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Wednesday, December 19

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...

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,...

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...

Story Time
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

The Reader's Friend Book Store
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

The Reader's Friend Book Store offers gently used books, cds, and dvds for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit all ARLS libraries.

Holiday Flick!
11am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a holiday movie viewing of "The Star" and enjoy some yummy popcorn. All ages are welcome!

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...

 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...

One More Stitch
1pm
RVA West End , Free

Meet with other community members to knit, crochet or work with other fiber arts. Share ideas and techniques, get help or give help. All levels welcome.

Sister Act
2pm, 7pm

Based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, this musical follows the fallen showgirl, Deloris Van Cartier, as she unexpectedly finds sisterhood and...

A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
2:30pm
Colonial Heights, Petersburg , Prices Vary, $$

In this long-awaited sequel to the popular musical “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” it’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a...

Milk River Arts : workshop
3pm
RVA Northside

Milk River Arts and our partners glave kocen gallery, Studio 23, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts + Visual Arts Center of Richmond, focus on this simple but...

Southside from the Heart Knitters - McKenney Library
3pm
Hopewell , Free

Knitters and crocheters from beginner to experienced create crafts and share their love of yarn.

Ugly Sweater Party
4pm
RVA West 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...

Art Explorers: Holiday Wrap
4:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Stamp your designs in a variety of colors. Ages 5-12

STEM Wednesday
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Explore a different creative science, technology, engineering, or math project, third Wednesdays during the school year. Supplies provided, intended for...

 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>

Design Your Own Wall Hanging
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

In this workshop, you'll learn basic macrame knots while designing and making your own wall hanging. Recommended for all skill levels. All materials will be...

Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group
6pm, 6:30pm
RVA West End , Free

December is book and a movie month. Please call (804)646-1877 for additional information. New members are encouraged to attend!

Teen Scene
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

Once a month, join us for a movie at 6:00 pm. This month's movie is Spare Parts rated PG-13. Snacks provided!

LADIES DRAWING NIGHT
6:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Open to public Every 3rd Wednesday / month

Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group
6:30pm
RVA West End , Free

December is book and a movie month. Please call (804)646-1877 for additional information. New members are encouraged to attend!

Poetry at Boogaloos!
7pm
RVA Northside , Free

Our last reading event of the year! Sidle up to this Northside bar for a signature cocktail or savory snack and settle in for an evening of inspiration! The...

Richmond Ballet's The Nutcracker
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary

Our timeless family classic, The Nutcracker, returns in December to enchant audiences with all of its splendor and beauty. Join Clara as she revels in the...

Sister Act
7pm

Based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, this musical follows the fallen showgirl, Deloris Van Cartier, as she unexpectedly finds sisterhood and...

MATT & BEN
7:30pm

Clear Theater Collective presents MATT & BEN by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers. MATT & BEN depicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth,...

CONTEMPORARY FUSION CLASS
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Southside , Free

This is an free, Open-Level, Contemporary dance class fused with elements of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Classes focus on choreography, musicality, improv and...

Drew Gibson and Alan Scardapane
8pm
Henrico , $

Drew Gibson’s music is reminiscent of American Primitivism riding on influence from the American days of country-blues and the singer-songwriters of the...

Lindsey Stirling: The Wanderland Tour
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big. In the over five years since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music...

Wednesday, December 19