Slover Library, LL40

235 E. Plume St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-6854

VISIT these Norfolk locations to see Visual Arts!


October 29th & 30th 10am-5pm – 100 W. Ocean View Ave. CBAA  Art Show 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!!!

October 22nd 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 23rd The Looking Glass Artisan Boutique Backlot Deal Days Outdoor Arts and Crafts Fair 11am-3pm - 5685 E. Va. Beach Blvd.

November 6th 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 23rd Riverview Village Days (occurs every 2nd & 4th Sunday) 11am-4pm 

Through October 21st Hermitage Museum – Stop by the Hermitage gardens to get a sneak peek of internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty’s ”Stickwork” in progress.  The large scale outdoor structure is being built entirely out of saplings over three weeks with a group of community volunteers and will open to the public on Oct 22nd.  The Hermitage grounds are free and open to the public.

October 18-20 Live painting after 7pm at “Croaker Spot”: Lin Lin Studio 9569 Shore Drive is owned by Linwood Pettaway.  Visit the studio and gallery M-F 2-6pm.  (Located in the East Beach Shoppes across from East Beach estates in the same shopping center as AJ Gators).  Visit with the artist and see live painting of his mural of Dorothy Dandridge at the new “Croakers Spot” restaurant.  Feel free to call 696-0824 to confirm if he is there but plans are to be there every night this week and again October 18-20 after 7pm.

Tuesday nights @7pm Norfolk Drawing Group meets at Hamm Fine Arts Building, Norfolk State University

Colecanth Brewing Art Night‘s 760 W 22nd St Norfolk, VA 23517

Take some time to visit the NEON District and take a self guided  NEON District Mural Tour

Connect with AIGA Hampton Roads  an amazing group of local creatives.

Borjo’s 4416 Monarch Way  has local art on display.

d’Art at Duke – 740 Duke St. – has over 20 resident artists you can visit with most any day! And many events like this: Pottery on the Wheel w/ Angela!

Work/Release 759 Granby Street – new exhibition “Ghost in the Machine”

757 Maker Space has regular opportunities for teens and adults to come and create with them!

Stockley Garden Art Festival is an annual event in Norfolk. Look for it again October 20 & 21, 2017

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

Analogue Arts & Trade 619 Colonial Ave.  has local photography on display and is a pretty amazing place to visit.

Offsite Gallery  @World Trade Center, 101 W. Main St.

Chrysler Museum  hosts 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

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 & Emily MK 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 - 7545 Diven St., – 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

Kellam Galleries 130 W. Olney

OKAY Spark Gallery 801 Boush Street

James Wise Gallery at Norfolk State University

Norfolk Botanical Garden

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. – In Norfolk’s Freemason Harbor Since 1979 – Virginia’s premier fine art gallery and full service custom framing.  See work by exhibiting artists: Lawrence Hollingsworth, Greg Osterhaus, Mark Chatterley, Nancy Anderson Dempsey, Ani Yellowhammer, Scott Addis & Anderson Giles.

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.

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.

Texture 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

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. – $30 Thursdays 7-9pm Sign up:

Otzi Tatoo 1130 Bossevain Ave.

Color Me Mine  1300 Colley Ave.

Ocean View Arts 209 W. Ocean View Ave. Suite 201

Tidewater Art Alliance

Triumph Vaping - Local artwork always on display

The Mermaid Factory 919 W. 21st St.

Sway Creative Labs 211 W. Freemason

The Bees Knees 617 Colonial Ave.

Spruce Home + Design 243 W. Bute St.

L’Abielle 336 W. 21st St.

Anytime:  Public Art Ride - Grab your bicycle and take a self-guided tour around town.   You can download a map of places to go. Here are the best routes to bike in general in Norfolk.  Be sure to ride by our Offsite Gallery in the World Trade Center while your out.  Ask the security guard at the front desk to let you in or just ride by and you’ll see most of the current exhibit through the front windows!


WATCH this video to learn about our annual ”Norfolk Visual Arts Week” celebration coming again October 14-22, 2017


Two ways to celebrate the Visual Arts Every October:

National Arts and Humanities Month!

International Artists Day!