Visual Arts Month

Every October is Visual Arts Month. We celebrate all organizations & establishments in Norfolk, Virginia bringing visual arts to the forefront.

Visual Arts Month Venues:

If you would like to have your visual art establishment listed, send information to artsnorfolk@gmail.com

Chesapeake Bay Art Association

Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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The annual CBAA Ocean View Art Show weekend is cancelled for 2020 however, they are hosting an Art Crawl from Norfolk to Virginia Beach!
More than 50 artists and 35 locations and counting over 2 days.
Become a member and join in their monthly meetings at the Mary Pretlow Library in Norfolk, VA.

Hap-N-Stance Hut

3511 East Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Gift Shop featuring local artisans and crafters and like new consignments too.

Mary Barnett Gifts and Decorative Accessories

4122 Granby St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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You will find just about everything in their 6500 ft. showroom near the Granby St. Bridge in the Riverview section of Norfolk. Since 1945 they have been meeting the needs of Hampton Roads residents. They are a one stop shop for the home as well as the place to find unique gifts.

Anjanette’s Art Collective

3906 Granby St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Handmade items – private shopping hours available. Craft classes too.

Gallery 21

115 West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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After visiting fine art galleries around the world in their travels, Jim and Darlene Todd wanted to bring a similar high-end art experience to Hampton Roads. As a budding Sumi-e artist himself, Jim was meeting talented artists all across the region and was determined to create an outlet for their work.
Rotating exhibitions.

Selden Market

208 E Main St, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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Inspired shops from Norfolk’s emerging small businesses.

Board & Brush

336 West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Board & Brush is all about having a memorable experience with family and friends while creating a personalized home decor piece from scratch — regardless of your creative talents or skill level — that you will be proud to hang in your home.

Coast DIY Bar

2200 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Reasonably priced DIY crafting is our mission!

Coast DIY Bar·Friday, October 19, 2018·
Coast DIY Bar offers a menu of projects from which you choose during any DIY Workshop. We work very hard to curate projects and methods that keep our pricing between $25 and $60 – far below our franchise-based competitors. How do we do this? We have a menu of base projects from which you can design something amazing with no additional costs; however, if you want something personal or additional (add-ons), we offer that as well. That way, we don’t charge everyone for the same thing – only what you need. Love that Virginia string-art project but don’t want a starfish? No problem! The starfish is an add-on.

Outside The Lines Art Studio

617 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Open Studio
Drop by and make something fun! $10 per hour includes basic materials. Project ideas provided. Special grounds like canvases and wood shapes available for a small fee. All ages. (Artists under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.) Mondays from 3 to 5 during the school year and Saturdays monthly. Check the calendar for specific dates.
Workshops
Outside the Lines offers special workshops for all ages that vary with the season. Click here to see what’s coming up in the studio!

Birthday Parties
Looking for a creative venue
for your child’s birthday party?
We have several packages
and add-ons to choose
from. Click balloon doggie to
learn more!

Private Events
Creativity isn’t just for kids! Art is a great activity for all kinds of events. Friends night, team building, club meetings – Contact us to plan your next event!

Barry Art Museum

1075 W. 43rd st. norfolk
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In the summer of 2015, Carolyn and Richard Barry approached Old Dominion University President John Broderick and Kate Broderick with an idea. Would the University be interested in a new art museum with the gift of their collection, which includes glass sculpture and American modernist paintings by important artists?
The Suffolk couple had a longstanding relationship with the Brodericks as well as the University. Carolyn Barry taught math there in the 1960s, and Richard Barry’s involvements included serving on the Board of Visitors for eight years in the 1980s, two of those years as Rector. His father, Richard Barry Jr., had been a math professor at Old Dominion for 25 years. In addition, the Barrys had given funds toward the Barry Arts Building, which opened in 2014 on Monarch Way.
To proceed, President Broderick commissioned a feasibility study. Once a site was selected, and the architect chosen, the Barrys agreed to fund the cost of construction and support museum operations. They created the Old Dominion University Museum Foundation to operate the museum.
The University’s expectation is that the Barry Art Museum will have an integral role in the school’s educational, research, entrepreneurial and community outreach missions across disciplines. Museum programming will dovetail not only with the arts and humanities, but also with the curricula of non-arts areas, such as the social and natural sciences, engineering and health professions.
Positioned at the gateway to the University, the Barry Art Museum beckons the campus and the entire community to come inside and see what’s behind its serpentine glass wall. The glass sculpture collection, featuring internationally known makers, enables the University to contribute substantially to the region’s growing reputation as a glass-art center. And on campus, the art museum caps the University’s efforts to create an arts village on the east side of Hampton Boulevard, thus enhancing Norfolk’s efforts to make the city a cultural destination.

