Slover Library, LL40

235 E. Plume St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-6854


Visit Norfolk, VA October 8-16th as we celebrate Visual Arts Week. 

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Look for visual art events at the following locations.  If you have information about specific events planned for the week, or if you want to share your favorite way to experience the visual arts in Norfolk, post to the Norfolk Visual Arts Week Facebook page! or email / call 757.664.6854.


WATCH this video from 2015 to hear what Visual Arts Week is all about.


October 8th & 9th CBAA KICK’S OFF NORFOLK VISUAL ARTS WEEK at Ocean View Beach Park Watch a video!

The Ocean View Art Show is getting ready to turn the corner on its 54th annual fall show, making it Virginia’s oldest and largest artist run, art show! Overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay the OV Art Show is the kickoff event for Visual Arts Week in Norfolk! Painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers and people alike fill Ocean View Beach Park as they spend two days enjoying the art, entertainment, food, and fun that is supplied for everyone!!!

Make sure to come out Saturday, Oct. 8th and Sunday, Oct 9th, from 10 AM to 5 PM  - 100 West Ocean View Avenue

October 8th 9-11am Photo walk with local photographer, David Sullivan of the Slover Library!  Bring your camera or Iphone and take a 2 hour walk downtown.  All levels of photography are welcome to join.  We’ll have a special location to upload your photos for sharing.  Be sure to hastag #norfolkpublicart or #artsorf when posting!

October 8th Crafted Indie Art and Craft Market  12pm-6pm at O’Connors Brewing Co.~over 50 of the best and brightest, juried selected artists, crafters, designers and makers from VA and beyond.

October 8th The Looking Glass Artisan Boutique Backlot Deal Days Outdoor Arts and Crafts Fair 10am-3pm – 5685 E. Va. Beach Blvd.

October 8th Slover Library Orgami Yoda Crafts 1:30-3:30pm Room 290

October 9th Front Porch Art Walk Colonial Place/Riverview  noon – 5pm  – Pick up a map that day at the following locations: Lydia Roper Home (127 East 40 th Street), 111 Art Gallery (111Pennsylvania Ave.), and The Village Mermaid (3900 Granby St

October 9th Riverview Village Days (occurs every 2nd & 4th Sunday) 

Through October 9th Popblossom  has partnered with WPA Architects and the Slover Library to bring - Facing South, an exhibit by three rising stars of Contemporary Southern Photography, Matt Eich, Susan Worsham & Eliot Dudik.

October 8th & 9th Chrysler Museum  Historic Houses: Weekend Talks and Tours Enjoy a FREE talk and tour at the Moses Myers House at 1 p.m. and the Willoughby-Baylor House at 2 p.m:

Moses Myers House, 323 E. Freemason St. Guided House Talk with the Chrysler Museum | Weekends at 1 p.m. Ongoing exhibitions at the ca. 1792 home include Adeline’s Portal, a conceptual art installation by Beth Lipman inspired by a 19th century resident of the home. Other exhibitions include Moses Myers: Maritime Merchant, and Barton Myers: Norfolk Visionary.

Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 E. Freemason St. Guided House Talk with the Chrysler Museum | Weekends at 2 p.m. This historic house, built in 1794, features two exhibitions: Harry C. Mann: Norfolk Photographer Historical photographs of our city from the early part of the 20th century.  The Norfolk Rooms Celebrate our port city’s rich history of creativity and cultural achievements through a selection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, and more.

October 10th Van Wyck Library Duct Tape Treasures at 3pm

October 10th Norfolk Public Art Program Birthday Celebration 10:10am in the Slover Library Forum.  Free & open to the public.

October 11th @7pm Norfolk Drawing Group meets at Hamm Fine Arts Building, Norfolk State University

October 12th Jordan-Newby Branch Library Rock Party – Book cover redesign at 3pm

October 12th Craft Night! at the Hermitage.   A one-night workshop at the Visual Arts Studio.

October 13th Colecanth Brewing Art Night 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  760 W 22nd St Norfolk, VA 23517

Through October 14th Borjo’s 4416 Monarch Way - d’Art Resident Artist Helen Jones has a show up through Oct. 14.  Take sometime to swing by and view her photography about transformation found in nature.

October 15th  Public Art Ride - Grab your bicycle and take a self-guided tour around downtown.   There will be a map of places to go for pick up at MacArthur Square by the MetalMatisse sculpture.  There’ll be special things to see between 10am-2pm at many locations (like the famous mural on the curtain at the Attucks Theater ..who knew?  There’ll also be Chrysler docents giving tours at the museum) but we encourage you to grab a map and take the tour any time!  Here are the best routes to bike in general.

