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Play Day Craft Sale Applications Due April 21

March 28, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is soliciting applications for its Play Day Craft Sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 from 12-3 p.m. Play Day is VisArts’ spring open house. The organization opens up its studios and invites members of the community to come have fun and make art, free of charge. […]

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Make Space Named Outstanding Mentoring Program of the Year

March 23, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Make Space program was recognized by Virginia Mentoring Partnership as an outstanding mentoring program at its annual luncheon, which was held at The Jefferson Hotel on March 23. Each year, Virginia Mentoring Partnership celebrates the contributions of mentors and mentoring programs to the growth and development of Virginia’s youth. […]

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Collectors’ Night Tickets on Sale Now

February 23, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its 31st annual Collectors’ Night, presented by Dominion Resources, on Saturday, March 18 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Voted Richmond’s Best Art Auction, Collectors’ Night includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction and a seated live auction. This year, guests will be treated to “A Night in Old […]

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Solo Exhibition by Natasha Bowdoin Goes on View at VisArts Jan. 28

January 18, 2017 News

Bowdoin is Third Artist to Receive Quirk+VisArts Artist Residency An exhibition of work by Natasha Bowdoin titled “Lunar Spring” will go on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Saturday, January 28. A public reception and artist talk will take place on Friday, February 3. Bowdoin’s talk begins at 5:30 p.m. and the […]

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VisArts Will Run a One-Week Art Camp During the Public Schools’ Spring Break

January 18, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will run a one-week art camp called Spring Break ArtVenture from April 10-13. The program is timed to coincide with the spring break holidays in area public schools. The City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Henrico County and Hanover County public schools are closed April 10-14. “We wanted to give […]

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Nominations for Master Teacher Award Due Jan. 20

January 11, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is soliciting nominations for the Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award, which goes to a VisArts instructor who exemplifies the organization’s mission through his or her excellence, creativity and dedication to students. All nominations should be submitted online and are due by Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. VisArts has recognized […]

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VisArts Receives $75,000 in Grants for Youth Outreach Programming

December 23, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond recently received three grants that total $75,000 to support the organization’s youth outreach programming. Grantors include the Dominion Foundation, the Memorial Foundation for Children and the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund. The Dominion Foundation recently awarded VisArts a $35,000 grant specifically to support Art After School, Make Space and […]

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Art After School Exhibition Opens January 13 in VisArts’ Dominion Room

December 21, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host an exhibition of work by students and instructors in the Art After School programs at Binford Middle School, Albert Hill Middle School and Faison School for Autism. The exhibition, titled “Half Visible. Half Invisible,” runs from January 13−20, 2017. An opening reception will take place on Friday, […]

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Young + Artful to Take Place Jan. 28 from 8-11 p.m.

December 21, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its third annual Young + Artful event on Saturday, January 28 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the center’s 1812 W. Main Street address. The event, which is half art auction and half dance party, will feature music by DJ Mixie, Armenian cuisine, specialty drinks and décor […]

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Present Factory to Take Place at VisArts Fri., Dec. 2 from 5-8 p.m.

November 13, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its studios to the community on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. for Present Factory, its annual holiday open house. Present Factory offers kids and adults the chance to make holiday gifts throughout the 15 art studios in VisArts’ 30,000-square-foot facility. The exhibition, “Conjurers: Artists […]

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59 Artists to Exhibit at Craft + Design This Year

November 07, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond welcomes 59 artists to Craft + Design this year. The 52-year-old contemporary craft show, presented by Altria Group, takes place at the Science Museum of Virginia the weekend of Nov. 18-20, 2016. Nineteen artists are new to the show this year. Among them are glass artist Warner Whitfield, ceramicist […]

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Fresca on Addison and VMFA’s Amuse Restaurant Take Home Top Chili Honors

October 13, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond held its third annual chili event, the Art Junction Chili Throwdown, on Friday, Oct. 7. More than 500 people attended the event and took home almost 600 ceramic bowls made in VisArts’ clay studio. A total of 26 restaurants participated in the event. They included: 821 Café, Alamo BBQ, […]

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Jewelry Artist Ashley Buchanan Selected to be Craft + Design Featured Artist

October 12, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has selected Tennessee-based jewelry artist Ashley Buchanan as the featured artist at this year’s Craft + Design Show, which will take place Nov. 18-20, 2016. Buchanan works primarily in powder-coated enamel. A statement necklace, “Chaos Chain in Yellow,” is the piece the Craft + Design committee selected to include […]

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25 Restaurants Will Participate in VisArts’ Chili Throwdown Oct. 7

September 26, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its third annual chili event, the Art Junction Chili Throwdown, on Fri., Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s event will feature the chili of 25 area restaurants and bluegrass music by South Hill Banks. Last year, more than 500 people attended the Art Junction Chili […]

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A Space of Her Own Gets a New Name

September 21, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has renamed one of its most popular outreach programs. A Space of Her Own will kick off the 2016-17 academic year under its new name: Make Space. A Space of Her Own, often called SOHO for short, was established in 2008. The program pairs 12 sixth grade girls at […]

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VisArts Releases Craft + Design Schedule and Begins Pre-Selling Tickets

September 17, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has released the schedule and ticketing information for this year’s Craft + Design Show, which will take place at the Science Museum of Virginia the weekend of Nov. 18-20, 2016. Craft + Design is a juried contemporary craft show featuring the museum-quality work of 60 nationally and internationally recognized […]

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VisArts Announces Partnership with At The Inkwell

September 07, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced a partnership with At The Inkwell, a New York City-based non-profit, founded in 2013, that supports published writers through hosting readings at partner sites around the U.S. At The Inkwell currently hosts its reading series in Denver, London, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Richmond is its […]

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A Space of Her Own Mentor Applications Due Sept. 9

September 01, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is recruiting mentors for its yearlong mentorship program, A Space of Her Own. The program offers early- and mid-career women the chance to develop leadership skills, make art and build friendships with sixth-grade girls in Richmond’s East End. A Space of Her Own, often called SOHO for short, was […]

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VisArts Announces Group Exhibition, “Conjurers: Artists Imbue the Ordinary”

July 27, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces a group exhibition, “Conjurers: Artists Imbue the Ordinary,” which features the work of Vanessa German, Marcus Kenney and Shawne Major. “Conjurers” opens at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, Sept. 16. Vanessa German will take the floor with a performance piece at 5:30 p.m., and an […]

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VisArts on the Half Shell to Take Place Fri., July 22 from 4-7 p.m.

July 19, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host VisArts on the Half Shell on Fri., July 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. The outdoor event features summer specialties and bluegrass music by the Nobile Brothers. Adults will enjoy oysters and BBQ along with craft beer, Bloody Marys and wine. S’mores, popsicles by King of Pops […]

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VisArts Receives $40,000 Grant from The Community Foundation

April 06, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has received a $40,000 grant from The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia. The grant will support VisArts’ youth outreach programming, which includes Art After School, A Space of Her Own, Engage and Profits in Creativity. During the 2014-15 school year, VisArts provided arts education programs, free-of-charge, to […]

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Visual Arts Center Launches Illustrator-in-Residence Program

March 22, 2016 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has launched an illustrator-in-residence program and will work with four illustrators over the next year. Each illustrator will design a catalog cover for the 53-year-old arts organization and lead a workshop or give a lecture on his or her craft. Victoria Borges was selected to illustrate the summer catalog, […]

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