Art Junction Chili Throwdown

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Art Junction Chili Throwdown will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 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 $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 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. The 2017 defending champions are Mosaic Restaurant and Garnish Catering.

Interested in volunteering at this event? Please sign up on our volunteer page. For every two hours you work, you receive $10 off VisArts tuition.  


Special Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors