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artoberVA 2019 Events

Tuesday, October 15

Tuesday Morning Laughter at the Market
Slash Coleman
6am

Join us every Tuesday morning in the 17th Street Market for Laughter Yoga sessions, hosted by the RVA Laugh Club! Classes will run from 6 to 7 AM, every...

RVA Downtown , Free
"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
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 , $
Fall 2019 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer
Crossroads Art Center
10am

Beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels are welcome. Classes are primarily focused on oil painting, but Curney welcomes artists who work in acrylic and...

Henrico , $$$
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
Ice Painting Workshop
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

Come to the Children’s Museum of Richmond Downtown location for a cool ice painting art activity. Guest will get to express their creative side while also...

RVA The Fan , $
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
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 , $
Toddler Painting Workshop
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

Bring your toddler to the Children’s Museum of Richmond Downtown location for an exciting low mess painting activity. This program encourages face to face...

RVA Arts District , $
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
Fiction Focus Senior Book Club
Richmond Public Library
10:15am

Free! Must be a resident of the City of RichmondMust be 55Must have a City of Richmond library card (free)Books provided for one-month loanContact us for the...

RVA Northside , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA Downtown , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

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

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA Northside , 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
Wonderment, Landscapes To Escape To...
Bella Arte Gallery
11am

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
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
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11:15am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA Downtown , 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
READ Center
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

RVA East End , Free
Homework Help/Reading Buddies
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles...

RVA Southside , Free
Craft Night: Candy Corn Bat
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Join us as we make a candy corn bat craft.

RVA Southside , Free
Lego Club
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! For grades K-6 with a parent on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

RVA West End , Free
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
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, $$
Writing Workshop: Pens on Fire!
7pm

Creativity belongs to everyone. Whether you have a partial draft, or bits and scraps of an idea, this class is designed to help you dive deeper and unravel...

Chesterfield , Prices Vary, $$$
artoberVA: Vicissitudes of Freedom
7pm

K. Moss & Associates present and inspirational vision of dance and vocal performance by Kevin LaMarr Jones, Claves Unidos founder and creative director;...

Hopewell , Free
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
7:30pm

The award-winning TV comedy “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K) is coming back to Richmond in an all-new LIVE show featuring Joel Hodgson, original host...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$

Tuesday, October 15