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Friday, November 4

Garden Glow
12am

Don’t miss the 5th annual Garden Glow, presented by Kroger, October 13-November 6! Starting at sunset, dramatic lighting transforms the historic architecture...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
MacArthur's Park: detail. Junk Mail Collage on Canvas 40"x60W"
Sandhi Schimmel Gold, Sandhi Schimmel Gold
12am

Over 20 original works of art on display by local artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold. Sandhi's work is in private, corporate and museum collections around the world...

RVA Northside , Free
EXHIBIT: THE PEACHES WILL BE BLUE
9am

Contemporary collage and acrylic paintings by Kay Vass Darling, who uses color and pattern as a way of playing with the still life subject matter.

Henrico , Free
EXHIBIT: UNUSUAL TURNINGS
9am

An exhibit showing the amazing wood sculptures that can be made from local woods that are turned on a lathe. Barbara Dill is a local artist who is...

Henrico , Free
James River Art League Exhibit  at Cedarfield Art Gallery
James River Art League
9am

Artists from the James River Art League will exhibit their work in the Cedarfield Art Gallery from October 3 through January 3, 2023

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Fluvanna County , Free
There's Just Us represented the struggle communities fight with hate & bigotry and the collective voices that were strong enough to stand up and strong against all odds.
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

August 11-12, 2022 marks the five-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. To recognize...

RVA Downtown , Free
Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Skin has a number of impressive features: it’s shape shifting, color changing and highly adaptive. But it’s also thought provoking, interaction changing and...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Barry Purcell, "120 Garrett", 2022, mounted photo collage, 29 x 29 inches
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Building a Theme, a solo exhibition by Barry Purcell at our 401 Libbie Avenue location. The exhibition...

FORGING FREEDOM, JUSTICE, and EQUALITY 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Forging Freedom, Justice, and Equality is a riveting interactive, multi-themed immersion into the Black experience in the history of the Commonwealth of...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Fluvanna County , $
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10am

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

RVA West End , Free
Naima Green: I Keep Missing My Water
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

I Keep Missing My Water is a newly commissioned exhibition by photographer Naima Green that continues the artist’s ongoing investment in documenting intimacy...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Rafael Domenech: The Medium is the Massage
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

The Medium is the Massage is a new commission by the Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech for a year-long pavilion for self-publishing, collective reading,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Raoul Dufy: Drawn to Royal Ascot
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Featuring more than two dozen works on paper by the important Fauvist painter and quintessential artist of vibrant outdoor social events, this delightful...

RVA Arts District , Free
Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art is the first exhibition to explore the instrument’s symbolism in American art from the early 19th century to the...

RVA Arts District , $
Kat reading in the Garden.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager Katarina Spears reads a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden...

Henrico , Free
The Architecture of History: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Keris Salmon
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Explore facets of American history through the photographs of Frances Benjamin Johnston and Keris Salmon, two artists working nearly a century apart, who...

RVA Arts District , Free
Words Matter
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Words Matter features 10 works by contemporary Native American artists who have worked in the medium of printmaking, including Shan Goshorn (Cherokee), Rick...

RVA Arts District , Free
dana washington-queen: Resume at the Point of Interruption
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Lens-based artist dana washington-queen (b. 1985) uses writing and video-making as an inquiry into freedom and escape. What are freedom’s possibilities?...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Baby Artsplay!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at the Westover Hills Branch Library for 6 sessions of Baby Artsplay!™ with your little one. Children ages 3 months - 3 years and their...

RVA Southside , Free
Chris Semtner
Art Works Gallery
11am

See these new exhibits and tour 80 artist studios Tuesday thru Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is free. These exhibits end November 19th, 2022. ...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Got This. Margery Albertini
Artspace
12pm

Two solo artists, one joint show, and an Artspace Members’ group exhibition will be on view at the nonprofit gallery in Richmond, VA Artspace presents...

