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Friday, February 1

Corydon Cowansage: Curvy
Reynolds Gallery

In her first solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Cowansage combines graphic abstraction with trompe l’oeil figurative realism, creating paintings that...

RVA The Fan , Free, Prices Vary
Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House

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...

RVA East End , $
Sally Bowring: New Year - New Work
Reynolds Gallery

In her sixth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Bowring simultaneously reinforces and expands the aesthetics and themes that define her art. Comprised of...

RVA The Fan , Free, Prices Vary
"I><YOU><WE" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

Emmy Bright, Jessica Heikes and Leigh Suggs Guest curated by Lauren Ross While these three artists live in different cities (Detroit, Kansas City and...

RVA The Fan , Free
"WHO IS SHE? THE 'GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! MURAL SERIES, COLLECTED"
Quirk Gallery
9am

Join us in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel on Friday, January 11 from 5-8 pm for the opening reception of Emily Herr's solo show, Who Is She? The 'Girls! Girls!...

RVA Arts District , Free
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America...

RVA Downtown , Free
BridgePark
10am

The Branch Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of the exciting BridgePark project. BridgePark is an ambitious vision to create a world-class linear...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

In the vast and culturally diverse Congolese region of Central Africa, masks function as performance objects in rituals, ceremonies, worship, and...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free, $
CultureWorks Roadshow II
CultureWorks
10am

With the 2019 grant cycle open, the Arts & Culture Calendar in full swing, and artoberVA on the horizon - CultureWorks Richmond wants to help! Caron Corbit...

Hopewell , Free
For Art's Sake presents: Light-Hearted
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

Mark your calendar for the opening of Light-Hearted, a solo exhibition featuring the works of Robert Wiebe-King. A Richmond based artist, Wiebe-King...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

RVA The Fan , $
January-February Exhibitions at Crossroads Art Center
Crossroads Art Center
10am

Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions: Featured Exhibitions Juried All-Media...

Henrico , Free
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi—“Egypt: Curbs and Tea Runners”
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi
10am

In her current show at Crossroads Art Center, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi shares her recent experiences in Cairo, Alexandria, and Al-Fayyum Oasis. The show is a...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free, Prices Vary
Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

Washington D.C. artist Andrei Kushnir has recorded the history of the Shenandoah Valley through a series of paintings that capture the extraordinary beauty...

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
The Art of Freedom Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

There are many ways to convey the meaning of freedom. This exhibition explores freedom through the eyes of Virginia-born and Virginia-based artists. And as...

RVA Arts District , $
Crochet Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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...

RVA Northside , Free
#InHonor
Candela Books and Gallery
11am

Opening Reception & Artist Talk | Thursday, January 3rd, from 5 – 8 pm First Friday Art Walk | Friday, January 4th, from 5 – 9 pm Candela Gallery is...

RVA Arts District , Free
Focus on Photography: New Exhibits at Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

Photography is the focus for January at the art center—all five exhibits! We’ve invited photo-media and inter-disciplinary artist, Jorge Ariel Escobar to...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
January/February 2019 Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm

art space is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring artists Haylie Zapantis, James Madison University Art 3D Faculty, Kay Franz, Maureen...

RVA Southside , Free
 Ltd. - A Print Based Exhibition
Endeavor RVA
4pm

From Thursday January 31st to Saturday February 2nd, Endeavor RVA will open their doors for Ltd. This print based exhibition will feature work from over 15...

RVA Arts District , Free
Bespoke Botanicals
Quirk Gallery
5pm

2019 boasts one of our most exciting exhibition schedules with many amazing artists sharing their work in our current space for the very first time. We're...

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

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...

RVA Arts District , Free
Generation Dream Concert
Richmond Public Library
5pm

Talented young performers honor Dr. King's legacy with music, dance, and poetry. In partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center.

RVA Downtown , Free
Of Feminine and Flight - New works by Nico Cathcart
5pm

Please join us as we welcome Richmond favorite, Nico Cathcart! Nico's exhibit, "Of Feminine and Flight," will be on exhibit at Gallery 17 during the entire...

