ART WORKS is a full service art center where the public can see and buy art 6 days a week, rent space for special events and see artists at work. We represent over 100 Virginia artists and present national and international artists in monthly shows. There are 75 studios and 6 galleries at ART WORKS. The public is invited to our monthly all-media, juried art shows, the 4th Friday of each month and are encouraged to participate in our programs, shows and events.
ART WORKS is involved in community programs, is a venue for many bridal receptions, fundraisers, parties and meetings. Our on-site staff lends our expertise to these events.
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday noon – 6 p.m. Closed Mondays Handicap Accessible, Free Admission, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, LGBT+ Friendly
Contact: Art Works, Inc.
320 Hull Street Richmond, VA 23224.
Glenda Kotchish 804-291-1400
SUMMER ART CAMPS AT ART WORKS
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Register at: http://www.artworksrichmond.com/SummerCamp2017.html
It’s time to register for Sewing Works Summer Art Camp. Your child will enjoy our small classes. Laurianda Jenkins of Laurianda Clothing Company will teach students, ages 6 to 12 years old, how to use a sewing machine, how to cut fabric from a pattern and hand sewing. Our class projects will be: a pillow, teddy bear and tote bag!
All materials and a snack each day are included! Camp is 5 days, August 7 – August 11 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. Cost is $145 per child. Included are supplies, snacks and an ice cream party on Friday. Click here to register or call Art Works at 804.291.1400
Classes and Activities
Thriving Artists Thursdays August 17th 6-8 pm
Thriving Artist Thursdays at Art Works
Every third Thursday of the month we are hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm, Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist.
Each month there is a new topic presented by an expert in the field.
August's speaker is Carolyn Schallmo, an author, illustrator and entrepreneur. She will speak about her art career and demonstrate how to best arrange and merchandise artwork to look its best and to SELL!
If you make jewelry, pottery or are interested in improving your sales display you won't want to miss this! It will be a hands-on demo and you are encouraged to bring a box of your tabletop artwork items.
Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits. Click here to learn about becoming a member of the gallery.
Click here to register. You can pay at the door.
On 4th Friday, before the reception at Art Works, give yourself some VIP treatment and preview the exhibit, meet some of the exhibiting artists, enjoy some champagne and wine with us. Then gather at Plant Zero Café for more libations and appetizers (or a specialty sandwich). It’s VIP Meet & Eat.
Cost: $30 for a couple or $20 for an individual.
Time: 6:00 pm (Meet at Art Works main gallery and have some champagne or wine, meet the artists) 6:30 pm – 7:30 Gather at Plant Zero Café for more drinks and food.
Click here to buy tickets or pay at Art Works Office.
The Exhibits July 28 – August 20, 2017
Cantores De Luz by Maximo Laura
You can now buy tapestry art by one of Latin America’s most prolific textile artists at Art Works. Maximo Laura is a Peruvian award-winning textile artist known worldwide for his tapestries that intertwine ancestral Peruvian techniques, symbols, memories and myths with contemporary aesthetics. All Laura tapestries limited editions or one-of-a kind and are hand-woven at the Maximo Laura Studio,
There is much to “read” when viewing a Maximo Laura tapestry. His website describes the realms, the cosmos, the Sun and Moon representations, the Inca Cross, the patterns, zigzags and circles and the meanings woven into the tapestries.
This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery. You may order these online at Art Works new www.shop4artwork.com site.
Totems for the Modern Era -Tiki and Venus Paintings by Richard John Becker
This exhibit is a collection of painted canvasses depicting strange god-like creatures who may or may not represent aspects of the human subconscious, some best left unsaid. These are large and somewhat unavoidable paintings that are less concerned with aesthetic beauty and are more apt to be confrontational. These depictions are not meant to be worshiped, but the artist will not object to some sort of tasteful veneration. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.
Landscapes, Dreams, and Thoughts by Dorothy Ellis
Ellis is a painter and printmaker. Her paintings are mostly abstract but one can see the landscapes within them that inspire her.
This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.
Richmond Photography Meet up Group 2nd Annual Gallery Show
This exhibit is a culmination of the images taken over the course of a year within the meet-up group. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery
Virginia Landscapes by June Skalak: Where It All Began
Early landscape paintings by June Skalak will be exhibited in the Corner Gallery.