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And tattoos.

RVA All Day

The VCUarts guide to Richmond and all its wonders.


“While you weren’t watching, Richmond got cool.”

That’s what Frommer’s said when they named Richmond a top worldwide destination. This city keeps getting noticed for its eclectic fusion of history, art, music, river culture, new Southernism and creative economy. And our campus is smack-dab in the center of it.

Best River Town in America.

Outside Magazine, 2012

Richmond, Virginia is the happiest city in the U.S.

U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014

Richmond is an art-centric city, with class IV rapids running right through its downtown.

Our campus is located in the historic Fan District, a neighborhood packed with turn of the century homes, great clubs, nationally recognized restaurants, museums and galleries.

Best College Towns to Visit This Fall

Bravo, 2016

Welcome to a city of inspired contrast.

Richmond is cobblestones and tattoos, history and modernism, urban and rugged outdoors. It’s home to the James River Park System, one of the largest inner city park systems in the country. Murals cover the walls of public buildings all over town. Here, art meets – and becomes – commerce.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and other great museums and galleries, countless design firms and ad agencies, a thriving film community, a world-class ballet and activists for the arts – these are all part of Richmond, Virginia, a.k.a. RVA.