Slover Library, LL40

235 E. Plume St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-6854

Art Talk

Create public art this summer!

2 Recreation Activities Instructors will work as artists with the 2018 Norfolk Emerging Leader summer program. Work involves teaching practical art skills and positive work habits to emerging apprentice artists.

•Instructs and leads student artists participating in the City of Norfolk’s Summer Emerging Leader Program in the creation of public art projects that will enhance and beautify public space.
•Develops, presents, and executes a plan of action to include budget expenditures.
•Leads a team of five students in the design, execution, and completion of painted or tile murals, mixed media, bas relief sculpture, or other large scale artwork(s).

Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four (4) years of high school or equivalency.
Requires some Visual Arts, Public Art, and/or teaching experience.
The preferred candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
•Possess through knowledge of and experience with durable art materials.
•Possess an interest in working with student artists.
•Possess excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
•Have the ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time, lift from the ground to above the shoulder, bend, stoop, sit, push, pull, and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.

Work Hours: Half days, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 25th – August 10th.
Selected candidates will be required to create and provide a design prior to the official start date in June.

Apply/find additional information at :



Read about Gertrude’s Art Group coming March 9th to the gallery!

“Every Wednesday night in Olde Towne, a group of artists and academics gathers to discuss topics like politics, travel and cooking.

The meetings are in the style of the salons once held in Paris by Gertrude Stein — hence the group’s nickname, “The Gertrude Group.”

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Art is everywhere in Norfolk VA!

SEE A MAP  of places to go to see visual arts in Norfolk, VA every day!

Offsite Gallery  at the World Trade Center, 101 W. Main St., 1st Floor- rotating exhibitions, hrs: M- Saturdays 8:30am-5:30pm (Sundays see security)

James Wise Gallery  at Norfolk State University700 Park Ave

Hermitage Museum -  7637 North Shore Rd.

Gallery 410 - 513 W. 31st St.

Zeke’s Beans & Bowls rotating art exhibitions- 800 Granby St

Pinots Palette - 240 W. 21st. St.

Tidewater Turners - 5802 E Virginia Beach Blvd.

Selden Market  @ the Selden Arcade, 208 E. Main St.

Muse Writers Center - 2200 Colonial Ave, Ste 3

Riverview Village Days (every 2nd & 4th Sunday) 11am-4pm  (April – December) -

Norfolk Drawing Group  – Tuesdays at 7pm – meets at Hamm Fine Arts Building, Norfolk State University.  $7, no materials are provided.  Students with proper ID receive a discount

757 Maker Space  421 W. 22nd St. – 757 Maker Space has regular opportunities for teens and adults to come and create with them all the time.

 d’Art Center – 740 Duke St.

Corner Gallery - 4400 Colley Ave.

Fuzion Ink - 729 Granby St. in the NEON District

Hunter House Victorian Museum 

Norfolk Botanical Garden - 6700 Azalea Garden Rd. - Connect with the NBG Adult Education Page to see additional classes and opportunities.

Hermitage Museum |- 7637 North Shore Rd.

Tidewater Arts Outreach - 809 Brandon Ave. Ste. 300

The Muse Comic Classes – 2200 Colonial Ave. Ste. #3 – offering TWO classes for writers and artists

Starving Artists Café - 4408 Colley Ave.

Commune - Granby St.

Alchemy Underground - 712 E. 25th St.

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery @ ODU – 4509 Monarch Way

Prince Ink - 433 Granby St.

Hunter House Victorian Museum Friday Fall Lecture Series 11am240 W Freemason St

Ocean View Arts  – 209 W. Ocean View Ave. Suite 201

Stockley Garden Art Festival For almost 30 years, Hope House Foundation has been the vision behind the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. And now, the free event is a community tradition, drawing more than 50,000 visitors annually.

Riverview Village Days (every 2nd & 4th Sunday) 11am-4pm (April – December)

Hermitage Museum Mysteries of the Museum - 7637 North Shore Rd.

Dragonfly Art Studio  - 1703 Colley Avenue

Wild Card Books & Art - 2414 Colonial Ave.

