Arts and culture live here.

Go support, create, and celebrate!



Events

Tuesday, October 23

Art Exhibits @ Main 2018
Richmond Public Library

The following exhibits will be on display for two months from Friday, September 7, 2018,through Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Gellman Room, Dooley Foyer &...

RVA Downtown , Free
BOGO Branch Museum Membership during artoberVA

During the month of October The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is offering buy one get one free memberships to celebrate Culturework’s artoberVA! ...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
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 , $
Gallery Show: Hal Horwitz: Our Native Orchids, A Retrospective
Weinstein JCC

Hal Horwitz was a Richmond pediatric dentist who took up photography as a hobby more than thirty years ago, developing a special interest in native orchids....

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
The Valentine

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...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
REMIX | Archival Oddities
Library of Virginia
12am

REMIX | Archival Oddities is a contest to inspire literal and figurative out-of-the-box ideas for cultural heritage collections. Archives aren’t just about...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
University of Richmond

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,...

RVA West End , Free
WRIR On Air Celebration
WRIR 97.3

From October 15 - 24, WRIR 97.3 FM will celebrate the community of volunteers who make Richmond Independent Radio come alive, and the community of listeners...

Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan
Workplace Creativity Month!
Another Limited Rebellion

Keeping up with the pace of innovation today requires an unprecedented level of creativity in every aspect of business. Creativity is no longer an option –...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
artoberVA Exhibits
Richmond Public Library

See orginal artwork by Nikkea Sharee, Julian Greene, and other Richmond-area artists on display during the month of October. Join us for a special opening...

RVA Southside , Free
unVeiled Essence at Elegba Folklore Society
Elegba Folklore Society

Painter, arts educator and percussionist, Orisegun Olomidun opens a new exhibition in Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center on October 5, 2018 entitled,...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free
Absurd Form" - by Justin Gaffrey
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
8:30am

"Absurd Form" New exhibit on display September 20 – November 11, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6-8pm Justin Gaffrey’s work alludes...

Henrico , Free
"One Degree of Separation: Jordan Flower, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Coakley Brown"
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi
9am

The title for this show celebrates the many different ways in which these three artists are ‘related’ to each other. While all three landscape painters are...

Hanover , Free
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America...

RVA Downtown , Free
There's Just Us
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

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...

RVA Downtown , Free
True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition
Library of Virginia
9am

This free exhibition at the Library of Virginia explores the stories of Virginia’s African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
(Im)permanence
10am

(Im)permanence invites the viewer into a dialogue between society, intimate spaces, and the fleeting moments that exist within nature and the permanence of...

RVA The Fan , $
About Beulah Gould Branch, Mrs. John Kerr Branch
10am

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...

RVA The Fan , $
Fall 2018 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer
Crossroads Art Center
10am

Session 1 Mondays, October 1–December 3* | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Session 2 Tuesdays, October 2–December 4* | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. *No classes during...

Henrico , $, $$
Fighting for the Right to Fight
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

New Exhibition opens September 28, 2018 In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for most...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $
For Art's Sake presents: Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

For Art's Sake presents it's October exhibition, Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings. An exhibit showcasing locally recognized artists Kim Harding and Tami...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolor with Christopher Wynn
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

"The sky in most watercolor landscapes tends to set the mood, atmosphere, and tone for the rest of the painting." - Christopher Wynn Learn to create mood...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Pandemic: Richmond
10am

May 10, 2018–January 6, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Pandemic: Richmond explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city....

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $
Plein Air at Pony Pasture; Oil Workshop with Julia Lesnichy
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

Immerse yourself in the beautiful colors of fall! With The James as your backdrop, focus on the ever-changing colors of a fall landscape. Oil master Julia...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women
10am

April 26, 2018–January 27, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, Pretty...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $
September-October Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
Crossroads Art Center
10am

Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions. Come to explore our new exhibitions and...

Henrico , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

BOOK BABIES: Join our story time designed to be fun and educational for both children and adult! Enjoy our interactive story, music, finger plays and rhymes...

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
The Great American Read Finale
Henrico County Public Library
10:30am

Read along with The Great American Read and come watch the finale episode of the PBS program with us.

Henrico , Free
Ed Trask Abstract Alleys & Jesus Beams Opening Reception
Glave Kocen Gallery
11am

Trask paints a brand new intimate collection that covers Richmond's back door alleyways to the heavens above the city as God Fingers shoot through the...

