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VisArts Closed on Wednesday, January 17

January 17, 2018 News

Due to inclement weather, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Wednesday, January 17th.  Please check our website and social media platforms for up-to-date information about our schedule.    

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VisArts Closed, Thursday Jan. 4

January 04, 2018 News

Due to weather, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Thursday, January 4. Check our social media platforms for updates about Friday, but we expect to run on a normal schedule.

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VisArts to Host Open Studio Happy Hour on Dec. 13

December 04, 2017 News

On Wednesday, December 13  from 5 to 7 p.m., VisArts is hosting an Open Studio Happy Hour to showcase its 15 professional art studios and new open studio access program. Guests are invited to stop by VisArts’ 1812 W. Main Street location to enjoy refreshments, explore the building and learn more about how to get studio access. Starting […]

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10 Artists Recognized as Craft + Design Award Winners

November 22, 2017 News

Congratulations to all the Craft + Design 2017 award winners and special thanks to our award sponsors. Below is a list of the 10 awards handed out at VisArts’ 53rd Annual Craft + Design show. Elisabeth Scott Bocock Best in Show Award, Presented by McGuireWoods LLP: Robin Kittleson Davenport & Company Innovative Use of Traditional Craft: Shanti Yard Friends […]

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R•Home Magazine Presents First Designer Showcase at VisArts’ Craft + Design Show

November 08, 2017 News

This year at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s annual Craft + Design show, some of Richmond’s most talented interior designers and merchandisers have created spaces that blend work from the show’s artists with contemporary furnishings and antiques. R•Home’s first Designer Showcase, located in booths 608-611, contains vignettes created by Williams & Sherrill, La Diff, […]

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VisArts Announces Rise + Shine Featured Speaker: Interior Designer Amanda Nisbet

October 25, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces that interior designer Amanda Nisbet will be the featured speaker at Rise + Shine, part of VisArts’ fifty-third annual Craft + Design show, presented by Altria Group. The show takes place at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed the weekend of Nov. 17-19, 2017. Richmond Magazine brings […]

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Mosaic Restaurant and Garnish Catering Take Home Top Prizes at VisArts’ Chili Throwdown

October 11, 2017 News

Mosaic Restaurant and Garnish Catering took home the top prizes at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s fourth annual Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 6. More than 500 people attended the event and the proceeds benefit VisArts. Over 20 restaurants contributed their best chili, which was taste-tested by a jury and the event’s attendees. At the end of the evening, VisArts presented […]

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VisArts Named ‘Bedrock Institution’ By The Virginia Commission for the Arts

October 11, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is proud to announce that it was selected by The Virginia Commission for the Arts as a “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award” recipient. VisArts was recognized in the Bedrock Institutions category. The VCA recognizes bedrock institutions as those that “have been in existence more than ten years, have demonstrated a […]

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Jewelry Artist Tara Locklear Selected as Craft + Design Featured Artist

September 18, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has selected North Carolina-based jewelry maker Tara Locklear as the featured artist of its 53rd annual Craft + Design Show, which will take place Nov. 17-19, 2017 at historic Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed. Locklear uses materials like recycled skateboards and cast cement to create necklaces, earrings, […]

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Solo Exhibition by Carli Holcomb Opens September 8

August 16, 2017 News

An exhibition of work by Carli Holcomb titled “After Dark” will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, September 8. A 5:30 p.m. artist talk will be followed by a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. “After Dark” runs from September 8 through November 12, 2017. Holcomb creates mixed media sculptures, […]

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Make Space Mentor Applications Due August 31

August 08, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is recruiting mentors for its yearlong mentorship program, Make Space. 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. Make Space, formerly called A Space of Her Own, was launched in the fall […]

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VisArts Will Exhibit Work by Grace Kubilius at CURRENT Art Fair

August 03, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond announces that it will participate in CURRENT, a contemporary art fair going into its second year. VisArts will use its exhibition space to highlight the work of its most recent Quirk+VisArts artist-in-residence, Grace Kubilius. CURRENT will run from Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1 at Richmond’s Main Street […]

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VisArts to Jointly Host RVA Critical Art Writing Program

August 03, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1708 Gallery and Studio Two Three will host a critical art writing program, organized by independent curator and arts writer Lauren Ross. The RVA Critical Art Writing Program is intended to increase the number of arts writers working in the region. Ross will pair six aspiring arts writers with […]

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VisArts to Make World’s Largest Cyanotype on May 20

May 02, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Cyanotype at its spring open house on Saturday, May 20. Play Day, VisArts’ spring open house, runs from noon to 3 p.m. and takes place at the arts center’s 1812 W. Main Street location. The cyanotype will be […]

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Solo Exhibition by Nate Young Opens April 21

April 03, 2017 News

An exhibition of work by Nate Young titled (re)collection will go on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, April 21. A 5:30 p.m. artist talk will be followed by a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through June 18. Young presents an installation that interprets and mythologizes […]

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French Film Festival Brings Gerard Krawczyk Photo Exhibit to VisArts

March 30, 2017 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is partnering with the French Film Festival to showcase the photo exhibit, “1 Image out of 140,000” at its 1812 W. Main Street location. Nine photographs by Gerard Krawczyk have been mounted in the building. Viewers can listen to compositions by film music composers Armand Amar, Maïdi Roth and […]

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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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