Hunter House Victorian Museum -240 W Freemason St

Chrysler Museum - 1 Memorial Place

d’Art at Duke – 740 Duke St. -  over 20 resident artists!  Be sure to check their class schedule and join them for monthly art nights and artist talks.  Late nights are Thursdays.

Connect with AIGA Hampton Roads , an amazing group of local creatives.

Borjo Coffeehouse - 4416 Monarch Way  has local art on display.

Glen McClure Photography Studio - 117 W. City Hall Ave. Suite 100

Norfolk Growler Company - 420 W. 24th St.

757 Maker Space  – 421 W. 22nd St. - regular opportunities for teens and adults!

Slover Library  235 E.  Plume St.

Analogue Arts & Trade - 619 Colonial Ave.

Chrysler Museum  Free and open to the public Tuesday-Sunday. Enjoy a guided tour every day at 2 p.m. Boasts a world renowned collection of painting, sculpture and glass. See all Chrysler Museum October events here!

The Chrysler Museum also hosts Historic Houses: Weekend Talks and Tours Enjoy a FREE talk and tour at the Moses Myers House at 1 p.m. and the Willoughby-Baylor House at 2 p.m (see links below).

Moses Myers House, 323 E. Freemason St. Guided House Talk with the Chrysler Museum | Weekends at 1 p.m. Ongoing exhibitions at the ca. 1792 home include Adeline’s Portal, a conceptual art installation by Beth Lipman inspired by a 19th century resident of the home. Other exhibitions include Moses Myers: Maritime Merchant, and Barton Myers: Norfolk Visionary.

Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 E. Freemason St. Guided House Talk with the Chrysler Museum | Weekends at 2 p.m. This historic house, built in 1794, features two exhibitions:  New Deal Near Here: Depression-Era Photography from the Chrysler Museum A vivid collection of images taken by Farm Security Administration photographers working in coastal Virginia.

The Norfolk Rooms Celebrate our port city’s rich history of creativity and cultural achievements through a selection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, and more.

Neil Britton Gallery at Va. Wesleyan

Lin Lin Studio 9569 Shore Drive (Located in the East Beach Shoppes across from East Beach estates).

35th Street Art Gallery  - 617 35th St.

Quixotic Arts - 3824 Granby St.

Titustown Recreation and Visual Arts Center, Paul Street Gallery - 7545 Diven St.

Gallery 21 - 115 W. 21st Street

Village Mermaid  – 3900 Granby St.

Kennedy Gallery at One Eleven  - Pennsylvania Ave.

Thank You Gallery - 450 W. 24th St.

Fawn Street Studios - 2501 Fawn Street

HIVE Gallery - 814 Granby St. in the NEON District

Local Heroes  - 1905 Colonial Ave.

Governor’s School For The Arts Origin Art Gallery at MacArthur Mall

Work Program Architect’s Gallery in the Monticello Arcade – 208 E. Plume Street

The Art Works Gallery & Frame Shop  321 W. Bute St. – In Norfolk’s Freemason Harbor Since 1979

Harbor Gallery - 1508 Colley Ave

Bernsteins Gallery - 4400 Colley Ave.

The Gallery at East Beach - 9559 Shore Drive

Norfolk Collegiate Meredith Center for the Arts - 7336 Granby St.

Norfolk Academy Perrel Art Gallery - 1585 Wesleyan Dr.

Macarthur Memorial - 198 Bank St.

Teens With a Purpose – Onley Rd.

Hunter House Victorian Museum - 240 W. Freemason

Bridget’s - 1911 Colley Ave.

Kitsch - Shirley Ave.

The Yard A fresh blend of new and vintage decor, furnishings and gifts. The Yard features the work of several local artists

A Latte’ Café 321 Granby St.

Elliot’s Fairgrounds 806 Baldwin Ave.

Texture 806 Baldwin Ave.

Blue Dog Smoke Shop 802 Granby St.

Stella’s  1907 Colonial Ave

Werrell Woodworks 208 E. Main St.

