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Friday, June 1

ADA's Birthday Celebration Summer Exhibit
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Celebrating FIFTEEN years of ADA GALLERY with work by old friends and new friends. EVERYBODY IN THE POOL : Amy Pleasant , Erik den Breejen, Brian Hubble,...

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 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,...

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....

‘New Art from an Old Craft’ | A National Juried Exhibit of Forged Iron
Ashland , Free

Gallery Flux and ABANA are hosting a national juried exhibit of forged iron (and other forged metal) art. The exhibit will open Friday, June 1, 2018 and run...

Faces of Survival: A Portrait Exhibit
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

Some were hidden children, concealing their Jewish identity. Some were infants and toddlers whose families were forced to flee their homes. They came from...

Humility: Works by Molly Robinson
9am
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
9am
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
9am
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
10am
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...

DUENDE
10am
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...

Family Music Day!
10am, 11am
RVA The Fan , $

Join City Singers Youth Choir at The Branch Museum for another Family Music Day! Children will have the opportunity to play five different instruments from...

For Art's Sake presents: Hillians Art League
10am
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop by and check out an exhibition featuring recent works from the artists of Church Hill's Hillians Art League! From whimiscal woodland acrylics to...

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...

RPS Student Exhibition: Tomorrow's Hope
10am
$

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
10am
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...

Cook Books with Tricycle Urban Ag
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

Friday morning series focusing on healthy food and fun at 10:30-11:30 am. Families are welcome to enjoy a story followed by a recipe demonstration presented...

Family Music Day!
11am
RVA The Fan , $

Join City Singers Youth Choir at The Branch Museum for another Family Music Day! Children will have the opportunity to play five different instruments from...

 May-June Exhibits @ Art Works!
12pm
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...

The Personal is Political: Images of Women from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection
1pm
Free

The prints in the exhibition depict women either enacting or struggling against "roles" defined by society.

13th Annual Appomattox Regional Governor's School Art show
3pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

group student art show

First Friday Films
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Bring the family every First Friday for a film and popcorn.

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT Extended Hours
5pm
$

Date night!! Through August 31, the Museum is offering extended hours each Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. to give guests the chance to see ANIMAL INSIDE OUT at the...

First Friday Art Samplers
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

On the first Friday of each month, VisArts offers first-come, first-served art classes in two seatings. Bring a group of friends, a date or your entire...

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...

Freedom Friday @ the BHMVA
5pm
Free

On the first Friday of each month (April thru October) Freedom Friday offers an opportunity for you to visit the BHMVA at no cost between 5 PM-7 PM. So bring...

Gaviota
5pm
Henrico , $

The students and faculty at Latin Ballet of Virginia present GAVIOTA (Seagull) A performing arts interpretation based on the magical and philosophical...

Gaviota
5pm
RVA West End , $

The School of The Latin Ballet of Virginia invites you to GAVIOTA, a performing arts interpretation based on the philosophical story about the real...

John Marshall House RVA First Friday Salon
5pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Stop by Preservation Virginia's John Marshall House during RVA First Friday on June 1 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for our salon, “18th Century Summer in the...

Friday Art & Wine
5:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages and free half-hour gallery...

Abstract Artist, Ursula Brenner comes to Chasen Galleries
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Ursula Brenner is a German Artist, now based in Ohio who transcends reality with her unambiguous abstract pieces. Her works capture a wide array of emotions,...

First Friday Art Opening and Reception
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Join us for First Friday opening-night reception for all the artists of the library's galleries. Art work featured: "Recent Works" by Mike Haubenstock-...

AN EVENING OF BLUEGRASS / FEAT. SLACK FAMILY BLUEGRASS BAND
7pm
Henrico , $

Friday, June 1, 2018, 7:00 pm $17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door. SEASON FINALE SHOW! The Slacks have been around the Richmond, Virginia...

I AM HIP HOP Dance Concert "Club RVA"
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

This 90 minute dance concert, jam packed with all your favorite new hip hop music as well as some classic old school hip hop is sure to have you dancing in...

I Am Hip Hop 2018 Dance Concert
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

Presenting Richmond Urban Dance’s 2nd Annual I AM HIP HOP 2018 Dance Concert – "Club RVA" Friday, June 1st at 7pm. at Maggie Walker Governor's School 1000...

Eccentricity
7:30pm
RVA Southside , $

June 1 at 7:30 PM Tickets are $5 and available for purchase at the Center for the Arts ​Center for the Arts is a magnet Specialty Center for which students...

Preludes
7:30pm
$, $$

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

Romeo and Juliet
7:30pm
Chesterfield, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $

Back by popular demand! Last seen this April at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, join us for a special remounted run of Romeo and Juliet, the most famous...

Always a Bridesmaid
8pm
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary

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

Topdog/Underdog
8pm
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...

Friday, June 1