Learn more about artoberVA here!

Arts & culture live on!



Events

Saturday, October 5

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
RVA East End , $

Download the tour and take it on your own time! This hour-long, two-mile audio tour will guide you along the streets of Church Hill and Tobacco Row while...

Color Cargo
9am
RVA The Fan , Free

VisArts presents "Color Cargo," an exhibition of work by New York-based artist Damien Davis, curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken. “Color Cargo” examines the...

Friends of RPL Drive-Thru Book Drive
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

Support the library and get a tax deduction when you clear your shelves, basements and attics of your used hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, and DVDs! All books in...

Pajaki Party - CLASSROOM
9am
RVA Northside , $$

Hailing from a region in Poland, these colorful paper, and straw chandeliers are made to celebrate holidays and brighten up homes year round. Pajakis are fun...

Bionic Me
9:30am
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

The Science Museum of Virginia’s newest touring exhibition “Bionic Me” showcases the ingenious medical, industrial and technological breakthroughs that have...

Glen Allen Day
9:30am
Henrico , Free

The Glen Allen Ruritan Club in association with Henrico Recreation and Parks will host Glen Allen Day, one of Henrico County's largest outdoor festivals! The...

ANCARROW’S LIST: NATIVE PLANTS AT THE RIVER’S EDGE
10am
Henrico , $

Plants of the James River juried art exhibition will be on display at the Lora M. Robins Library, October 1 – October 31, 2019. During regular Garden...

Alison Hall | "for the white bird"
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

For the white bird is Alison Hall’s second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery and is comprised of a series of works on panel in various scales alongside...

Basic Screenprinting
10am
RVA Northside , $$

In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of screen printing. You'll see how to coat and expose a screen, review types of images appropriate for screen...

Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
10am
RVA Downtown , $

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled...

Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
10am
Dinwiddie , $

Every weekend in October you can visit this beautiful dairy farm and creamery and see exactly how your milk winds up in your glass AND have loads of fun! ...

Great Force Exhibition
10am
RVA Arts District , Free

Great Force is an exhibition that uses painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance to examine the reality of race in the United States. It will...

Hey, Hey, Hey! Collection by Bill Cooper
10am
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

"I grew up in segregated Richmond during the fifties and sixties. There were not many people who looked like us in the media - especially on television and...

JUDITH FAE BROWN, "VOLUME"
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

“Beauty is a quality I am always seeking” ----Thomas Gentille, Artist Jeweler Striving for balance between shape, surface, color and proportion is primary...

James River Art League Exhibits at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am
Henrico , Free

James River Art League has a garden-themed exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden September 23 - November 11, 2019.

Joan Elliott | "Infinity Fields"
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

Celebrating her fifth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Joan Elliott presents a series of individual paintings and diptychs on panel that display her...

Local Artist Display at the East End Branch Library
10am
RVA East End , Free

Come to the East End Branch Library and see mosaic paintings and other pieces from Church Hill artists and members of the Hillians Art League, Scott Tilghman...

MARY SCURLOCK, 'EQUATIONS'
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

"Equations presents the most recent mixed media works by artist, Mary Scurlock. Here on paper and panel, vibrant blues settle into warm grays, and earth...

MEG ROBERTS ARSENOVIC, 'TIDEWATER'
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

"It happened 35 million years ago. A meteor the size of Manhattan sailed west over the Atlantic ocean, crashing directly into what is now the mouth of the...

Matt Kleberg | "Blind Arcade"
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

Blind Arcade marks the first solo exhibition in Richmond for Matt Kleberg, whose work has appeared in several group installations at Reynolds Gallery since...

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
10am
RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary

A new exhibition debuting at the Valentine will conceptually reimagine Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Opening at the Valentine on February 14, this...

Scrappy Creatures Workshop
10am
RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , $

Come make a scrappy creature with instructor Lee Darter using cloth, coat hangers, random ephemera, buttons and plastic bags. This is a great way to recycle...

Sundry Souls: Views. Values. Vibrancy
10am
RVA Downtown , $

Sundry Souls is a collection of work created by 17 artists who are as diverse as the images depicted in their creations. Yet, they share the common thread of...

The Pied Piper
10am
Ashland , $

The whole family will delight in this musical, Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of The Pied Piper! Those rats are taking over Hamelin, and nobody, including...

