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Friday, October 22

#ArtsHuntRVA
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan , Free

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

Call for Entries - November 2021 All Media Show
Henrico , $

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

Virtual Event
Stewart Artwork inspired by the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free

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...

Kid Kit: Mini Pumpkin Decorating
RVA East End , Free

Attention parents! Not in the mood to scoop, cut, and carve this Halloween? Try painting pumpkins with your little ones instead! Request a kit here to...

Take & Make: Halloween Mason Jars
RVA East End , Free

Turn your mason jar into a ghost, mummy, or vampire! Then use it to hold your pencils and pens. What better use for a scary monster than to protect your...

Liberty or Death Church tours
3am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
RVA Downtown , $

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...

Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community
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 Exhibit
9am
Free

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...

Image by Tom Hennessy
9am
Henrico , $

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

Dineo Seshee Bopape: Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversations…mm
10am
RVA Arts District , Free

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...

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP   Immigration Records at the Library of Virginia
10am

Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs leads this workshop focused on records from 1607 to 1929 concerning the immigration of individuals who...

Virtual Event
Ibrahim Ahmed: It Will Always Come Back to You
10am
RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free

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...

James River Art League Exhibit
10am
Free

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...

James River Art League Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center
10am
Free

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...

Joanna Tyka Cityscapes RVA
10am
RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free

In her bold, signature style, internationally recognized artist, Joanna Tyka explores the architecture of Richmond, Virginia in a series of cityscapes at The...

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
10am
RVA Arts District , Prices Vary

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...

Sustaining Encounters
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
10am
RVA Arts District , Prices Vary

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

Liberty or Death Church tours
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
RVA Downtown , $

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...

Art Scavenger Hunt @ Art Works!
11am
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

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...

Come, select just the piece(s) to properly accent your home or office.
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...

Terry Lacy  Contemporary Realism:  A Celebration of Color (Art Show)
11am
Free

Terry Lacy is an American artist, now living in central Virginia. She was born into a military family and moved constantly throughout her first two decades...

Hribernik Skateboard Collection Show at anne’s Visual Art Studio gallery
12pm
RVA Arts District , Free, Prices Vary

Founded by local Richmond, Va artist Susan Hribernik in 2014, Hribernik Skateboards is showing for the first time nearly the entire collection of custom...

Liberty or Death Church tours
12pm, 1:30pm
RVA Downtown , $

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...

Liberty or Death Church tours
1:30pm
RVA Downtown , $

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...

Mini Pumpkin Painting
3:30pm, 4pm
RVA East End , Free

Don't feel like carving a pumpkin? Paint with us instead!

Steel Art by Greg Holzgrefe
4pm

Enjoy a leisurely, ten-block stroll in the Fan amidst artists, crafters, jugglers, musicians, and food trucks: GoataCado, Mommas BBQ, the Sweet Stop and more!

Mini Pumpkin Painting
4pm
RVA East End , Free

Don't feel like carving a pumpkin? Paint with us instead!

photo by Sandra Sellars; image is of Victor Haskins playing a cornet
4pm
RVA The Fan , Free

You are all invited to the second show in the series of live recording/concert events. This one will happen at the Fan Arts Stroll--we will perform from...

Organic merging of paintings by Matt Lively and Ed Trask
5pm
RVA The Fan , Free

“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:...

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...

Frank Kreacic’s
6pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

Short days, long nights. Go up in your attic and dust off your scariest Halloween get-up and join us for the 4th Friday reception to celebrate Halloween and...

ThinkSmall11 logo
6pm
Chesterfield, RVA Southside , Free

Artspace is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, featuring the 11th installment of...

Garden Glow at Maymont
6:30pm
RVA The Fan, RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , $

Brighten your autumn nights, October 15-November 7, on a spectacular light-filled journey at Garden Glow! Each Wednesday-Sunday night, experience Maymont in...

Halloween Family Movie Night: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
6:30pm
Chesterfield , $

A family friendly evening featuring two short Halloween cartoons and one feature! We will be showing Casper the Friendly Ghost in Boo Moon, The Haunted Mouse...

3 Penny Theatre presents "SHERLOCK HOLMES"
7pm
RVA West End , $

“Watson, the game is afoot!” Come back to the theatre and enjoy two Sherlock Holmes adventures; The Speckled Band (one of Conan Doyle’s favorite...

House Concert in the West End
7pm
RVA West End , $$

Rosette, a Richmond-based string quartet, will perform music written by Caroline Shaw, the first featured composer of the group's So Hot Right Now Series....

Steve Martin & Martin Short
7:30pm
RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Steve Martin and Martin Short’s “The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment” is a show that redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the...

Cartography
7:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

Inflatable rafts on the Mediterranean. Family photos hidden carefully in a backpack. Cartography brings a world alive with movement and migration as the...

Fight Cloud, Leisure Sport, Midlife Pilot
7:30pm
$

Baltimore dreamo rockers, Leisure Sport, play with Richmond's Fight Cloud and Midlife Pilot.

WAR IN PIECES
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $

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

Sasha Wakefield plays Nya and Trevor Lawson plays her son, Omari
8pm
RVA Arts District

Dominique Morisseau, described by The New York Times as "a playwright of piercing eloquence," brings a timely and urgent examination of race and education to...

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts
8pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights , Prices Vary

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

Friday, October 22