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Friday, April 12

Braxton Congrove: TTYL - Fellowship Exhibition
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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...

RVA East End , Free
Call For Artists 43rd Street Festival of the Arts
43rd Street Gallery

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
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 , $
Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
8am

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...

RVA Northside , Free
"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
Library of Virginia
9am

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...

RVA Downtown , Free
Reflections on Fashion
Montpelier Center for the Arts
9am

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...

Hanover , Free
The Art of Play
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

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...

Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $
Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

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 –...

RVA The Fan , $
 Monumental Youth
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design, The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
10am

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

RVA The Fan , $
April 2019 Art Exhibits @ MAIN
Richmond Public Library
10am

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...

RVA Downtown , Free
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
The Valentine
10am

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...

RVA Downtown , $
For Art's Sake presents: the Small Works of James River Art League
For Art’s Sake Gallery, For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

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 -...

Goochland, Hanover, 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 , $
Hollar's Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

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,...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free
JOHN MARSHALL: HIDDEN HERO OF NATIONAL UNION
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
James River Art League Exhibit at For Art's Sake Gallery
James River Art League
10am

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...

Henrico , Free
MERENDA CECELIA - Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls
RVANest Antiques Art & Gifts
10am

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...

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

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

Henrico , Free
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
The Valentine
10am

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

RVA Downtown , 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
Opening Minds through Art Exhibition
Art for the Journey
10am

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...

Henrico , Free
Paul Ryan | Keeping Time
Reynolds Gallery
10am

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

RVA The Fan , Free
Quilt Squares in celebration of National Library Week
Richmond Public Library
10am

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...

RVA Southside , Free
Tanja Softic | Hyphae: New Prints
Reynolds Gallery
10am

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...

RVA The Fan , Free
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 , $
WORKSHOP WITH WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE KRISTEN GREEN The Heart of the Story
Library of Virginia
10am

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,...

RVA Downtown , $
RIPPLE Storytime for National Library Week
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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

RVA Southside , Free
S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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...

RVA Northside , Free
Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond
1708 Gallery
11am

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

RVA Arts District
RIPPLE Storytime for National Library Week
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

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

RVA East End , Free
March - April Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

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...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Radius 250 Exhibition
Artspace
12pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
Human Categorization by Helene Ruiz
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
1pm

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...

RVA Arts District , Free
Blackout Poetry
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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...

RVA Southside , Free
S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

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...

RVA Northside , Free
S.T.E.M. Peep Parachute
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

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...

RVA Southside , Free
Second Fridays at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm

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...

RVA Downtown , $
"The Color of No" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm

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...

Free
Natural Existence
Bella Arte Gallery
6pm

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....

Chesterfield , Free
Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
6pm

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

RVA Arts District , Free
Spring Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
6pm

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...

RVA Southside , Free
STAVNA BALLET Presents Directors Choice
Dogtown Dance Theatre
7pm

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

RVA Southside , $
TAKÁCS QUARTET
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

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

RVA West End , Prices Vary
 Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

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...

RVA Northside , $, Prices Vary
Bright Star
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

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...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary
Broadway Bound
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern
8pm

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

Hanover , $$, Prices Vary
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 , $
Sherpas, Speidel, Goodrich, Goggin & Lille
The Tin Pan
8pm

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

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Women's Theatre Festival: PRETTY FIRE
5th Wall Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre
8pm

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...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $

Friday, April 12