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artoberVA 2019 Events

Friday, October 11

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House

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...

RVA East End , $
"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
Library of Virginia
9am

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite...

RVA Downtown , Free
All About Art Camp presents "Musing of an Art Camper"
Pine Camp Art and Community Center
9am

All About Art Camp ran eight weeks, Monday through Friday. Campers ages 6-12 years old explored topics such as: music, theatre, dance, and studio art. The...

RVA Downtown , Free
Color Cargo
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

VisArts presents "Color Cargo," an exhibition of work by New York-based artist Damien Davis, curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken. “Color Cargo” examines the...

RVA The Fan , Free
Holocaust By Bullets
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

The Holocaust by Bullets was the systematic killing of Jews & Roma Sinti which started before the development of the concentration camps. These mass murders...

RVA Downtown , Free
James River Writers Master Classes
James River Writers
9am

On Friday, October 11, 2019, we will offer six pre-conference Master Classes. Each two-hour Master Class, taught by one of our conference guest speakers,...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$
MARY SCURLOCK, 'EQUATIONS'
Quirk Gallery
9am

"Equations presents the most recent mixed media works by artist, Mary Scurlock. Here on paper and panel, vibrant blues settle into warm grays, and earth...

RVA Downtown , Free
MEG ROBERTS ARSENOVIC, 'TIDEWATER'
Quirk Gallery
9am

"It happened 35 million years ago. A meteor the size of Manhattan sailed west over the Atlantic ocean, crashing directly into what is now the mouth of the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Bionic Me
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

The Science Museum of Virginia’s newest touring exhibition “Bionic Me” showcases the ingenious medical, industrial and technological breakthroughs that have...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
ANCARROW’S LIST: NATIVE PLANTS AT THE RIVER’S EDGE
10am

Plants of the James River juried art exhibition will be on display at the Lora M. Robins Library, October 1 – October 31, 2019. During regular Garden...

Henrico , $
Alison Hall | "for the white bird"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

For the white bird is Alison Hall’s second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery and is comprised of a series of works on panel in various scales alongside...

RVA The Fan , Free
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
The Valentine
10am

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled...

RVA Downtown , $
Elise Schweitzer: Container Garden
10am

The Flippo Gallery of Randolph-Macon College is proud to present "Container Garden," an exhibition of paintings by Elise Schweitzer. Join us for the...

Ashland , Free
Great Force Exhibition
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Great Force is an exhibition that uses painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance to examine the reality of race in the United States. It will...

RVA Arts District , Free
Hey, Hey, Hey! Collection by Bill Cooper
10am

"I grew up in segregated Richmond during the fifties and sixties. There were not many people who looked like us in the media - especially on television and...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
James River Art League Exhibits at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
James River Art League
10am

James River Art League has a garden-themed exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden September 23 - November 11, 2019.

Henrico , Free
Joan Elliott | "Infinity Fields"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Celebrating her fifth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Joan Elliott presents a series of individual paintings and diptychs on panel that display her...

RVA The Fan , Free
Local Artist Display at the East End Branch Library
10am

Come to the East End Branch Library and see mosaic paintings and other pieces from Church Hill artists and members of the Hillians Art League, Scott Tilghman...

RVA East End , Free
Matt Kleberg | "Blind Arcade"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Blind Arcade marks the first solo exhibition in Richmond for Matt Kleberg, whose work has appeared in several group installations at Reynolds Gallery since...

RVA The Fan , Free
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
The Valentine
10am

A new exhibition debuting at the Valentine will conceptually reimagine Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Opening at the Valentine on February 14, this...

RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary
October 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10am

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, October 3, 2019, through Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Gellman Room—Shapes, Shimmers and Shadows—every...

RVA Downtown , Free
Richmond Zine Fest 2019
Richmond Public Library
10am

What’s a zine? From Stolen Sharpie Revolution, and pronounced like magazine without the “maga-,” a zine is an independently created publication...

RVA Downtown , Free, Prices Vary
Sundry Souls: Views. Values. Vibrancy
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Sundry Souls is a collection of work created by 17 artists who are as diverse as the images depicted in their creations. Yet, they share the common thread of...

RVA Downtown , $
Unlock All the Doors!
Art180
10am

This year’s annual exhibition by Performing Statistics calls for our community to unlock the doors of potential for our youth. The exhibition runs October...

RVA Arts District , Free
Wonderment, Landscapes To Escape To...
Bella Arte Gallery
10am

Our "Wonderment" show kicks off artoberVA with beautiful landscape scenery to absorb & escape to by our gallery artists. Meet & greet the artists on Opening...

Chesterfield , Free
Crochet Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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...

RVA Northside , Free
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for our fun, interactive, and educational story time featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

RVA East End , Free
#artoberVA  Interactive 'Miniature Painting'
Bella Arte Gallery
11am

This is Pure Fun as Virginia Artist Debra Keirce is back at Bella Arte Gallery for #artoberVA Oct 11 & 12 from 11am to 4 pm. You will be able to paint on a...

