artoberVA is an annual celebration of arts and culture in Richmond and the Tri-Cities area.



But, what is artoberVA?

artoberVA promotes events, pop-ups, exhibits, science, history, collaborations, and any arts or culture experience happening in the Richmond & Tri-Cities area every October.

Presented by CultureWorks, artoberVA's goal is to increase participation in arts and culture events in our area and expand the exposure of organizations, venues, and artists that are creating this vibrant and creative scene. 

If you're an arts or culture organization hosting an experience in October we want you to share it on our calendar! If you're a local resident or just visiting, please engage with our communities' best and brightest talent!



Explore all that artoberVA has to offer!

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get involved

If you're an arts or culture organization, or an artist in Richmond or the Tri-Cities area – we want you to be involved with artoberVA this October!

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experience it

There are literally hundreds of artoberVA events to engage your senses during the month of October. Check out the calendar and plan your experience!


promote + collaborate

Let everyone know you are part of the artoberVA movement and find other exciting ways to collaborate with venues, artists, & organizations.


"We want packed venues, more sold out events, more exposure for growing organizations and local art, and more reasons for our residents and tourists to engage with art and culture in Richmond and the Tri-Cities."

- Scott Garka, President, Richmond CultureWorks


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Ready to dig in?

Check out our participate page for all of the nitty gritty details on how to get more involved. Then head over to the calendar to add events, RSVP to your favorite opportunities, and spread the word!