The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is a 30,000-square foot arts center that boasts 15 studios and the True F. Luck Gallery. Our mission is to help all people engage in the creative process.
VisArts is located in the old Virginia Dairy Building in Richmond’s historic Fan District.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 353-0094
Fax: (804) 353-8018
E-mail: [email protected]
VisArts is open seven days a week.
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1 to 4 p.m.
VisArts is closed on Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and the Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week. During December, the building closes Christmas Eve and reopens January 2.
VisArts has a small paved parking lot on the corner of Allen Avenue and Main Street and a larger gravel parking lot behind the building, which is accessible via the alleys on Allen Avenue and Granby Street. Street parking is also available. Please be aware that there is no parking in front of the Visual Arts Center on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m.
If traveling by GRTC bus, take routes 10 or 16. Bike racks are available and are adjacent to both parking lots.
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond does not follow the inclement weather closings of area schools. Closings are announced on the website, on Facebook and via Twitter. VisArts’ first priority is always the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Expect full-day closures and delayed openings to be announced by 6:30 a.m. VisArts will determine whether to cancel evening classes and special events by 4 p.m. Current students can expect to receive an e-mail from VisArts’ registrar with information about rescheduling any missed classes.
The best way to stay informed about VisArts’ upcoming classes, events and special programs is to join our e-mail distribution list.