Aries Apothecary, LLC

3822 Granby St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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All natural products. No harsh chemicals will be found in our products. Most of our products are organically made or grown. I fully believe in the power of Nature, and I have been studying about herbal properties my entire life. Even more so in my twenties when I was becoming a mommy and working in the medical field. I will be more than happy to help you on your journey to natural.

All Out Tattoo

1540 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Walk-ins welcome and appointments available with deposit.
TATTOOS ONLY! We no longer offer body piercing services.
We DO NOT give quotes over the phone, email or any social media.
Yes, we do tattoo 16+ yrs with parental consent & proper identification for both parties.
All-Out Tattoo is a licensed, professional tattoo shop located in the heart of Norfolk, VA. We were established in 2007 by a female artist, and we have continued to succeed in the tattooing world ever since. We are so central to the seven cities of Hampton Roads, that we’re only minutes from Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk and the Peninsula. If you ever need directions feel free to call us at any time and we’ll be happy to direct you to us.

All Hands Pottery Studio

164 S Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA, USA
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The Magical Properties of Creating Art

All Hands Pottery Studio·Friday, August 24, 2018·
Angela Tilley got her start in clay in 2011 after a deployment to Iraq. When she returned to the United States, she vowed to never be that unhappy again, and the way she would solve that was when she said or though the words “I’ve always wanted to try that,” it became a promise not a wish. She saw someone throwing clay at the wheel, and within weeks was enrolled in her first class. That action changed the trajectory of her life. Once she experienced the magic healing that participating in the artistic project can bring, she decided that one day she would create a place where that magic would be open and welcoming to all people, of all ability and experience. This studio is the result of a long journey, and we hope that we can share the magic with as many people as possible.

Starving Artist Cafe

4408 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Kim Keene opened the shop in January 2014, as the Paint Gallery. At that time it was a frame shop, art gallery, and working art studio where painting classes were offered. Bridget Varney attended one of Kim’s paint classes, and soon after, she and Kim started talking about opening a cafe inside the gallery. Bridget had restaurant experience and always dreamed of having her own cafe. Kim was the starving artist so it was a perfect plan.
The Starving Artist Cafe was started with help of many friends including Robyn Thomas of Robyn Thomas Architecture, Greg Starling of R&R Construction and Rick Henn of Rick Henn Consulting.
The cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day. Paint classes/parties are still offered in the evenings. Artwork displayed is by local artists Kathy Jublou, Barrett Pope, Clayton Singleton, Stacy Goode, Debbie Miller and more. The featured artist is always changing.
Come see where palette meets palate!

Atlantis Game & Comics

9649 1st View St
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Atlantis is your one stop destination for comics, cards, games and good times.

Two locations to serve you in the area; Portsmouth & Norfolk. The Portsmouth location is just on the Portsmouth side of the border about 2 miles down from Chesapeake Square Mall. The Norfolk location is in Ocean View and is just down the street from the Naval Base.

Atlantis Games & Comics
9649 1st View St
Norfolk, Va 23503
757 502 8954

Atlantis Games & Comics
2862 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth, Va 23701
ac1@atlantis-comics.com

Hunter House Victorian Museum

240 West Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Norfolk Drawing Group at Hamm Fine Art Center, Norfolk State

Norfolk State University, Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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The Norfolk Drawing Group focuses on drawing the nude figure in a relaxed setting without any instruction. We accept artists of all skill levels

www.flickr.com/photos/jacdraw

757 Creative Reuse Center

237 W 24th St, Norfolk, VA 23517, USA
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The mission of 757 Creative Reuse Center is to promote creative reuse and encourage arts, creativity, environmental awareness, sustainability and community building.

Selden Market

208 E Main St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Inspired shops from Norfolk’s emerging small businesses.

Kitsch

803 Shirley Ave, Norfolk, VA, USA
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A little shop in the heart of Norfolk, VA, representing over 100 different Southeast Regional makers, creatives, artists, and crafters. We have everything from handmade jewelry to toys to housewares to original art and prints. We also have a small selection of great vintage goodies.

If you are heading away from downtown Norfolk on Colley Avenue, Turn left on Shirley(if you pass the Naro, you’ve gone too far) They are directly behind Red Dog on Shirley. Street parking or use the lot directly across the street.
When:
11 – 5 Tuesday – Thursday
11 – 6 Friday – Saturday
12-5 Sundays

Check Facebook or Instagram for holiday/inclement weather changes.
Contact:
Phone: 757 961 9855
kitschVA@gmail.com

Ocean View Arts

209 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA, USA
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In addition to regularly scheduled classes, Ocean View Arts offers workshops on specific topics at various times throughout the year. These workshops are open to everyone, although currently enrolled students are given the opportunity to sign up earlier than the general public
Many workshops are completed in one, 2.5 hour session, some are full day workshops.