Chesterfield , Free
HALLUCINATIONS by Justin James Reed
Candela Books and Gallery
11am

Candela Gallery is delighted to present HALLUCINATIONS, the first feature solo exhibition at Candela for Richmond, Virginia based artist, Justin James Reed....

RVA Arts District , Free
Landscapes of Virginia and North Carolina
11am

Sixteen paintings by Richmond artist Bart Levy are on display at Toast American Bistro through October. These paintings evoke the peacefulness and zen-like...

Henrico , Free
POWER by David Emitt Adams
Candela Books and Gallery
11am

Candela Gallery is excited to announce POWER, a solo exhibition by Arizona based photographer, David Emitt Adams. For the last ten years, Adams has been...

RVA Arts District , Free
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

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...

RVA West End , Free
Xavier Mary, Deepwater Horizon
1708 Gallery
11am

1708 Gallery announces Deepwater Horizon, an exhibition of sculpture, video, and appropriated objects by Belgian artist Xavier Mary. Deepwater Horizon...

RVA Arts District , Free
Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
Elegba Folklore Society
12pm

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center and take in Africa’s Art in Paint & Wood. Browse through this eclectic collection of batiks from Burkina...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
Artful Scavenger Hunt Studio Tour at Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

artober VA at Art Works It’s artober VA in Richmond, sponsored by CultureWorks. And at Art Works, all month long, we have an autumn artful scavenger hunt....

RVA Southside , Free
September - October Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

Visit Tuesdays - Sundays 12 pm - 6 pm. Exhibits continue through 10/19. Admission is free. Exhibits include: Tension by Michelle McGrath McGrath...

RVA Southside , Free
September/October Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm

Richmond, VA – artspace will open five new gallery exhibitions, featuring a mixed media installation of large scale work by Baltimore artist Kim Rice,...

RVA Southside , Free
“Cabinet of Curiosities” by Chris Semtner
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
12pm

From September 6 until October 26, 2019, award-winning artist, author, and curator Chris Semtner will present Cabinet of Curiosities, a selection of his...

RVA Downtown , Free
Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
3pm

Every weekend in October you can visit this beautiful dairy farm and creamery and see exactly how your milk winds up in your glass AND have loads of fun! ...

Dinwiddie , $
Provocations: Closing Performances
Institute for Contemporary Art
4pm

Afro Beta // October 11 + 12 // 4 pm Community dance event with DJ and drummers Afro Beta is a unique, interactive musical experience led by DJ Mikemetic...

RVA Arts District , Free
S.T.E.M. Candy
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12. This months theme is candy!

RVA Southside , Free
Second Fridays at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm

Come to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on the second Friday of each month for a night of art-making! First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these one-night...

RVA Downtown , $
Homage to the Masters
Bella Arte Gallery
6pm

Debra Keirce has been inspired by the master realist painters for as long as she can recall. Her show, “Homage to the Masters,” is her way of honoring those...

Chesterfield , Free
Richmond Folk Festival 2019
6pm

The Richmond Folk Festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year! This beloved event attracts over 200,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront...

RVA Downtown , Free
Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
6pm

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

RVA Arts District , Free
Public Art Classes!
Wine & Design
6:30pm

Sign up, Show up, Sip up, PAINT! No artistic talent is needed as we guide you step-by-step to completing your very own masterpiece! Just sign up, show up and...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $$
Book Talk with Clay McLeod Chapman
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
7pm

In a culture long obsessed with stories of the macabre, what price do we pay for all this storytelling? That is the question performance artist,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Petersburg Haunts Walking Tours
7pm

"People are raven about this year's Petersburg Haunts tours"! There are 9 new stops on High Street alone. Did tyou know that Edgar Allan Poe spent his...

Petersburg , $
Sovthern Gothic Fvtvrist Haiku Slam
7pm

The only ingredients you need for a solid haiku slam - at the bare minimum - are 8 competitors, 3 judges, and 1 host. Raven Mack has held haiku slam space in...

RVA Downtown , Free
Village Vibe Concert Series
7pm

Village Vibe is an annual concert series hosted by the Powhatan Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses sponsor each concert and select a local charity for...

Powhatan , Free
Passing Strange
7:30pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations,...

RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Virginia Repertory Theatre
8pm

Starring beloved Richmond actors, Scott Wichmann and Alexander Sapp, this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is a murderous, bawdy and outrageous romp,...

RVA Arts District , $$, Prices Vary
Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents ART OF MURDER
CAT Theatre
8pm

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents ART OF MURDER by Joe DiPietro. Winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for best mystery play, ART OF MURDER takes us to a remote...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
Holmes and Watson
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

Sherlock Holmes is dead… or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. As...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$
Loudon Wainwright III
8pm

Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon...

RVA West End, Henrico , $$

Friday, October 11