Glave Kocen Gallery

Owned and co-director by husband and wive team Jennifer Glave and BJ Kocen, the glave kocen gallery features contemporary artists in 3,200 square feet of exhibition space. The gallery, which opened in 2007, is located just a few blocks from VCUarts and is home to over 30 exclusive artists.

Gallery Five

This firehouse-turned-gallery and music venue is an RVA staple. There is always a band, show, performance, exhibition or dance party happening here. Gallery5 showcases cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions that are designed to further innovation and encourage dialogue among artists and audiences. Gallery5′s exhibitions range from themed solo or group shows, international notables, local favorites and emerging unknowns whose works deserve more public exposure. Be sure to check out their calendar of events when you are planning your night out in Richmond.

Page Bond Gallery

The Page Bond Gallery exhibits a broad range of contemporary art in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and ceramics. The gallery’s exhibitions and artists address a wide range of stylistic and contextual concerns, through the work of artists with regional, national and international reputations.

The Anderson

The Anderson is an exhibition and program space for VCUarts students. It supports experimentation, professionalism and work across disciplines. The Anderson is home to the annual VCUarts Juried Undergraduate Arts + Design Exhibitions, and MFA Thesis Exhibitions.

Visual Arts Center

Offering the largest selection of non-university arts courses in Richmond, as well as exhibitions, community outreach programs and film screening events, the Visual Arts Center is an important part of Richmond’s art centric atmosphere. And it’s located near VCU!

Reynolds Gallery

This Main street gallery exhibits contemporary work from artists from all over the country. Be sure to check them out when planning your First Fridays route.


ADA Gallery exhibits the work of exceptional, emerging and mid-career artists from across the country, with a particular focus on contemporary artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Sediment Gallery

A new artist run space, store, and occasional music venue, Sediment Gallery features an awesome cassette collection, many rare zines and printed items, as well as a catalog of all past exhibitions and performances. This gallery is a few blocks off the beaten “First Fridays” path, but is a great place to get a sense of the local Richmond arts community.

Quirk Gallery

Quirk Gallery, a long standing Richmond staple, recently expanded to become Quirk Hotel + Gallery. The gallery is adjacent to the glamorous new design-driven hotel and has a boutique shop with tons of local and handmade goods, fun books, jewelry and toys, as well as a beautiful gallery space dedicated to exhibitions of new work every six weeks.


1708 Gallery is a non-profit space that was created by a group of artists who were passionate about creating an environment that allowed for innovation and artistic appreciation. One of those artists who served as a driving force behind the inception of 1708 was former VCUarts Dean, Joe Seipel. 1708 Gallery is one of the oldest artist-run galleries in the nation and continues to serve as a mainstay in the Richmond arts community.


Studio Two Three

Started by a group of VCUarts alumni, Studio Two Three is a non-profit, shared studio space for printmaking, photography, and more. Studio Two Three has printmaking shows in its gallery space and hosts workshops on printmaking, photography, graphic design, bookmaking, textiles, and shooting super 8 films. The Studio hosts many events, special classes and field trips, and community forums as well!