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Friday, February 3

Celebrating Black History Month Through ART!
Crossroads Art Center

Sponsored by Baxter and Elaine Perkinson Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce an Exhibition for African American Artists sponsored by Baxter and...

RVA West End , Free
March All-Media Show Call for Entries
Crossroads Art Center

Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce an online call for entries the March 2023 All-Media Show. There is no theme for this exhibit. All work...

RVA West End , $
More Hollywood stories from Gene Poe

Gene made his living in LA as an extra. In this 2nd podcast, he has more fascinating stories including working on ELLEN for 5 years, meeting Lucille Ball,...

Free
Town of Hope, 1927, Archibald John Motley Jr. (American, 1891–1981), oil on canvas. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art, 2017.206
9am

Celebrate Black artists, the stories they tell, and the depth and breadth of the museum’s collections and exhibitions. VMFA hosts programs for all ages...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
James River Art League Exhibit at Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center
James River Art League
9am

Artists from the James River Art League will exhibit their beautiful artwork created under the show's theme, "Serenity and Mediative Works". Please visit the...

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 , Free
Library of Virginia Exhibition | 200 Years, 200 Stories
Library of Virginia
9am

The Library of Virginia, one of the oldest state libraries and archives in the nation, will mark its bicentennial in 2023 with a free exhibition — 200 Years,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Church Tours
St. John's Church
9:30am

Hear Our Story. Visit St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick Henry and his 'Liberty or...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
Paul Ryan, Sand Bay Drawing 215, 2021, Watercolor and Ink on Moleskine, 16.5 x 11.5”. Image by Carolina Vilcapoma, courtesy of Paul Ryan.
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Arrive, a solo presentation of new drawings in ink and watercolor from Paul Ryan. The exhibition opens...

RVA The Fan , Free
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 , $
Donald Sultan, Black Lantern Flowers, Sept 18, 2013, 2013,  Painted aluminum on polished aluminum base, 18 x 19.5 x 3”. Edition 15/20. Image courtesy of Lococo.
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Deep Parts, a group exhibition of artworks employing and exploring negative space. The exhibition...

RVA The Fan , Free
James River Art League Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center - January/February 2022
James River Art League
10am

Five talented artist-members of James River Art League (JRAL) are featured at the JRAL Gallery at Crossroads Art Center during the months of January and...

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 , 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 , $
Baby Artsplay!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at the Westover Hills Branch Library for 5 sessions of Baby Artsplay!™ with your little one. Children ages 3 months - 3 years and their...

RVA Southside , Free
Maggie Walker Storytime
10:30am

Join us across from the Downtown Sun Tubes as we learn about Maggie Walker for Black History Month! We’ll ready a story and view a model house made after her...

Anne Savedge MOVIN' Art Gallery Show
Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education
11am

Movin' Work by Anne Savedge Artists’ Statement I have been photographing people involved in dance, and other movement through space, for a number of...

Chesterfield , Free
Wendy Nelson
Art Works Gallery
11am

See 4 new exhibits and 80 artist studios. Visit us Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 5pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits include: ...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Reni Gower, GEOMatrix: a Perfect Proof
Artspace
12pm

Artspace presents three solo exhibitions that utilize meditation and metaphor to present themes of intricacy, intimacy, and insight. The opening reception,...

Free
An installation of Treasure Tiles
Sandhi Schimmel Gold
12pm

Fine Artist and Upcycle Pioneer Sandhi Schimmel Gold will exhibit an installation of hundreds of small, mixed media assemblages called “Treasure Tiles” — art...

RVA Southside
First Friday Story & Craft
2:30pm

Join us for a story and related craft in the Art Studio on the first Friday of the month at 2:30. We will be reading classic and contemporary books that are...

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
Storm The Gates
Art180
5pm

ART 180 kicks off its 25th anniversary year with a new exhibition in collaboration with All City Art Club and Supply. Storm the Gates is a gallery takeover...

RVA Arts District , Free
First Friday Opening-Night Reception
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

The following art exhibits will be on display: Gellman Room--"Jublilee Ronnylee"--Fans and other artwork by Richmond artist Ron Lee Dooley Foyer--"Live the...

RVA Downtown , Free
First Friday at ICA VCU: Nadah el Shazly
Institute for Contemporary Art
7pm

Join us for a musical performance by Nadah el Shazly, a producer, vocalist and sound artist from Cairo, Egypt. Her debut album “Ahwar” radically reinvents...

RVA Arts District , Free
Design: Tamar Petersen
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
7pm

Join the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia for a spectacular musical portrait of nighttime in the city of Madrid. The Cramer String Quartet,...

RVA West End , $
Dave Parrish Photography
Quill Theatre
7:30pm

In the heat of summer, Sonya and her Uncle Vanya while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally by the only local...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $, $$
A Raisin in the Sun
8pm

The Lee Playhouse is excited to announce the opening of our second Mainstage production of the 2022-2023 season, “A Raisin in the Sun.” This classic drama...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George , $
A Soldier's Play
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

1982 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama. In a segregated Louisiana army camp in 1944, the murder of a rancorous Black sergeant stirs deep-seated animosity and...

Chesterfield , $$
Babe & Friends
CSz Richmond
8pm

Hold the phones and your hearts...Valentine's Day came early this month! BABE is returning to the stage after their holiday hibernation, reformed and...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
GHOST QUARTET
8pm

Mid-Atlantic premiere GHOST QUARTET by Dave Malloy limited run Thu Jan 19 thru Sat Feb 18, 2023 ​ Everyone loves Dave Malloy. This New York-based...

RVA The Fan , $
Shalandis Wheeler Smith, Dorothy "Dee-D." Miller and Zakiyyah Jackson in "How Black Mothers Say I Love You"
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Hard-working Daphne left her two young daughters in Jamaica for six years to create a better life for them in America. Now thirty years later, proud and...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $$
Galentines Day - Ladies Night Comedy Show presented by Pearl St Comedy
8:30pm

The Perkinson Center and Pearl St Comedy are proud to present "Galentines Day", a Ladies Night comedy special! Join us at 8:30pm for comedians Apple Brown...

Chesterfield , $

Friday, February 3