Wonderment, Landscapes To Escape To...
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Our "Wonderment" show kicks off artoberVA with beautiful landscape scenery to absorb & escape to by our gallery artists. Meet & greet the artists on Opening...

Family Storytime
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

Block Printing Art Workshop
11am
Henrico , $$$

Woodblock printing on textiles is the process of using wooden blocks carved with various designs that are dabbed witgh textile ink and stamped onto fabric,...

Holocaust By Bullets
11am
RVA Downtown , Free

The Holocaust by Bullets was the systematic killing of Jews & Roma Sinti which started before the development of the concentration camps. These mass murders...

Landscapes of Virginia and North Carolina
11am
Henrico , Free

Sixteen paintings by Richmond artist Bart Levy are on display at Toast American Bistro through October. These paintings evoke the peacefulness and zen-like...

Powhatan's Festival of the Grape
11am
Powhatan , $, Prices Vary

Join the Powhatan Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 17th annual Festival of the Grape featuring 25 Virginia wineries and several area distilleries and...

Tea for Two:  Poetry on the Patio
11am
RVA West End , Free

Casual outdoor readings by two local/regional poets are held first Saturdays in May, June, September, and October in partnership with River City Poets. This...

The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards
11am
$

The second annual Poe Festival International is hosted by Poe Baltimore, and features two days of performances, vendors, awards, and more in the festival...

Xavier Mary, Deepwater Horizon
11am
RVA Arts District , Free

1708 Gallery announces Deepwater Horizon, an exhibition of sculpture, video, and appropriated objects by Belgian artist Xavier Mary. Deepwater Horizon...

2nd Street Festival
11:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

The 2nd Street Festival in Richmond returns in 2019 for its 31st anniversary, celebrating the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. As...

Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
12pm
RVA Arts District , Prices Vary

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center and take in Africa’s Art in Paint & Wood. Browse through this eclectic collection of batiks from Burkina...

Artful Scavenger Hunt Studio Tour at Art Works!
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

artober VA at Art Works It’s artober VA in Richmond, sponsored by CultureWorks. And at Art Works, all month long, we have an autumn artful scavenger hunt....

OystoberFest
12pm
RVA Northside , Free

OystoberFest in Historic Ginter Park Central Virginia's FAVORITE OYSTER ROAST Oysters, Beer, Brats, Bands and a Kids’ Zone Oysters the way you like them...

September - October Exhibits @ Art Works!
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

Visit Tuesdays - Sundays 12 pm - 6 pm. Exhibits continue through 10/19. Admission is free. Exhibits include: Tension by Michelle McGrath McGrath...

September/October Exhibitions
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

Richmond, VA – artspace will open five new gallery exhibitions, featuring a mixed media installation of large scale work by Baltimore artist Kim Rice,...

“Cabinet of Curiosities” by Chris Semtner
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

From September 6 until October 26, 2019, award-winning artist, author, and curator Chris Semtner will present Cabinet of Curiosities, a selection of his...

Cyanotype Toning DARKROOM
1pm
RVA Northside , $$

Cyanotype is a fun and easy way to get involved in photography. If you've ever wondered how to do a sun print or what a blueprint really is, this class is...

HALLUCINATIONS by Justin James Reed
1pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Candela Gallery is delighted to present HALLUCINATIONS, the first feature solo exhibition at Candela for Richmond, Virginia based artist, Justin James Reed....

POWER by David Emitt Adams
1pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Candela Gallery is excited to announce POWER, a solo exhibition by Arizona based photographer, David Emitt Adams. For the last ten years, Adams has been...

The Return of Harry Kollatz Jr.
1pm
RVA West End , Free

In a world divided between grunge and Garth Brooks, one woman stands tall: all six-foot-five, redheaded-pigtailed, gap-and-buck-toothed, nine-fingeredness of...

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
2pm, 8pm
RVA Arts District , $$, Prices Vary

Starring beloved Richmond actors, Scott Wichmann and Alexander Sapp, this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is a murderous, bawdy and outrageous romp,...

Author Meet and Greet - Hope Whitby
2pm
Hopewell , Free

Join the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library for their annual fall meeting, presenting author and poet Hope Whitby. Growing up in rural, southern...

