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Richmond has an exceptional art scene and 1708 is its foremost gallery. This is an artist-supported gallery providing a showcase for emerging and established talent. Openings on the first Friday of each month bring artists, students and the public together to view new works by painters, sculptors and photographers. Musicians provide additional entertainment at these events, and beer and wine is available at minimal cost.
Curated by the renowned environmentalist artist, Benjamin Thorp, Black Iris is a space for contemporary art in all its forms. The gallery acts as a platform for up-and-coming talent, not just in the form of artists and sculptors but also musicians and other culturally inclined groups. Along with a variety of art exhibitions which have no boundaries when it comes to method or medium, the gallery is also host to experimental musical events, screenings, lectures and social interactions.
Openings on the first Friday of each month bring new artists to the Chasen Galleries. Featuring a larger grouping of artists, numerous mediums are represented here including paintings, sculpture and pottery. Also featured are works of 3D art, ceramic tile pieces and glazed tile paintings. Chasen has a fine collection of estate art and fine art books as well.
The Crossroads Art Center in Richmond is where to be when you want to showcase your works of art, no matter the medium. Whether its photography, painting, drawing or fabrics, Crossroads is open to entries - if selected, you are able to secure a booth to show off your art at a monthly showing. If you just want to buy some new art or decor for your home, then stop by and peruse what the local talents have to offer. You can also take art classes, from mosaics to painting, which are taught by local artists.