Baa Baa Sheep

754 West 22nd Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Baa Baa Sheep offers a wide range of fibers and supplies to support the beginning as well as the experienced knitter, crocheter, weaver, and spinner. In addition to well-known brands, BBS carries yarn from independent dyers.

Located in the heart of Historic Ghent at 754 W. 22nd Street, Norfolk 23517
(between Coelacanth Brewery and La Bella Restaurant)​
Hours: Tuesday 10 – 8, Wednesday – Friday 10 – 6, Saturday 10 – 4
For more information please call 802-9229.
Social Knitting: Join them at any time to sit and knit. Groups tend to gather on Tuesday mornings and evenings, and Thursday mornings. Arrange to meet friends for coffee and conversation. All are welcome to come get advice and support on projects.

The Attic at East Beach

4490 Pleasant Avenue Suite #B
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https://Eastbeachattic.com
Gift Shop · Thrift & Consignment Store

Mrs. Pinkadot

1914 Granby St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Mrs. Pinkadot is a home decor store full of painted furniture, repurposed junque, salvaged finds and vintage and shabby chic treasures.
“Is that your real name” is a question often asked of owner Joan Wilkening. Upon relocating in 2013 from Sacramento, California to Norfolk, Virginia Joan wanted to develop a unique shopping destination full of all the funky, eclectic, re-purposed and up-cycled collections that filled the homes of Joan, her friends and her quirky little shop in California. And, she wanted a fun and memorable name that left a smile on your face; thus Mrs. Pinkadot was born.
Joan invited talented DIY’ers, painters, crafters and Vintage collectors to join her as vendors in Mrs. Pinkadot. She also found quality consignments, got busy painting furniture and scoured the countryside for rusty relics, salvage and funky castoffs to fill Mrs. Pinkadot.
Visit Mrs. Pinkadot to find pre-loved traditional, vintage, shabby chic and painted furniture, vintage home decor, jewelry, china, and one of a kind gifts. Because most items are one of kind if you like it- buy it, because it might not be there tomorrow! And, as you’ll notice, everything is fabulously priced.

For more information visit mrspinkadot.com

Norfolk Botanical Garden

6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Local Heroes

1905 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA, USA
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They have Virginia’s best selection of graphic novels and collections andcarry a wide variety of small press and independent comics.

One Eleven art gallery and studios

One Eleven Art Gallery & Studios, Pennsylvania Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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It is our continued honor to offer TIME AND SPACE for the Visual Arts, Working Artists, Transpersonal Programing & other Creative Outreach Services. Our priority is to expand more possibilities in order to:
EXPERIENCE ~ LEARN ~ GROW

James Wise Gallery at NSU

Norfolk State University, Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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sdhughes@nsu.edu

Welcome to the Norfolk State University’s James Wise Gallery. The gallery is part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Division of Fine Arts.

College & University · Art Gallery
10am-4pm

Hunter House Victorian Museum

240 West Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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The Hunter House Victorian Museum serves as a rich example of Victorian decorative arts and architecture. Guests are invited to meet the Hunters as they tour two floors of the home, which feature the Hunter family’s collection of furniture, books, decorative objects, and more. Join us and transport yourself to the splendor and opulence of the Victorian Era!

The museum is open April through December.
Wednesdays- Saturdays, 10 AM- 3:30 PM.
Sundays, 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM.
Please call ahead to ensure tour availability, especially on the weekends. Due to the size of our facility, we generally need to close for public touring when we hold special events.

Admission fees:
Adults: $5
Senior Citizens: $4
Children: $1

Group tours are available year-round with advance notice.
Ask us about our general and children’s membership programs!

We thank you for your admission fees, donations, and gift shop purchases which support our programming at the Hunter House Victorian Museum.

House of Consciousness

633 West 35th Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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We offer a range of products! We have a wide variety of cultural books, metaphysical items, such as, crystals, pendulums, jewelry etc., snacks, skin care products, health care items and much more!

We also offer a wide range of workshops, classes and lectures from national master teachers. We have presented lectures and workshops from master teachers such as, Professor Griff, Ahra Kwesi, Sara Suten Seti, Delbert Blair, Natural Tahuti, Alim Bey and many many more!

And, for all you bean pie lovers, we have the best bean pies in town!

Harbor Gallery

1508 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Harbor Gallery carries a diverse variety of original, fine artwork by local and regional artists. We offer Hampton Road’s largest selection of custom frame samples. We do creative custom framing, museum quality framing, and memorabilia framing. Call for a quote or stop by to browse all the fine gift items we carry.

The Governor’s School For The Arts

254 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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The Governor’s School for the Arts is a center for innovation that develops excellence, nurtures creativity, inspires artistic vision and builds communities with a passion for the arts.

