Collectors’ Night

Collectors’ Night 2019 is sold out,

but you can still submit a proxy bid.


The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its 33rd Annual Collectors’ Night on March 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  This year, we’re celebrating our printmaking program and the new Vivian Keasler Letterpress + Book Arts Studio. Guests enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction and seated live auction.

VisArts will also be unveiling the Dominion Energy Studios on West Main. Proceeds from Collectors’ Night support VisArts’ education and outreach programs.

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

view the program from 2018