RVA The Fan , Free
Matt Lively’s Destructive Distillation
Glave Kocen Gallery
11am

Matt Lively has distilled his work down to its essence, paying tribute to the many artists that have influenced or supported his career. When Matt was in...

RVA The Fan , Free
CCR Skylight Gallery Show
Camera Club of Richmond
12pm

This Camera Club of Richmond invites you to Art Works' "4th Friday" social event kicking off their Skylight Gallery Show for October (#artoberVA). Eighteen...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Southside , Free
 Mixed Media Painting Classes with Susan Stuller
1pm

Choose from Tuesday or Wednesday sessions Tuesdays | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Classes begin on August 1, 2018, and are...

Young Artist Workshop: Artober Tuesdays
Children's Museum of Richmond
2pm

Come out and join us in the art studio at the Children’s Museum of Richmond Downtown for an exciting and creative workshop that explores various materials...

RVA The Fan , $
Little Artist: Blow Paint Monsters
Richmond Public Library
4pm, 4:30pm

Little Artist: Blow Paint Monsters Join us as we create monster hair art using a straw and waterpaint. Sign up by calling or stopping by! *Ages 3-7!*

RVA Northside , Free
Story Warriors
Richmond Public Library
4pm

The Story Warriors are listening for a few great kids who would like to add their voice to the group! Coached by Les Schaffer, they have presented tales from...

RVA East End , Free
Little Artist: Blow Paint Monsters
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Little Artist: Blow Paint Monsters Join us as we create monster hair art using a straw and waterpaint. Sign up by calling or stopping by! *Ages 3-7!*

RVA Northside , Free
Little Scientist
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Join us for story time and activity stations as we explore the human body! For ages 3-6.

RVA Southside , Free
 Painting the Nude Human Form with Curney Nuffer
Crossroads Art Center
6pm

* No class during Thanksiving week “The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures that have become part of our...

Henrico , $, $$
"Of secrecy, the violet" Exhibition
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
6pm

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...

Free
'Erasing Institutional Bias' Book Launch
Chop Suey Tuey Gallery
6pm

Join us for a book discussion & signing with Tiffany Jana & Ashley Diaz Mejias in celebration of their new book Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create...

RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
HPG Chamber Presents: Artober with Danny Riddle
Hopewell and Prince George Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
6pm

HPG Chamber of Commerce and Tourism presents a month of arts programming at Guncotton Coffee & Gallery in Downtown Hopewell. Come celebrate and explore local...

Hopewell , Free
Let's Make a Movie
Studio Two Three
6pm

In this four-day workshop, students will learn filmmaking basics, from compelling vacation movies with their cell phone, or surfer vids with their GoPro...

RVA Northside , $$
Spooky Print Relief Cards
Studio Two Three
6pm

Print vintage inspired Halloween cards with linoleum block printing techniques. This class will cover the basics of linoleum carving and also multiple color...

RVA Northside , $$
Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour
River City Poets
6pm

Despite the dropping temps outside, we're keeping things hot at Firehouse with another evening of Words on Fire! Join us for a night of showcase & open mic...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $
Animation Panel
Virginia Production Alliance
6:30pm

Featuring Anh Do, Bobby Craig, and Elias Dancey. VPA members - FREE Non-member guests - $5 (Cash/check at the door/online) ANH DO: Anh has been a...

RVA Southside , $, Prices Vary
Courthouse Creek Cider's Fall Concert Series at The Highpoint
7pm

Join us out back in our courtyard next to Courthouse Creek Cider every Tuesday & Thursday in October for live music, cider, and delicious food trucks. 10/9...

RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Ghosts Walk At Night
Hanover Tavern
7pm

Is Hanover Tavern haunted? Decide for yourself! Tour the haunted Tavern, Old Stone Jail, and Historic Courthouse with Transcend Paranormaland hear ghostly...

Hanover , $
The Great American Read Finale
Henrico County Public Library
7pm

Read along with The Great American Read and come watch the finale episode of the PBS program with us.

Henrico , Free
Les Miserables
Altria Theater
7:30pm

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $$
Jim Messina
8pm

Few musical artists résumés list membership in a band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame; fewer still can lay claim to being a founding member of the...

Henrico , $$$

Tuesday, October 23