General Information Testimonials Location: The Visual Arts Center of Richmond is “The YMCA had an excellent experience at the Visual located on West Main Street. It is conveniently Arts Center. Our donors loved seeing the exhibit and accessed by the surrounding interstates via the the children had a great art project that they enjoyed. Downtown Expressway (I-195). We offer ample The staff was so easy to work with and we loved parking with lots in the front and back of the having our dinner on the patio.” - Jane Hamilton, Director of Planned Giving, YMCA facility, options for valet, and via relationships with nearby institutions. “The service we were given was priceless - we were more than pleased with the helpfulness of the staff Event Planner: All inquiries should be directed and their willingness to work with us on every detail... to our in-house coordinator, Karen Miller, who I wouldn’t have had my wedding anywhere else!” brings 15 years of special events experience to - Theresa Furlong, May 2009 wedding her position as your liaison with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. She has owned a high-end catering business where she worked with corporate and private customers, including brides. She has traveled extensively producing corporate events and product launches for clients such as DuPont, Philip Morris and Chevrolet. In her capacity as the Special Events Coordinator at VisArts, Karen orchestrates all fundraising events, including the venerable Craft + Design Show at the Science Museum of Virginia. In addition to her extensive network with vendors in the community, Karen brings a sense of organization and calm to each event - no matter what the size or type. Scheduling: To schedule an appointment please call Karen Miller at (804) 353-0094 ext. 227 or email her at KMiller@visarts.org. Catering: An approved catering list is available. Alcohol may be served only by approved caterers with a copy of their current liquor license and certificate of liability insurance on file. The Visual Arts Center does not carry an ABC license. Other Amenities: While studios, offices and private artist’s studios are not open during events, we are happy to offer a menu of artist demonstrations and guided activities you may Facility Rental include for your guests for an additional fee. If the exhibition schedule allows, we can make the Visual Arts Center of Richmond gallery available for viewing. 1812 West Main Street Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 353-0094 Phone Discounts: Visual Arts Center Patron Circle (and (804) 353-8018 Fax above) members receive 10% off facility rental. visarts.org Available Spaces A Creative Place for your Event! The Visual Arts Center of Richmond engages the community in the creative process through the visual arts, and we are pleased to offer our engaging spaces as the venue for meetings, parties, weddings and other significant events. The Commons, Courtyard, Dominion Community Dominion Community Room Room and Weinstein Writing Room each offer a We raised the roof to create this brand-new unique setting in our beautifully renovated home space with capacity for 100 guests seated at in the heart of Richmond’s Historic Fan District. Commons & Courtyard five-foot round tables, 175 seated theatre- The airy Anna Lou Schaberg Commons area style or 220 standing. The room offers data Housed in the former Virginia Dairy Company connects the facility’s east and west sides and hook-up, an LCD projector and screen, sound building, the Visual Arts Center’s facility system, and a catering kitchen. surrounds the True F. Luck Gallery, where our maintains an industrial sensibility while contemporary art exhibitions may be viewed. showcasing its spaces for making and exhibiting Its bluestone pavers mark the way milk trucks art. Brick, concrete, glass and metal offer a sleek background for your own decorative style. drove through the dairy (and acknowledge Enhance your event with artist demonstrations or a number of Visual Arts Center supporters). guided activities for your guests. A catering kitchen is located nearby. Cabell Courtyard at the rear of the Commons We welcome you to tour and explore what the expands the potential event space with an Visual Arts Center has to offer. Please let us outdoor option that can be tented. Combined, arrange a tour of our facility for you. these spaces accomodate 300 guests. Conference Room Our sunny second-floor Weinstein Workshop is the ideal setting for seated meetings of up to 20 guests. The high-ceilinged room features exposed brick, hardwood and carpeted floor and a small wet bar for beverages, continental breakfast or lunch. The room offers data hook-up and an LCD projector and screen.