based, […]

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VisArts launches 3 New Take + Make Kits

September 24, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond launched three new Take + Make Kits for the fall 2021 season. Make A Chia Pet with Adam Burke; Exploring Shibori: Tie-Dye Your Own Bandana with Alex Foster; and Screen Monotypes 3 Ways with Jordan Brown are now available in the VisArts online shop for purchase. Take + Make […]

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Over 150 Handmade, Ceramic Bowls and Mugs are Ready for the VisArts Chili Throwdown, Thanks to Resident-artist, Kourtenay Plummer

September 23, 2021 Features

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its eighth annual  VisArts Chili Throwdown on Friday, October 1. Adult admission to the event includes a handmade ceramic bowl—made and donated by local clay artists—a drink ticket and a bowl of delicious chili chosen from over 20 local restaurants.   In the months leading up to this popular VisArts fundraiser event, Chili Throwdown Clay Art […]

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Over 20 Restaurants Will Participate in VisArts’ 8th Annual Chili Throwdown on Oct. 1

September 16, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its eighth annual Chili Throwdown event on Fri., Oct. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m., with early access for VisArts members from 5 to 6 p.m. This year’s event will feature chili from over 20 area restaurants, beer, wine, and live music by The Cary Street Ramblers. This COVID-conscious event will be held mainly outdoors in the VisArts Cabell Courtyard, rear […]

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VisArts Welcomes New Staff Members to its Team

September 08, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) added three new hires to its team. Clarissa Bannor joins the staff as Marketing and Communications Manager. In her role, Clarissa is responsible for VisArts external communications, including all programmatic marketing efforts. Clarissa earned an MA in Arts Management from George Mason University, specializing in Arts Marketing & […]

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Four New Artists Begin Their Residency at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

September 01, 2021 News

Richmond, Va. (Sept 1, 2021) The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has three visual artists and one creative writer beginning their 11-month residency at VisArts. Together, they make up the second cohort of VisArts’ Annual Artist Residency Program. Launched in the spring of 2019, the residency program is funded in part by a grant from […]

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