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Norfolk, VA 23510

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Visit Norfolk, VA October 10-18th as we celebrate Visual Arts Week!

Below is a schedule of events planned for the week at various locations.  If you have information about additional Norfolk Visual Art events or want to share your favorite way to experience the visual arts in Norfolk, post to the Norfolk Visual Arts Week Facebook page! or call 757.664.6854.

Here are two ways to celebrate the Visual Arts Every October!

October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

October 25th is International Artists Day!



October 10 & 11th CBAA KICK’S OFF NORFOLK VISUAL ARTS WEEK at Ocean View Beach Park Watch a video!

October 10th 12-6pm Crafted Indie Art and Craft Market  over 50 of the best and brightest, juried selected artists, crafters, designers and makers from VA and beyond.

October 11th 12-5pm Front Porch Art Walk Colonial Place/Riverview 

October 11th Riverview Village Days

October 11th “Sunday Sessions in the Cemetery.”  Artists are invited to come draw, paint, and photograph at Elmwood.  Spectators also welcome! Brought to you by OKAY Spark Galley and the Norfolk Society for Cemetery Conservation. 

October 12th 10am-5pm Chrysler Museum Glass Studio! Special hours for Visual Arts Week!

October 13 7-9pm Norfolk Drawing Group meets at Hamm Fine Arts Building, Norfolk State University

October 13 7-9pm Starving Artists Café Paint and Sip night!

October 14th 6-8pm  d’Art/Kellam Galleries “Visual Distinctions” opening reception - On view through November 13

October 14th 6-7:30pm Public Art Walking Tour with Cultural Affairs Manager Karen Rudd.  Meet at MetalMatisse at MacArthur Square and take a tour of Public Art in Downtown, Norfolk!  (End the  night at the Kellam Galleries and celebrate with the d’Art Center at their ”Visual Distinctions” opening reception.)

October 15th opening at OKAY Spark Gallery - PRIZM Ken Daley, Ken Daley, Clay McGlamory, Richard Keel, and Christopher Revels.

October 15th & 16th NEON FestivalDawn of the Neon - Thursday, October 15 (5-10pm)
Friday, October 16 (3-10pm) a collaboration between DNC, the Chrysler Museum & Glass Studio, the VA Arts Festival and Alt Daily.  The festival will illuminate the neighborhood with public art, performances and street fair.

October 15th & 16th Glass Gardens at 717 Granby St. during the Neon Festival!

October 16th James Wise Gallery at Norfolk State University  – Grady James Exhibition opening reception.

October 16th Alchemy After Dark: HAUNTED NEON  in the NEON District – Bring your boo

October 16th 6:30-9:30pm Norfolk Botanical Garden Fire circles in the Renaissance Court pond

October 16th Work/Release Doppleganging

October 18th & 19th STOCKLEY GARDENS

Through October Kroc Center exhibition: Al Coulter-Johnson “Eclectic Perspective”

Through October Corner Gallery Kerry Steele, Erik Barthels, Linnea Heide and Dave Chance exhibition

Through October Village Mermaid Robbie Perrotti  Younger & Annie Moon artwork on exhibit

Through October 11th Kennedy Gallery at One Eleven Art & Foundation TAA member’s exhibition.

Through October 16th Offsite Gallery Nancy Engstad exhibition.

Through October 11th OKAY Spark Gallery Jean Peacock and Matthew Fine

Through October 11th Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery at ODU’s 2015 Fall Faculty Exhibition & Oct. 3- April 3, 2016:  Canvas of My Soul: Paños drawings by Chicano prisoners in conjunction with the 38th Annual Literary Festival: A Place to Stand.

Through October 23rd  Neil Britton Gallery at Va. Wesleyan ”The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts” by B.J. Elvgren

Through November 14th Titustown Recreation and Visual Arts Center, Paul Street Gallery, “Mug”

Through December 7th Hermitage Museum & Gardens  Roberly Bell: [Un]Natural Landscapes

Through January 1st – City of Norfolk Transit Gallery at HRT - Staci Katsias


Granby Street Gallery 112 Granby St

GlassWheel Studio 128 W. Olney

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.

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.

Elliot’s Fairgrounds 806 Baldwin Ave.

Zeke’s Beans and Bowls 800 Granby St.

Bean There Coffehouse MacArthur Square 223 E. City Hall Ave #101

Stella’s  1907 Colonial Ave

Cure Coffee House and Brasserie – 503 Botetourt St.

Norfolk Fair Trade Co. 215 E. City Hall Ave.

Mrs. Pinkadot 1914 Granby St.