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Blue Star Museums

Portsmouth, VA

Free Museum Admission for Blue Star Families (Active-Duty Military). Select Portsmouth Museums* – including the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum, The Lightship Portsmouth Museum and the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum – are again participating in the Blue Star Museums program. Each summer, this annual collaboration between the National Endowment […]

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Olde Towne Farmer’s Market

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Every Saturday at 10 AM.  Extended hours starting at 9 AM in spring summer. The Olde Towne Farmers Market offers fresh regional and local produce, meats, holiday floral arrangements, baked goods, and one-of-a-kind gift items by local artisans.

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Color Craze

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of drawing and painting, using unique art materials and techniques. Inspired by a palette of bright colors, we'll be hosting Color Craze throughout the season. Free and open to the public.

The Rhythm Project All-Stars

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

The Rhythm Project is a world percussion ensemble dedicated to nurturing self-esteem through individual, cooperative achievement. Founded in 1996, the program was started in Portsmouth, VA. The All-Stars, 2009, 2010, and 2019 Virginia International PANFest Grand Champions, have earned international acclaim and collaborated with many prominent artists. They have opened for Gladys Knight, shared the […]

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First Fridays Concerts in the Courtyard – Allen Hudson and the Halfmoons

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Classic rock, progressive, alternative, and a wide variety of music. First Friday concerts are free along with admission to museum exhibits. The First Friday Concert series is sponsored by Support Portsmouth Public Art, ThePortsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and Franklin D. Edmundson, Commissioner of Revenue. Snacks and beverages available inside the fence.  Gallery open.  Art […]

First Fridays Concerts in the Courtyard presents Wards Pocket

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Classic rock. First Friday concerts are free along with admission to museum exhibits. The First Friday Concert series is sponsored by Support Portsmouth Public Art, ThePortsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and Franklin D. Edmundson, Commissioner of Revenue. Snacks and beverages available inside the fence.  Gallery open.  Art market along the sidewalk.

First Fridays Concerts in the Courtyard Presents Tumbleweed Brothers

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Local favorite band plays blues, rock, country and more. First Friday concerts are free along with admission to museum exhibits. The First Friday Concert series is sponsored by Support Portsmouth Public Art, ThePortsmouth Art & Cultural Center, and Franklin D. Edmundson, Commissioner of Revenue. Snacks and beverages available inside the fence.  Gallery open.  Art market […]

Maker Fest Portsmouth

Portsmouth Museums Olde Towne Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA

Cutting, coding, and painting, oh my! Maker Fest Portsmouth provides an opportunity to gather, connect and discover the processes and joys of creating. This family-friendly event invites you to engage and explore the modern DIY culture and become a maker yourself. It showcases interactive displays, demonstrations, and hands-on activities from a full range of makers: artisans, to technology […]

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First Fridays Concerts in the Courtyard Presents Jonah Ross

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

An east-coast native with a west-coast vibe, Jonah Ross combines ‘60s and ‘70s soft rock style with sunny 2000s acoustic pop, to deliver tightly crafted, personal narratives in music.  He will perform with his band. First Friday concerts are free along with admission to museum exhibits. The First Friday Concert series is sponsored by Support […]