Events at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center

EVENTS

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center events and activities include First Weekend activities. First Friday and Saturday Activities are Free and open to the public from March to October.

First Saturday activities typically feature guest artists and live craft demonstrations.

For more events and activities happening in Portsmouth, please visit PortsVaEvents.com

First Weekends
Exhibit & Concert Series

Come enjoy and support artists and musical favorites every first weekends of the month. Exhibits and music are free and open to the public. The Concert Series is sponsored by PortsEvents, Towne Bank, Portsmouth Economic Development Authority and the Portsmouth Partnership. Parking is free after 6:00 p.m. For more information please call 757-393-8543.

FIRST FRIDAY OPENING RECEPTION & MUSIC
Opening Exhibit: SUZANNE STRYK: Notes on the State of Virginia
Live Music by Bobby BlackHAT Walters
Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Opening this evening is an exhibit by Artist Suzanne Stryk, whose beautiful work is a lesson in Virginia’s topography and biodiversity (read more in the section about exhibits). Free admission to the museum will be enhanced with light refreshments and a live concert by Bobby BlackHAT Walters. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby Black Hat Walters is well versed as a recording artist, harmonica player, harp player, vocalist, and song writer. He brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes.


Friday, August 4: 5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Concert Series Featuring The BJ Griffin Duo

Join local favorites The BJ Griffin Duo as they create and play arrangements for two voices, cello, and piano.

 

Friday, October 6, 2017, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Live Music by Bobby BlackHAT Walters

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby Black Hat Walters is well versed as a recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, and song writer.  He has also become well acquainted with the Hampton Roads community and brings together the finest blues musicians in this area to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes.  First Friday offers free admission to museum exhibits and light refreshments.  The Concert in the Courtyard series is sponsored by PortsEvents, The Portsmouth Partnership, Towne Bank, and Portsmouth Economic Development.



Maker Fest

Portsmouth Maker Fest


Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a day of inventing, designing and making! Check out one of our interactive demonstrations from blacksmiths, wood turners, weavers, spinners, and glass blowers. Learn about 3D printing, building robots, and how to make an electric car. Hands-on activities and workshops will be available throughout the day.

Location: Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
Schedule of Events: (demos & activities are throughout the day unless otherwise noted)



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Mailing Address: 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.