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artoberVA 2018 Events

Thursday, October 11

Art Exhibits @ Main 2018
RVA Downtown , Free

The following exhibits will be on display for two months from Friday, September 7, 2018,through Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Gellman Room, Dooley Foyer &...

BOGO Branch Museum Membership during artoberVA
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

During the month of October The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is offering buy one get one free memberships to celebrate Culturework’s artoberVA! ...

Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Since Christopher Newport’s expedition planted a cross on the banks of the James River in 1607, Richmonders have marked the landscape to reflect their...

REMIX | Archival Oddities
12am
Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free

REMIX | Archival Oddities is a contest to inspire literal and figurative out-of-the-box ideas for cultural heritage collections. Archives aren’t just about...

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
RVA West End , Free

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection on view February 8 through December 9, 2018, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature,...

Workplace Creativity Month!
Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free

Keeping up with the pace of innovation today requires an unprecedented level of creativity in every aspect of business. Creativity is no longer an option –...

artoberVA Exhibits
RVA Southside , Free

See orginal artwork by Nikkea Sharee, Julian Greene, and other Richmond-area artists on display during the month of October. Join us for a special opening...

unVeiled EsSence Opens at Elegba Folklore Society
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Painter, arts educator and percussionist, Orisegun Olomidun opens a new exhibition in Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center on October 5, 2018 entitled,...

Absurd Form" - by Justin Gaffrey
8:30am
Henrico , Free

"Absurd Form" New exhibit on display September 20 – November 11, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6-8pm Justin Gaffrey’s work alludes...

"One Degree of Separation: Jordan Flower, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Coakley Brown"
9am
Hanover , Free

The title for this show celebrates the many different ways in which these three artists are ‘related’ to each other. While all three landscape painters are...

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America...

Sophie Treppendahl, "Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt"
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt, opens in Quirk's Pink Gallery on Thursday, August 9 and continues through...

There's Just Us
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. The Virginia...

True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

This free exhibition at the Library of Virginia explores the stories of Virginia’s African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just...

(Im)permanence
10am
RVA The Fan , $

(Im)permanence invites the viewer into a dialogue between society, intimate spaces, and the fleeting moments that exist within nature and the permanence of...

About Beulah Gould Branch, Mrs. John Kerr Branch
10am
RVA The Fan , $

Information about Mrs. Beulah Branch, her life, and the work done this summer restoring her bedroom will be in the Long Gallery September 20th – November...

Book Babies
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

Book Babies
10am
RVA East End , Free

Interactive stories, rhymes, music and play! Perfect for babies from birth to 17 months with an adult/their caregiver. We hope to see you there!

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman photograph auction to benefit artspace and Richmond SPCA
10am
RVA Southside , Free

artspace and Richmond SPCA shared fundraiser Richmond, VA - artspace is pleased to announce an online auction of digital photography by Elisabeth...

FOLK's ART 2018 Annual Exhibition & Sale
10am
RVA Southside , Free

The Gallery@Nest is proud to announce its annual FOLK’s ART exhibition and sale featuring the work of Melissa Burgess, Paul DiPasquale, Kate Duffy, Foust,...

Fall Book Sale
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

Need to read? Join us for the Fall Book Sale at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture on Thursday, October 11 — Sunday, October 14. We have thousands of...

For Art's Sake presents: Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings
10am
Ashland, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

For Art's Sake presents it's October exhibition, Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings. An exhibit showcasing locally recognized artists Kim Harding and Tami...

Pandemic: Richmond
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

May 10, 2018–January 6, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Pandemic: Richmond explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city....

Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

April 26, 2018–January 27, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, Pretty...

RAG: 2018
10am
Ashland , Free

The Flippo Gallery of Randolph-Macon College is proud to present an exhibition of work from RAG: the Richmond Artists' Group, a loose collection of artists...

RSOL Designer House
10am
RVA Northside , Prices Vary

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s 18th Designer House will feature the renowned Holly Lawn estate in Richmond’s Hermitage Road Historic District. This...

September-October Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
10am
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions. Come to explore our new exhibitions and...

Toward The Unknown Region, Antarctica Landscapes
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Artist Jos Biviano's Antarctica Landscapes are Original Paintings based on Captain Robert F. Scott's fatal Terra Nova Antarctica Expedition of 1910 - 1912....

Family Storytime
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

Library Yarns
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

Ed Trask Abstract Alleys & Jesus Beams Opening Reception
11am
RVA The Fan , Free

Trask paints a brand new intimate collection that covers Richmond's back door alleyways to the heavens above the city as God Fingers shoot through the...

Matt Lively’s Destructive Distillation
11am
RVA The Fan , Free

Matt Lively has distilled his work down to its essence, paying tribute to the many artists that have influenced or supported his career. When Matt was in...

Toddler Time
11am
RVA West End , Free

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver. First Thursday of each month features a bilingual story...

CCR Skylight Gallery Show
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Southside , Free

This Camera Club of Richmond invites you to Art Works' "4th Friday" social event kicking off their Skylight Gallery Show for October (#artoberVA). Eighteen...

