Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 1, Richmond

Richmond is one of best cities in this part of the United States for art, with a large number of quality galleries in the city. You can see fascinating artworks by nationally and internationally famous artists here, as well as browse paintings for purchase at commercial galleries. Take our two-part tour to see the best art galleries in the city.
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Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 1
Guide Location: USA » Richmond (See other walking tours in Richmond)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Author: damon
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Visual Arts Center of Richmond

1) Visual Arts Center of Richmond

The Visual Arts Center is considered to be one of Virginia's most prominent cultural sites. Its story goes back to 1963, when it first opened as the Hand Workshop. The venue is a gathering place for craft artists to work, exhibit and teach art classes.

Operation hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm
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Page Bond Gallery

2) Page Bond Gallery

Founded in 1999, the Page Bond Gallery focuses primarily on modern art. Its exhibits feature a broad variety of artworks by both rising and established artists.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
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Glavé Kocen Gallery

3) Glavé Kocen Gallery

The Glavé Kocen Gallery is easy to find, as it’s situated nearby the Virginia Museum of Fina Arts. As well as offering various exhibitions of contemporary art, this gallery is also the provider of studio space to 30 artists, including some well-known names.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11 am – 6 pm; Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm
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Reynolds Gallery

4) Reynolds Gallery

Beverly Reynolds is an art collector who has created the Reynolds Gallery to showcase her considerable store of modern artworks. The exhibits include many top quality pieces from far and wide. Reynolds’ gallery benefits greatly from her strong links with Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts as well as several New York-based galleries.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am — 5 pm
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Uptown Gallery

5) Uptown Gallery

The Uptown Gallery is a great place to visit if you are interested in the artist behind the artwork. Here all the staff are artists themselves, and you can meet the author of any work featured in the gallery that grabs your eye.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm

Walking Tours in Richmond, Virginia

Create Your Own Walk in Richmond

Create Your Own Walk in Richmond

Creating your own self-guided walk in Richmond is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Richmond Cultural Tour

Richmond Cultural Tour

Richmond is famous for its many architectural and historical landmarks, but it is also a vibrant center for the arts. Take our Cultural Tour to discover the wide variety of theaters, opera houses and other cultural venues that make up the Richmond arts landscape.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Richmond Places of Worship Tour Part 2

Richmond Places of Worship Tour Part 2

Due to its past as an English colony, Richmond has a number of notable Anglican and Episcopal churches dotted around the city. Take our two-part tour to discover these beautiful buildings as well as many other places of worship in Richmond.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Richmond Places of Worship Tour Part 1

Richmond Places of Worship Tour Part 1

Due to its past as an English colony, Richmond has a number of notable Anglican and Episcopal churches dotted around the city. Take our two-part tour to discover these beautiful buildings as well as many other places of worship in the city of Richmond.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Richmond City Orientation Tour

Richmond City Orientation Tour

As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Richmond boasts a great cultural and historical heritage. In fact, it helped to shape American history. Take our City Orientation Tour to get a sense of the main institutions of Richmond and see some of its top sights.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Richmond Civil War Trail

Richmond Civil War Trail

One of the most fascinating aspects of Richmond is its glorious past as the Confederacy's capital. If you are a history buff you’ll love taking this unique tour, which includes all the main sites in the city associated with the American Civil War.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Richmond Specialty Shopping Tour

Richmond Specialty Shopping Tour

The historic district of Carytown is Richmond’s premier shopping area. Here you can find many different high-quality specialty shops as well as top restaurants. Take our Carytown Shopping Tour to find the best shopping spots in this part of town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Richmond for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Richmond has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Richmond, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.