Arts and culture live here.

Go support, create, and celebrate!



Events

Wednesday, August 29

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,...

Art Exhibits, August 2018
RVA Downtown , Free

August 2018 Art Exhibits The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, August 3, 2018, through Tuesday, September 4, 2018: Gellman Room Acrylic...

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,...

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled
Hopewell , Free

A traveling exhibition from The Library of Virginia with support from the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage...

Beyond Duty
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

While the countries of the free world were reluctant to help Jewish refugees, and while most diplomats continued to employ standard procedures, only very few...

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...

Sophie Treppendahl, "Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt"
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Opening reception on Thursday, August 9 from 5-8 pm. Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt, opens in Quirk's Pink...

There's Just Us
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. The Virginia...

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...

For Art's Sake presents: Collective Influence II
10am
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop by and see our annual exhibit featuring works from For Art's Sake gallery artists and staff!

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....

PreSchool Storytime
10am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us at North Avenue Branch Library for awesome stories, tons of fun, and a special craft! Hope to see you there for a great half hour of Pre-School...

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...

Preschool Storytime
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

Join us for our fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

Story Time- Dinwiddie
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.

August-September Exhibits @ Art Works
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

6 new exhibits and 75 artist studios open Tuesday - Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM. The exhibits continue through September 22, 2018. Admission is free and open to...

Cynthia Myron: Artist-in-Residence
12pm
RVA The Fan , $

Cynthia’s work explores the physicality and emotional weight of constructed spaces, particularly the home. Working first in carved wax, she casts elements in...

Lunch Break Science: Using Radio Waves to Study the 2017 Solar Eclipse
12pm
Free

Using Radio Waves to Study the 2017 Solar Eclipse presented by Bruce MacAlister, Retired Engineer, Science Museum of Virginia Volunteer. Pack a lunch and...

Lunch and Learn Series
12pm
Hopewell , Free

Join the Historic Hopewell Foundation for their weekly lecture series, highlighting various topics. Aug 8-Bryce VanStavern-Aviation World War I Aug...

 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...

Watch It Wednesday!
1pm
RVA Northside , Free

Come join us for a family-friendly flick! We will provide a warm room and popcorn (while supplies last). Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for...

Widescreen Wednesdays
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Join us weekly for a family friendly flick! We will provide the air-conditioning and the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the...

Summer Reading Buddies
3:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles para dar ayuda a...

August Writing Show: Discoverability: Beyond Social Media
6pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

Discoverability. That’s the key to securing book deals (fiction or nonfiction) and freelance gigs. That means making it super easy for agents, publishers,...

Evening Storytime
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for our interactive and engaging, fun-filled, educational story time with songs, stories and rhymes, and wonderful books and activities for ages 0 –...

Lip Sync Battle: Teens and Adults @ NP
6pm
Henrico , Free

Teens and Adults. You have seen the show, now here's your chance to be a star! Join us for two days of performances. Day one will be for 3rd to 8th graders...

Reflections: Declaration
6pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Chelsea Higgs Wise, social worker and intercultural communicator, moderates a discussion with exhibition curators Stephanie Smith and Amber Esseiva and...

Book Group
6:30pm
Hopewell , Free

Join us to discuss Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

The Gallery@Nest is Proud to Present "Frank Heller 2B - 1 Drawing Lead 2 Another"
6:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Enjoy the unrivaled sense of humor and irony in the remarkable graphite drawings of Frank Heller. It’s #2 Pencils at their best - where 1 Drawing Lead 2...

Anime Club @ LM
7pm
Henrico , Free

Do you love anime? Want to learn more about it? Join us as we gather to watch and talk about Japanese animation. At each meeting, we’ll screen a different...

MUSIC FACULTY SHOWCASE CONCERT
7:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Celebrate the beginning of the academic year with members of the UR Department of Music faculty who will perform classical, jazz, and world music for your...

Chris Thomas King
8pm
Henrico , $$

Born in 1962, guitarist Chris Thomas King became the last major folk blues discovery of the 20th Century when he was discovered in Louisiana in 1979 by a...

Wednesday, August 29