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Art for All!

We love when you come visit us at the Cultural Arts Center for classes, performances, gallery openings, meetings, shopping, and your special occasions! But we also like to get out into the community to bring classes to any and all folks with the space and desire to make art.

Art Matters! – Kids Programming

We have developed classes for public libraries, after school programs, girl scout and boy scout badges, and recreation departments, to name a few. With plenty of space for individual creativity, kids learn how to use a variety of art materials, sharpen their problem-solving skills, form foundations in color and design concepts, gain self-confidence, and develop a healthy risk-taking attitude. In the wake of art cuts in school budgets, we are here to offer kids fun and educational supplementary sources for these fundamental platforms and outlets.

- We‘ve teamed up with the Henrico County Police Athletic League (PAL) afterschool program to offer weekly activities for 120 kids who opt in at the beginning of the school year. In association with PAL, we also offer a summer camp program for kids interested in learning more about art, theater, music, nutrition and much more!

- Collaborating with Saint Edward Epiphany School, we offer a “Kaleidoscope of Art” afterschool program for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Artful Living – 55+

We know you boomers are having a blast in retirement, and busy, too! So let us bring the art classes to you, right in your own neighborhood.  Recreation and activity centers of 55+ communities provide the perfect setting for painting, mosaic, ceramic, jewelry, music, and other classes. We know getting those creative juices flowing helps improve all areas of life!

Current Locations:

  • Lucy Corr Village
  • Senior Connections Henrico Friendship Cafes
  • Pemberton at University Park

Art Off the Wall - Teambuilding!

Kicking it up a notch, we are taking corporate team-building to a whole new level. Facilitated by one or more artists, our team-building workshops are some of the most unique and exciting, and will open the creative and innovative floodgates of just about any team!  On-site or off, these activities are designed to inspire maximum creative energy in groups of all sizes and are tailored to meet the needs of the team.

  • Lego Art – Legos are all the craze and we bring them to life with creative designs and challenges!
  • Maximum Exposure Wall Art – Teams create a finished fine art piece on 30”x 48” canvas using paint and collage techniques.  Finished pieces can be donated to a local charity or hung in the workplace. (Yes! They will be that good!)
  • Tie-dye – Who doesn’t like to tie-dye?  Shirts, socks, hats…..back to the 70’s we go!
  • Fine Art Scavenger Hunt – Work in small groups to discover fine (and maybe not-so-fine) art found on-site or off.
  • Design Challenge – Teams give second-hand furniture a 2nd life with color, hardware, and reconstruction! The final pieces can be donated to a local charity or placed in the workplace.
  • Altered Runway – Altered clothing is all the rage. Teams work together to create fashion wonders (or fashion blunders!) ready for the runway.  With fabrics, paints, lace, ribbon, bling, and more, an ordinary shirt will be transformed!

Family Art Dinner

"Because nothing works without supporting each other... it's the new FAD!"
FAD is a program that the center has developed with community partners to bring parents and children from emerging and at-risk communities together for dinner and art workshops.  With our partners, we provide a relaxed, creative, and fun environment for families to share a meal and play together. The meals are nutritious and delicious, and the art projects are simple and varied enough for all ages.

Art Heroes!

Thank you to all of our generous and amazing partners, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who make it easier to bring art to everyone! Please think of us when considering your endowments!

Art for You!

For more information on any of the programs listed above, or to have something created just for you, contact Cindy Rinker at artsoutreach@artsglenallen.com

Youth Arts Programming

Adult Arts Programming

Events and Collaborations

Coming Soon

Ways to Give

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen relies upon the generosity of friends, corporations, foundations, the County of Henrico and its Board of Directors to provide first-rate programming to the greater Richmond community at affordable prices.  The Center is the only regional facility to provide access to the performing, visual and literary arts through performances and classes.  As a registered 501(c)3 organization, contributions to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen are tax deductible to the extent of the law.  Gifts of any amount increase the quantity and quality of artistic opportunities available to the community.  Donations may be made by cash, securities or credit card and can be made in a single payment or in installments.

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