Hampton Roads Art Gallery Guide




The visual arts scene in Hampton Roads is vibrant and many-layered. Quirky folk art, playful children’s displays and multiple university galleries showcase a variety of media. Larger institutions like The Chrysler and Muscarelle—with their important permanent collections, changing galleries and educational initiatives—rival the offerings of larger metropolitan areas. Call before planning a visit to one of these galleries; hours of operation can be limited and are sometimes subject to change.

By Beth Hester


CHESAPEAKE

Portlock Galleries at SoNo
3815 Bainbridge Blvd.
757-502-4901
www.portlockgalleries.com

Art from the heart of the South Norfolk Historic District.

EASTERN SHORE

Artwork by Carole Peirson
P.O. Box 1, Townsend
757-331-2130

Oil paintings on a variety of themes

Bizzotto's Gallery—Cafe
41 Market St., Onancock
757-787-3103
http://bizzottos.esva.net/

Featuring the leather craftsmanship of Miguel Bizzotto, ceramics, pottery and glasswork.

Chesapeake WoodArt
13477 Evans Farm Lane,
Pungoteague
757-442-4295
www.robertlentz.net

Robert Lentz transforms trees into sculptural vessels and other objects

Eastern Shore Art League Fine Art Gallery
5 College Avenue, Onancock
757-787-1248
www.easternshoreleague.org

Showcase for more than 30 working artists: photography, wood carving, stained glass, paintings. Call for hours.

The Blue Crow Gallery
Blue Crow Antique Mall
32124 Lankford Hwy., Keller
757-442-4150

The largest antique mall on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Antiques, works by local artists.

The Gallery at Eastville
16319 Courthouse Rd., Eastville
757-678-7532
www.thegalleryofeastville.com

Hand-loomed "earthdesign" sweaters, jewelry, original paintings and art glass.

The Jack Richardson Gallery
24 King St., Onancock
757-789-3151
www.jackrichardsongallery.com

The oil paintings of Jack Richardson. Featured artist is introduced each month, at a special reception on the first Friday from 5–8 p.m.

The Painter Gallery
33412 Lankford Hwy., Painter
757-442-9537
www.esva.net/~painter/

The original oil paintings of Joseph D. Adamo.

Red Queen Gallery
8 North St., Onancock
757-787-4040
www.redqueengallery.com

Original art, quality prints, limited edition photography and superior crafts.

Seaside Gallery
700 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles
757-331-8680

Local art that highlights life on The Shore.

Stage Door Gallery
301 Mason Ave., Cape Charles
757-331-3669
www.stagedoorgallery.com

Promoting the art and artists of the Eastern Shore

Turner Sculpture
27316 Lankford Hwy., Route 13, Onley
757-787-2818
www.turnersculpture.com

Original wildlife sculptures designed and cast in bronze by William and David Turner.

Windsor House Gallery
Route 13 and 4290 Capeville Rd., Capeville
757-331-4848

Working artists on premises.

HAMPTON

Art by Gerome
7 E. Queens Way
757-723-6700
www.artbygerome.com

Gerome Meminger showcases his unique style.

Blue Skies Gallery
26 S. King St.
757-727-0028
www.blueskiesart.com

Local artists display their work. Something for everyone.

Phoebus Art Gallery
1 East Mellen St.
757-722-7469
www.phoebusartllc.com

A welcoming, eclectic setting. Painting, sculpture, mixed-media, high-end arts and crafts.

The Charles H. Taylor Art Center
4205 Victoria Blvd.
757-727-1490
www.hamptonarts.com

The center offers classes, lectures and workshops for students of all ages. Changing exhibitions throughout the year.

NEWPORT NEWS

The Ferguson Center for the Arts
1 University Place
757-594-7448
www.finearts.cnu.edu/sgallery.html

The galleries at the Department of Fine Art & Art History at Christopher Newport University. Student art.

NORFOLK

Art Works Gallery & Frame Shop
321 W Bute St.
757-625-3004
www.artworksva.com

State-of-the-art glass, custom framing and oil painting restoration.

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
Old Dominion University
4509 Monarch Way at 45th Street
757-683-6271
http://al.odu.edu/art/Gallery/gallery.shtml

Part of the College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University.
Exhibitions, lectures and
seminars.

Chrysler Museum
245 West Olney Rd.
757-664-6400

General admission is now free. Housed in an Italianate-style structure facing the picturesque
Hague Inlet of the Elizabeth River, the Chrysler Museum of Art is home to an encyclopedic collection
of nearly 40,000 objects spanning nearly 5,000 years of history. Highlights include an impressive survey of European and American
painting and sculpture, a world-renowned glass collection and a rich photography program.

Charles Kello Gallery
1107 Colonial Ave.
757-622-3808
www.charleskellogalleries.com

The paintings of Charles Kello, who creates and paints in oils.

d'ART Center
208 E Main St.
757-625-4211
www.d-artcenter.org

The center's appeal bridges the gap between the artists and the art.

The Gallery at East Beach
9559 Shore Dr.
757-351-0400

Displays the work of selected artists.

Harbor Gallery
1508 Colley Ave.
757-627-2787
www.harbor-gallery.com

One of the largest in the area to showcase local and regional artists. The items range from the
traditional to the contemporary to the obscure.

James Wise Gallery
Norfolk State University Hamm Fine Arts Buildings
700 Park Ave.
757-823-8844

The work of Norfolk State students. Monthly exhibits.

London Square Gallery
4410 Colley Ave.
757-440-0269
www.londonsquaregallery.com

Showcasing the fine art of local, regional, national and international artists and artisans. Painting, photograph, art glass.

