Arts & Culture Experiences 

Welcome to the creative culture

Richmond has a deep and rich culture, wrenched from history, art, diversity and unleashed creativity. You’ll feel it as soon as you get here. There’s a lot more than eye candy in this beautiful place. There’s conversation – dialogue about the works of art, the nation-shaping events that happened here and how it all creates who we are.  

We have a huge (and free) art museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), with barrier-breaking art like Kehinde Wiley’s Rumors of War statue. Next door is the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Check out the Children’s Museum of Richmond, the Science Museum of Virginia, and The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. Walk through our 70+ galleries – there’s a party every month for the arts, when everybody does the art walk on First Fridays. Or head to the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, home of concerts, art shows and the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

Peppered in between all these attractions are more than 100 murals, dancers who make magazine covers, designers who are changing the arts world and musicians who draw crowds from all over. We have concerts. We have festivals. We’re a destination with art at our epicenter. Join us.

The Arts in RVA

See why the Richmond region is fast becoming one of the country's premier art destinations.

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Richmond Street Art

The city with a mural on (nearly) every wall