Promoting the understanding and awareness of contemporary art.

Artspace is a nonprofit gallery for the visual and performing arts. Artspace’s mission is to support the development of the arts and artists from all backgrounds, through exhibitions, education, and opportunities that create resilient and thoughtful communities through the arts.

What We Believe

Artspace believes that the arts and artists are inherently valuable. We believe that the arts give value to our lives, resilience to our communities, and purpose to our world. We strive to grow and support artists culturally, financially, and educationally so that they can be fully present in and supportive of their wider communities. This in turn creates a more vibrant and resilient world, through our influence at a local level.

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. See our Current and Upcoming Exhibitions.

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. Check out our Events and Activities.

Artspace’s venue offers artists an opportunity to present their work to the Richmond community, including artwork by more than 100 artists annually. 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.  Visit our Artist Opportunities page for information about calls for proposals and juried exhibitions.

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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.