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Sunday, October 24

#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...

HarvestFest
$

Celebrate all that fall has to offer! This two-day event has a festival vibe with live music, food, and adult beverages, plus family-friendly...

Make & Take: 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...

SOLD OUT! 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...

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...

October is "Revive The Nutcracker" Month
9am

Join the Concert Ballet Nutcracker rehearsals this month and show us what you can do as one of the 250 Nutcracker characters in Richmond's oldest running...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Frank Kreacic’s
11am
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

See 5 new exhibits and 75 working artist studios. Visit us 11 -5pm Tuesdays – Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits by: Tim Harper,...

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...

ThinkSmall11
11am
Chesterfield, Goochland, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA The Fan , 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...

Charlotte's Web by The Concert Ballet of VA
1pm
Hanover , Free

The Concert Ballet of Virginia is bringing their Storybook Series to The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education! Bring your family out for a fun afternoon...

Liberty or Death Church tours
1:30pm, 3pm
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
3pm
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...

1925 Phantom of the Opera
3pm
RVA The Fan , $

Come see the silent film Phantom of the Opera on the big screen at the Byrd Theatre while listening to renowned organist Michael Britt on the Mighty...

Sasha Wakefield plays Nya and Trevor Lawson plays her son, Omari
3pm
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...

WAR IN PIECES
3pm
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...

woman playing chello
4pm
RVA Southside , $$

WELCOME TO OUR SEASON OF "MUSICAL RESILIENCY" Part One Features: "Music from the Worlds of Opera, Movies, Musical Theater and More.” Sunday, October 24,...

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:...

Holocaust musicians
5:30pm
RVA Northside , Prices Vary

Join the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and musicians from the Richmond Symphony for an intimate chamber concert performed on instruments preserved and...

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...

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) Organ Fundraiser
7pm
RVA The Fan , $

See Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, the 1920 silent film on the big screen at the Byrd Theatre accompanied by nenowned organist Michael Britt on the Mighy Wurlitzer...

Rosette: So Hot Right Now
7pm
$$

Rosette, a Richmond-based string quartet, will perform music by Caroline Shaw, the first featured composer in the group's So Hot Right Now series. The event...

Sunday, October 24