VisArts Chili Throwdown

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Chili Throwdown will take place on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

Last year, more than 500 people attended this indoor/outdoor event. Tickets are $30 for VisArts members and $35 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 are available for purchase.

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.

Interested in volunteering at this event? Our volunteer sign-up page will go live soon! For every two hours you work, you receive $10 off VisArts tuition.  


Special Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors