Tickets Now On Sale for VisArts 37th Annual Collectors’ Night

March 01, 2023 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts its 37th annual Collectors’ Night, presented by Dominion Energy, on Saturday, May 13 from 6-10 p.m. Voted Richmond’s liveliest Art Auction, Collectors’ Night is the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s most significant annual fundraising event. The 350-person gala includes a cocktail reception, a silent auction and a seated live auction. Proceeds from the event support VisArts’ outreach programs like Make Space and VisArts’ Veterans Program.

This year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is celebrating ’60 Years of Making’ from when it began as The Hand Workshop in 1963 with the purpose of providing a place for youth to engage in the arts and as a place for artists to learn, create and build community. This year, for VisArts’ “Diamond Anniversary,” we will celebrate the growth in our programs and audiences throughout Richmond and beyond over the past 60 years.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond and its contingent of guest curators work with 60 of Richmond’s most beloved and emerging artists to bring you a lively art auction that is full of fresh pieces to add to your collection. Thanks to generous support from Carreras Jewelers, guests can enter VisArts’ diamond raffle for a chance to win a gorgeous diamond and a $500 jewelry design gift card to Carreras in celebration of this important anniversary! Tickets are $60 and are available for anyone to purchase online through Collectors’ Night on May 13th.

At this year’s Collectors’ Night event, VisArts will honor artist and longstanding VisArts teacher Aimee Joyaux with the Distinguished Service Award for her continued commitment to the organization. VisArts will also honor artist and VisArts teacher, Dennis Winston as the recipient of the 2023 Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award.

Tickets are $150 for VisArts members and $175 for the general public. Reserved seating for four and six is available. Contact Hannah Gertz at (804) 353-0094, ext. 226 or for more details about reserved tables. All tickets can be purchased online or by calling (804) 353-0094.