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VisArts Closed, Simon Leach Workshop Still Running

December 09, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Monday, Dec. 10 due to inclement weather. The Simon Leach wheel throwing workshop will run as scheduled. All other classes are cancelled. 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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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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Fall Class Registration Opens Wednesday, July 11

July 03, 2018 News

Members of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond can register for fall classes starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11. Registration opens to the general public at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18. VisArts is offering 234 adult art classes and 40 youth and family art classes during the fall session. The center has over […]

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VisArts Closed on Wednesday, July 4

July 03, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. VisArts closes on a total of six federally observed holidays per calendar year, including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The center announced new, extended hours in June 2018. Effective June 23, VisArts is open from 9 […]

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VisArts Announces New, Extended Hours

June 22, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced new, extended hours. Effective June 23, VisArts will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. The center closes on a total of six federally observed holidays per calendar year, including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. […]

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Craft + Design Takes Home Top Prize at Virginia Public Relations Awards

May 25, 2018 News

Craft + Design, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual contemporary craft show, won top honors at the Virginia Public Relations Awards on Thursday, May 24 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va. Craft + Design was recognized with the top award in the events and observances category. The judges were impressed with VisArts’ aggressive and […]

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Petersburg Student Wins $10,000 prize in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

May 25, 2018 News

Fletcher Johnson, a high school student from Petersburg, took home the top award in the 95th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. Johnson is one of just 16 students in the country to be recognized with a Gold Medal Portfolio Award, which includes a $10,000 scholarship. […]

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11 VisArts Teachers Participate in Third Annual RVA Clay Tour

May 09, 2018 News

During the first weekend of June, 21 unique clay studios will open to the public, with nearly 100 clay artisans showing off their work and studio space as part of the third annual RVA Clay Tour. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is one of the stops on the tour and is proud of the many artists […]

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