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artoberVA 2018 Events

Friday, October 5

#ArtoberVA...Antarctica's Fatal Terra Nova Expedition in Photographs
Chesterfield, Ashland, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, RVA Southside , Free

On Oct. 5 we kick off #ArtoberVA with our Published & International Award Winner, & Antarctican Society plus New Zealand Antarctica Society member, Artist...

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 &...

Art Exhibits @ Main 2018 & First Friday @ Main
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 &...

Artober Exhibits at Hull Street Library
RVA Southside , Free

See original artwork by Nikkea Sharee, Julian Greene, Unicia Buster, Jerome and Jermoyah Jones, and Paris Allen, all Richmond-area artists on display during...

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! ...

MODERN QUILT GUILD AUCTION
RVA Northside , Free

EVENT TIMEFRAME: 7-10 PM PARTIAL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS STUDIO This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

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...

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...

Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, "Extenison"
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Artist's reception Thursday, September 6, 5 - 8 pm Kendra Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, Extenison, will be featured in Quirk's Main Gallery as well as The...

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...

"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...

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...

Love Letters & Recipes: Researching Historical Fiction
10am
RVA Downtown , $

Civil War history books tell us about battles and politicians, but what did ordinary people read in the newspaper? What did they eat for breakfast? Details...

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.

Artist Gallery Talk
12pm
RVA West End , Free

Artists Brittany Nelson and Danishta Rivero present a gallery talk and walk-through for their exhibition "Warm Worlds and Otherwise"

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...

S.T.E.M. Halloween Candy
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12. This month we will be experimenting with Halloween Candy!

First Fridays Art Walk
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

Manchester Manifest's First Fridays at Brewer's Cafe
5pm
RVA Southside , Free

Arts. Music. Food. Drinks. Vendors. Community. Every First Friday in Manchester, Richmond, VA we highlight and engage several local businesses, artists,...

unVeiled EsSence Opens at Elegba Folklore Society
5pm
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,...

First Fridays with RPAA
5:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

First Fridays with RPAA presents an evening of family-friendly improv, featuring players from ComedySportz Richmond! The first rule of improv: Always Say...

"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 Junction Chili Throwdown at VisArts
6pm
RVA The Fan , $

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its Fifth Annual Art Junction Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. Over 20 restaurants...

ArtoberVA First Friday Opening Reception
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for an opening reception with entertainment, refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists whose work is on display for the month of October.

Ed Trask Abstract Alleys & Jesus Beams Opening Reception
6pm
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...

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...

Matt Lively’s Destructive Distillation
6pm
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...

Soft Opening for RVA Creative Wellness Center
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Come celebrate with us! We are opening up on November 2, 2018. This soft opening is a chance for you to meet our staff and CoFounders! Come have a beer...

Artists' Talk for Herald 4
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

There will be a 2nd public reception with an artistis' talk for this invitational exhibition. Doors open at 6:30 pm with talk starting at 7:00 pm in the...

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...

HUMBUG: The Great P.T. Barnum Séance
7pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

Lead by David London, hear the incredible true stories of Barnum's life! Encounter genuine artifacts from Barnum's career! Experience Spirit Communication!...

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 ...

ANTIGONE
7:30pm
RVA West End , Free

By Sophocles Directed by Walter Schoen “... a play that scoops more or less everyone up in its savage embrace.” – The New York Times In a story that is as...

Theater VCU Presents "The Wolves"
7:30pm
$, $$, Prices Vary

THE WOLVES By Sarah DeLappe Direction by Sharon Ott Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls indoor soccer...

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...

KARAR DANCE COMPANY presents "Across Disciplines"
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $

KARAR DANCE COMPANY presents their second production Across Disciplines: celebrating Richmond artists through collaborative dance performance. Performances...

Puppets Vs. People ComedySportz
8pm

Competitive improv comedy taken to the next level as a team of puppets competes to take down the team of people in a battle of improv games and wit....

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 5