Art Junction Chili Throwdown

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Art Junction Chili Throwdown will take place Friday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. and features the chili of over 20 participating restaurants.

Last year, more than 500 people attended the indoor/outdoor event. Tickets are $20 for VisArts members and $25 for the general public. Kids under age 12 eat for $5 and kids under age 3 eat free. Adult admission includes a handmade ceramic bowl—made by a VisArts clay artist—and a drink ticket. Additional ceramic bowls will be available for purchase.

Participating restaurants contribute their best chili, which is taste-tested by both a blind jury and the event’s attendees. After guests have voted, they’re welcome to go back for a full bowl of their favorite chili. At the end of the evening, VisArts presents two restaurants with awards—an overall award, selected by the judges, and a people’s choice award. The 2016 defending champions are Fresca on Addison and the VMFA’s Amuse restaurant.

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