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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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VisArts to Host Play Day on May 19

April 09, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its annual spring open house, Play Day, on Saturday, May 19. At Play Day, kids and adults make art projects in more than a dozen studios throughout VisArts’ 30,000-square foot facility. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Beer and food will be available for […]

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Families Celebrate the Work of Student Artists at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Reception

February 28, 2018 News

Over 650 student artists and their families gathered at VisArts for a closing reception of the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Families explored the Scholastics Exhibition in VisArts’ True F. Luck Gallery and throughout the building, then Gold Key Award winners gathered at Binford Middle School for a closing ceremony. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards […]

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Over 900 Young Artists Recognized by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

February 16, 2018 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has announced the regional award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7 […]

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VisArts to Participate as Exhibiting Organization in Inaugural Edition of CURRENT Books

February 07, 2018 News

VisArts will participate as an exhibiting organization in the inaugural edition of CURRENT Books, a special CURRENT Art Fair event featuring artists, book makers, zine makers and publishers of artists monographs and other book-based arts objects. This year at CURRENT Books, VisArts will highlight local artists by featuring miniature, handmade books and zines, which will be sold out of the center’s Art-o-Mat machine. Artwork sold […]

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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, January 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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