Zeke’s Beans & Bowls Norfolk

800 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Poke bowls in Norfolk? Yes.

Restaurant · Coffee Shop

Rotating exhibitions of mostly local art.

Werther Leather Goods

208 E. Main St. #6 norfolk virginia
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Everything we sell is made with the highest attention to detail right here in our tiny workshop. Watch us hand-stitch a wallet or use our century-old cobbler’s riveter to make a belt. Not only can you watch the process, but you can talk directly with the person who makes the goods.

The Village Mermaid

3900 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504, USA
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Paul Street Gallery at Titustown Recreation Center

Titustown Recreation Center, Diven Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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The Visual Arts Center operates separately from Titustown Recreation Center.
Visual Arts Center hours are:
Office/Registration Hours:
Mon-Thur: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: Closed

Tidewater Woodworkers Guild

5802 E. Va. Beach Blvd. Norfolk VA
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Tidewater Turners

5802 E Virginia Beach Blvd Suite #152, norfolk va
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The purpose of our organization is to promote the advancement of woodturning skills for our members and other interested persons through an open exchange of knowledge, ideas and information. We also strive to increase public awareness of woodturning as a popular craft and as an art form.
Several times a year the club will hold public demos, workshops, shows and wood gatherings. Visit the GALLERY to view current and past events.

The Leather Arts Store

415 N Military Hwy, Ste 13 Norfolk, VA
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The Art Works Gallery and Frame Shop

321 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Texture

1703 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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We strive to be the shop where people come in to get out of the “same.” We feature jewelry, accessories, home and garden art, cards, books and baby gifts.

Teens With a Purpose

700 E Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Sway Creative Labs

211 West Freemason Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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As a digitally native shop, we have a keen understanding of how to create immersive and innovative online and social experiences for our clients and agency partners.

Spruce Home+ Design

243 West Bute Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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A home + design source located in the Freemason District of Norfolk, VA. Visit us today!
Local art always on display.

Maker’s Farmers Market

735 East 23rd Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Maker’s Farmers Market occurs every 2nd and 4th Sunday at Maker’s Craft Brewery. Their market provides access to produce from local farmers and handcrafted good from artisans as well as an assortment of food trucks and vendors. If you are interested in becoming a vendor send them an email:
makersfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Revolution Studios

164 S Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Revolution Studios is an arts, crafts, and sewing education studio for all ages and experience levels. We also have an in-house blacksmith and pottery classes. We offer military sewing, embroidery, alteration, and custom sewing services. Check out our classes and come create with us!

Quixotic Arts

3824 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Quixotic [kwik-sot-ik] Arts is the passion of Dana Cobb. A love and fascination of art of all types prompted Dana to create a place to showcase the work of artists where the art is considered to be a little different. Along with the eclectic art are a variety of curiosities, from vintage medical equipment to replica skulls/skeletons, and real mounted butterflies and a handful of bones. Realizing there also needed to be a place for those unique gifts you can’t find anywhere else, Dana has also included fun socks, jewelry, t-shirts, wind-ups, and anything that needs a weird home. The shop is a destination for those that enjoy things that have a slight oddness to them. There is also a smattering of antiques available. If something catches her eye, it will show up in the shop.

Quixotic means visionary, impractical, or impracticable,
impulsive and often rashly unpredictable, of or befitting Don Quixote. Dana has always found Don Quixote to be intriguing and loves the thought of him tilting at windmills, fighting them believing they were giants. You will see several items related to Don Quixote and windmills in the shop, with the windmill being the shop logo.

Dana strives for the shop to be a welcoming place, where all who enter feel a warmth, regardless of whether the work inside is of their liking or not. The shop is a dream that Dana wishes to share with the world.

Pureheartshow

1034 W 36th St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Pure Lagos

208 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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A local natural organic health company. Healing consultations, skin care, and holistic fair trade items available

Prince Ink

433 Granby St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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We are brothers Dustin and Matthew Wallace, the youngest old guys you’ll ever meet. To say that we are passionately old-fashioned in our approach to printing and design would be an understatement. Craftsmanship, a strong work ethic and attention to detail are in our DNA. (Seriously, we had blood tests.) The early American style of hand-crafted, high-quality products is alive and well here at TPIC. In fact, we still hand print every job we do, with manual screen presses even in this day of automated machinery. For hands-on printing, we’re hands-down the best.