RVA Southside , Free
“Jungle Nights” by Susan Hribernik, original prismacolor drawing on limited edition maple skateboard deck
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
12pm

Hribernik Skateboards was founded in 2014 by RVA artist Susan Hribernik. She combines her love of making art and skateboarding with every deck and all the...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside , $
Tyrone Power Cherry III & Family for Photoville
Petersburg Area Art League
12pm

Ask anyone in Petersburg, Virginia, what they enjoy about the city of roughly 33,000 people, and you’ll find many commonalities. Its architecture, its...

Petersburg , Free
“Decaying Circles” by Marina Williams,  16.5 x 21 Marker on Paper Framed
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
12pm

Richmond artist Marina Williams created her marker & mixed media works on paper through the pandemic. “Color in Darkness” is a vibrant, illustrative stream...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside , $
Beaded Pipe Cleaner Corn Cobs
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Bring your little one by the East End Library and create your own fall decor out of pipe cleaners and colorful beads! Ages 3 and up!

RVA East End , Free
First Friday: Portrait Studio with Naima Green
Institute for Contemporary Art
4pm

Join us on RVA First Friday for a portrait studio led in collaboration with photographer Naima Green and VCUarts. Naima Green is an artist, photographer,...

RVA Arts District , Free
First Friday: Portrait Studio with Naima Green
Institute for Contemporary Art
4pm

On First Friday November 4, drop by the ICA for a chance to have your portrait taken in a studio led by photographer Naima Green in collaboration with...

RVA Arts District , Free
First Fridays Art Walk
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
Katia Santibañez, YD9RL, 2022,  Casein and Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16 Inches.
Reynolds Gallery
5pm

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Spiraling, a multi-artist exhibition of bold and fresh paintings. The exhibition opens Friday,...

RVA The Fan , Free
A Well to Draw From: VisArts Spring + Summer 2022 Studio Access Resident Exhibition
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm

November 4th – 11th, 2022 at Visual Arts Center of Richmond Opening Reception on November 4th from 5:30-7pm Artists: Sarah Briland, WonJung Choi, Amber...

RVA The Fan , Free
ART 180 Presents: Inspired by Shenandoah
Art180
6pm

Join us at ART 180’s Atlas Gallery on November First Friday for a new exhibition, ‘Inspired by Shenandoah’. Ten of Shenandoah National Park Trust’s...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
EXHIBIT: KALEIDOSCOPE –  REKINDLING A HISTORY
6pm

ON EXHIBIT UNTIL November 13, 2022 Kuumba Afrikan American Quilting Guild showcases a fantastic variety of artful & colorful quilts ranging from reimagining...

Henrico , Free
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Richmond Urban Dance
6pm

Disney Star, Phil Wright is coming to RVA to teach four amazing dance workshops. This world-renowned choreographer and Disney's Underwraps and Fam Jam star...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $$
First Friday opening night reception
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

The following exhibits will be on diaplay: "The Archies"--plein-air paintings by The Archies, "Music for the Eyes"--photography by the F-22 Group, and...

RVA Downtown , Free
Richmond Ballet Presents Studio Two
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

In the Night Choreography by Jerome Robbins Music by Frédéric Chopin Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, A World Premiere Choreography by Jennifer Archibald Music...

Prices Vary
Archie's Exhibit and Opening flier
6:30pm

Art opening and exhibit featuring recent plein air and studio landscape paintings by seven Virginia artists: Patti Bartol, Thomas Bradshaw, Coakley Brown,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
First Friday: Angel Bat Dawid
Institute for Contemporary Art
8pm

Join us at the ICA on RVA First Friday for a musical performance by Angel Bat Dawid and JJJJJerome Ellis.

RVA Arts District , Free
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern
8pm

Join us at Truvy’s beauty parlor, and meet the six hilarious and heartwarming women of Steel Magnolias, whose antics in the salon will have you laughing...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA Arts District , $$
Standing Room Only
CSz Richmond
10pm

After Hours Comedy Presents: Standing Room Only. Stand Up featuring Mu Cuzzo. Also with Jack Parker and Jay Hart. ages 17+ Tickets: ...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Friday, November 4