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artoberVA 2018 Events

Friday, October 19

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! ...

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
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...

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,...

WRIR On Air Celebration
Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan

From October 15 - 24, WRIR 97.3 FM will celebrate the community of volunteers who make Richmond Independent Radio come alive, and the community of listeners...

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...

CreativeMornings
8:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

CreativeMornings is a global speaker series for the creative community. The Richmond chapter features free coffee, breakfast and an inspiring talk from a...

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...

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...

"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...

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,...

Fighting for the Right to Fight
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

New Exhibition opens September 28, 2018 In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for most...

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...

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...

Story Time - Carson
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

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...

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
3pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle is a group show featuring all females (6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle is a group show featuring all females...

48-to-Create
4pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Experience VisArts’ newest event, a weekend-long make-a-thon called 48-to-Create! Got an art project you’ve been meaning to finish? Want to start something...

Pumpkin Decorating
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us and decorate a pumpkin for your Halloween festivities! Just bring you imagination, pumpkins and art supplies will be provided! For all ages.

Science After Dark: Glow!
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

Science is fun. But it's more fun when it glows in the dark! Head to the Science Museum of Virginia for this special Science After Dark and make glow-in-the...

"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...

Art Meets Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This year’s winner is Donna M. Lucey...

Clarence Singleton - Seminar Series
6pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

Clarence Singleton is a motivational speaker, author, a retired United States Marine, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a Purple Heart Medal recipient. Mr....

DEN OF FEAR
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Den of Fear Haunted House Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 19-November 3 This October, terror comes to Richmond, VA! Need a Halloween thrill? Den of...

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...

An Evening of Songs & Stories Feat. Georgia Rogers Farmer
7pm
Henrico , $

Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:00 pm Tickets: $17 Advance, $21 at the door.Singer, actor and cabaret artist Georgia Rogers Farmer takes the stage for an...

Fountain Bookstore Presents An Evening with Nathaniel Philbrick
7pm
RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

Fountain Bookstore is pleased to present an evening with National Book Award Winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Nathaniel Philbrick, who will speak in the...

Gallery Opening & Show: Hal Horwitz: Our Native Orchids, A Retrospective
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Hal Horwitz was a Richmond pediatric dentist who took up photography as a hobby more than thirty years ago, developing a special interest in native orchids....

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 ...

DOVER QUARTET WITH PETER SERKIN
7:30pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Dover Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American...

Songs From Bedlam
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $$

"Bedlam = late Middle English: The Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, used as an asylum for the reception and treatment of the mentally ill; originally...

ComedySportz ST. BALDRICK'S SPECIAL!
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

Every year, we support the St. Baldrick's Foundation in their efforts to raise money in teh fight against childhood cancer. This amazing night features a...

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...

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...

Vexine (special guest Barrelhouse)
8pm
Henrico , $

VEXINE is sexy, supercharged rock from Richmond, Virginia. The group features front woman Sarah Gleason on vocals, Paul Pearce on lead guitar and vocals,...

Improv Arena
10:15pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

The cage match smackdown of improv comedy! Three very different teams each perform 20 minute sets of improv, all based on audience suggestions. The crowd...

Friday, October 19