Food, Clothing, Shelter 208 E. Main St.

Werther Leather Goods 208 E. Main St.

Mrs. Pinkadot 1914 Granby St.

Mermaid Factory 919 W 21st St Ste A

All Out Tattoo 1540 Azalea Garden Road

Art Connection Hampton Roads connecting artists and organizations.

Pinots Palette 240 W. 21st St.

Otzi Tatoo 1130 Bossevain Ave.

Color Me Mine  1300 Colley Ave.

The Mermaid Factory 919 W. 21st St.

Sway Creative Labs 211 W. Freemason

The Bees Knees - 617 Colonial Ave.

Spruce Home + Design - 243 W. Bute St.

The Leather Arts Store - 415 N. Military Hwy. Ste. 13

L’Abielle - 336 W. 21st St.

Tidewater Art Alliance - watch for members exhibitions around town and join!

CBAA Ocean View Art Show  100 W. Ocean View Ave.  – The Ocean View Art Show will turn 58 in 2018. It’s Virginia’s oldest and largest artist run, art show.  Spend two days enjoying art, entertainment, food, and fun. Watch a video! (and join the group)

Anytime:  Public Art Ride - Grab your bicycle and take a self-guided tour around town.   You can download a map of places to go. Here are the best routes to bike in general in Norfolk.  Be sure to ride by our Offsite Gallery in the World Trade Center while your out.  Ask the security guard at the front desk to let you in or just ride by and you’ll see most of the current exhibit through the front windows!

If you would like to have your visual art event or establishment listed, send information to or post it to the Norfolk Visual Arts Month Facebook Page.

4 fun ways to celebrate Visual Arts Every October:

National Arts and Humanities Month!


International Artists Day! October 25th


WATCH a video & learn what got the celebration started!  Formerly, a week long celebration, we now recognize the entire month of October as a time to celebrate visual arts in Norfolk, VA!




Read an interview by the LGBT Center w/ Offsite Gallery artist D. Hill

Visual artist, D. Hill, is a trans man breaking down the barriers of gender through art and self-expression:

The LGBT Center had the chance to talk with D. about TRAN(S)junction (past Offsite Gallery exhibition 2018), his life, his art, as well as his struggles.



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Gallery news: Elaine Fleck, Vieno James, Marlowe Emerson

2017 artist Elaine Fleck is on to her next exhibition in Lynchburg at Riverviews Art Space on view through Feb. 15th. Elaine’s “A World Away” ended in November.

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Congratulations to Elaine on the sale of Elm Avenue pictured on the right above.

Threads Redefined can be seen at Riverviews Art Space through Feb 15th. Read more about the exhibit:

Elaine Fleck, a Roanoke artist, weaves a world of bold colors and could-be familiar faces and places in her two-dimensional work painted on fabric. On display in a joint exhibition, ”the natural world comes to life with each artist using her own experiences, and elements of nature and the people who live among it. Both have a knack for texture and textile that complement each other beautifully to redefine fabric as a unique way to see the world around us.”

Fleck’s work has been seen at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, MD. Elaine was featured in Tidewater Women in September, 2017, as well as the Columbia Tribune and Roanoke Times. In 1999 and 2000, Fleck was awarded Best in Show at the Roanoke City Art Show.


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In addition to the above, 2017 Offsite Gallery artist Vieno James recently exhibited at Art Basel!

Read this Sept. 28, 2017 article about Vieno!


Read about 2017 artist Kacey Carneal!

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New public art at Church St. “Ascension to a Higher State of Being”

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The Church St./Attucks Public Art Planning Committee selected artist Ayokunle Odeleye to design and create artwork to “celebrate the rich history and reflect the diversity of the cultural heritage of Church Street welcoming everyone to a place of inclusion.”

Ascension to a Higher State of Being” was installed November 11, 2017.  The 30 ft. stainless steel sculpture signals a gateway, transition and connector to downtown.  4 concrete sculptures house metal plates with text selected by the community.

See photos here:

Dedicated: January 15, 2018 during the Martin Luther King memorial at the Attucks Theatre.