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Erected in 1849, the Steamer Company No. 5 building was home to one of Virginia's oldest police stations, jailhouses and firehouses. Left in a dilapidated state for over three decades, this Richmond landmark was transformed into a performing space and gallery, to protect it from the clutches of demolition. Nestled in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, Gallery5 provides a platform to exhibit contemporary art. Dance shows, concerts, comedy acts and art exhibitions are hosted here regularly. The structure adds a historic charm to modern expression. An acclaimed arts space, Gallery5 is a must-visit when in Richmond.
Artwork by a network of established and emerging artists in a variety of mediums is on display at Quirk Gallery. Sculpture, painting, jewelry and more is available for viewing and purchase. The friendly staff is always willing to help visitors figure out what artwork is best for them.
Art Works Studios and Galleries is the perfect place to plan a party, wedding, or to host a gallery showing for art. If you want to have your creations seen, then Art Works will collaborate with you to make sure that everything goes according to how you'd like it. Gallery spaces are aplenty on the two floors of the building. There are some galleries that are always available to peruse, so you can check out local artists' work - from paintings, photographs, jewelry and crafts - and perhaps make a purchase or two. On the 4th day of the month, the entire building is open to the public, including all of the rented spaces, and food as well as music is provided while you walk around and check out the talent. There are monthly youth art classes and group art projects that are offered to the public.
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.