Pinot’s Pallette

240 West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Maker Studio at Selden Market

235 East Plume Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Patrons may use Maker Studio equipment by reservation after the required orientation, and 3D print orders may be submitted to staff to print at their discretion. The studio supplies materials at variable costs, and we allow bringing your own materials to use with staff approval. Contact the studios for more information.
◘ 3D PRINTING – Create high-quality 3D prints in a wide range of material, including PLA plastic, wood, and resin.
◘ 3D SCANNING – Handheld 3D scanning for small to medium sized parts and artifacts.
◘ LASER CUTTING – Laser Cutter and Engraver for creating beautiful, complex designs with a variety of media.
◘ SINGER SEWING MACHINES – Design and create clothes, costumes, and other textile projects.
◘ SOLDERING IRONS AND EQUIPMENT – Design and build electronic circuits.
◘ CAD PRINTING AND PLOTTING – High-quality, wide-format printing for architectural drawings and sewing patterns.

Otzi Tattoo

1130 Boissevain Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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To find out how to book an appointment, email otzitattooagency@gmail.com
or call 757-502-8666, between 11am – 7pm.
CLOSED THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS!
We do not price tattoos via social media or over the phone.

The Attic At East Beach

4490 Pleasant Avenue Suite #B norfolk
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Gallerie Ukwensi

24 W. 21st St. Suite 101 norfolk
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For All Handkind

MacArthur Center, Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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For All Handkind Collective, was founded by artists: Gayle Forman, Kimberly McKinnis & Kelsie McNair. Our mission is to support new and emerging makers and their practice by giving them a platform to sell their handmade goods.
The online gallery was conceived as a marketplace for unique, handcrafted objects and ‘one-offs’. While each individual artist may not have an entire line ready for production together we have created an entire store; carefully curated with jewelry, glassware and home goods.
5% of each artists’ online sales are donated to a charity of their choice. For more information please visit our FAQ page or contact us at forallhandkind@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support and we hope you ‘Find something bazaar!’

The Muse Writer’s Center

2200 Colonial Ave, Ste 3 norfolk
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The Muse Writers Center—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation—is dedicated to broadening community awareness and support of the literary arts. In addition to offering writing classes and hosting readings and events, The Muse is a resource center and a place for all writers in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area to come together, share ideas, and figure out what language can hold.

Fawn Street Studios

2501 Fawn St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Fawn Street Artist’s Studios has space available for rental for events and photo/video shoots. Currently, all individual studios are full.

Epic Made

258 Granby St. Suite 230 norfolk
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Located inside the Percolator Monticello Campus, on Granby St. in downtown Norfolk Virginia, we are a team of artisans, makers and storytellers of all types who hand-craft art and design to tell visual stories in any form: Animation, Illustration, Digital Art, Photo Manipulation, Storytelling, Brand Design and your next creative idea.

We’re Epic Made and we Make Epic asset for adventurous brands.

Enjoy

429 Granby St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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A space dedicated to the joy of creative exploration.

We’re inviting handpicked chefs, artists, and entrepreneurs to share their creative passions with the community. Whether it’s to try something new or to share a favorite concept with a new audience, each experience will support a charity of their choosing.
ENJOY: is purpose-built to host a broad range of creative ideas, and to simplify the challenges of bringing those ideas to life.

Elliotts Fairgrounds

806 Baldwin Ave # 2, Norfolk, VA 23517
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Fair Grounds is Norfolk’s oldest independent coffee shop. Local art on display and music too.

Dragonfly Art Studio

1703 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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At The Dragonfly Art Studio, we strive for a creative and fun atmosphere welcoming to both established local artists as well as those working to perfect their craft…and we’re always open to comments and suggestions. Please visit our CONTACT page to send us a note, or email info@TheDragonflyArtStudio.com. We thank you for your patronage and energy – none of us could be here without YOU!

d’art Center

740 Duke St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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As Norfolk’s art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c(3), d’Art offers art education, programming, outreach, and events, many of which are free and open to the public. D’Art also houses studios, occupied by professional resident artists working in a variety of media, including painting, glass, ceramics, printmaking, and fiber art. Our resident artists provide free, interactive demonstrations for the public.

Celebrating thirty years in 2016, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to include working artists’ studios. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.

After the Selden Arcade suffered damage from an explosion in April 2015, the d’Art Center moved to the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District. Currently across from the Chrysler Museum of Art, d’Art@Duke reopened to public in March 2016.

The d’Art Center has always been free and open to the public. Please come by and visit our resident artist studios, enroll in an art class or workshop, sign your child up for our annual Summer Camp for Kids, contact us to schedule a group tour, or join us for one of our many
exhibitions or events!

Cure Coffeehouse

503 Botetourt St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
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We are a cafe style eatery serving the best pour-over coffees, signature lattes, craft beers, and selective wines.

Crackers

4226 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Local artists on display. American (new) and tapas bars.

