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Friday, December 7

Christmas Memories Photography Exhibition
Hopewell , Free

Join us for an exhibition exploring the holidays in Hopewell through the ages. This exhibition, curated by the Lamb Center for Arts and Healing, features a...

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...

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
RVA West End , Free

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,...

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...

Winter Print Fair
RVA Northside , Free

ART FROM 35 LOCAL MAKERS, A GRILLED CHEESE & TOMATO SOUP BAR, AND HOLIDAY CHEER! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? COME TO STUDIO TWO THREE'S WINTER PRINT FAIR...

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...

North 1st Street Studio Gallery Art Liquidation Sale
10am
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...

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...

Sarah Spencer White: Makeshift
10am
Ashland , Free

Randolph-Macon College will host an opening reception for Makeshift an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Sarah Spencer White on November 4, 2018, from 3 –...

Crochet Club
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

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...

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

Gingerbread Houses
3pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Gingerbread Houses - Join us and enjoy the art of making Gingerbread Houses for the season to take home! *For ages 3 and up. Registration required, call or...

S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
4:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Suggested age 5 and up! Sign up by calling or stopping by! 12/7 - Join us as we follow the code to create a holiday ornament. 12/21 - Join us as we build a...

 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...

First Fridays - Open House Session
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District

We are open as part of the RVA First Fridays Art Walk on December 7 from 5 pm - 8 pm. Perfect Christmas gifts for those on your list or for yourself!

First Fridays Art Walk
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

Manchester Manifest's First Fridays at Brewer's Cafe
5pm
RVA Southside , Free

Arts. Music. Food. Drinks. Vendors. Community. Every First Friday in Manchester, Richmond, VA we highlight and engage several local businesses, artists,...

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>

"Shape Shifting: New Work by Nikki Painter" at Shockoe Artspace
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District

Shockoe Artspace is excited to present SHAPE SHIFTING, the first major solo exhibition in Richmond from Virginia-based artist Nikki Painter. Through a depth...

Art Exhibit @ RVA Creative Wellness
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free

Stewart Gray Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique originated from Indonesia. Batik is...

Ha Ha Happy Hour
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Join RVA Laugh Club this Friday (and every Friday) and give yourself the gift of laughter, connection and community with Laughter Yoga. Created by...

First Friday @ Main
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

First Friday @ Main First Friday, a monthly opening-night reception for all the artists of the library's galleries, will be held on Friday, December 7,...

5th Annual ARGS WinterFest 2018
7pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , $

WinterFest is an entire week of visual art and live performances by the students of Appomattox Regional Governor's School! Monday-Thursday, Dec. 3-6 Visual...

An Evening of Holiday Favorites Featuring: Offering
7pm
Henrico , $

Celebrate the season with your favorite holiday songs, performing by Offering! Offering rocks with heart! With their acoustic rock sound anchored in guitar...

A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
8pm
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...

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
8pm
RVA Northside , $, Prices Vary

Our favorite trailer park gang is back. It’s Christmastime in the newest – and tiniest – town in Texas, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in...

Sister Act
8pm

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

Who's Holiday
8pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Everyone’s favorite little Who from Whoville ain’t so little anymore! From the cramped quarters of her silver bullet trailer on Mount Crumpit, a very...

Friday, December 7