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artoberVA 2018 Events

Friday, October 12

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...

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...

Intermediate Genealogy Workshop: Private Papers Collections at the Library of Virginia
9:30am
RVA Downtown , $

In addition to state and county records, the Library of Virginia holds nongovernment papers such as Bible records, family papers, letters, organization...

"One Degree of Separation: Jordan Flower, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Coakley Brown"
10am
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...

(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...

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...

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
10am
RVA East End , $

Download the tour and take it on your own time! This hour-long, two-mile audio tour will guide you along the streets of Church Hill and Tobacco Row while...

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, 5pm
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....

Crochet Club
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Meet us every Friday to learn how to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials or just use ours! This class is open to all levels of knowledge and open for...

Storytime and a Healthy Snack!
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

Families are welcome to enjoy a story focusing on healthy food and fun, followed by a healthy snack prepared by Sequoia Ross.

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...

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...

CHANNELS - ON VIEW THROUGH 10/27
1pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Candela Books + Gallery is pleased to present CHANNELS, a group exhibition featuring photographs and mixed media works by Courtney Johnson, Lisa Kokin, and...

Gayle Barber Painting Demonstration & talk
2pm
Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, RVA Southside , Free

Bella Arte Gallery is celebrating #ArtoberVA Every Friday in October with an exciting event! On October, 12th Gayle Barber will give a live painting...

Origami
4pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us as we learn how to fold unique origami creations! Recommended ages 12 but everyone is invited. Supplies provided by the library.

S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
4:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

S.T.E.A.M.: Fall Dissolving Candy! We will explore with a variety of fall candy to see which will dissolve the fastest. Sign up by calling or stopping...

For Art's Sake presents: Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings
5pm
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...

Second Fridays at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm
RVA The Fan , $

It’s just like the First Friday Art Samplers that you know and love, but on the second Friday of each month. First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these...

"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...

Community Cubes @ Richmond Folk Festival
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Art on Wheels, a Richmond nonprofit that brings comprehensive art programming to local communities with limited access to the arts, is debuting our newest...

Friday For the Arts
6pm
Petersburg , Free

The second Friday of every month, downtown Petersburg hosts an evening celebrating the arts called "Friday for the Arts." PAAL holds its opening reception...

Ha Ha Happy Hour
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Join RVA Laugh Club this Friday (and every Friday) and give yourself the gift of laughter, connection and community with Laughter Yoga. Created by...

Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a...

The Richmond Folk Festival
6pm
Free

Last year this festival attracted more than 220,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture...

Petersburg Haunts Walking Tour of Old Towne Petersburg
6:45pm
Petersburg , $

So much fun on Friday & Saturday nights 'til Halloween! This 90-minute walking tour is led by a costumed, lantern-carrying storyteller who will show you why...

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 ...

Clean Dry Socks:  Diary of a Doughboy
8pm
Chesterfield , $

River City Community Players (formerly Huguenot Community Players) presents “Clean Dry Socks: Diary of a Doughboy,” a new play by Richmond playwright Michael...

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...

Mama's Blacksheep w/ guest Kyle Davis
8pm
Henrico , $$

Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Together, this duo...

Street Scene by Kurt Weill
8pm

Hailed by critics as the first truly “American Opera,” and winner of the very first Tony Award for Best Original Score (1947), Street Scene mixed comedy,...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
8pm
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 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...

Friday, October 12