Slover Library, LL40

235 E. Plume St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-6854

EVERY OCTOBER is Norfolk Visual Arts Month!

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

Norfolk Visual Arts Month is every October (We will be updating this list as events are scheduled)

If you would like to have your visual art event or establishment listed, send information to

Two additional ways to celebrate the Visual Arts Every October:

National Arts and Humanities Month!

International Artists Day! October 25th

October 7th & 8th CBAA  Art Show at Ocean View Beach Park Watch a video! - 100 W. Ocean View Ave.  – The Ocean View Art Show will turn 55 in 2017. It’s Virginia’s oldest and largest artist run, art show! Overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay the OV Art Show is the kickoff event for our annual Norfolk Visual Arts Week.  Painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers and people alike fill Ocean View Beach Park as they spend two days enjoying the art, entertainment, food, and fun that is supplied for everyone.

October 7th  Chelsea West Fest - Chelsea is Norfolk’s newest beer, food, retail and fun district!

October 14, 12-6pm Crafted Indie Art and Craft Market  at O’Connors Brewing Co. 211 West 24th Street~over 50 of the best and brightest, juried selected artists, crafters, designers and makers from VA and beyond..  An annual Visual Arts Week event.

October 15th Front Porch Art Walk Colonial Place/Riverview 

Oct. 21st & 22nd  Stockley Garden Art Festival an annual event that marks the end of Visual Arts week every year.


October 8th & 22nd Riverview Village Days (occurs every 2nd & 4th Sunday) 11am-4pm  – Check their winter schedule

October 14th 5pm-8:30pm Second Saturdays in Riverview

Other places to visit in October and throughout the year in Norfolk, VA!

Hermitage Museum – 7637 North Shore Road

Lin Lin Studio 9569 Shore Drive - Owned by artist Linwood Pettaway.  Visit the studio and gallery M-F 2-6pm.  (Located in the East Beach Shoppes across from East Beach estates in the same shopping center as AJ Gators).  See his mural of Dorothy Dandridge at the new “Croakers Spot” restaurant.

Tuesday nights @7pm Norfolk Drawing Group meets at Hamm Fine Arts Building, Norfolk State University

Colecanth Brewing Art Night‘s 760 W 22nd St

Take some time to visit the NEON District and take a self guided  NEON District Mural Tour

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

Borjo’s 4416 Monarch Way  has local art on display.

The Looking Glass Artisan Boutique - 5685 E. Va. Beach Blvd.

Dragonfly Art Studio - 1703 Colley Avenue

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.

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

Work/Release 759 Granby Street

757 Maker Space has regular opportunities for teens and adults to come and create with them!

Slover Library has crafting opportunities on a regular basis.

Analogue Arts & Trade 619 Colonial Ave.

East Beach Studio3447 E Ocean View Ave.

Offsite Gallery  @World Trade Center, 101 W. Main St. – rotating exhibitions every 6-7 weeks

Chrysler Museum  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:

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.

Transit Gallery - located on the 2nd floor of the HRT Building at E. 18th St. – rotating exhibitions quarterly - M-F 8am-5pm

GlassWheel Studio 128 W. Olney

Neil Britton Gallery at Va. Wesleyan

Starving Artists Café  open Paint Classes every other Friday evening from 6-8pm.  Currently they are working with the Art Bar to help teach  classes.  Please register online @ to save your space and check out the painting of the week.  $35 per person.

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

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

Definitive Body Art – Fine Art Gallery - 350 W 22nd St, Ste 105 - See a “Botanical Copper Art Exhibition”  Monday through Saturday Noon to 7 PM.   Two stunning botanical copper chandeliers measuring 7ft & 10ft. are currently on display.

Look for Glass Gardens popping up around town

Kellam Galleries 130 W. Olney

OKAY Spark Gallery 801 Boush Street

James Wise Gallery  – 700 Park Ave.  - Norfolk State University

Norfolk Botanical Garden - 6700 Azalea Garden Rd.

Corner Gallery 4400 Colley Ave.

Village Mermaid 3900 Granby St.

Kennedy Gallery at One Eleven Art & Foundation 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.

The Art Works Gallery & Frame Shop  321 W Bute St. – In Norfolk’s Freemason Harbor Since 1979 – Virginia’s premier fine art gallery and full service custom framing.  See work by exhibiting artists: Lawrence Hollingsworth, Greg Osterhaus, Mark Chatterley, Nancy Anderson Dempsey, Ani Yellowhammer, Scott Addis & Anderson Giles.

Harbor Gallery 1508 Colley Ave

Governor’s School For the Arts Origin Gallery at MacArthur Mall

Bernsteins Gallery 4400 Colley Ave.

The Gallery at East Beach 9559 Shore Drive

Glass Porch Gallery at the Big Yellow House in Chelsea! (Not sure if they are still having exhibitions)

Norfolk Collegiate Meredith Center for the Arts 7336 Granby St.

Norfolk Academy Perrel Art Gallery 1585 Wesleyan Dr.

Gallery 410 on Granby 3824 Granby St.

Macarthur Memorial 198 Bank St.

Tidewater Arts Outreach 809 Brandon Ave.

Teens With a Purpose Onley Rd.

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

Hunter House Victorian Museum 240 W. Freemason

Bridget’s 1911 Colley Ave.

Kitsch Shirley Ave.

Nest  208 E. Plume St.

A Latte’ Café 321 Granby St.

Elliot’s Fairgrounds 806 Baldwin Ave.

Texture 806 Baldwin Ave.

Zeke’s Beans and Bowls 800 Granby St.

Triumph Vaping 814 Granby St.

Stella’s  1907 Colonial Ave

Mrs. Pinkadot 1914 Granby St.

Mermaid Factory 919 W 21st St Ste A

All Out Tattoo 1540 Azalea Garden Road

Prince Ink 433 Granby St.

Art Connection Hampton Roads connecting artists and organizations.

Pinots Palette 240 W. 21st St. – $30 Thursdays 7-9pm Sign up:

Otzi Tatoo 1130 Bossevain Ave.

Color Me Mine  1300 Colley Ave.

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

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

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.

L’Abielle 336 W. 21st St.

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!


WATCH this video to learn about our former ”Norfolk Visual Arts Week”.  We now recognize the entire month of October every year as a time to celebrate visual arts in Norfolk, VA!


Two ways to celebrate the Visual Arts Every October:

National Arts and Humanities Month!

International Artists Day!