Events at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center


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.

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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, The Portsmouth Partnership, and The Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority. Parking is free after 6:00 p.m. For more information please call 757-393-8543.

Friday, July 7: 5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Concert Series Featuring More Cowbell

The First Friday Concert Series closes with the blues and rock of More Cowbell Two guitars, Allman, Stevie Ray, Steely Dan, James Brown….need we say more?

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, September 1: 5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Concert Series Featuring Bobby "Black Hat" Walters

Bobby "BlackHat" Walters brings together the finest blues musicians in Hampton Roads to perform classic, modern, as well as original blues tunes.

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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.