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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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Kids Make Art with Professional Artists at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Summer Camp

February 14, 2019 Features

At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s ArtVenture Summer Camp, kids make art with the help of professional, working artists. Each summer, VisArts brings in painters, woodworkers, potters, photographers, graphic designers, filmmakers and other creative educators who design classes specifically for kids. These artists often have decades of experience in their medium or a bachelor […]

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Meet Ginny Kollak, VisArts’ New Director of Exhibitions and Residencies

February 06, 2019 Features

Ginny Kollak just wrapped up her first month at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. As VisArts’ new director of exhibitions and residencies, Kollak is looking forward to being part of the Richmond art scene. Kollak relocated to Richmond from Philadelphia, where she was the curator of exhibitions at Ursinus College’s Philip and Muriel Berman […]

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Over 900 Richmond Art Students Recognized as Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners by Visual Arts Center of Richmond

February 04, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced the regional award recipients of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.   Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7 through […]

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Richmond-based Illustrator Jamie Douglas Celebrates Artists of All Ages in VisArts’ Spring 2019 Catalog Cover Design

January 18, 2019 Features

Richmond-based Illustrator Jamie Douglas is the artist behind the cover design of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s spring 2019 class catalog. As part of VisArts’ Illustrator-in-Residence program, Douglas created a design that celebrates the idea that people of all ages can learn and grow as artists.   “I wanted to make a picture about growing up […]

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Spring Class Registration Opens on January 16

January 03, 2019 News

Registration for spring classes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened on Wednesday, Jan. 16 for VisArts members. Registration for spring classes opens on Wednesday, Jan. 23 for the general public. Browse the printable catalog.

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ArtVenture Summer Camp Registration is Open

January 03, 2019 News

Registration for the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s ArtVenture Summer Camp opened to VisArts members on Wednesday, January 30 at 9 a.m. VisArts is offering over 250 art classes this summer for kids aged 5 to 14 years old. Registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, February  6 at 9 a.m. At VisArts, kids make real […]

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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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