Collectors’ Night

Make plans to be at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on March 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for our 33rd annual Collectors’ Night. This year, we’re celebrating our printmaking program and the new Vivian Keasler Letterpress + Book Arts Studio. Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction and seated live auction.

We’ll also be unveiling the Dominion Energy Studios on West Main. Proceeds from Collectors’ Night support VisArts’ education and outreach programs. Collectors’ Night tickets are now on sale. This event has sold out the past two years.

Each year, VisArts recognizes a longtime friend with the Distinguished Service Award. The recipient is an individual who has demonstrated a sustained and extraordinary commitment to the organization. The 2019 Distinguished Service Award recipient is Brian Jackson.

History of the Event: Collectors’ Night, launched in 1987, is the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s most significant annual fundraising event. The 350-person gala is held in every March and includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction and a seated live auction. Proceeds from the event support VisArts’ outreach programs. VisArts—and its contingent of guest curators—works with some of Richmond’s most beloved artists, and the result is an art auction that’s full of local artwork.

2019 live auction art will be posted on March 6th

Download the 2018 program