RVA Arts District , Free
Cookbook Book Club
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Check out a cookbook, then make one of the recipes inside and bring it in to share and discuss!

RVA Northside , Free
Drawn to Place: Works by Laura Marr
RVA Creative Wellness Center
6pm

Paintings and small works from an illustrator's Richmond walks and wider travels.

RVA The Fan , Free
EDIT: Waiting
Gallery Edit
6pm

Waiting for test results... Waiting for a baby... Waiting for healing... Waiting for answers... Waiting alone... Waiting with God This February, Gallery...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Ha Ha Happy Hour
RVA Laugh Club
6pm

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

RVA The Fan , Free
Samuel Richardson Exhibition Opening
The Well Art Gallery
6pm

Local artist, Samuel Richardson will host an opening titled "Be Good, Jackie Pepper" to kick off his mixed media art exhibition at The Well Art Gallery. His...

RVA Southside , Free
February 2019 Art Exhibits & First Friday @ Main
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

First Friday @ Main First Friday, a monthly opening-night reception for all the artists of the library’s galleries, will be held on Friday, February 1,...

RVA Downtown , Free
An Evening of Love Songs from Broadway & Opera - Feat. Cathy Motley Fitch and Jason Marks
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
7pm

Power duo Cathy Motley-Fitch and Jason Marks present beloved Opera classics and your favorite love songs straight from Broadway in this epic concert! You may...

Henrico , $
First Friday Freedom Spoken Word
Guncotton Coffee and Gallery
7pm

Spoken Word Open Mic. Inspiring new light and fresh insight! (With the exceptions of the First Fridays in June and November, First Friday Freedom will be...

Hopewell , Free
These Are All My Friends And I Remember Them Forever
Gallery 5
7pm

On February 14th, Milk River artists will collaborate with Lily Lamberta of All The Saints Theater Company and Barry O'Keefe on a parade in honor of...

RVA Arts District , Free
WRIR 97.3FM 14th Anniversary Party
WRIR 97.3
7pm

WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio is turning 14 and we're throwing our biggest party of the year to celebrate! We've got a stellar cross-section of...

RVA Arts District , $
Oedipus: A Gospel Myth
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

Sophocles' masterwork from 429 B.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest plays ever written. Ambition, pride, fate, and free will are the...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $, $$
SOUNDS OF CHINA
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

Led by artistic director and composer Ma Jiuyue, Sounds of China features an outstanding ensemble of contemporary Chinese folk musicians blending the ancient...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
"Message From a Slave," by  Margarette Joyner
The Heritage Ensemble Theatre Company
8pm

This riveting story, starring Pamela Archer-Shaw is told by a young, slave woman in the first act and her daughter picks up the story in the second have of...

RVA Southside , $
Ch-Town Transit Authority (Celebrating the Music of Chicago)
The Tin Pan
8pm

Introducing a phenomenal group of seven players who have made a life study of the music of Chicago Transit Authority, Chi-Town bring the soul and sound of...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
ComedySportz Improv
CSz Richmond
8pm

IMPROV COMEDY PLAYED AS A SPORT. FOR EVERYONE. ComedySportz® is fun, fast-paced, competitive improvisational comedy that's perfect for date night, party...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Cyrano De Bergerac
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

Rostand’s masterpiece tells the true, but fictionalized story of the gifted poet, musician, soldier and duelist who is kept from expressing his love for the...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$
Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang
8pm

The Lynn Theatre and Wishing Wind Creations present "Miss Witherspoon" by Christopher Durang. “Miss Witherspoon” runs from February 1-16, 2019, in The Lynn...

Chesterfield, RVA Southside , $$
Red Velvet
Quill Theatre
8pm

Edmund Kean, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his age, collapses on stage while performing the lead in Othello. He is replaced by a young, black actor,...

RVA Downtown , $
Trans Scripts
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

An original stage play based on material assembled from more than 75 interviews conducted with people from around the world who identify as transgender. Its...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Friday, February 1