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Friday, October 1

Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

What is #ArtsHuntRVA? Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) and CultureWorks have partnered to bring a unique and interactive arts experience to the...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan , Free
Crossroads Art Center

American Indian/Indigenous American Artists October 1- 15: Call For Entries Online Show: Nov. 1 - 30th How To Submit: 1. First complete the American...

Henrico , $
Virtual Event
Crossroads Art Center

November 2021 AMS Call for Entries: Friday, October 1, 2021 – Saturday, October 30, 2021 Online ONLY Artwork Juried: Sunday, October 31, 2021 Artists...

Henrico , $
Virtual Event
Stewart Artwork inspired by the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
Virginia War Memorial

The new veteran art exhibit, From Wings to Waves: The Artwork of Maureen Stewart, will be on display in the Virginia War Memorial’s Veterans’ Art Gallery...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free
Poems of Positivity

During this year’s Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Nov 19, 2021- Jan 10, 2022), Orlosky Studio brings us Poems of...

Free
Virtual Event
Richmond Public Library

Fall is the season of letting things go, so let go of your stress and become zen-like with these easy mini zen gardens! Stop into the East End Branch library...

RVA East End , Free
Richmond Public Library

Visit Westover Hill’s young adult section to check out our take and make kits! Kits will be available starting the first of the month while supplies last....

RVA Southside , Free
Creativity is a Practice. Join the October challenge creativesprint.co
6am

It's time for the annual Creative Sprint October 30-day challenge! You know that if you practice yoga, guitar, salsa dancing, chess, or pretty much...

Free
Virtual Event
9am

Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community, a unique exhibition of photographs at the Library of Virginia, celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity...

James River Art League
9am

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

With its 60 plus razor-sharp teeth, bone-crushing jaws and starring role in a blockbuster film series, T. rex is arguably the world’s most popular dinosaur....

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversations…mm is a solo exhibition by South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape. The show’s title calls to the...

RVA Arts District , Free
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

In his first U.S. institutional exhibition It Will Always Come Back to You Kuwaiti-born, Giza-based artist Ibrahim Ahmed invites you to explore powerful...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
James River Art League
10am

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

Free
James River Art League
10am

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

Free
Leigh Suggs, Curving Straight, 2021, Handcut, acrylic on Yupo, 26 x 20 inches
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Keep Coming Round, a solo exhibition of Leigh Sugg’s work at our 401 Libbie Avenue location. The...

Black History Museum
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

In 2019, the VMHC and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) began a long-term partnership to share collections and resources to...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Sustaining Encounters, a two-person exhibition presenting the work of Nancy Blum and Joseph Scheer at...

Violins of Hope Musicians
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

Violins of Hope is a touring exhibition dedicated to initiating deeper, more meaningful conversations about tolerance and social justice while educating...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
St. John's Church
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
St. John's Church
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown , $
Art Works Gallery
11am

In honor of Artober, we've got a fun way for you to interact with some great art! Visit Art Works and pick up a scavenger hunt list. Tour Art Works' studios...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Frank Kreacic describes himself as a 21st century artist. He uses technology to combine a love for science and history with comic books and film.  He creates adventurous scenes and historically referenced paintings. His 3D artwork is part movie snapshot, part inspired comic book page, and part intense color abstraction. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Art Works Gallery
11am

Fall at Art Works brings a new season of exhibits ranging from printmaking, artwork inspired by science and history, abstract paintings and a retrospect of...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Come, select just the piece(s) to properly accent your home or office.
Elegba Folklore Society
11am

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St, in the downtown Arts District and take in the exhibition Source Material. Browse through...

Evening Mist by Christopher Wynn
Bella Arte Gallery
11am

Our gallery artists have rose to the challenge & created landscapes that are atmosphereic, centering on lighting & mood in and around Virginia, a must see! ...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, Powhatan, RVA The Fan , Free
St. John's Church
12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
St. John's Church
12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown , $
St. John's Church
1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
St. John's Church
1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown , $
St. John's Church
3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
St. John's Church
3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown , $
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm, 4pm

Banned Books Week Ends today, and what better way is there to see which of our favorite kids books have been challenges than a few rounds of bingo!

RVA East End , Free
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Banned Books Week Ends today, and what better way is there to see which of our favorite kids books have been challenges than a few rounds of bingo!

RVA East End , Free
"Incoming Tide", an encaustic painting by Barbara George
Uptown Gallery
5pm

Opening reception Friday Oct. 1st, 5-8 PM, for "Anything Goes (Almost)", through Nov. 27, by local artists, with awards & judge's talk by teacher Elizabeth...

RVA The Fan , Free
8th Annual VisArts Chili Throwdown
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s Chili Throwdown takes place each year on the first weekend in October. Participating restaurants contribute their best...

Art180
5pm

Join us at our Atlas gallery for an evening of youth-led and centered events this October 1 from 5-8 p.m. We’re taking over the sidewalk in front of Atlas...

RVA Arts District , Free
Organic merging of paintings by Matt Lively and Ed Trask
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm

“Blip of the Moment” Matt Lively and Ed Trask September 17 – October 24, 2021 Opening reception on Friday, September 17 from 5-8 p.m. (Outdoor Location:...

RVA The Fan , Free
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
Mary Temple, Cool August Rain, 2020, gouache, acrylic and paper on paper, 17.5 x 16 inches
5pm

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of To Balance a Stone, a solo exhibition of Mary Temple’s works on paper and acrylic on canvas paintings...

Food 4 Thought Poetry Slam featuring Nickey McMullen and Ronnie Luxe!
7pm

It's Richmond, VA's first huge poetry slam featuring some of the most famous slam poets in the country! It's a spoken-word competition full of theatrical...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$
Small Mouth Sounds
Cadence Theatre Company, Cadence Theatre Company
7pm

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS By Bess Wohl September 23—October 3, 2021 Post-Show Talkback will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021. The 2020 hit play continues!...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

WAR IN PIECES festival world premieres new plays by David Aldridge, Rachel Landsee, Robert Waldruff, Charles Williamson in partnership with Virginia War...

RVA The Fan , $
Louise Keeton in Every Brilliant Thing
8pm

The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company presents Every Brilliant Thing, a one-person that show captures the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and...

Chesterfield , Prices Vary
"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

This smart, insightful musical comedy follows the thrill and folly of modern-day relationships, from the nerve-wracking first date to marriage, children, and...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights , Prices Vary
Conciliation Lab
8pm

THE NICETIES by Eleanor Burgess directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Zoe, a Black student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Davey has seen something he can’t forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. These two have never met. Tonight their paths cross, with devastating...

$$

Friday, October 1