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VisArts Accepting Applications for Spring/Summer 2022 Studio Access Residency Program

January 06, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) is currently accepting applications for the Spring/Summer Studio Access Residency program. The application deadline closes on February 2, 2022. VisArts’ Studio Access Residency is designed to support two emerging or established visual artists to develop new ideas and foster artistic exploration by providing free access to VisArts’ 17 […]

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VisArts Implements New Vaccination Requirement and COVID-19 Policy Updates

January 06, 2022 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will require that all adults ages 18 and over be fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC, to attend in-person classes or participate in studio access programs. This requirement will take effect on March 28, 2022. Individuals must provide proof of vaccination and have this verified before attending their […]

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VisArts Closed on Monday, January 3

January 03, 2022 News

Due to inclement weather, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will be closed on Monday, January 3rd.  Please check our website and social media platforms for up-to-date information about our schedule.

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VisArts Raises Over $16,000 During ‘Of Mud & Blood’ Exhibition Silent Auction

December 22, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond raised over $16,000 at the conclusion of the “Of Mud & Blood” exhibition silent auction. The artwork at the exhibition were collaborative works between Central Virginia-based ceramicists and tattoo artists. “Of Mud & Blood” explored these centuries-old crafts through various vessels, sculptures and other forms. The ‘Unlucky Strike Vase’ […]

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Q&A With Matt Cricchio, Author and Instructor of VisArts’ Yearlong Novel-Writing Class

November 29, 2021 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is giving aspiring novelists the perfect opportunity to kick-start their writing careers in 2022. VisArts’ yearlong novel-writing class kicks off again this January. In this special class, writers will have the chance to spend an entire year workshopping their writing with Richmond-based author, Matt Cricchio. Cricchio is a Navy […]

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VisArts Unveils “Granby House” During CRAFT + DESIGN Weekend: Its Most Recent Property Acquisition Will Serve as Resident-Artist Housing.

November 22, 2021 News

November 22, 2021 (Richmond, VA), The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) unveiled its most recent acquisition, a residential property at 1 Granby Street, during its 57th Annual Craft + Design weekend. Craft + Design, which took place online this year, is a three-day signature event that celebrates local, regional, and national craft arts.   “Granby […]

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Over 500 Guests Attend “Of Mud & Blood” Opening; Pieces Up for Auction Until Dec. 20

November 12, 2021 Features News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) hosted over 500 guests at the opening for “Of Mud & Blood,” an exhibition that features collaborative works by Central Virginia-based ceramicists and tattoo artists. The exhibition explores these centuries-old crafts through various vessels, sculptures and many other forms. Known for their own traditional styles and techniques, the […]

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VisArts Announces Rise + Shine Featured Speaker: Interior Designer Mary Welch Fox Stasik, Host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland”

October 28, 2021 News

Interior designer and host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland” Mary Welch Fox Stasik will be the featured speaker at Rise + Shine as part of VisArts’ 57th annual Craft + Design show which takes place online from Nov. 19-21, 2021. Richmond Magazine brings Stasik, host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland” to the virtual Rise + Shine event to talk about […]

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Meet Theodore Taylor III, the Award-Winning, Richmond-based Illustrator Behind the Cover of VisArts’ 2022 Winter Catalog.  

October 26, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s winter class registration opens on Wednesday, October 27 and Richmond-based illustrator Theodore Taylor III is behind the user-interface-inspired illustrations for the cover of the 2022 Winter catalog.   Taylor draws from a wide range of interests for his work: comics, video games, street art and music. But his inspiration […]

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Ceramics Meets Tattoo Art in “Of Mud & Blood” Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Nov 12

October 20, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents “Of Mud & Blood,” an exhibition that features collaborative works by Central Virginia-based ceramicists and tattoo artists. This exhibit will open on Friday, Nov. 12, with a public reception from 5:30-7 p.m. and will be on view at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s True F. Luck Gallery until Jan 9, 2022; […]

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Registration for VisArts Holiday Mini Session Opens to Members Wednesday, Oct. 6

October 06, 2021 News

Registration for VisArts’ holiday mini session opens on Wednesday, October 6 at 9 a.m. for VisArts members. Holiday mini registration opens to the general public on Wednesday, October 13 at 9 a.m. VisArts members get early access to class registration, 10% off tuition, discounted event tickets and more. Neet tuition assistance? Check out our income-based, […]

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VisArts launches 3 New Take + Make Kits

September 24, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond launched three new Take + Make Kits for the fall 2021 season. Make A Chia Pet with Adam Burke; Exploring Shibori: Tie-Dye Your Own Bandana with Alex Foster; and Screen Monotypes 3 Ways with Jordan Brown are now available in the VisArts online shop for purchase. Take + Make […]

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Over 20 Restaurants Will Participate in VisArts’ 8th Annual Chili Throwdown on Oct. 1

September 16, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its eighth annual Chili Throwdown event on Fri., Oct. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m., with early access for VisArts members from 5 to 6 p.m. This year’s event will feature chili from over 20 area restaurants, beer, wine, and live music by The Cary Street Ramblers. This COVID-conscious event will be held mainly outdoors in the VisArts Cabell Courtyard, rear […]

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VisArts Welcomes New Staff Members to its Team

September 08, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) added three new hires to its team. Clarissa Bannor joins the staff as Marketing and Communications Manager. In her role, Clarissa is responsible for VisArts external communications, including all programmatic marketing efforts. Clarissa earned an MA in Arts Management from George Mason University, specializing in Arts Marketing & […]

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Four New Artists Begin Their Residency at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

September 01, 2021 News

Richmond, Va. (Sept 1, 2021) The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has three visual artists and one creative writer beginning their 11-month residency at VisArts. Together, they make up the second cohort of VisArts’ Annual Artist Residency Program. Launched in the spring of 2019, the residency program is funded in part by a grant from […]

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The Visual Arts Center of Richmond Celebrates Its Teachers as ArtVenture Comes to a Close for the 2021 Summer Season 

September 01, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) hosted its annual teacher appreciation party in the Cabell Courtyard outside the art center. The event was emceed by former VisArts teacher turned Diversity Richmond ambassador, the incomparable Grace Wetpants. Over 100 people were in attendance: VisArts teachers, board members, staff, and friends of the organization. “This celebration […]

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