Here in Richmond we benefit from the youthful energy of the area’s college students in our midst. Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University, University of Richmond, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Randolph-Macon College and Virginia State University all offer arts, lectures and athletics events that enrich the community. Some events are presented by world class professionals, some are faculty-led, and some are presented by students. Many of these offerings are low cost or FREE. Check the links to verify times and cost and enjoy these rich offerings!
Below are a number of upcoming events at area institutions:
Virginia Commonwealth University
•Follow VCU on Facebook to learn about the latest events: https://www.facebook.com/virginiacommonwealthuniversity/
•VCU School of the Arts is a top ranked fine arts, design and performance department. Faculty and students are engaged in the following disciplines in an urban setting: Art Foundation, Art Education, Art History, Cinema, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Dance and Choreography, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Music, Painting and Printmaking, Photography and film, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Theatre. Plus a campus in Doha, Qatar. Follow VCU Arts on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vcuarts/
•VCU Dance Department puts on their performances at the Grace Street Theater for dance, 934 W Grace St., (804) 828-2020. Follow the events at: https://www.facebook.com/gracestreettheater/
•Virginia Commonwealth University Theatre Department – https://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/ shows take place at the W.E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2524,Telephone: 804 828.1514
•The VCU Institute for Contemporary Art presents art of our time and provides an open forum for dialogue and collaboration across the region and throughout the world, 601 West Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220 – 804.828.2823 – FREE and open to the public. icavcu.org
University of Richmond
•University of Richmond Modlin Center for the Arts features state-of-the-art performance venues, galleries, studios, and classrooms. The Modlin Center for the Arts presents more than 40 world-class performing arts events as part of the ModlinArts Presents Series, five productions presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance and the University Players and Dancers, and another 23 music performances as part of the Department of Music’s annual free concert series. Many of the events presented at the Modlin Center feature an academic component designed specifically for Richmond students. These activities, which are free and open to the public, include master classes and lecture demonstrations, as well as pre-concert and exhibition lectures. modlin.richmond.edu
Modlin Center for the Arts is located at 453 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173, tel: (804) 289-8980.
Follow the Modlin Center for the Arts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/modlincenter/
•University of Richmond International Film Series: https://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html
•University of Richmond Department of Theatre & Dance: https://theatredance.richmond.edu/
•University of Richmond Department of Music: https://music.richmond.edu/
•University of Richmond Museums: https://museums.richmond.edu/about/index.html
•University of Richmond events: https://museums.richmond.edu/programs-and-events/index.html
Virginia Union University
With galleries, arts programming and athletic, Virginia Union University (located at 1500 N Lombardy St. Richmond, Virginia 23220) is a vibrant institution with programming for the public to enjoy. Follow VUU on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Virginia.Union/
Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Dr., Petersburg, VA
Athletics, culture and agriculture resources and events open to the public.
Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University holds public workshops on agriculture and gardening.
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA – Athletics, cultural events, and workshops open to the public.
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