Lorrie M Saunders Art Gallery
424 W. 21st St.
757-627-9808
www.artgalleryls.net


Mayer Fine Art
Suite 252
333 Waterside Dr.
757-803-4749
www.mayerfineartgallery.com/

This sleek, light-filled gallery showcases the work of local artists.

One Eleven Art Gallery & Studios
111 Pennsylvania Ave.
757-625-1110


Selden Arcade
208 E. Main St.
757-664-6880
www.theselden.com

 

POQUOSON

Iris Art and Framing
501 Wythe Creek Rd.,Suite 100
757-868-4205

Original art, custom picture framing, art classes and unique gift and décor ideas.

PORTSMOUTH

Courthouse Galleries Corner of High and Court streets
757-393-8543
www.courthousegalleries.com

Devoted to offering a quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experience through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.

Riverview Gallery
1 High St.
757-397-3207
www.riverviewgallery.biz

Works of more than 300 of the country's finest artists and craftspeople. Pottery, textiles, jewelry and sculpture.

The Visual Arts Center of Tidewater Community College
340 High St.
757-822-1888
www.tcc.edu/students/specialized/VAC

Professional exhibition opportunities in the college's art galleries are developed for VAC students and faculty, regional undergraduate and graduate students, regional, state, national and international artists. Typically, six gallery exhibitions are presented annually. Smaller
exhibitions of student work and selections from the Permanent Art Collection are often featured in smaller installations throughout the building.

SMITHFIELD

Imagine Art Studios
131 Main St.
757-357-0690 or 800-303-9003
www.imaart.com

A large number of artists from different artistic backgrounds.

The Arts Center @ 319
319 Main St.
757-357-7707
www.smithfieldarts.org

Five working art studios that bring students and visitors direct exposure of the arts.

Mansion House Art and Antique Gallery
120 N. Church St.
757-357-3968
www.mansionhouseartandantiques.com

Antiques and accessories. Oil paintings, estate jewelry, cut glass.

SUFFOLK

Red Thread Studio
153 West Washington St.
757-923-9832
www.theredthreadstudio.com

Handcrafted home and personal accessories, personalized art, textiles.

Shooting Star Gallery
118 North Main St.
757-934-0855
www.shootingstargallery.net/

Conservation framing. Photo restoration.

VIRGINIA BEACH

The Artists Gallery
608 Norfolk Ave.
757-425-6671
www.theartistsgallery.org

Working studio and marketplace for artists.

Beach Gallery
313 Laskin Rd.
757-428-3726
www.beachgallery.com

Original works by national and local artists. Lithographs and fine prints.

Heritage Store Art Gallery
314 Laskin Rd.
757-428-0110, ext. 4200


Imperial Gallery
540 Talden Ave.
757-497-2342

Custom framing and wholesale art supplies.

Jones & Jones Art Gallery
Town Center
4549 Virginia Beach Blvd.
757-557-6868
www.jonesart.com

Three generations of internationally renowned painters from Hampton Roads.

Pembroke 4 Art Gallery
291 Independence Blvd., Suite 120
757-493-9900
www.pembroke4artgallery.com


Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
2200 Parks Ave.
757-425-0000
www.cacv.org


Richard Stravitz Fine Sculpture and Art Gallery
1217 Laskin Rd.
757-305-9411
www.sculpture-bronze.com

Limited-edition bronze sculptures and paintings.

Via Creativa Gallery
2232 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 101
757-200-5600
www.viacreativagallery.com

Unique and affordable gift ideas, including jewelry, glass and pottery.

Virginia Beach Central Library Gallery
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
757-385-0150

Offers library customers an opportunity to share in the enjoyment of the visual arts and allows artists and community
residents to share their creative talents.

YORKTOWN

Gallery on the York
7907 George Washington Memorial Hwy.
757-898-3076

Includes changing exhibitions and fine arts and crafts by regional artists

Black Dog Gallery
114 Ballard St.
757-989-1700
www.galleryontheyork

Distinctive framing, antique prints, fine art and hand-painted floor cloths.

WILLIAMSBURG

Art-Cade Gallery
Suite 204, Williamsburg Office Park
1321 Jamestown Rd.
757565-7424
www.artcadeonline.com

Moderately priced artwork that tells a story.

Artcafé26
5107-2 Center St.
757-565-7788

Art gallery and restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, dinner ... art!

A Touch of Earth
6580 Richmond Rd.
757-565-0425
www.williamsburgareaarts.com/

Pottery, metalwork, glass, watercolor, fiber, wood, jewelry and photography.

Bertram & Williams Books and Fine Art
1459 Richmond Rd.
757-564-9670
www.bertbook.com

The shop carries books, original art, maps, and antique prints. Appraisals
and advice.

Gallery on Merchants Square
440A Duke of Gloucester St.
757-564-1787
www.galleryonmsq.com

Art and antiques, including regional historic subject paintings, regional
maritime art, prints and jewelry.

Muscarelle Museum of Art: The College of William and Mary
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is located in Lamberson Hall on Jamestown Road in Williamsburg, on the campus of The College of William & Mary.
757-221-2700
http://web.wm.edu/muscarelle

A visit to the Muscarelle is always worthwhile and sometimes surprising. From the works of old masters like Titian and Velasquez to the art of
abstract expressionists, the Muscarelle exhibits art from different ages and cultures. Docent-led tours are available every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.

Nancy Thomas Gallery
402 West Duke of Gloucester St.
757-259-1938
www.nancythomas.com

The works of Nancy Thomas and selected artists.

This Century Art Gallery
219 N. Boundary St.
757-229-4949
www.thiscenturyartgallery.org

A wide variety of contemporary paintings, sculpture and crafts by outstanding regional and national artists.

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