Where is All the Cool Art?

by Shannon Bowman

 

Hampton Roads is home to dozens of galleries, openings and public art.  Any while there is plenty of street art to see if you are looking, here is a list of great places to become exposed to art.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if we missed any.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Chesapeake

 

 

Agora Art Studios
1005 Chesapeake Ave | Chesapeake, VA
757-494-8841 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online

Our gallery represents local and international artists in painting, jewelry, photography, pottery, sculpture and other. We also offer art consultation services, art & antique restoration and studios for rent. 

Hampton

 
  
  
Blue Skies Gallery
26 S. King St. | Hampton, VA
757-727-0028 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 

Local artists display their work. Features original art and fine crafts from over 80 artists in all mediums.

  
The Charles H. Taylor Art Center
4205 Victoria Blvd. | Hampton, VA
757-727-1490 | Online
 
The center offers classes, lectures and workshops for students of all ages. Changing exhibitions throughout the year.
  
Hampton University Museum
Hampton University | Hampton, VA 23668
757-727-5308 | Online | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

The Hampton University Museum is the oldest African American museum in the US and one of the oldest museums in the state of Virginia. The collections feature over 9,000 objects including African American fine arts, traditional African, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Island, and Asian art; and objects relating to the history of the University. 

 

Newport News

 
Falk Gallery of Art, CNU
1 Avenue of the Arts | Newport News,VA
757-594-7930 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online       
 
The galleries at the Department of Fine Art & Art History at Christopher Newport University. Student art.
  

Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC)
101 Museum Drive | Newport News, VA
757-596-8175 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online

To provide a balanced and stimulating exhibition program, be a resource for local artists, foster education for students of all ages, and to serve as a social hub in order to build a stronger community through art.

 

Norfolk

 
The Art Works Gallery & Frame Shop
321 W Bute St. | Norfolk, VA
757-625-3004 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
State-of-the-art glass, custom framing and oil painting restoration.
  
Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
Old Dominion University
4509 Monarch Way @ 45th St.| Norfolk, VA
757-683-6271 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
Part of the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University. Exhibitions, lectures and seminars.
  
Chrysler Museum of Art
One Memorial Place | Norfolk, VA
757-664-6200 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
General admission is now free. Exhibits include an impressive survey of European and American painting and sculpture, a world-renowned glass collection and a rich photography program.
  
d'ART Center
208 E Main St. | Norfolk, VA
757-625-4211 | Online
 
The center's appeal bridges the gap between the artists and the art.
  
The Gallery at East Beach
9559 Shore Dr. | Norfolk, VA
757-351-0400 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
Specializes in original American impressionist art, in oils, watercolor, or acrylic. Always local artists. Offers custom framing for your treasures.
  
Harbor Gallery
1508 Colley Ave. | Norfolk, VA
757-627-2787 | Online
 
One of the largest in the area to showcase local and regional artists. The items range from the traditional to the contemporary to the obscure.
  
Lorrie Saunders ArtGallery
424 W. 21st St. | Norfolk, VA
757-627-9808 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
Focusing on solo and small group exhibitions, Lorrie Saunders ArtGallery provides a place for artists to explore a diverse array of cultural and social issues that encourage thought-provoking discourse.
  
Mayer Fine Art
801 Boush Street Suite 252 | Norfolk, VA 
757-803-4749 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
This sleek, light-filled gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of media and disciplines including painting, printmaking, photography, video, and sculpture of local artists.
  
Nobile & Amundsen
208 E. Plume Street #8 | Norfolk, VA
Online

Nobile & Amundsen is a contemporary art space curated and managed by Brad Hall, Jason Stick and John Sebastian Vitale.
  

One 11 Art & Foundation
111 Pennsylvania Ave | Norfolk, VA
(757) 625-1110 | Online | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Since becoming a creative forum from our start in 2008 we have hosted not only many gallery fine art exhibitions, but also classes, events, lectures, and workshops. 

  

The Paint Gallery
4408A Colley Ave | Norfolk, VA
(757) 472-8115 | Online

Art classes for adults, kids, private parties, birthdays, a night out taught by local artists. Come by and see works by local artists.

  

Poquoson

 
Iris Art and Framing
501 Wythe Creek Rd.,Suite 100 | Poquoson, VA
757-868-4205 | Online

 

Original art, custom picture framing, art classes and unique gift and décor ideas.
  

Portsmouth

 

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

400 High Street | Portsmouth, VA
757-393-8543 | Online
 
Devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences through rotating visual art and humanities exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.
 
  
The Visual Arts Center of TCC
340 High St. | Portsmouth, VA
757-822-1888 | Online
 
Professional exhibition opportunities in the college's art galleries are developed for VAC students & faculty, regional undergraduate & graduate students, state, national and international artists.
  

Suffolk

 
Shooting Star Gallery
118 North Main St. | Suffolk, VA
757-934-0855 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
Represents a diverse group of artists to bring contemporary visual artists to the southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina region.
  
Suffolk Art Gallery
134 S. 6th Street | Suffolk, VA 
757-514-7250 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
Home to the oldest and largest juried photography exhibit in Hampton Roads. An eclectic, exciting venue for thought-provoking work.
  

Virginia Beach

 
The Artists Gallery
608 Norfolk Ave | Virginia Beach, VA
757-425-6671 | Online
 
Working studio and marketplace for creating, exhibiting, and showcasing original fine art by local and regional artists.
  
Beach Gallery
313 Laskin Rd. | Virginia Beach, VA
757-428-3726 | Online
 
Original works by national and local artists. Lithographs and fine prints.
  
Jones & Jones Art Gallery
Town Center
184 Central Park Ave | Virginia Beach, VA
757-557-6868 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Online
 
Three generations of internationally renowned painters from Hampton Roads.
 
  
Richard Stravitz Sculpture & Fine Art Galleries
1217 Laskin Rd. and 3004 Pacific Ave. | Virginia Beach, VA
757-305-9411 | Online

 

Limited-edition bronze sculptures and paintings.
  
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Center  (MOCA)
2200 Parks Ave. | Virginia Beach, VA
757-425-0000 | Online
 
Our goal is to promote contemporary art makers and to expose the community to these artist’s ideas in order to stimulate and enhance social discourse.