Slover Library, LL40

235 E. Plume St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-6854

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)

GlassWheel Studio  – 128 W. Olney

James Wise Gallery  at Norfolk State University – 700 Park Ave

Transit Gallery - located on the 2nd floor of the HRT Building at 509 E. 18th St. - Gallery hrs: M-F 8am-5pm

Hermitage Museum -  7637 North Shore Rd.

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

Pinots Palette

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) -

(every Tuesday night ) - Norfolk Drawing Group  – 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

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.

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

 Tidewater Arts Outreach 809 Brandon Ave. Ste. 300

The Muse Comic Classes – 2200 Colonial Ave. Ste. #3 – offering TWO classes for writers and artists alike! Learn how to write comics or join our workshop to hone a work-in-progress, starting in October.

Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum and Glass Studio and d’Art Center, 5-10 pm

Amplified IT & WHRO Digital Art Pop Up

NEON District Mural Tour  - 7:30pm

Starving Artists Café 

Commune : Alchemy Underground & Rutter Family Art Foundation  New exhibition: The Art of Dying curated by John Wadsworth

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery @ ODU – 4509 Monarch Way Free opening reception for “The Art Of Trains” 7-9pm

Prince Ink NEON T-Shirt Pop Up at The Plot 776 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Hunter House Victorian Museum Friday Fall Lecture Serie11am - 240 W Freemason St

October 21st Ocean View Arts  – 209 W. Ocean View Ave. Suite 201 - Mandala: Luminous Symbols for Healing Workshop  10:30 am  - 5:30 pm. Suitable for any skill level, supplies included in workshop fee, based on Dr. Judith Cornell’s book.  (757) 961-0808  

Stockley Garden Art Festival, 10am-5pm, 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)

(every Tuesday night) - 7pmNorfolk Drawing Group meets at Hamm Fine Arts Building, Norfolk State University.  $7, no materials are provided.  Students with proper ID receive a discount.

Hermitage Museum Mysteries of the Museum 7637 North Shore Rd.

Dragonfly Art Studio   1703 Colley Avenue

Wild Card Books & Art

Hunter House Victorian Museum -240 W Freemason St

Chrysler Museum - Halloween Costume Bash – 10am-8pm Each year the Museum’s Gallery Hosts turn into living works of art. Find them in the galleries, complete their scavenger hunt, and get a prize

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 

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 Nicole Harp: A Retrospective  – 115 W. 21st Street

Village Mermaid  – 3900 Granby St.

Kennedy Gallery at One Eleven  - Pennsylvania Ave.

Thank You Gallery - 450 W. 24th St. (Coming to the Selden Market in the Selden Arcade)

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.

Nest  208 E. Plume St.

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.  - new stained glass panels in from Olga Koke

Stella’s  1907 Colonial Ave

Werrell Woodworks at the Selden Market

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.

Gallery 410

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!

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 weeklong celebration, we now recognize the entire month of October anually as a time to celebrate visual arts in Norfolk, VA!