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2023 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

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

Reception: May 13, 1:30 p.m. Since 2006 the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center has hosted an exhibition of sculptures in the historic courtyard. Visitors can pick up a ballot inside and cast their vote to determine which sculpture wins People’s Choice Award. Additional awards include Seawall art Award and SPPA Juror’s Choice Award.


SOLID GROUND: New Works from the Ceramic Design Association

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

SOLID GROUND offers work by Ceramic Design Association (CDA) artists, whose work ranges from functional ware to large-scale sculptures. The organization brings together local ceramic artists and potters dedicated to the ceramic arts to enhance the cultural life in Hampton Roads. They offer regular workshops and an annual Empty Bowls Benefit that brings together artists […]


Rooting For the Home Team: Portsmouth’s Black Baseball Players, Promoters, and Parks

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 901 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, VA

Black History Now and the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum proudly presents the exhibition of  Rooting for the Home Team: Portsmouth's Black Baseball Players, Promoters and Parks.  In the post-World War II era, "Baseball was king" in the sports world of Hampton Roads, especially in the African American community.  Discover the joy of baseball among […]


Color-Crazed Workshops – Fast & Fun Art Activities Focused on Color

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

Museum open free 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Take a moment to create a picture or painting, using unique art materials and techniques that focus on color.  These fast and fun activities will be free along with museum admission for the First Saturday of the month. This month’s activity will use florescent chalk and black […]

Maker Fest Portsmouth

Portsmouth Museums Olde Towne Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA

Get the most recent updates at MakerfestPortsmouth.com Are you a maker at heart? From artisanal skills like painting, weaving, and glass blowing to high-tech endeavors like coding and 3D printing, Maker Fest Portsmouth is fun for all ages and skill levels! Come explore “maker culture” with interactive displays, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Learn from accomplished […]


Special Needs Sundays

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Breaking news!  We’re expanding the opportunity for children with special needs and their families to visit the museum in a less overwhelming environment. The museum hopes to alleviate any stress by providing a special date and time for them to enjoy the museum through adapted programs and exhibits as well as a reduced number of […]

Morning Market & Music by Ramblin’ Jake Band

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

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free Performance by the Ramblin’ Jake Band The Ramblin’ Jake band will perform live for free during the Olde Towne Portsmouth Farmers Market.  Ramblin’ Jake took the award for Best Americana in 2022, along with numerous other accolades locally and on the national level.  He will perform with his band in the courtyard with a superb variety […]


Winter Wonderland (The Coleman Nursery Collection)

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

Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Nursery Collection offers a nostalgic, holiday-themed visual treat for young and old alike. Come visit the animated scenes of Christmas trees and lights, ice skaters, children sledding, little people, children from around the world, a Victorian chalet, caroling villagers and more. The display opens on Friday, November 24th, HOURS OF OPERATION […]