Mission: The visual arts center of richmond engages the community in the creative process through the visual arts.
Programs: Education: studio class programs - for youth and adults to encourage individual expression, self-discipline, focus and creative exploration. Richmond, va public school students (elementary & middle) receive free art classes after school. We also offer free programming for seniors and scholarships for participants in need.
special events including craft & design show and other special programs - showcase works by professional artists.
exhibition program - presents contemporary art that models creative excellence. Free and open to the general public.
outreach: artist studio rental program - provides local artists with affordable creative space in a studio setting.
This place is magical. We can only imagine the long-reaching good for our community that comes from providing so many educational opportunities to those who couldn't normally afford them. Whether it is their amazing Art After School program for the Richmond Public School students, their partnerships with organizations like The Virginia Home and Girls and Boys Club of Richmond or the educational programs associated with their beautiful gallery--VisArts has more heart than can be imagined.
The public can come take classes alongside all this goodness, meeting fellow creatives and exercising their own creativity.
I look forward to my time spent helping this organization and encourage others to volunteer here! (Or donate, or take a class or go to one of the events that supports their outreach programs!)