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VisArts Raised Over $5,000 on GivingTuesday 2019

December 05, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond raised over $5,000 on GivingTuesday thanks to generous gifts made by the Richmond community. GivingTuesday started in 2012 as a simple idea: create a day that encourages people to do good. Nine VisArts teachers served as GivingTuesday “giving captains” this year. Together, they represented each of VisArts’ studios and […]

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Over 150 Artists to Exhibit at Craft + Design, Nov. 22-24

October 15, 2019 News

 This year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes over 150 artists to Craft + Design, Presented by McGuireWoods. The 55-year-old contemporary craft show takes place at Main Street Station’s train shed on the weekend of Nov. 22-24, 2019. All proceeds from Craft + Design benefit VisArts. Over 50 artists are new to Craft + […]

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Registration for NCECA 2020 Pre-Conference Workshops at VisArts is Open

September 04, 2019 News

In 2020, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is hosting its 54th annual conference in Richmond. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host a series of pre-conference workshops, March 18 through March 22. These special classes will be held in VisArts’ studios and they will be lead by nationally recognized clay artists […]

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VisArts Recruiting Studio Monitors for Fall 2019 Session

July 25, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is recruiting studio monitors for the fall class session, which runs from September 9 through November 24. VisArts is accepting applications for monitors in the following media: Clay, creative writing, digital arts, drawing + painting, fiber, flameworking, glass, letterpress, metals, photography, printmaking and wood. Studio monitors must have demonstrated […]

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VisArts to Host Throw-a-thons on August 10 and August 24

July 22, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host two throw-a-thons in August, inviting the community to help create ceramic bowls and mugs for the Sixth Annual VisArts Chili Throwdown event. VisArts will host throw-a-thons on Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 24 from 1-4 p.m. All clay and materials are provided, the events are free […]

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Taylor Zarkades King Joins Quirk + VisArts Artist-in-Residence Program

July 01, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and Quirk Gallery have chosen VCUarts graduate Taylor Zarkades King to spend the summer participating in the Quirk + VisArts Artist-in-Residence Program. King’s residency runs through December 2019, with a solo exhibition at Quirk in the fall. King is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s MFA program in […]

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VisArts Closed on Thursday, July 4

July 01, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day. ArtVenture Summer Camp classes will resume on Friday, July 5 and VisArts will also resume its regular hours (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily) on July 5.  

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Fall Class Registration Opens July 17 for VisArts Members

June 28, 2019 News

Registration for fall classes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond opens on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 a.m. for VisArts members. Fall class registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, July 24 at 9 a.m. VisArts members get early access to class registration, 10 percent off tuition, discounted event tickets and more. To […]

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VisArts Awarded Community Impact Grant Award by Community Foundation

June 28, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has been awarded a Community Impact Grant award from the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. This grant will support VisArts’ youth partnership programs, including Art After School, Make Space, Engage and SAY Together. There are more than 750 community foundations in the United States, including 30 in Virginia. […]

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VisArts to Host Reading by Nationally Recognized Poet, Steve Scafidi

June 06, 2019 News

On Saturday, June 29, VisArts will host a public reading by nationally recognized poet, Steve Scafidi. The reading runs from 5-6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This event is made possible thanks to generous support from Carole Weinstein. Scafidi is the author of Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer (Louisiana State University Press, […]

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VisArts to Open Annual “[Work]” Exhibition on Friday, June 21

May 22, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual “[Work]” exhibition on Friday, June 21 with a reception from 6-8 p.m.  in the center’s True F. Luck Gallery. “[Work]” features art created by VisArts faculty, staff and board members. The show includes examples of all media taught at VisArts’ 1812 West Main Street building, including: […]

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VisArts Announces New Emerging Artist Residency Program

April 29, 2019 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is launching a new residency program for emerging artists.  The residency program is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and makes it possible for VisArts to invite three visual artists, one creative writer and one curator to spend 11 months making new work on site.   The program is […]

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