Kate Thomas Art

4400 Colley Ave norfolk
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Art gallery

Commonwealth Tattoo

804 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Color Me Mine

1300 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517, USA
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Opened in 1991
Supporting communities through the art of painting on ceramics. Providing creative family bonding, individual expression and social interaction through ceramic painting… The Art of Having Fun.

Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

745 Duke Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Cafe Stella

1907 Colonial Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Bernsteins Gallery

4000 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23508, USA
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Bearded Bird Brewing

727 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
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Bearded Bird Brewing is a small micro- brewery in the heart of Norfolk, Va’s NEON district. With our ever growing taps we have found a way to combine the enjoyment of craft beer with the creativity of homebrewing. Our taps are comprised of in-house creations by our Head Brewer Joe Cloonan and winners of our quarterly home brew competition.
Bearded Bird also has rotating exhibitions of local art.

Atlantis Games and Comics

9649 1st View St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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All Out Tattoo

1540 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA, USA
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All-Out Tattoo is a licensed, professional tattoo shop located in the heart of Norfolk, VA. We were established in 2007 by a female artist, and we have continued to succeed in the tattooing world ever since. We are so central to the seven cities of Hampton Roads, that we’re only minutes from Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk and the Peninsula. If you ever need directions feel free to call us at any time and we’ll be happy to direct you to us.
Here at All-Out our main concern is you, the customer. We strive to always be friendly and make all who enter our shop feel comfortable. You are welcome to bring the your family and friends, or come alone and we guarantee it will be a fun experience for everyone! Our loyal customers voted us as the “Best Place to get a Tattoo in Norfolk” in the Virginia Pilot contest since 2012. We like to think that’s because we work so hard to give everyone the best tattooing experience possible, with great resulting art as well. We pride ourselves in providing our military with excellent tattoos, and we are always willing to work with the difficult schedules that can come along with the job. We are so thankful for all that you do, and understand the difficulties that can come along with it, so we do our best to make this experience as easy and relaxing as possible. If you are currently serving in any branch of the military or have served in the past, please drop by and let us help you wear your pride!
We have very talented artists working here, and between them they can certainly cover all of your tattooing needs! Our team is fully equipped to tattoo any style you could ever want, and execute it beautifully. We are also one of the last remaining true street shops, meaning we do take walk-ins every day, as well as take appointments. We no longer do any type of body piercings. To get the most current tattoo photos, information on events, specials or closing, please follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you soon at All-Out Tattoo!

All Hands Pottery

164 South Military Highway, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Angela Tilley got her start in clay in 2011 after a deployment to Iraq. When she returned to the United States, she vowed to never be that unhappy again, and the way she would solve that was when she said or though the words “I’ve always wanted to try that,” it became a promise not a wish. She saw someone throwing clay at the wheel, and within weeks was enrolled in her first class. That action changed the trajectory of her life. Once she experienced the magic healing that participating in the artistic project can bring, she decided that one day she would create a place where that magic would be open and welcoming to all people, of all ability and experience. This studio is the result of a long journey, and we hope that we can share the magic with as many people as possible.

A Latte Cafe

321 Granby St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Wifi: Yes
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Mon-Fri, 7:00am-5:30pm; Sat, 8:00am-2:00pm

757 Maker Space

237 W 24th St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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A community and shared space that empowers individuals through membership, education, access to tools, equipment and space to work.

Woodcraft Norfolk

5802 E Virginia Beach Blvd
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The Shops at Janaf, Suite 152 5802 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23502
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Plan on being at our monthly Woodworking for Vets. We do a different project every month (at least until we run out of ideas). Call or stop by the store for details.

Percolator

MacArthur Center, Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Four dynamic locations, all centrally located in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia
1. 259 Granby St 2nd fl..
2. 253 Monticello Ave 2nd Fl.
3. MacArthur Center
4. 435 Monticello Ave.
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Slover Library

235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Tidewater Arts Outreach

809 Brandon Ave, Ste 300
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Norfolk Board and Brush

336 West 21st Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
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Starving Artist Cafe

4408A Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23508, USA
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Kim Keene opened the shop in January, 2014, as the Paint Gallery. At that time it was a frame shop, art gallery, and working art studio where painting classes were offered. Bridget Varney attended one of Kim’s paint classes, and soon after, she and Kim started talking about opening a cafe inside the gallery. Bridget had restaurant experience and always dreamed of having her own cafe. Kim was the starving artist so it was a perfect plan.
The Starving Artist Cafe was started with help of many friends including Robyn Thomas of Robyn Thomas Architecture, Greg Starling of R&R Construction and Rick Henn of Rick Henn Consulting.
The cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day. Paint classes/parties are still offered in the evenings. Artwork displayed is by local artists Kathy Jublou, Barrett Pope, Clayton Singleton, Stacy Goode, Debbie Miller and more. The featured artist is always changing.