Classic Motown, Starring Desiree Roots
2pm, 7pm
RVA Downtown , $$

They are considered legends of Richmond theatre stages, often sharing the songs and musings of the music and theatre legends of yesteryear. Legends on...

Eclipsed
2pm, 7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $

TheatreVCU Presents Eclipsed Written by Danai Gurira * Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Eclipsed tells the story of five Liberian women and their...

Remember the Ladies: Women of Revolutionary Courage
2pm
RVA East End , $

Women played many roles in the American Revolution. Women of means provisioned the armies of both sides, while many poorer women followed the troops:...

Exclusively Bach
3pm
RVA Downtown , Free

This performance includes a sampling of J.S. Bach's music—both vocal and instrumental works—and is intended as a tribute to the enduring legacy of its...

Open Company Rehearsal
3pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us in the studio for an inside look into the creation process of “Circadian”! Learn more about both Dogtown and KARAR from the Directors, get to know...

Performance Provocations Performance: Chino Amobi
4pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Readings from his novel Eroica Chino Amobi combines art, design, music, literature and film with a rich assemblage of styles and voices. Amobi is a...

VisArts Chili Throwdown
5:30pm
RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

Join the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for its Sixth Annual Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Over 20 restaurants contribute...

Homage to the Masters
6pm
Chesterfield , Free

Debra Keirce has been inspired by the master realist painters for as long as she can recall. Her show, “Homage to the Masters,” is her way of honoring those...

Public Art Classes!
6pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $$

Sign up, Show up, Sip up, PAINT! No artistic talent is needed as we guide you step-by-step to completing your very own masterpiece! Just sign up, show up and...

Date Paint&Sip 1st Saturdays
6:30pm
Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George , $$

EVERY 1st Saturday, is Date Nite Paint Party: 1st one to register can (almost always; I might have already chosen) pick the painting out!!! You come paint,...

"Frank's Place" Screening
7pm
RVA Southside , $

Award winning "Frank's Place" television show! Two episodes with a talk back between episodes with co-creator, co-producer, Tim Reid who starred as Frank....

Classic Motown, Starring Desiree Roots
7pm
RVA Downtown , $$

They are considered legends of Richmond theatre stages, often sharing the songs and musings of the music and theatre legends of yesteryear. Legends on...

First Saturday Ballroom Dance
7pm
RVA West End , $

Monthly dance sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of USA Dance, a non-profit devoted to the promotion of ballroom dancing as a sport and as a recreational...

Petersburg Haunts Walking Tours
7pm
Petersburg , $

"People are raven about this year's Petersburg Haunts tours"! There are 9 new stops on High Street alone. Did tyou know that Edgar Allan Poe spent his...

APPROPRIATE
7:30pm
RVA West End , Free

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins directed by Dorothy Holland “Appropriate is, at heart, a ghost story, in the most profound sense.” — The New York Times Winner...

Eclipsed
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $

TheatreVCU Presents Eclipsed Written by Danai Gurira * Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Eclipsed tells the story of five Liberian women and their...

Passing Strange
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations,...

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
8pm
RVA Arts District , $$, Prices Vary

Starring beloved Richmond actors, Scott Wichmann and Alexander Sapp, this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is a murderous, bawdy and outrageous romp,...

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents ART OF MURDER
8pm
Henrico , $, Prices Vary

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents ART OF MURDER by Joe DiPietro. Winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for best mystery play, ART OF MURDER takes us to a remote...

Concert by Italian bluegrass and Americana virtuoso guitarist Beppe Gambetta - "Americana with an Italian Accent"
8pm
Ashland, Henrico , $, Prices Vary

On Saturday, October 5th, the Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its nineteenth season with a concert by Italian bluegrass and Americana virtuoso guitarist...

Falsettos
8pm
RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $$

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed Off Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of...

Holmes and Watson
8pm
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$

Sherlock Holmes is dead… or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. As...

Symphony Pops 1: The Music of Elton John
8pm
RVA Downtown , $, $$$, Prices Vary

Grammy-and Tony-nominated Michael Cavanaugh returns to join the Orchestra to perform the music of Sir Elton John! Hear all the hits including, “Crocodile...

University of Richmond Family Weekend A Cappella concert
8pm
RVA West End , $

Join all four student-run a cappellla groups of the University of Richmond for our annual Family Weekend concert! Featuring: The Octaves The Sirens Off...

Saturday, October 5