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Current offers unique contemporary art fair for experienced and novice collectors this weekend

Richmond’s first contemporary art fair is hitting the scene on October 20. Current is a brain child of several local gallery owners and directors including 1708 Gallery, ADA gallery, Candela Books + Gallery, Glave Kocen Gallery, Page Bond Gallery, Quirk Gallery, and Reynolds Gallery.

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Old Interbake Foods' watertower gets a 'Welcoming' paint job

Since 1927 the Interbake Foods factory has stood near the entrance of RVA along North Boulevard.

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RVA Mag's First Friday picks 10/7/16

It's the first Friday of the month, and you know what that means. Yes, all our bills are due, but on the bright side, the monthly artwalk is happening in RVA!

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2016 InLight Richmond event announces artists, moves to Scotts Addition this year

One of RVA's dopest public/free art festivals is quickly approaching! Check out details about the 2016 InLight event as it moves from the VMFA to Scotts Addition this year.

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Artists give meaning to ordinary objects in VisArts’ ‘Conjurers’ exhibit

In its most recent exhibit, “Conjurers: Artists Imbue the Ordinary," the Visual Arts Center of Richmond has artists using ordinary objects to create art that focuses on different issues.

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VMFA accepting applications for 2017-2018 Fellowship program

Calling all painters, sculptors, filmmakers, photographers, and other artists. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 Fellowship Program. The annual program has awarded nearly $5.5 million in fellowships to Virginia professional artists as well as art and art history students who have demonstrated exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline.

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Richmond Tattoo and Arts festival enters 24th year with over 100 artists in attendance this weekend

Tattoos are no longer a piece of art that are occasionally seen on someone’s body around Richmond. Everyone from VCU students to musicians, teachers to soccer moms, seem to have collected at least one tattoo on their body.

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Linwood Holton Elementary art teacher and RVA muralist Chris Milk raising funds for school mural

With a tight public school budget, Linwood Holton Elementary art teacher Sarah Fought resorted to GoFundMe to finance a mural in the entrance rotunda of the Northside school with the hopes of brightening its atmosphere.

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Richmond Zine Fest celebrates 10 years this weekend with first multi-day fest, and focus on POC and LGBTQ zinemakers

The 10th Annual Richmond Zine Fest will draw hundreds of zinesters this weekend. The event allows local and national zine-makers, indie publishers, and distributors to gather to buy, sell, trade their small, independent press publications.

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2nd Annual Virginia Street Art Festival brightens up Waynesboro's industrial community

When you combine a variety of graffiti artists, a 100-feet-wide by 20-foot-tall blank canvas, and a dash of entrepreneurship you get the Second Annual Virginia Street Art Festival in Waynesboro, Virginia.

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Minds behind Richmond Mural Project unite for new DC-based mural festival - 'District Walls'

Blind Whino X Art Whino in its mission to bring all the cross sections of the Low Brow world is pleased to announce DISTRICT WALLS.

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Art 180 teens explore themes of morality in new exhibit, 'Honest and Loyal'

When it comes to looking inside ourselves sometimes the image appears distorted. Are we the hero or the villain? Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. That conflict within is what teens from local non-profit Art 180 explored in their new exhibit, “Honest and Loyal.”

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Vision and Activism: Renowned visual artist Romare Bearden's work comes to Black History Museum Thursday

One of the most renowned African American visual artists and activists of the 20th century will have his work on display tomorrow through December at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.

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VA MOCA invites California artist Greg "Craola" Simkins to paint live at 'Wet Paint' event 9/11

Virginia Beach art gallery Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) saw great success when it opened Turn the Page in May, an exhibit featuring over 50 artists which served as a retrospective of the first 10 years for their magazine, Hi-Fructose.

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Local artist Chuck Scalin has revived his 2014 coloring book project, recruiting 30 new RVA artists for Vol. 2

Local artist Chuck Scalin helped to organize a coloring book in 1969 almost by accident. He recalls that he and his wife, fellow artist Mim Golub, were avoiding the summer heat with some friends.

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Cville's Tom Tom Founders Fest opens call for "Moving Mural" artists

Charlottesville's Tom Tom Fest has become a pretty neat gem in home of two former presidents. And now the arts and music fest is getting ready for their 2017 event

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RVA Mag's First Friday picks 9/2

Artists from Richmond and beyond are preparing for September’s First Fridays on and around Broad Street with multiple exhibitions to be presented in Downtown’s Arts District. Richmond galleries, musical acts and theater performances are lined up to kick off this month in style.

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RVA muralist Mickael Broth illuminates Gallery5 Thursday with colorful, geometric exhibit, 'Signal Flare'

In his first solo exhibition at Gallery5, Richmond muralist Mickael Broth will kick off RVA First Fridays with his show “Signal Flare” in a collection of abstract art inspired by illumination and fire.

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Sound of Music Studios hosts writer/sculpture series focused on prison writing project

Sound of Music Studios presents Thread of Truth—a joint art opening featuring the work of sculptor, Jim Maris, and writer Dave Coogan.

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How street art has changed RVA

No matter how well you know your neighborhood or your city, even if you can retrace the streets by heart, even if you’ve navigated the alleys a thousand times, on the one thousand first time you can still see it like you never have before.

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