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NORFOLK, VA – The 7th annual Norfolk Visual Arts Month begins October 1, 2020. We encourage you to celebrate the over 100 organizations and establishments bringing visual arts to the forefront in Norfolk, VA every day. It is with good reason Norfolk, VA is the cultural capital of the region.


Experience the oldest and largest artist run festival door-to-door in 2020 coordinated by the Chesapeake Bay Art Association. The 2020 Art Crawl October 10 & 11 will reach all the way to Virginia Beach.

Attend an Open Norfolk Art Spot Saturday event at 6123 Sewells Point Rd. in the Five Points Neighborhood and watch for a new asphalt community art project by local artist Mensah Bey. Attend an Open Norfolk Art Thursdays event throughout Oct. at The Plot.

Visit the Palace Shops & Station during their Fall Art Walk October 10, 10am-6pm.

For the 7th year, join O’Connor Brewing Co, and Crafted for their annual outdoor Market (a mini version this year with limited outdoor monitored capacity) October 10, 12-5pm.

October 15th, 5:30-7:30pm The d’Art center is hosting an opening reception for their 2nd national fiber exhibition: Material II.

At the annual Fall Stockley Gardens Art Festival, October 17 & 18, 10am-5pm, you’ll find local & national artists showcasing their talents virtually this year.

During the Fall Pop Up Market at MacArthur Center, October 23 & 24, 11am-7pm, visit the Offsite Gallery, Suite #287 to see 6 local artists displaying their work. A few steps away at the Governor’s School For the Art’s Origin Gallery, discover a variety of student and faculty artwork on exhibit. While there, you’ll also find local artwork at For All Handkind.

Attend our newest public art project unveiling October 24 at 10am at the Larchmont Library along the Elizabeth River Trail.

Join Texture of Ghent in their new location on Colley Ave. featuring over 200 artists displaying their wares.

Norfolk Botanical Garden hosts a variety of classes during the month to include Watercolors, Drawing, Photography and Floral design.

Try a pottery class at All Hands Pottery Studio.

Visit Gallerie Ukwensi and keep an eye out for the return of their 1st Saturday events. A few steps away is Gallery 21 with their current exhibition on view until Nov. 14.

A visit to an unexpected venue such as Ghent Antiques, Zeke’s Beans & Bowls, Crackers or Cure Coffeehouse could be just where you find your favorite artwork.

Visit the Hermitage Museum & Gardens featuring a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,00 yrs. with changing outdoor exhibitions or the 24,000 sq. ft. Barry Art Museum at ODU.

The Chrysler Museum of Art, one of the major art museums in the Southeastern United States provides a day of fun for the entire family.

New in 2020 is the Glass Light Hotel & Gallery on Granby St. in the heart of Downtown Norfolk. Brimming with artful accents that celebrate the glass art culture of Virginia, the hotel is a study in the art of modern hospitality.

Across the street take a walk through The Main to the Selden Market & Slover Library and discover artwork & a variety of local vendors.

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