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artoberVA 2019 Events

Monday, October 21

"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
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
Baby and Me
Appomattox Regional Library
9:30am

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join: hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calen...bQ.4eoempqoatd1r45e8nsskcptsa?hs=121

Hopewell , 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 , $
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

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

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 , $
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
Kids Paper Marbling Workshop
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

Come on out to the Children’s Museum of Richmond Chesterfield location to have a blast with this exciting sensory art activity. Create your marvelous marbled...

Chesterfield , $
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
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
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
El Dia de los Muertos
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
10:15am

The colorful celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) returns to the Mill with nonstop culture, dance, and song. A production of the Latin Ballet...

Chesterfield , $
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
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
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

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

RVA West End , 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
Fall 2019 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer
Crossroads Art Center
1pm

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

Henrico , $$$
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
Lego Club
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the inspiration! Great for all ages with an adult. No registration required.

RVA Southside , Free
Make It Mondays
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Bi-monthly arts and crafts program, themed or freestyle. Materials provided. Grades K-5.

RVA Northside , Free
Art of Recovery
Art Works Gallery
5:30pm

The Art of Recovery is a collaborative, community event showcasing the creative expression of individuals in recovery and individuals affected by substance...

RVA Southside , Free
STEM Mondays!
Richmond Public Library
5:30pm

Come and join us at the Broad Rock Branch Library for a fun STEM topic and activity. Suitable for elementary/middle school age children.

RVA Southside , Free
Lecture and Reception
University of Richmond
6pm

Join us for the opening of the exhibition "Contested Spaces: 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints." Opening lecture by Carmen Hermo, associate curator,...

RVA West End , Free
Fountain of Evidence Book Club
Fountain Bookstore
6:30pm

Purchase of book from Fountain either in paper, ebook, or audio is required. Fountain of Evidence features discussions on books in the popular "true crime"...

RVA Downtown
The Whiskey Rebellion: A Tribute to The Grateful Dead
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

Richmond's own THE WHISKEY REBELLION performs an evening of music beginning with a tribute to The Grateful Dead in honor of Grateful Dead Lyricist, Robert...

RVA The Fan , $
VOCAL Songwriters Showcase
VOCAL
8pm

Night of original music by members of the Virginia assoc. of composers and lyricists (VOCAL)

RVA Southside , Free

Monday, October 21