The act of making art can improve people’s lives. There are physical and mental health benefits, not to mention social and cultural benefits. At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, we’re always looking for new partnerships that improve the lives of people in our community. These programs are funded by grants and individual gifts and offered at no cost to participants.
Community Brain Injury Services
The Sharon Siegel Visual Arts Program uses art to help the survivors of traumatic brain injury improve their dexterity and mobility as well as to provide a space to learn new skills and improve self-confidence.Learn More
PALETTE, which stands for “Promoting Art for Life Enrichment Through Transgenerational Engagement” is a VisArts program run in partnership with the VCU School of Allied Health Professions’ Department of Gerontology.Learn More
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond partners with Senior Connections, The Greater Richmond Senior Center, the YMCA and the Peter Paul Development Center to offer free art classes to seniors in Richmond’s East End.Learn More
Thanks to a generous grant from Dominion, VisArts partners with the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center to lead art workshops intended to help veterans transition back to civilian life.Learn More