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Basic Information

Address: Zero E. 4th Street, Richmond, VA 23224
Phone Number: (804) 232-6464
Director: Dana Frostick, President

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Days and Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm

artspace is an artist-run gallery and performance space committed to showing innovative work by established and emerging artists. Since 1988, artspace has been an intrinsic part of the visual and performing arts community of Richmond, Virginia.

Located in Plant Zero Arts Center in Richmond's Manchester district, artspace mounts eleven new exhibitions every year with opening receptions on Fourth Fridays. artspace's five galleries feature 20 foot ceilings with both track and filtered natural light in a renovated industrial space. The largest gallery accommodates museum-size two- and three-dimensional work, sitespecific installation and video/multimedia. The smallest gallery offers an intimate viewing experience for works in all media. The gallery Shop sells work by artist members and past exhibitors.

Exhibitions open on Fourth Fridays with a reception from 7 to 10 pm. On closing Sundays, Gallery Talks by the exhibiting artists begin at 2 pm. Opening receptions and Gallery Talks are free and open to the public. artspace holds two biennial exhibitions - ThinkSmall, the international miniature invitational, and radius250. ThinkSmall8, held in November and December 2015, exhibited almost 340 works by 237 artists. radius250 is a juried biennial open to artists living and working within a 250 mile radius of Richmond, Virginia.

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Disabled Access:

Ramp available into building from East 3rd Street.

Program Type:

Art exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from all levels of development. Suitability for any particular age group varies by month.

Length of Visit: 1 hour
Max. Group Number: 50
Exhibits: January 27 - February 19, 2017 Kristin Polich – "Emergence" Floating, Suspended Drawings Main Gallery Hillary Steel – "Textiles" Traditional Craft/Contemporary Art Helena Davis Gallery Julie Marie Stein – "Games" Drawings Frable Gallery Joyce Jewell – "juxtaposition" Mixed Media Monotypes smallspace Gallery The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature "ON YOUR MARK – Identifying Artist Visual Vocabulary," exhibiting works in various media by local artists February 24 - March 11, 2017 Within Reach 2017 - Auction Fundraiser - All Galleries Live Auction Event, March 11, 7-10pm March 24 - April 23, 2017 Virginia Van Horn - Main Gallery Keith Ramsey - Helena Davis Gallery Joe Olney - Frable Gallery Catherine Johnson - smallspace On the Horizon - the influence of landscape as a visual metaphor - Suzanne Foley Gallery April 28 - May 21, 2017 Julia Pfaff - Main Gallery Nancy Strube - Helena Davis Gallery Wolfgang Jasper - Frable Gallery Patrick Gregory - smallspace May 26 - June 18, 2017 Radius250 2017 - Biennial Regional Juried - All Galleries Juror: Francis Thompson, JLL Art Program Project Manager June 23 - July 23, 2017 Gerry Lynch, Pat Scull - Main Gallery Donna & Dana Frostick - Helena Davis Gallery Kristine Thompson, Johanna Warwick - Frable Gallery Brian Kreydatus - smallspace July 28 - August 20, 2017 Pates and Pates - Main Gallery Janely - Helena Davis Gallery Benidetti and McGrann - Flatland - Frable Gallery Amy Smith - smallspace August 25 - September 17, 2017 TBA - Main Gallery Deborah Bryan - graphite drawings - Helena Davis Gallery Mathew Egan - color lithographs - Frable Gallery Megan McGrath - smallspace September 22 - October 22, 2017 Susanne Ferrari Rowley - Main Gallery Carol Meese - Helena Davis Gallery Tommy White - Frable Gallery Melanie Kleunder - smallspace October 27 - December 17, 2017 ThinkSmall9 - Biennial Miniature Invitational - All Galleries Preview Gala, Thursday, October 26, 7-10pm
Freebies: Bumper stickers
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Yes

artspace is conveniently located three blocks south of the Mayo Bridge (14th St.), close to the restaurants and attractions of Shockoe Slip and Downtown Richmond. Traveling on Interstate 95, take Exit 73, Maury St., towards Hull St.

Nearby Attractions: ArtWorks, Train Museum, Holocaust Museum, Floodwall Walk, Potterfield Memorial Bridge, Capitol Building
Mission Statement:

A Non-Profit Gallery for the visual and performing arts promoting the understanding and awareness of contemporary art. artspace is an artist-run gallery and performance space committed to showing innovative work by established and emerging artists. Since 1988, artspace has been an intrinsic part of the visual and performing arts community of Richmond, Virginia.

Facility History:

artspace began in 1988 as an association of artists interested in exhibiting their own work and providing a space for other artists to reach a wider audience in the greater Richmond, Virginia area.

Since then, 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 the forum for original work in poetry, prose, drama, dance and music. The monthly exhibitions and performance art series have placed artspace on the cutting edge of the artistic scene in Richmond.

artspace was first located in Shockoe Bottom but moved a couple of times in the first few years, ending up at 6 E. Broad Street in the early 1990's. By 2003, the search was on for another space. Since 2004, artspace has been located inside the Plant Zero art center in the Manchester District (on the south side of the James River). Plant Zero was previously a cardboard box printing facility that was developed to house an art center with artspace's gallery being the center point of the development.

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