ArtVenture Summer Camp

At VisArts’ ArtVenture Summer Camp, young people make art with some of Richmond’s most talented artists and educators. We look forward to ArtVenture each year because our building is filled with so much energy and creativity!

ArtVenture 2024

This summer, we’re excited to be able to offer on-site classes each week for young people ages 5-14. 

Registration opens for VisArts members at 9:00 am on January 24 and to the general public on January 31!

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To keep our community safe, our on-site classes will follow a set of safety precautions in addition to following our building-wide COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.

 Camp Information + Safety Policies


ArtVenture runs for 10 weeks, June 10 – August 16, 2024. Each class runs from Monday through Friday. Onsite classes are scheduled from 9 a.m.12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. A supervised lunch hour is included if you’re signed up for on-site classes in both the morning and afternoon. Campers should bring their own lunches. The week of Juneteenth and Independence day are 4 days a week and the price is $140.


All on-site classes are $170. VisArts family members receive 10% off tuition!

* During the second and fourth weeks of ArtVenture, there will be no class on Wednesday, June 19 or Thursday, July 4. Classes this week cost $140 instead of $170.

Extended Day

Can’t make it to VisArts by 4 p.m.? Purchase our extended day add-on for just $55 per week and pick up any time before 5:30 p.m. Students can stay and enjoy more art projects and outdoor activities like foursquare, led by one of our teachers.

How to Register 

Registration opens to VisArts contributing members on Wednesday, January 24 at 9 a.m. The general public can register beginning Wednesday, January 31 at 9 a.m. Caregivers can register their campers online or by calling 804-353-0094.

Volunteering at ArtVenture + Teen Programs

VisArts invites teens ages 14 and older to volunteer as ArtVenture teaching assistants. Each teen is paired with a teaching artist and assists in the classroom. There are opportunities to volunteer for one week or the entire summer. Learn more and apply on the volunteer page.

Do you have a high school-aged student who loves art? Students ages 15-18 should consider our teen programs, offered as week-long,  weekend, or multi-week classes during the summer. These classes will be released with our regular summer catalog, which comes out on April 10th, 2024.

Financial Aid

At VisArts, it’s part of our mission to support the creative lives of all people. We work hard to ensure people of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels can participate in our programs. To ensure that our art classes really are for everyone, we provide financial aid to adults and families on a sliding scale basis. Financial aid can reduce the cost of a VisArts class by up to 95%.


Have questions about ArtVenture? Contact our VisArts Education Manager Tesni Stephen at