The FREE city edition of our full-sized print issue is now staple-stitched with our traditional book-bound format available to subscribe only. So, subscribe to the 9.5" x 12.5" full-size, full-color RVA Magazine, and get our take on local and regional culture delivered straight to your door. Never miss out again!
Your subscription price includes 4 issues and is released once every 3 months. RVA Magazine enjoys a 100% pick up rate, so subscribe today and guarantee that you'll receive a copy! As always, shipping is free!
From day one (April 2005) we set out to lend voice to a subdued creative class of Richmond. RVA has succeeded in creating a brand that searches out the best artists, ideas, events, bands, photographers and culture-jammers Richmond has to offer and gives them a platform for exhibition that "gets" them.
Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steelmaking. --Richard Florida, economist and author
In a city best known for it's role in the Civil War (insert eye-rolling here,) the battle to be bigger than our past has been formidable. For generations, city leaders have banked on the faded silver of dubious honors - Capital of the Confederacy etc, and ignored the 21st (and 20th) centuries.
With world-class schools such as VCU growing organically on their own record of excellence, media giants like the Martin Agency cementing their footprint in our cobblestones, and Fortune 100 companies relocating to attract the hordes of creatives emerging here, Richmond is exploding. New construction and development is rampant in heretofore decaying downtown retail and nightlife centers.
City government has aligned itself to a more liberal, open-minded culture of inclusion and exploration. Much like Brooklyn in the late nineties and Silverlake/Echo Park in the early aughties, entire neighborhoods are being overhauled to keep up with the influx of wealthy young professionals with entertainment and fashion needs. Lofts, marinas, from-scratch entertainment districts, clubs, music venues and galleries have been sprouting like weeds, offering the promise of a sustainable population more likely to relocate to New York or Los Angeles in years past. Cultural optimism is at a high and only growing more intense.
RVA Magazine is bringing the best culture of Richmond, VA and surrounding areas to you with another stellar edition. IN this issue we cover New Brow! with Art Whino Gallery, GIRL TALK destroys RVA, gain knowledge from RJD2, street poet Nick F, meet the guys that make up The Trillions, get heavy with Conditions, go futuristic with Yusseff Ola, explore the other side with Matt Eich and interview legend Mike Watt. All this and more in our spring edition of RVA !!! Enjoy.