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.



SAVE THE DATE: 10/10 @10am to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Norfolk Public Art Program!

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

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  at O’Connors~over 50 of the best and brightest, juried selected artists, crafters, designers and makers from VA and beyond.

Watch for a Popblossom  exhibit at the Slover Library in the weeks prior.

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

October 9th and 10th Front Porch Art Walk Colonial Place/Riverview 

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

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

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 15  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 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

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.

Starving Artists Café Paint and Sip night!

d’Art @Duke~ 740 Duke Street

Kellam Galleries 130 W. Olney

OKAY Spark Gallery 801 Boush Street

Chrysler Museum

Look for Glass Gardens popping up around town

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.

Transit Gallery HRT Building at E. 18th St.

Thank You Gallery 450 W. 24th St.

Gallery 21 115 W. 21st Street

OKAY Spark Gallery 801 Boush Street

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery at ODU

Neil Britton Gallery at Va. Wesleyan

Titustown Recreation and Visual Arts Center, Paul Street Gallery

Hermitage Museum & Gardens 

Granby Street Gallery 112 Granby St

GlassWheel Studio 128 W. Olney

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

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

Studio CoLab 810 Granby St.

Macarthur Memorial 198 Bank St.

Tidewater Arts Outreach 809 Brandon Ave.

Hunter House Victorian Museum 240 W. Freemason

Bridget’s Colley Ave.

Kitsch Shirley Ave.

Nest  208 E. Plume St.

A Latte’ on Granby St. (rotating exhibitions)

Elliot’s Fairgrounds 806 Baldwin Ave.

Zeke’s Beans and Bowls 800 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

All Out Tattoo 1540 Azalea Garden Road

The Looking Glass Artisan Boutique

Prince Ink 433 Granby St.

The Looking Glass Artisan Boutique 5685 E. Va. Beach Blvd.

Art Connection Hampton Roads

Pinots Palette 240 W. 21st St.

Otzi Tatoo 1130 Bossevain Ave.



Two ways to celebrate the Visual Arts Every October:

October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

October 25th is International Artists Day!