The MacArthur Memorial Museum

198 Bank St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
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In 1961 General MacArthur executed a deed of gift in which he gave the City of Norfolk all his trophies, medals, prizes, decorations, uniforms, flags, swords, battle souvenirs, personal papers, documents, records and other personal memorabilia. The city restored the historic 1850 city hall to house this collection. The Jean MacArthur Research Center, an administration, archives, and education building serves as the repository for the MacArthur collection.

James Wise Gallery

700 Park Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504, USA
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Hunter House Victorian Museum

240 W Freemason St, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
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The Hunter House Victorian Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 historic house museum with a mission to educate the public in late nineteenth century decorative arts, Victorian Era culture and early 20th century culture, and the structure’s significance in Norfolk’s local history.

We accomplish this mission by offering guided tours of the facility, educational programs, and special events throughout the year. Please view our Calendar of Events to stay updated on our seasonal special programming.

Hermitage Museum & Grounds

7637 N Shore Rd, Norfolk, VA 23505, USA
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The Hermitage features a nationally recognized art collection spanning 5,000 years, changing indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a Visual Arts Studio, and 12 acres of gardens and grounds that offer art and culture to the community.

Harbor Gallery

1508 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517, USA
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The Harbor Gallery, located in Norfolk’s historic Ghent, is a special place. It stands alone from its competition for many reasons. It is a one of a kind gallery, delightfully attractive but unpretentious and user friendly. The cozy gallery becomes even more inviting when a furry cat and dog greet you at the front door. They have Hampton Roads’ largest selection of local and regional artists.

Chrysler Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA
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Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries

4509 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23508, USA
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“Eclectic” opening reception Sept. 26, 5-7pm- A group exhibition curated by John Tobin

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PUBLIC ART BIKE RIDE:
Suggested route for an approx. 1hr 18 min. ride = See 17 public art projects:

  • 1hr. 18 min. ride = Harbor Park to Ocean View Beach
  • Best routes to bike in general in Norfolk
  • If you would like to have your visual art venue or event listed, send information to artsnorfolk@gmail.com.
    Check calendar above for Venue Locations & Visual Arts Month Events
    You can also FIND ALL OF THESE OCTOBER EVENTS & MORE ON FACEBOOK

    VISUAL ART VENUES:

    757 Creatives

    757 Comic and Cartoon Creators


    757 Creative ReUse Center
    -1904 Granby St.

    757 Maker Space – 421 W. 22nd St.

    Alchemy NFK – 7637 North Shore Rd.

    All Hands Pottery – 164 S. Military Hwy.

    Anjanette’s

    Apple MacArthur Center

    Aries Apothecary – 3822 Granby St.

    Atlantis Games and Comics – 9649 1st View St.

    Baa Baa Sheep

    Barry Art Museum – 1075 W. 43rd Street, Old Dominion University

    Bernsteins Gallery – 4400 Colley Ave.

    Board and Brush – 336 W. 21st St.

    Calvin and Lloyd

    Chrysler Museum – 1 Memorial Place

    Dragonfly Art Studio – 1703 Colley Ave

    Café Stella (Ghent Location) – rotating exhibitions – 1907 Colonial Ave.

    CBAA Art Crawl 2020 Note: CBAA Ocean View Art Show (postponed until 2021)

    Coast DIY Bar – 2200 Colonial Avenue, Unit 11

    Cure Coffeehouse – rotating exhibitions – 503 Botetourt St.

    Coastal Va Plein Air Working with the OV Business Association and the City of Norfolk, Coastal VA Plein Air brought 20 local, regional, and nationally known plein air artists to paint throughout the area over the last several years. The fundraising goal of $25,000 was matched dollar-for-dollar in 2019 with Norfolk Arts Public art funding, By 2021, Ocean View will have a new sculpture as a result of their fundraising.

    Crackers – Local artists displaying their work throughout – 4226 Granby St.

    d’Art Center – 740 Duke St.

    Elliot’s Fairgrounds – 806 Baldwin Ave.

    Elizabeth River Trail – Take a walk beginning at Harbor Park and within a short distance you’ll pass 12
    public art projects to include: 3 sculptures at Harbor Park, windscreen and pavement artwork at the Harbor Park Light Rail Station, (cool off in the Boxing gym at Harbor Park to see another project) there’s a Wyland mural at Dominion Towers & and you’ll find Tower of Light, the Norfolk Bell, Medal of Honor, the Lone Sailor, the Armed Forces Memorial and Magenta Line along the waterfront at Town Point Park.

    Enjoy A space dedicated to the joy of creative exploration that invites handpicked chefs, artists, and entrepreneurs to share their creative passions with the community. Whether it’s to try something new or to share a favorite concept with a new audience, each experience supports a charity of its choosing.

