Promoting the understanding and awareness of contemporary art.

Current Artist Opportunities:
Open Call for Proposals 2024
Artspace’s Exhibition Committee will review proposals for exhibitions of art in all genres for the 2024 season in our gallery located at 2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225, in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center.
All proposals must be submitted through the form here.
In addition to the use of exhibition space in our Artspace galleries, the artist or curator that submits each accepted proposal will also receive a $100 honorarium.
Submission deadline, Sunday, October 1, 2023, 11:59 pm, EST.

You are one of hundreds of national and international artists invited to submit a work of miniature art in any medium to ThinkSmall12, the Twelfth Biennial International Invitational Miniature Exhibition held at Artspace in Richmond, Virginia.
If you participated in one or more of the past ThinkSmall invitationals, we’re glad to have you back again. If this is your first time, we’re happy to have you join us for ThinkSmall12.
This year’s installment of ThinkSmall is BIGGER than ever. The size of artwork allowed has been increased to 4 inches x 4 inches (x 4 inches, if three-dimensional)
Read the prospectus then confirm your participation with our online form!
Artwork delivery Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2023 through Sunday, October 29, 2023.
Exhibition Dates: Friday, November 3, 2023 through Saturday, December 16, 2023.

Artspace is a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts. The gallery’s mission is to promote the understanding and awareness of contemporary art. Artspace is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization led by its artist members and supported by community members and volunteers.

Artspace offers new, challenging contemporary art exhibitions and performances to audiences in the greater Richmond area.

We exhibit high quality contemporary artwork by established artists and introduce the work of emerging and underrepresented local and regional visual artists in a professional gallery setting.

We also provide a venue for performance artists including poets, writers, and musicians as well as a variety of community art events, classes and lectures for artists.

Artwork by the gallery’s artist members is presented regularly on site and at satellite locations, as well. Performance artist members may utilize the gallery space for a performance and rehearsals. Artspace offers free use of the space for events all gallery members.

Artspace’s venue offers artists an opportunity to present their work to the Richmond community, including artwork by more than 100 artists annually. The gallery’s new location has seen an increase in interest from artists who wish to exhibit their artwork at Artspace.

Artspace’s exhibition area provides a unique opportunity to customize and divide the room to feature artists or collaborators in their own gallery space configured to the size that is right for each show.

34 Years of Artspace History

Artspace began in 1988 as an association of artists interested in exhibiting their work and providing a space for other artists to reach a wider audience in the greater Richmond, Virginia area. The gallery has been a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit since 1990. From its beginning, Artspace has maintained a gallery committed to showing first quality visual art in a variety of innovative styles and media. The gallery has also been a venue for original work in poetry, prose, drama, dance, and music.

Artspace spent time in a few different locations early on but enjoyed long tenancies in the Manchester District (2004-2020) and, prior to that, on Broad Street, where the gallery was instrumental in originating the First Friday Art Walk there.

During the worst of the COVID pandemic, Artspace operated by appointment only from an office space located inside the Collaboratory of Virginia at 2101 Maywill St., Richmond, VA 23230.

Since December 2021, the gallery has restarted its regular operations in its new location at 2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225 in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4pm and for artists’ opening receptions typically on the 4th Friday of each month from 6:00-9:00pm.

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1) View of our customizable gallery space featuring artwork from the 2022 fundraising auction. 2) Members of the Slam Richmond poetry group that meets monthly on first Saturdays at Artspace for writing workshops and open mics. 3) Artspace hosts a regular music event on the Second Monday of each month with a focus on jazz. 4) Artspace offers free family-oriented Community Art Days on the first Saturday of the month. Workshops expand on the exhibitions on view each month and are suitable for ages 6-106. 5) Our exhibiting artists provide artist talks the day following their opening receptions to inform the public about their inspirations and creative practices. 6) Artspace is located in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center at 2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225. Plenty of free parking is available for visitors.