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Visual Arts Center of Richmond

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1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
803-353-0094

March 2018

Collectors’ Night

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

32nd annual art auction includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction, and a seated live auction. This year, the theme is “The Darkroom.”

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May 2018

Play Day

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Kids and adults make art projects in more than a dozen studios. Beer and food will be available. Plan to enjoy a community art project, kids’ games and activities, a reading by a local children’s book author, family yoga, and more.  

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June 2018

First Friday Art Samplers

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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First-come, first-served art classes in two seatings. Bring a group of friends or your entire family for this special night out. The first session runs from 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. and the second runs from 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. There’s no online or advanced registration for these one-off classes. Choose from at least five rotating sampler topics each month.

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July 2018

First Friday Art Samplers

July 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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A great date night, family outing or evening out with friends. Register in-person beginning at 5:00 p.m. The first round of classes begins at 6:00 p.m. and the second begins at 7:30 p.m. Several kid-friendly samplers are always available. Check visarts.org for a list of upcoming samplers.

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August 2018

“[Work]”Exhibition

August 1 - August 19
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

"" features art created by VisArts faculty, staff, and board members. The show includes examples of all media taught at VisArts’ 1812 West Main Street building, including: wood, ceramics, metal, jewelry, fiber, glass, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, creative writing, film and digital media.

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Young + Artful

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

Inspired by punk rock from the 1970s and 80s, Young + Artful 2018: Rock + Roll High School includes a silent art auction of pieces by emerging and established Virginia artists with competitive pricing for young collectors. Benefits VisArts’ education programs.

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September 2018

“Of secrecy, the violet” Exhibition

September 7 @ 6:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

An exhibition of work by New York City-based artist Elissa Levy, and it showcases Levy's experimentation with a variety of materials and techniques that blur mediums and genres. The artist will present prints, collages and sculpture using materials ranging from fabric and leather to aluminum.  

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Second Fridays

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these one-night art classes start at 5:00 p.m. in VisArts’ lobby. There will be cash bar with local brews and artist demonstrations so you can grab a drink and watch an artist demonstration between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. From there, you can head to your 6:00 p.m. class or come back for the second session, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

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