October 15th & 16th Stockley Garden Art Festival Saturday, 10am-5pm  / Sunday, noon-5pm at Stockley Gardens Park in the Ghent section of Norfolk – Fine art, including painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and more – FREE and open to the public.  Live entertainment and kids’ activities throughout the day.  Artists’ reception: Saturday at 5 pm

October 15th Slover Library Glow-In-The-Dark Party & Crafts 2:00pm Room 290

Through October 21st Offsite Gallery - Betsy DiJulio: Losses and Linkages @World Trade Center, 101 W. Main St.

October 15th & 16th Chrysler Museum  Historic Houses: Weekend Talks and Tours Enjoy a FREE talk and tour at the Moses Myers House at 1 p.m. and the Willoughby-Baylor House at 2 p.m.

Through December 30th Transit Gallery Deborah Schoen “in)(betweenlocated on the 2nd floor of the HRT Building at E. 18th St.

Through November 6th GlassWheel Studio 128 W. Olney – Gabriel Greenlaw exhibition

Through December 9th Neil Britton Gallery at Va. Wesleyan “A Feast of Languages” An exhibition of artworks by artists  who are part of the energy and vitality that has emerged in Norfolk’s NEON Arts  District and the ViBe Creative District in Virginia Beach. Artists included in  this exhibition have studios or have created public works which can be seen in  the NEON and the ViBe.

Starving Artists Café  open Paint Classes every other Friday evening from 6-8pm.  Currently they are working with the Art Bar to help teach  classes.  Please register online @ to save your space and check out the painting of the week.  $35 per person.

Through November 26th Titustown Recreation and Visual Arts Center, Paul Street Gallery The Everything Art Exhibit, a student and faculty show.

Gallery 21 115 W. 21st Street - Fall exhibit “Bringing Brooklyn to Norfolk”  The exhibit features 24 artists from Brooklyn, New York in a variety of mediums.

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery @ ODU – 4509 Monarch Way – Encore , an ODU Alumni exhibition,  first ever alumni exhibition, celebrates five decades of teaching and learning and includes over 60 works of art created by 30 Art Department graduates, selected from an impressive number of applicants

Look for Glass Gardens popping up around town

d’Art @Duke~ 740 Duke Street

Kellam Galleries 130 W. Olney

OKAY Spark Gallery 801 Boush Street

James Wise Gallery at Norfolk State University

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Work/Release 759 Granby Street

Kroc Center 1401 Ballentine Blvd.

Corner Gallery 4400 Colley Ave.

Village Mermaid 3900 Granby St.

Kennedy Gallery at One Eleven Art & Foundation Pennsylvania Ave.

Thank You Gallery 450 W. 24th St.

Fawn Street Studios 2501 Fawn Street

OKAY Spark Gallery 801 Boush Street

HIVE Gallery 814 Granby St. in the NEON District

Local Heroes 1905 Colonial Ave.

The Art Works Gallery & Frame Shop  321 W Bute St.

Analogue Art & Trade 619 Colonial Ave.

Harbor Gallery 1508 Colley Ave

Governor’s School For the Arts Origin Gallery at MacArthur Mall

Bernsteins Gallery 4400 Colley Ave.

The Gallery at East Beach 9559 Shore Drive

Glass Porch Gallery at the Big Yellow House in Chelsea!

Norfolk Collegiate Meredith Center for the Arts 7336 Granby St.

Norfolk Academy Perrel Art Gallery 1585 Wesleyan Dr.

Serendip 2112 Debree Ave.

Gallery 410 on Granby 3824 Granby St.

NEON District

Macarthur Memorial 198 Bank St.

Tidewater Arts Outreach 809 Brandon Ave.

Teens With a Purpose Onley Rd.

Work Program Architect’s Gallery in the Monticello Arcade

Hunter House Victorian Museum 240 W. Freemason

Bridget’s Colley Ave.

Kitsch Shirley Ave.

Nest  208 E. Plume St.

A Latte’ Café 321 Granby St.

Elliot’s Fairgrounds 806 Baldwin Ave.

Zeke’s Beans and Bowls 800 Granby St.

Triumph Vaping 814 Granby St.

Java Surf MacArthur Square 223 E. City Hall Ave #101

Stella’s  1907 Colonial Ave

Cure Coffee House and Brasserie – 503 Botetourt St.

Mrs. Pinkadot 1914 Granby St.

Mermaid Factory 919 W 21st St Ste A

All Out Tattoo 1540 Azalea Garden Road

The Glass Eye Gallery 802 Granby St.

Prince Ink 433 Granby St.

Art Connection Hampton Roads

Pinots Palette 240 W. 21st St.

Otzi Tatoo 1130 Bossevain Ave.

Color Me Mine  1300 Colley Ave.

Tidewater Art Alliance

Triumph Vaping - Local artwork always on display





Two ways to celebrate the Visual Arts Every October:

October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

October 25th is International Artists Day!