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Tuesday, December 11

December 2018 Art Exhibits
RVA Downtown , Free

December 2018 Art Exhibits The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, December 7, 2018, through Monday, December 31, 2018: Gellman Room: Color...

Joanna Tyka: Contradictions--Abstracts and Cityscapes
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Abstract and figurative forms are in contradiction to each other, but for Joanna Tyka, they’re parallel forms of her artistic expression. “I love to create...

Memories of Everyday Beauty
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Solo show of recent paintings by Bart Levy. Opening reception is First Friday.

Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

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...

Outrageous Ornaments
Hopewell , Free

Visit any branch of ARLS on December 11th and make your own ornament. The perfect activity for families, grandparents, and crafty adults. Why not gather your...

Residue
RVA The Fan , Free

This fascinating exhibition from Richmond-based artist Heide Trepanier displays the artist’s work as her relationship with process, materials, and the world...

Studio Two Three Show at Quirk
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Quirk and Studio Two Three are delighted to announce their inaugural holiday showcase and group exhibition. Visit The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel throughout the...

This Or That Is Here, or There
RVA The Fan , Free

This exhibition of new work from Richmond-based artist Leigh Suggs displays her exceptional transformation of simple materials through painting, cutting, and...

"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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

JRAL Exhibit at Tuckahoe Library
9am
Henrico , Free

Over 40 juried artists will display artwork at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229. Mon.-Thur. 9-9; Fri.&Sat.9-6, Dec.1-30.

43rd St. Gallery Holiday Open House and Seconds Sale
10am
RVA Southside , Free

43rd St Gallery Holiday Open House November 23rd-December 23rd. Local artisans. Fine handmade gifts. Open Daily for the Holidays M-F 10-6, Saturday,...

Artroulette 2018 Exhibition and Online Auction
10am
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

Announcing the third installment of our collaborative fundraising event! This year's installment features teams of artists, art teachers and High School art...

Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $

In the vast and culturally diverse Congolese region of Central Africa, masks function as performance objects in rituals, ceremonies, worship, and...

For Art's Sake presents: Holiday Small Works Show
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop in this holiday season to see one of our favorite annual exhibits here at For Art's Sake! Our juried and judged Holiday Small Works Show features works...

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
10am
RVA The Fan , $

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

My Richmond Art Exhibition
10am
$

For Darrick Claiborne, a painting begins with a blank canvas or a computer screen. Typically, the paintings are created with acrylic paint on canvas. Darrick...

November-December 2018 Exhibits
10am
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists and promotes awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts...

Pandemic: Richmond
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

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

Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

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

Sandy Bond Retrospective
10am
RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

Join us at The Branch Museum and see the amazing sculptures of accomplished Architect Sandy Bond. His focus on materials in his architectural projects is...

Book Babies
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Family Storytime
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

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

North 1st Street Studio Gallery Art Liquidation Sale
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary

Open House Art Liquidation Sale of traditional and contemporary artwork including the Tudor Hall Antique Prints collection. Open by appointment in...

Storytime with Ripple
11am
RVA Southside , Free

Storytime with Ripple - Ripple loves to make everyone smile and share one of his favorite stories and give each child a book during our special storytime....

Lunchtime Jam Sessions
12pm
Chesterfield , Free

Beginner-friendly, informal jam session, focused on old-time music. Bring your instrument and play along!

Winter Exhibits @ Art Works!
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside

The exhibits continue through January 19, 2019. Admission is free and open to the public, 12 pm - 6 pm Tuesdays - Sundays. The Made in RVA Holiday Gallery...

artspace's 30th Anniversary Biennial Members Exhibition
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

artspace celebrates 30 years of art and performance with a free and open to the public biennial members’ exhibition

 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...

READ Center
1pm
RVA East End , Free

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

Craft It Up!
3pm
RVA Northside , Free

Come show your creativity with fun crafts and activities! Ages 5 and older! 10/30 - construction paper candy corn and candy corn guessing game 11/13 -...

Craft Time: Holiday Cards
4pm
RVA Downtown , Free

 Holiday Cards - Join us in the fun craft of making Holiday Cards as a gift for someone you love! For more details call: 804-646-4768. Drop in at any...

One Richmond One Book Family Event  Friendship According To Humprey -Friendship Bracelets
4:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Have fun making friendship bracelets as we celebrate Friendship According to Humphrey! Kindergarten - 5th

One Richmond, One Book Family Event- Friendship Bracelets
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Family event night for One Richmond One Book- "Friendship According to Humphrey" Come on in and make friendship bracelets with your family. Discover the joy...

One Richmond, One Book: "Friendship According to Humphrey" - Friendship Bracelets
4:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Family event night for One Richmond One Book- Friendship According to Humphrey Come on in and make friendship bracelets with your family. Discover the joy...

Stories with Scout
4:30pm
RVA West End , Free

All levels of readers are invited to stop by and read to Scout, the golden retriever. She is ready to listen to any story you like! Ages 5-12

 Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
5pm
Henrico , $

Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 7, 2019 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25), Nightly 5–10 p.m. A holiday tradition featuring one million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical...

Small Christmas Original Works of Art Show
5pm
Ashland, Chesterfield, Goochland, Powhatan, RVA Southside , Free

Opening Reception for our Small Artworks Show is Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 pm. Our gallery artists, Jos Biviano, David Short, Gayle Barber, Caroline...

"I><YOU><WE" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents an exhibition of work by Emmy Bright, Jessica Heikes and Leigh Suggs titled “I>

Holiday Pop-Up Card Making
6pm
RVA Northside , $$$

Learn paper engineering techniques for cards that pop. You'll make amazing cards to give, send or keep. All levels welcome and materials provided. Under...

Multi-Color Screen Prints
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

Students will learn how to create two color screen prints, plus other multicolor print techniques. This class is good for students who have some basic skills...

Ugly Sweater Party
6pm
RVA East End , Free

You bring the sweater, we'll bring the ugly! Calling all teens ages 12-18! Join us for a craftacular evening of ugly sweater-making. Dig out your oldest...

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour
6pm
RVA The Fan , $, Free

Winter may be coming, but we're keeping things cozy at Firehouse with another evening of Words on Fire! Join us for a night of showcase & open mic poetry,...

Holiday Sounds
7pm
RVA East End , Free

The Holidays are here! Join the Richmond Concert Band for their third presentation of the Holiday Sounds program at Sandston Baptist! Church. The concert is...

RJS Presents... The JAZZ Side of Aretha Franklin!
7pm
RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $$

A showcase of Aretha Franklin's Jazz roots featuring Desiree Roots with special guests Eve Cornelious and Sharon Rae North! Doors open at 6 pm Show times: 7...

Tuesday, December 11