CultureWorks’ artoberVA returns to celebrate local arts & culture scene

Richmond Magazine
October 11, 2017

by Christopher McDaniel

For the second year in a row, CultureWorks Richmond is hosting artoberVA, a month-long celebration of arts and culture in Richmond and the Tri-Cities area every October. In an effort to embody its mission of inspiring and cultivating world-class arts and culture, CultureWorks established artoberVA to promote events, pop-ups, science, collaborations, exhibits, history, and any arts and cultural event happening in the metro region. The 2017 artoberVA celebration features over 200 local arts organizations and businesses and countless individual artists.

“Last year, artoberVA featured 1,400 arts and cultural events happening in and around Richmond,” CultureWorks Richmond’s Program Associate, Terry Gau, said. “Though that showed that they were people going out and attending these events, we would still get asked, ‘Well, what exactly is artober?’ So, this year, we dug deeper.”