Arts and culture live here.

Go support, create, and celebrate!


Saturday, May 26

Going Places
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Where did you go today? And how did you get there? We have developed so many modes of transportation that travel is possible like never before. Going Places...

Open Call! For Art's Sake presents: All-Media Show
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End

Open call to artists, register to participate in our annual juried and judged All Media Show. On view June 29th - August 29th, we will be promoting this show...

Patte Ormsby Paintings Exhibited
Ashland , Free

I paint on panels prepared with thick texture and reflective treatments. I build the paintings, layer upon layer with sprayed pattern, translucent oils,...

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
RVA Northside , 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,...

Student Art Display
Henrico , Free

See a display of artwork created by students at Highland Springs High School. A variety of 2D and 3D works will be featured.

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

From myth and legend to warfare, sport, and transportation, the horse played an integral role in ancient Greek culture. Wealthy Greeks belonged to the social...

Trish Tillman Remains (to be Seen) Exhibition
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

New York City-based artist Trish Tillman presents an exhibition titled “Remains (to be Seen)” at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. The show explores the...

WWI Centennial Exhibition
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

WW1 America features more than 100 objects, powerful multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences—focusing on the war as a transformational event....

Humility: Works by Molly Robinson
RVA Downtown , Free

As a high school student, Molly Robinson was urged by her art teacher to make art motivated by deep self-reflection. After seeing examples of social conflict...

Origami in the Garden, Art by Kevin Box
Henrico , $

April 13 – September 30, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights until 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5 Origami in the Garden is an...

True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

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...

Crossroads Art Center May-June 2018 Exhibits
Henrico , Free

Exhibition Dates: May 18, 2018 - July 8, 2018 Hours Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday Noon – 4p.m. SUMMER HOURS: Closed every Sunday starting...

Chesterfield , Free

Come be awaken by the 'Duende'! Local Virginia Artist Gayle Barber has found the 'soul' or 'Duende' within the varied oil paintings she has created for this...

For Art's Sake presents: The Annual Student Show
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Come celebrate the artists of For Art's Sake Gallery in our Annual Student Show! Proceeds from the show will go towards our donation to the local non-profit...

Pandemic: Richmond
RVA Arts & Cultural District, Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , $

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
RVA Arts & Cultural District, Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , $

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

RPS Student Exhibition: Tomorrow's Hope

Our newest exhibition consists of 29 pieces created by Richmond Public Schools students. These colorful and imaginative, works of art create a unique...

Yesterday's Stories, Today's Inspiration
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

For many, Black history is reduced to a handful of moments and events. Yet there are so many more, possibly unfamiliar by name, that have had tremendous...

The Reader's Friend Book Store
Hopewell , Free

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

Saturday Storytime
RVA Northside , Free

What's better than a good story told by Ms. Tyesha on a bright Saturday morning! Roll on over to hear what storytelling adventure Ms. Tyesha has in store!

South Side Writer's Club
RVA East End , Free

SOUTHSIDE WRITERS' CLUB: Promoting diversity in reading and writing, this club is dedicated to advancement education, and self-discovery of all. For details,...

 May-June Exhibits @ Art Works!
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

Visit 6 new exhibits including our annual student show. 75 open artist studios. Open Tues- Sun 12 - 6 PM. Free admission. Exhibits...

13th Annual Appomattox Regional Governor's School Art show
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

group student art show

Beth Marchant Show
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us in welcoming local artist, Beth Marchant, for her solo show at Brazier Gallery! Beth is a proficient watercolorist, but this show will focus...

RVA East End Festival 2018
RVA East End , Free

An inclusive community celebration highlighting the diverse neighborhoods and unique quality of Richmond’s East End. The Richmond Symphony will perform on...

Author Visit: Zykia McCoy
RVA Southside , Free

Zykia McCoy will read from her new children's book, "What Friends Do". Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

RVA Origami
RVA Southside , Free

RVA Origami folding meetup! All skill levels welcome. Basic supplies provided and no registration is required.

Lego Club
RVA East End , Free

We provide the Legos- you design the build. Come create with us. Ages 5 and up with adult.

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Smurfs: The Lost Village
RVA Northside , Free

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks will be provided. All films begin at 2pm every last Saturday of the...

Tim Reid Productions 2018 Fashion Showcase
RVA Southside, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $

Annual International Fashion showcase fundraiser for Legacy Media Institute (a 501C3) Institution for training filmmakers.

Henrico, RVA West End

ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport, with two teams and a referee taking suggestions from the loyal fans and creating scenes, games and...

Firehouse Theater Presents New Musical: PRELUDES
RVA The Fan , $

Firehouse Theatre invites you to the press opening of the regional premiere of Dave Malloy's new musical PRELUDES on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30pm. Please email...

$, $$

On the surface this head-trippy musical fantasia covers the three years of writers block and the hypnotherapy treatment that Russian composer Sergei...

Always a Bridesmaid
Colonial Heights , Varies

From the authors of “The Dixie Swim Club” and “The Hallelujah Girls” comes another comic romp featuring the foibles of nuptial bliss! Four Southern...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks Direction by Katrinah Carol Lewis A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks' riff...

Solo Cup
Henrico, RVA West End , $

For the late night crowd. Four improvisers compete individually through short form games and scenes, all based on audience suggestions. No matter what is...

Saturday, May 26