    Epic Made Located inside the Percolator Monticello Campus, on Granby St. in downtown Norfolk Virginia, we are a team of artisans, makers and storytellers of all types who hand-craft art and design to tell visual stories in any form: Animation, Illustration, Digital Art, Photo Manipulation, Storytelling, Brand Design and your next creative idea.

    Fawn Street Studios – 2501 Fawn Street

    For All Handkind @ MacArthur Mall – Providing a platform to support new & emerging artists while they support their favorite charities.

    Gallerie Ukwensi – 424 W. 21st St., Suite 101

    Ghent Antiques – local artwork for sale from Charles Kello to AB Jackson & local artist prints – 1414 Colley Ave.

    Glass Light Hotel and Gallery

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

    Harbor Gallery – 1508 Colley Ave

    Hap’n Stance Hut

    Hermitage Museum – 7637 North Shore Road

    House of Consciousness – rotating exhibitions – 633 W. 35th St

    The Industrial Cottage – 2500 B Church St.

    Kennedy Gallery @ One Eleven – Pennsylvania Ave.

    Little Stitch Studio

    Kate Thomas Art Gallery – 4400 Colley Ave.

    Little Stitch Studio – 807 Shirley Ave.

    Local Heroes – 1905 Colonial Ave.

    MacArthur Memorial

    Maker Studio inside the Selden Market

    Mary Barnette’s

    Maker’s Market at Maker’s Craft Brewery

    Masquerade in Ghent

    Mermaid Factory – 919 W 21st St Ste A

    Mrs. Pinkadot – 1914 Granby St.

    Norfolk Botanical Garden – Adult Education Programs

    Naval Station NFK MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) provides quality, varied programs of wholesome and constructive recreation and social activities for Navy Personnel and their families and a variety of open to the public make it take it workshops at their NFK WMR Auto Skill Center, 1st. Ave. & West D St.
    Bldg. U-126.

    Norfolk Ink Gallery – 2100 Monticello Ave.

    Norfolk Tours Public Art Tour

    Norfolk Street Museum

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

    ODU Baron and Ellin Gordon Galleries

    Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center – Suite 287, 300 Monticello Ave.
    THROUGH NOV. 6 – “Eclectic” Kathy Mosier, John Tobin, Shara Wertz, James Warwick Jones, Julie Stanton & Katherine Nash – Eclectic aptly describes the individual styles celebrated in this exhibition of 6 Hampton Roads, Virginia artists exploring a variety of mediums and making individual statements through innovative expression. Some of Tidewater’s best artistic approaches to design and color in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, assemblage, stained glass and collage are represented.
    Gallery hrs. 11am-7pm M-Sat, 12-6pm Sunday – Free & open to the public.

    Open Norfolk Art Spots

    Otzi Tatoo – 1130 Bossevain Ave.

    Outside the Lines Art Studio – 617 Colonial Ave.

    Paul Street Gallery @ Titustown Recreation & Visual Arts Center – 7545 Diven St.

    Percolator – 4 campuses 1. 259 Granby St 2nd fl.. 2. 253 Monticello Ave 2nd Fl. 3. MacArthur Center and 4. 435 Monticello Ave.
    Norfolk, Virginia 23510

    Pinots Palette – 240 W. 21st. St.

    PopBlossom

    Prince Ink – 433 Granby St.

    Pure Lagos – 208 E. Main. St.

    Pureheartshow – 880 N Military Hwy (inside Military Circle Mall)

    Quixotic Arts – 3824 Granby St.

    Revolution Studios – 164 S. Military Hwy.

    Selden Market

    Slover Library and Maker Studio

    Starving Artists Café – 4408 Colley Ave.

    Stella’s – 1907 Colonial Ave

    Studio Gallery Norfolk – 538 W. 35th St.

    Sway Creative Labs – 211 W. Freemason

    TCC Perry Glass Wheel Arts Center – 128 W. Olney Rd.

    Teens With a Purpose – Onley Rd.

    Texture – 1703 Colley Ave.

    The Attic at East Beach – 4490 Pleasant Ave.

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

    The Gallery at East Beach – 9559 Shore Drive

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

    Tidewater Turners – 5802 E Virginia Beach Blvd.

    Tidewater Woodworkers Guild – dedicated to advancing the understanding of the tools, equipment, processes, and procedures used in the art of fine woodworking in Tidewater Virginia.

    Work Program Architects Gallery

    Tidewater Arts Outreach

    Urban Sketchers Norfolk

    Werther Leather Goods – 208 E. Main. St.

    What Industries

    Woodfella’s – 217 E. Little Creek Rd. Ste. C

    Working Artists Studios – 740 Duke Street suite 250 – (757) 373-3395

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

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