4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!

Earth Day and the Virginia Historical Garden Week inspired us for the April programs at Art Works. The Recycle Show will be on display all month through April 20th—a perfect tribute to Earth Day. See how artists recycle, reuse, upcycle and repurpose.

Then on 4th Friday, April 26th all the exhibits at Art Works change. Join us for the opening reception. Can’t make it on 4th Friday? No worries, we’re open every day except Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plus, parking is easy at the public garage on East 5th Street, and we’ll validate your ticket.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the monthly Artists Meet-up hosted by RVA Thriving Artists at Benchtop Brewing and the open Figure Drawing Sessions on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at Art Works.

Make a day of it by exploring the restaurants in the area. From Basic City Beer to Continental, Pig and Brew, Jubilee, Iron Clad Pizza, and The Gold Lion there’s something for everyone. Ask about special offerings from these eateries and enjoy a delicious meal after your art adventure.

4th Friday April 26 at Art Works

On April 26th the new exhibits open at Art Works including the Flora and Fauna All Media exhibit by local artists—Virginians love their gardens—tame and wild. And the students from the Henrico County Public Schools Center for Arts have installed their art in the main gallery with their annual senior-students’ art show. The RVA Photography Collective returns this year with another exhibit of Richmond—each photographer shoots identical locations and achieves different perspectives. And Paul Rosner gets us to dive deep into a molecular view of things with his exhibit, Xphemera.

Join us on April 26th 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for 4th Friday in Manchester—the opening reception. Meet the artists and enjoy live music, refreshments and libations sponsored by RVA Thriving Artists. Parking is free. The exhibits continue through May 18th with the exception of the student show which ends on May 5th. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is convenient and free.


Henrico Center for the Arts

Senior students of the Henrico Center for the Arts program exhibit their artwork which represents four years of study. The exhibit features a myriad of art forms and immerging perspectives. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery. The exhibit opens on April 26th and continues through – May 5, 2024.


Creative Journeys: RVA Photo Collective Showcase

The RVA Photography Collective, a group of photographers agree on a specific area in Richmond and over a period of two weeks individually conduct photo shoots in that location. The photographers share no more than 10 photographs and provide no commentary.

The collective artistic theme is understanding how different people choose to portray the same subject. This allows each photographer to see alternative approaches, creative ideas, compositional styles, stories, or perspectives and in doing so, more objectively understand theirs.

The exhibit is curated by Janneke Kotte and will be in the Centre Gallery.


Xphemera by Paul Rosner

This exhibit featuring resin-assemblage compositions evokes the unseen aspects of existence. Paul Rosner explains:

The extremes of the Universe are beyond our senses. Quantum particles, infinitesimal bio-entities, the vast unknown regions of space – we can only surmise their form and appearance. I use the medium of resin-assemblage to try and channel/shape vague intuitions into compositions that (hopefully) evoke elements of obscure origin coming into focus. Resin’s amber-like properties seem appropriate to capture and preserve these ephemeral imaginings.

This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Flora and Fauna

Spring is here, and it’s time for the annual Historic Garden Week in Virginia! From April 20th to April 27th, Virginians across the state will be opening their historic gardens for all to enjoy. And what better way to celebrate the beauty of flora and fauna than with Art Works’ April All Media Show?

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. Amy Chan will jury the show. Click here to learn more about the juror. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The show is open to all artists and all mediums. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

Call for entries is March 15th – April 15, 2024. Submit your entries through our online form. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork: Call for Entries


More Events at Art Works in April

________________________________________Figure Drawing Sessions

Join us for live figure drawing sessions the 1st and 3rd Sundays of April from 1 pm – 4 pm at Art Works. Hosted by RVA Thriving Artists. Click here for information.

RVA Thriving Artists Monthly Meet-up

It’s a meet-up. Network with other artists, exchange ideas, have a beverage and chill.

Location: Benchtop Brewing

April 18th 6 pm – 7 pm.

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