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Friday, April 12

Braxton Congrove: TTYL - Fellowship Exhibition
RVA East End , Free

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Exhibition Program is proud to present TTYL an exhibition of new sculptures by Braxton Congrove. TTYL is on view...

Call For Artists 43rd Street Festival of the Arts
$

Call for Artists for the 28th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts. This year, the event is Saturday, September 14th, 2019, 10 am to 5 pm. This event is...

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...

Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
8am
RVA Northside , Free

Union Presbyterian Seminary will host a free public exhibit, titled "Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces," March 25 through May 10, 2019, at William Smith...

"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite...

Reflections on Fashion
9am
Hanover , Free

A one man show from local artist Mike Haubenstock, featuring his recent series of paintings of designer store windows and the reflections of the street...

The Art of Play
9am
Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $

The Art of Play promises moments of joy, whimsy and enchantment as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes alive with art that explores how playful interactions...

Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
9:30am
RVA The Fan , $

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years –...

 Monumental Youth
10am
RVA The Fan , $

This exhibit collects the designs of Richmond region high school students for the next monument on Monument Avenue. The narratives, sketches, and sculptures...

April 2019 Art Exhibits @ MAIN
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, April 5, 2019, through Tuesday June 4, 2019: Gellman Room, Dooley Foyer, & Dooley Hall—works in all...

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...

For Art's Sake presents: the Small Works of James River Art League
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop by and see these Small Works from the artists of the James River Art League! Show Runs: April 1 - April 29 Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 5 -...

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
10am
RVA The Fan , $

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

Hollar's Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free

This exhibition celebrates one of the least known but most remarkable and “modern” artists of the Baroque period. Focusing on his mastery of print work,...

JOHN MARSHALL: HIDDEN HERO OF NATIONAL UNION
10am
RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

The distinguished life of John Marshall, the nation’s fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court, parallels the unfolding of the American experiment in...

James River Art League Exhibit at For Art's Sake Gallery
10am
Henrico , Free

James River Art League is having a "Small Works Exhibit" at For Art's Sake Gallery April 1 - 29. Reception April 12, 5-8pm. Attached painting, Memory of...

MERENDA CECELIA - Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls
10am
RVA Southside , Free

The Gallery@Nest is Proud to Present MERENDA CECELIA Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, March 23rd from...

March-April Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
10am
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists and promotes awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts...

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...

Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
10am
RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

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

Opening Minds through Art Exhibition
10am
Henrico , Free

An exhibition and reception to celebrate the abstract art created by older adults with dementia and Alzheimer's through Art for the Journey's Opening minds...

Paul Ryan | Keeping Time
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

Marking his sixth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Keeping Time presents work from five unique series of paintings produced between 1987 and 2018, plus...

Quilt Squares in celebration of National Library Week
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us in the library to write or draw on a quilt square to celebrate National Library Week. The quilt squares will be displayed in the library once they...

Tanja Softic | Hyphae: New Prints
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

In her second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Softić presents four series of works on paper, offering viewers a chance to examine the full range of...

The Art of Freedom Exhibition
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

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...

WORKSHOP WITH WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE KRISTEN GREEN The Heart of the Story
10am
RVA Downtown , $

Whether you want to write an essay, a short story, a book, or a journalism piece, the key is to figure out exactly what the story is. Led by Kristen Green,...

RIPPLE Storytime for National Library Week
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Join RIPPLE at a special storytime celebrating National Library Week. RIPPLE loves sharing his favorite stories, especially ones about the library!

S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

S.T.E.A.M.: Coloring/Dying Eggs! Children will use engineering skills to design their own boiled egg. To design their kite children will also use Math...

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond is a participatory project and exhibition by artist and organizer Aaron McIntosh. In this ongoing project, McIntosh and...

RIPPLE Storytime for National Library Week
11:30am
RVA East End , Free

Join RIPPLE at a special storytime celebrating National Library Week. RIPPLE loves sharing his favorite stories, especially ones about the library!

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

See 6 new exhibits and 75 artist studios. Free admission Tuesdays - Sundays 12 - 6 pm. The exhibits continue through April 20, 2019. Exhibits Include: OK...

Radius 250 Exhibition
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

Selected works have been juried by Eric Walton, the Director of Walton Gallery, Inc., his family owned art gallery located in Petersburg, Virginia....

Human Categorization by Helene Ruiz
1pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The works in this series are about being outcast and made to feel different. In order to fit in any of the many "categories" society has forced us to all...

Blackout Poetry
4pm
RVA Southside , Free

Blackout Poetry is the art of taking a piece of text and coloring over the page until just a few select words remain, creating an entirely new message. Join...

S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
4:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Suggested age 5 and up! Sign up by calling or stopping by! 12/7 - Join us as we follow the code to create a holiday ornament. 12/21 - Join us as we build a...

S.T.E.M. Peep Parachute
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12 on the second Friday of every month. This month we will making Peep...

Second Fridays at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm
RVA Downtown , $

Come to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on the second Friday of each month for a night of art-making! First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these one-night...

"The Color of No" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm
Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opens the exhibition, “The Color of No,” which showcases more than 40 tapestries produced by artist Susan Iverson over the...

Natural Existence
6pm
Chesterfield , Free

Wildlife Artist Robert Caldwell's show opens at Bella Arte Gallery for an exhibit of his original paintings & drawings that capture unique moments in nature....

Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a...

Spring Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

Spring exhibits at Art Works are a variety of formats. Kevin Sabo brings OK OK, gestural figures on canvas. Crystal George paintings are figurative. Robert...

STAVNA BALLET Presents Directors Choice
7pm
RVA Southside , $

Stavna Ballet’s spring production including excerpts from the classical ballet Sleeping Beauty as well as new contemporary works from resident and guest...

TAKÁCS QUARTET
7:30pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

GRAMMY® Award-winning Takács Quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. Lauded by The New York Times for “revealing the familiar as...

 Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England
8pm
RVA Northside , $, Prices Vary

Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is...

Bright Star
8pm
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary

Inspired by a real event and featuring a Grammy-nominated bluegrass score, Broadway’s “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against...

Broadway Bound
8pm
Hanover , $$, Prices Vary

The third installment of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound follows the blockbuster success of Virginia Rep’s 2015 production of Brighton...

ComedySportz Improv
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

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

Sherpas, Speidel, Goodrich, Goggin & Lille
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Rusty Speidel, Tom Goodrich, Michael Goggin and Michael Lille have been performing together...forever, delighting audiences wherever they go with their wit,...

Women's Theatre Festival: PRETTY FIRE
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary, $

Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard is the story of two young African American sisters growing up near Albany in the 1950’s while spending summers with their...

Friday, April 12