Make Space Spotlight: Courtney and Danielle

May 08, 2018 Features

The Make Space mentoring program at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond gave Courtney Lebow the confidence to pursue middle school art education and the chance to make a new friend. Courtney was paired with her 11-year-old mentee, Danielle, during the 2016-17 cycle of Make Space, a program that brings sixth-grade girls from Anna Julia […]

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VisArts Closed

December 09, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 11 due to inclement weather.  Please check our website and social media outlets for updates.

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VisArts Hires Director of Exhibitions and Residencies

November 13, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces that the 55-year-old community arts center has hired Ginny Kollak to serve as its director of exhibitions and residencies. “We’re thrilled that Ginny will be joining us at VisArts,” said Stefanie Fedor, executive director of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. “Not only does she bring a wealth […]

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Browse the Winter 2019 Course Catalog

October 15, 2018 News

Download a printable version of the Winter 2019 course catalog below. Member registration opens October 17, 2018, and  registration opens to the general public October 24. View Winter Catalog

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Winter Class Registration Opens Wednesday, October 17

October 15, 2018 News

Members of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond can register for winter classes starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Registration opens to the general public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24. VisArts is offering over 200 adult art classes and 40 youth and family art classes during the winter session. The center has over 60 brand […]

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VisArts Celebrates New Chapter for Its Clay Program with a Fun, Fall Event

October 04, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its fifth annual Art Junction Chili Throwdown on Friday, October 5. This clay-centric fundraiser comes at a good time; VisArts recently expanded its ceramics program, adding a third clay studio named for the late Jim Valentine, a longtime ceramics teacher. Adult admission to the Oct. 5 Chili […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond to Host 48-Hour Art-making Event

September 21, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) will be open for 48-straight hours on the weekend of October 19-21, 2018, as part of a new event the center is launching called “48-to-Create.” The weekend-long make-a thon gives Richmond’s artists and writers uninterrupted time and space to finish old projects and start new ones. At the […]

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Over 150 Artists to Exhibit at Craft + Design Nov. 16-18

September 07, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes over 150 artists to Craft + Design this year. The 54-year-old contemporary craft show, presented by Altria Group, takes place at Main Street Station’s train shed on the weekend of Nov. 16-18, 2018. Over 50 artists are new to Craft + Design this year. Sixty-two percent of the […]

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Ceramicists Kaitlyn And Ryan Lawless Selected As Craft + Design Featured Artists

August 29, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has selected ceramicists Kaitlyn and Ryan Lawless, the husband/wife duo behind Corbé, a Detroit-based ceramic design studio, as the featured artists of its 54th annual Craft + Design Show, which will take place Nov. 16-18, 2018 at Main Street Station. Corbé handcrafts porcelain wares for the modern home and […]

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Style Weekly Features Elissa Levy Exhibition Opening

August 28, 2018 Recent Press

In an August 21 article, Style Weekly featured the opening of VisArts’ exhibition “Of secrecy, the violet,” by New York City-based artist, Elissa Levy. Curator Lauren Ross was excited to introduce Richmond audiences to Levy. “In an era defined by an absence of consensus on what’s fake and what’s true, issues around media today are […]

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VisArts Accepting Make Space Mentor Applications Through September 10

August 21, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is accepting applications for Make Space mentors through September 10. Make Space pairs 12 sixth-grade girls—all of whom attend Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School—with 12 women for a year of mentorship and art-making. The big/little pairs meet on Thursday evenings from September through May and create art together in VisArts’ […]

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Richmond Times-Dispatch Features Young+Artful

August 20, 2018 Recent Press

The Richmond Times-Dispatch featured VisArts’ Young+Artful fundraiser in an August 17 article, “Young + Artful 2018: Rock + Roll High School at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.” “If you’re a 20-something who lives month to month under mountains of student and other debts, chances are the art classes you loved as a child take a back seat […]

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