artoberVA is a celebration of arts & culture in Richmond and the Tri-Cities area.

With the support of generous financial partners, CultureWorks spends the month of October promoting events and encouraging residents and visitors to engage in the world class culture and arts scene in Central Virginia.




Every October, CultureWorks presents artoberVA to promote events, pop-ups, exhibits, science, history, collaborations, and any arts or culture experience happening in the Richmond & Tri-cities area for the entire month.

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!

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CultureWorks' mission is to drive a vibrant community by inspiring, enabling, and cultivating world-class arts and culture.

CultureWorks engages the community in arts and culture through promotion and advocacy, provides assistance to artists and 501(c)(3) arts and culture organizations, and drives collaboration to address the key challenges and opportunities of the community.


for the MEDIA

Our organizers will gladly join you on the air, on set, or over the megaphone, just ask. Logos, fact sheets, contacts, and more can also be found in our handy media kit.

support us

The next best thing to being an artist is supporting art. Our supporters receive great perks as well as warm fuzzies for helping to ensure our community thrives.