The Art of Crafting an Event
With over 30,000 square feet of interior space and a beautiful outdoor courtyard, the Visual Arts Center is a wonderful place to host your next special event! We are pleased to offer our engaging spaces as the venue for meetings, parties, weddings and other significant events. The Commons, Courtyard, Dominion Community Room and Weinstein Room each offer a unique setting in our beautifully renovated home in the heart of Richmond’s Historic Fan District.
Housed in the historic Virginia Dairy Company building, the Visual Arts Center’s facility maintains an industrial sensibility while showcasing is spaces for making and displaying art. Brick, concrete, glass and metal offer a sleek background for your own decorative style. Enhance your event with artist demonstrations, an open gallery exhibiting the latest collection or guided activities for your guests.
Please visit the links at the top of the page for information on policies, suggested vendors, space and pricing.
- A Facility Rental Application is required for all rentals. Please complete the form and submit it to Lizzie Oliver at [email protected]. Estimates and other information will be provided based on details in the application.
When available, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) encourages individuals, groups, and organizations to use its facilities for functions, meetings and events in order to facilitate public participation in the art center and to advance the interests of VisArts through increased public support.
Renters should be aware of the nature of the spaces they are using, and activities should be appropriate for such a setting. VisArts’ primary concerns are the persons in the building, the appropriate care and safeguarding of its programs, exhibitions and ongoing classes. Thus, VisArts reserves the right to refuse facility rental due to concerns for the safety of the building, its holdings and/or conflicts with the goals and purposes of the organization. Events must not compete with, or detract from, VisArts’ ongoing public activities. The facility is rented “as is” in regards to furnishings, artwork, exhibitions and all other VisArts material and property. Art objects, furniture, or any other VisArts materials may not be moved for an event without prior approval.
In our mission to engage the community in the creative process, we hope that you will embrace the active teaching and learning that might occur simultaneously to your event as part of the experience of renting our space.
All facility rentals, reservations and agreements made between individuals, groups or organizations (the Host) and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) are subject to the following conditions.