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artoberVA 2018 Events

Sunday, September 30

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 &...

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...

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,...

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...

Origami in the Garden, Art by Kevin Box
9am
Henrico , $

April 13 – September 30, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights until 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5 Origami in the Garden is an...

(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...

Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, "Extenison"
10am
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...

For Art's Sake presents: Collective Influence II
10am
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop by and see this patron favorite and annual exhibit. Collective Influence II marks the second year of this collaboration between For Art's Sake Gallery...

Fresh Paint: Live Mural Painting in the Gallery
10am
RVA The Fan , $

Come visit our current exhibits and get a sneak peek into "Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia,” our ground-breaking exhibition that will...

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...

Sophie Treppendahl, "Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt"
10am
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...

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
11am
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
11am
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...

26th Annual Richmond Tattoo and Arts Festival
12pm
RVA Southside , $

Come Join us for one of the Oldest Tattoo conventions in the WORLD! This year marks 26 consecutive years of the Richmond Tattoo and Arts Festival. This...

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...

First Drafts and Bagels
12pm
$

Need some dynamic theatre to elevate your weekend? Join us at Firehouse for mimosas and bagels and participate in the creative process of making a new...

Miss Pinup RVA
12pm
RVA Northside, RVA The Fan , Free

Calling all Pinups! Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio are teaming up to present the 2018 Miss Pinup RVA...

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 Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
12pm
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...

House Hold
1pm, 4pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free

House Hold Book release and pictures about death and f*cking Joan Gaustad + Michael Lease 09.21.2018 - 11.11.2018 ...an exhibition of works by Joan...

NaNo Plan-o: Generating Ideas for NaNoWriMo
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Plan for NaNoWriMo! (Read about National Novel Writing Month here: nanowrimo.org) So how do you come up with new ideas? There will be some methods on hand to...

Real to Reel: Red Tails (PG-13)
2pm
Henrico , $

Ever wonder how historically accurate our favorite films really are? Come and enjoy the movie, Red Tails. James Triesler, Director of Education at the...

Starr Foster Dance: ANTHOLOGY
2pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $

Hailed as "innovative" and "prolific " with the dancers having "superb technique" and "inherent intelligence and artistry", Starr Foster Dance remains...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
2pm
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 Poe Museum's Summer Sunday Readings
2pm
RVA Downtown , $

Enjoy a reading of select Poe works in the Shrine of the Enchanted Garden or a talk featuring local authors and scholars. -Included with Museum admission-

Teen English Learners Reading Club
3pm
RVA Southside , Free

Middle and High School students are welcome to practice their reading skills. Contact Aanu Adewusi at 601-0041 for more information.

Dreams and Prayers
4pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

CMSCVA begins its 14th season in September with two performances of transcendental chamber music by Johannes Brahms, and Osvaldo Golijov. Joining CMSCVA...

House Hold
4pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free

House Hold Book release and pictures about death and f*cking Joan Gaustad + Michael Lease 09.21.2018 - 11.11.2018 ...an exhibition of works by Joan...

"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...

The Gallery@Nest is Proud to Present "Frank Heller 2B - 1 Drawing Lead 2 Another"
6:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Enjoy the unrivaled sense of humor and irony in the remarkable graphite drawings of Frank Heller. It’s #2 Pencils at their best - where 1 Drawing Lead 2...

Hiroshima
7pm
Henrico , $$

Hiroshima, a group whose music falls between R&B, pop, world music, and jazz, has long had its own niche. The band integrates traditional Japanese...

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