September - October Exhibits @ Art Works
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

See these exhibits 12 - 6 PM, Tuesdays - Sundays through October 20, 2018. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include: Trumperie and...

September/October Exhibitions
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

Exhibitions September 28 - October 21, 2018 Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring artists Matthew Grimes, Gerry...

Without Precedent: The Invention of Chief Justice John Marshall by Joel Richard Paul
12pm
RVA The Fan , $

As a statesman, diplomat, secretary of state and chief justice, no one in the founding generation had a more enduring impact on our country’s government and...

Henricus Historical Park Adult Programs
2pm
Henrico , $

Lectures, Themed Site Tours, & Hands-on-Activites are included in these adult programs that you can find at the Henricus Historical Park Adult Programs. On...

In Stiches
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Adults and older teens - enjoy conversation while completing your hand crafts such as knitting and crotcheting.

LEGO Lit Thursdays
3pm
RVA Northside , Free

It's LEGO Time! Come join us at the North Avenue Branch Library to get your hands on any and all kinds of legos. Build along with our theme of the day, or...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Don Quixote
3pm, 5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Introducing the Great American Read Film series: film adaptations of America's favorite novels. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm &...

Family Storytime
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

Family Storytime
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

A storytime for the family. Different theme each week. Come join us!

STEM- Little Scientists- Sensory Fun
4:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Calling all scientists age 3-8! Join us for some hands-on learning fun the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each month we will explore, learn, and create some...

Art for the Journey Art Exhibit GALA
5:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Please join Art for the Journey for an evening of beautiful art created by some of Richmond's most talented artists, from the Bon Air Artists Association,...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Don Quixote
5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Introducing the Great American Read Film series: film adaptations of America's favorite novels. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm &...

RSOL Designer House Thirsty Thursdays featuring Three Unplugged
5:30pm
RVA Northside , Prices Vary

Join us for Thirsty Thursdays and enjoy live music by Three Unplugged, great food from Croaker’s Spot, and a complimentary glass of wine or Hardywood beer....

"Of secrecy, the violet" Exhibition
6pm
Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents an exhibition of work by New York City-based artist Elissa Levy, titled "Of secrecy, the violet." The show opens...

*POSTPONED* HPG Chamber Presents: Artober with Ed Hatch
6pm
Hopewell , Free

HPG Chamber of Commerce and Tourism presents a month of arts programming at Guncotton Coffee & Gallery in Downtown Hopewell. Come celebrate and explore local...

BASIC SCREENPRINTING
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of screen printing. You'll see how to coat and expose a screen, review types of images appropriate for screen...

Teen Color Time
6pm
RVA East End , Free

Teens...Do you love to color? Come in, relax and create beautiful artwork with our assortment of coloring books, colored pencils and markers.

Writers Farmhouse
6pm
Chesterfield , Free

Writers Farmhouse welcomes members of JRW and other writing enthusiasts to the Midlothian Urban Farmhouse Market & Café every Thursday evening from 6:00 –...

Living Ethics: How Social Policies Shape Health
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

How does race affect children’s opportunities to reach their full potential? What steps can be taken to close gaps? Join the Science Museum of Virginia as...

Courthouse Creek Cider's Fall Concert Series at The Highpoint
7pm
RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free

Join us out back in our courtyard next to Courthouse Creek Cider every Tuesday & Thursday in October for live music, cider, and delicious food trucks. 10/9...

Frankenstein: Film Screening + Discussion
7pm
Henrico , Free

Widely considered one of the most iconic horror films ever made, Frankenstein tells the gruesome tale of Dr. Frankenstein, a mad scientist. Obsessed with...

NT LIVE: "MACBETH" ENCORE BROADCAST
7pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness....

Richmond Crape Myrtles by Mary Arzt
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

New Pen & Ink Drawings by Mary Arzt opens First Friday October 5tth with Reception from 7-10PM & Live Acoustic Music by Leach ...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
7pm
Prices Vary

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME September 21 - October 14, 2018 Virginia Rep's November Theatre 114 W. Broad Street Written by Simon...

The Mysticism of Sound & Music
7pm
RVA Downtown , $

Join Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, and visiting Indian musician, Sukhawat Ali Khan, for teachings and music based on the mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan's book, The...

Count Dracula: Sep 15 - Oct 20
8pm
Colonial Heights, Chesterfield , Prices Vary

This witty, wonderful and often funny re-telling of the legendary story about the suave Count with a lust for blood will usher in the autumn season here at...

Gutenberg! The Musical!
8pm
RVA Downtown , $

In this two-man musical satire, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about Johann...

Rick Braun
8pm
Henrico , $$

Trumpet Maestro Rick Braun Invites You To Take a Trip Around The Horn & A Journey Into His Diverse Influences New CD Features Special Guests Peter White,...

The Laramie Project
8pm
RVA Northside , $$

Following the brutal and senseless murder of a local young gay man, one small Wyoming town comes face to face with the reality and aftermath of cruel...

Thursday, October 11