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artoberVA 2019 Events

Friday, October 18

"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
Dolls on a Wall Installation
9am

An impactful art installation combining fiber arts and graffiti to fund-raise awareness around efforts for re-unification of refugee families. 100 cloth...

RVA The Fan
ELIZABETH GRABER
Quirk Gallery
9am

We're so excited to welcome back Elizabeth Graeber with a special reception celebrating the work in her latest exhibition on view in Quirk's Pink Gallery...

RVA Downtown , 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
TAYLOR ZARKADES KING, TETHERED
Quirk Gallery
9am

Quirk and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond are thrilled to present the work of their current artist-in-residence, Taylor Zarkades King in her solo show,...

RVA Downtown , Free
WRIR's On Air Celebration
WRIR 97.3
9am

WRIR 97.3 fm is a local radio station that is volunteer-driven, listener-supported and commumity-focused radio produced in the heart of the city. WRIR is...

RVA The Fan , 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 , $
Engineer A Rocket
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

Get ready for blast off with this S.T.E.A.M focused activity. Learn about the science behind rockets then design and launch your own. This program is free...

RVA Arts District , $
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
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
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
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
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
Book Talk with Jeffrey W. Hunt: Meade and Lee at Bristoe Station
American Civil War Museum
12pm

Delve into the problems that generals Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade faced in the three month period between the battle of Gettysburg their encounter at...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $
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 , $
Who is Downtown? Workshop
University of Richmond
3pm

Do you live, work, or play in downtown Richmond? Richmond artist Jonathan Lee, the University of Richmond Downtown, and Boatwright Library’s Book Arts...

RVA Downtown , Free
48-to-Create at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
4pm

Have an art project you’ve been meaning to finish? Want to start something new? Spend the weekend of October 18-20 at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond,...

RVA Arts District , Free
Painted Rocks!
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Come join us as we tap into our creativity and use colorful sharpies or paint pens to transform our rocks into pieces of art! All supplies included....

RVA Southside , Free
Pumpkin Decorating
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Decorate a pumpkin for your Halloween festivities! Just bring your imagination, we will supply art materials. Pumpkins will be provided for the first 20...

RVA Southside , Free
Science After Dark: GLOW
Science Museum of Virginia
5pm

The Museum’s perennial favorite Science After Dark: GLOW returns for its sixth year on Friday, Oct. 18. The entire Dewey Gottwald Center will be filled with...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Art Meets Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award
6pm

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

RVA The Fan , $
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
Muder at the Manor: A Time Traveling Mystery Living History Tour
Agecroft Hall
6pm

A murder mystery tour through historic Agecroft Hall! Tickets can be purchased online at Agecrofthall.org

RVA West End , $
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, $$
Broken Bone Bathtub
7pm, 9pm

Beginning its global journey in Tokyo in 2015, BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, RVA The Fan , $
Dogtown Presenter's Series
Dogtown Dance Theatre, Dogtown Dance Theatre
7pm

This fall, Dogtown Dance Theatre is excited to present a stunning collaborative dance work created by local Richmond choreographer Kara Robertson of KARAR...

RVA Southside , $
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 , $
Poems After Dark
River City Poets
7pm

Join us in Scott’s Addition at Summit Stables, home of Blue Bee Cider, for some appropriately dark/haunted readings in the upstairs hayloft. We think you’ll...

RVA West End , Free
Tuck Everlasting
Virginia Repertory Theatre
7pm

Natalie Babbitt's effervescent children's novel leaps from page to stage in this vibrant new musical. This Co-World Premiere, adapted from the 2016 Broadway...

RVA West End , $
CIRQUE MECHANICS, "42FT. A MENAGERIE OF MECHANICAL MARVELS"
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

At the center of every circus, we find a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs, and excitement. In 42FT– A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, Cirque Mechanics...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
INGRID KELLER, PIANO AND JONATHAN RUCK, CELLO
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

Pianist Ingrid Keller will join cellist Jonathan Ruck in an evening of chamber music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Stravinsky.

RVA West End , 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
The Rocky Horror Show
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again! Brad and Janet confront the one and only Frank ‘N’ Furter in the greatest musical cult classic of our generation. A special...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $$
Tosca
Virginia Opera
8pm

Puccini’s female characters sure had a thing for questionable men and sharp knives…Following last season’s sold-out and critically acclaimed production of...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$, $$$
Broken Bone Bathtub
9pm

Beginning its global journey in Tokyo in 2015, BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, RVA The Fan , $

Friday, October 18