Plan a visit to Art Works

Located in the Manchester district of Richmond, Art Works is a full-service art center. You can see and purchase contemporary art from local and international artists. We have 80 artist studios and 4 galleries so there’s a huge variety of work. Our artists rent studios where they make and sell art. Browse our shopping site to see some of the artwork available and purchase online.

Are you looking for a place for your group to hold a poetry reading, improv session, yoga class, seminar, or workshop? Contact us for a tour of the facilities. Add a fun art project to your business meeting or get together with one of our group art activities.

And please come to the monthly art shows and receptions, held on the 4th Friday of each month. It’s free and open to the public.

Admission to Art Works is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Located in Manchester, Downtown, RVA

320 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224

Plan a day in Manchester RVA – Art Works is a great place for a rainy day activity, shop for art, bring the kids. We are pet friendly, too!

Give us a call

(804) 291-1400

Meet the Staff

Glenda Kotchish
Glenda KotchishOwner
Glenda is the owner of Art Works, a sculptor, painter, storyteller and illustrator. She is our fearless leader and the heartbeat of the Gallery. Her background is in IT and banking. In 2003 she saw the potential for Manchester to become a vibrant community and purchased the building for Art Works. She set about making the art center inclusive to all artists and the community.
Jessie Boyland
Jessie BoylandGallery Director
Jessie is a painter and has a BFA from VCU School of the Art, Painting and Printmaking. Jessie plans and curates all the exhibits at Art Works. She arranges for the Thriving Artist Exchange workshops engaging talented and knowledgeable speakers and demos. On top of all this, she works with artists to guide them in having successful shows plus she maintains the online shopping site.
Frankie Howard
Frankie Howard Administrator
Frankie is the friendly face behind special events at Art Works like poetry readings, seminars and group meetings. With many years of managing events for the Virginia Lottery, she matches clients with the appropriate venue at Art Works. And like all the staff at the gallery, Frankie chips in where needed, whether it’s bartending or greeting guests.

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