Meet the Artist Behind VisArts’ Anime-Inspired Spring 2023 Class Catalog

February 07, 2023 News

VisArts’ Spring 2023 class catalog has dropped and people are buzzing about the vibrant artwork gracing its cover. The anime-inspired illustrations were created by Feixue Mei, a Missouri-based illustrator from China. Mei’s creative practice and research explore internet culture, animation, comics, Surrealism, Chinese folk decorative art, and maximalism. In her work, she seeks to free […]

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VisArts’ ArtVenture Summer Camp 2023 Registration is Open and Filling Up Quickly

January 31, 2023 News

Registration for VisArts’ popular ArtVenture Summer Camp opened to VisArts members on January 25th and with record-breaking registration, ArtVenture has easily become one of the art center’s most popular programs. Over 50% of spots are filled and parents are urged to register early when the program opens up for public registration on February 1, 2023. ArtVenture Summer Camp is a […]

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VisArts Updates Covid-19 Guidelines: Masking No Longer Enforced

January 24, 2023 News

As of January 2023, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond no longer requires proof of vaccination by teachers, monitors or adult students attending onsite programs and masking in the building is optional.  The CDC and VDH no longer recommend or require that organizations like VisArts make masking an enforceable policy, instead, it’s a recommendation at […]

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Judging Begins at VisArts for 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

January 17, 2023 News

Over 2,500 young artists and budding writers from the Richmond Region submitted their artwork to be considered for the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Award. Adjudication has begun at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, the local partner site for the prestigious teen art award which recognizes promising young creatives in 7th through 12th grade.  […]

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Visual Arts Center of Richmond Appoints Jordan Brown as Interim Executive Director

January 13, 2023 News

Richmond, VA (January 13, 2023) The Board of Directors of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is excited to announce that Jordan Brown has been appointed interim Executive Director following Stefanie Fedor’s resignation in early 2023. Brown, who has served as Director of Education + Programs for five years, will lead the organization while a national search […]

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Covid levels MEDIUM – Masks optional in VisArts Building

January 13, 2023 News

As of Friday, January 13, 2023, mask-wearing in the Visual Arts Center of Richmond building will be optional in accordance with medium-level transmission levels within Richmond city as defined by the CDC. VisArts follows the VHD and CDC guidelines to define its COVID-19 Safety Policies.

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VisArts Announces Application Deadlines for Spring + Summer 2023 Studio Access Residency Program

January 10, 2023 News

VisArts is currently accepting applications for the Spring/Summer Studio Access Residency program. The application deadline is February 1, 2023. VisArts’ Studio Access Residency is designed to support emerging or established visual artists in developing new ideas and fostering artistic exploration by providing free access to VisArts’ 17 communal studio spaces. VisArts has 17 professional art studios […]

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Covid level HIGH – Masks Required in VisArts Building

January 06, 2023 News

As of Friday, January 6, 2023, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will require mask-wearing within the VisArts building in accordance with high-level transmission levels within Richmond city as defined by the CDC. VisArts follows the VHD and CDC guidelines to define its COVID-19 Safety Policies.

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VisArts Closed for Winter Break Dec. 24 – Jan. 3

December 07, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed for winter break starting December 24, 2022, and will reopen on January 3, 2023. We will close early on Friday, December 23 at 5:00 p.m. Last day to order gift cards and gifts from the VisArts retail shop is December 21, 2022.

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‘Journey Through’ Exhibition Opens in VisArts’ True F. Luck Gallery

November 30, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened its final exhibition of the year, Journey Through to an awestruck crowd of guests in the True F. Luck Gallery on Friday, November 18. The exhibition showcases a selection of bronze and steel sculptures by the incomparable sculptor, Curtis Patterson. Patterson is based out of Atlanta Georgia and […]

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Oura Sananikone on Illustrating VisArts’ Winter 2023 Class Catalog

November 15, 2022 News Recent Press

Oura Sananikone (he/him/his) is the brilliant illustrator behind VisArts’ Winter 2023 Catalog and Holiday Mini Catalog. He is a former VisArts Resident (2021).  According to Oura, he has been making strange things for a very long time. His work includes (but is not limited to) painting, comics, zines, action figures, plush art, animation and music. […]

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Solo Exhibition by Atlanta-based Artist Curtis Patterson Goes on View at VisArts, November 18

November 08, 2022 News

  An exhibition of work by Atlanta-based artist Curtis Patterson titled ‘Journey Through’ will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) on Friday, November 18. ‘Journey Through’ will showcase a selection of bronze and steel abstract sculptures from the 1980s to today. Patterson’s unique command of materials and his dynamic compositions point toward […]

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2023 Scholastics Art & Writing Awards Now Open

November 07, 2022 News

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Scholastics Art & Writing Awards. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards partners with over 100 visual and literary arts organizations across the country to bring recognition […]

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‘All Hands In’ Community Build Workshops Makes Puppets for the 2022 Halloween Parade

November 01, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosted two community build workshops facilitated by Common Thread artists Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo and Valeska Populoh. These community build workshops were an opportunity for the public to work with the talented exhibiting artists in constructing puppets, painting banners, creating wearables, and screen-print signs, with the goal to craft embodied works […]

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Winter Class Registration Opens to Members Wednesday, November 9

October 25, 2022 News

Members of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond can register for winter classes starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9. Registration opens to the general public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16. VisArts is offering over 250 adult, youth and family art classes during the winter session. The center has over 75 brand […]

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Registration for Holiday Mini Opens to Members Wednesday, Oct. 26

October 24, 2022 News

Registration for VisArts’ holiday mini-session opens on Wednesday, October 26 at 9 a.m. for VisArts members. Holiday mini registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. VisArts members get early access to class registration, 10% off tuition, discounted event tickets and more. Neet financial aid? Check out our income-based, sliding-scale tuition […]

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VisArts After-hours Entry Policy

October 21, 2022 News

As of Friday, October 21, 2022, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) requires all guests and students arriving at VisArts after 6:30 PM to be buzzed in at the front entrance by VisArts front desk staff. All other doors and entrances lock after 6:30 PM. Thanks for helping us keep our community safe. 

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Craft + Design Makes a Successful Return to Main Street Station

October 21, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Craft + Design Show made a major comeback after being online for two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thousands of attendees shopped the works of 150 artists juried into the venerable show, which according to Richmond Times Dispatch, “brings a sense of wonder” to Richmond’s historic Main Street […]

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12 Artists Awarded at the 58th Annual Craft + Design Show

October 20, 2022 News

Congratulations to the 58th Annual Craft + Design 2022 award winners and special thanks to our award sponsors. Below is a list of the 12 awards handed out at VisArts’ 58th Annual Craft + Design show. Priscilla Burbank and Mike Schewel Glass Award: Trefny Dix Classic Party Rentals of Virginia Fiber Award: Tegan + Eric […]

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Puppets in Protest: Community Build Exhibition Opens at VisArts

September 12, 2022 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened its Fall 2022 season with Community Build, an exhibition that explores the transformation of the collective through craft.  Artists Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lil Lamberta, Valeska Populoh and members of their respective communities were the creatives behind the collaborative exhibition. Community Build opened on September 9, with a performance by […]

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