About the Arts District

The Richmond Arts District was established in the spring of 2012, in recognition of the importance of arts, culture, and entertainment as catalysts for the economic vitality of the city. The Arts District is a walkable neighborhood, featuring some of the best galleries, restaurants, venues, non-profits, and businesses that the city has to offer. The District also hosts the city’s long-standing monthly art walk, which happens year-round on the First Friday of every month.

More information about the Arts District’s creation, ongoing projects, and economic incentive programs can be found on the city-maintained website here.

Getting Here

The Arts District is very convenient from I-95, I-64, Amtrak at Main Street Station, and the city’s GRTC bus lines. It is relatively flat and easy to walk, with ample bike racks, and plenty of street, surface lot, and deck parking.

Submitting a Listing

Entities who wish to be listed in the Arts District directory need to have their physical location within the boundaries, as shown in the map below. Events must be within the Arts District or in very close proximity to the District. All submissions are subject to approval before they are published.

For content restrictions or regulations, please review the website Terms of Use page.

To submit feedback, site improvements or issues you observe using RVAartsdistrict.com, please use this form.

This site is maintained by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, in cooperation with the City of Richmond.