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Art Works

ART WORKS is a full service art center. Open Tuesday - Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm - come can see and buy art by Virginia artists. The art center is located in historic Manchester -a once forgotten area of Richmond, just ½ mile from downtown across the 14th Street Bridge. Now Manchester is thriving with condos, apartments, cafes, retail stores, a newly expanded and renovated courthouse and green space. We represent over 100 Virginia artists and present national and international artists in monthly shows. There are 75 studios and 5 galleries at ART WORKS. Many artists work in their studios; some use their studios as mini-galleries. The public is welcome to spend an afternoon viewing art, visiting with artists as well as dining at the Plant Zero Café – adjoining the art center. The public is invited to our monthly all-media, juried art shows, the 4th Friday of each month and are encouraged to participate in our programs, shows and events. ART WORKS provides a youth art program. This program, Children’s Art in the Neighborhood (CAN) open to all children from 6 – 12 years old. We also hold a Summer Art Camp. We lease the galleries to individuals and groups to hold their special events, meetings and seminars. We also offer Fun Days and creative activity for businesses, government and organizations. Murals designed by Art Works’ Glenda Kotchish, painted by Fun Day participants hang in the Richmond Federal Reserve, VCU MCV and the Virginia State Capitol. ART WORKS is involved in community programs and partners with rva dance collective, A Host of Sparrows, FURS (Friends United with Richmond Shelters) and with the RVA Earth Day Festival in Manchester and many other non-profit organizations. We hold fundraisers where the proceeds go to a local community organization such as Blackwell Elementary School arts program. ART WORKS is a venue for many bridal receptions, fundraisers, parties and meetings. Our on-site staff lends our expertise to these events. Mission: Our mission is to provide artists with a full service art center where art can be created, displayed and promoted. It is also our goal to bring art, music, events, and programs that enrich the city and the people who live in and visit our community. Handicap Accessible, Free Admission, Family Friendly,LGBTQ Friendly, Pet Friendly

  • Parking Fee Information: Street Parking and Lot for fee
  • Hours (General Information): Open everyday EXCEPT Monday. Noon - 12 pm. Browse the art center - 75 artists studios and 5 galleries. Buy contemporary art.
  • Parking:
    • For a Fee
  • Attraction Fee: Free and open to the public.
  • Handicapped Accessible:
  • Motorcoach Group Friendly:
  • Pet Friendly:
  • Student Friendly:
  • Attraction Hours: 12-6 pm Tuesday - Sunday
  • Distance to Airport: 7.5 miles
  • Maximum Group Size: 300
  • Motorcoach Parking on Site:
  • Lunch:
  • Outdoor Dining:
  • Private Dining Area:
  • # of Restaurants: 1
  • Breakfast:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 2800
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5400
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 200
Jane Sandelin Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2800
  • Theater Capacity: 300
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300
All Media Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1600
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 75
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Centre Gallery
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 30