Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 2
Guide Location: USA » Richmond (See other walking tours in Richmond)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Author: damon
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Gallery 5

1) Gallery 5

Gallery5 is a community-oriented, socially motivated art gallery and performing arts center. This gallery does a good job of attracting members of the public to its exhibitions through numerous campaigns, educational workshops, public art collectives and grassroots programs. Gallery5 has also received both national and international attention for its past exhibitions, which are staged in its modern gallery space in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward district.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Visual Art Studio

2) Visual Art Studio

The Visual Art Studio is a contemporary art gallery in downtown Richmond that offers a tantalizing mix of artworks by rising and nationally-recognized artists. The phenomenal talent on display here makes this gallery a real treat for art lovers.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Friday: 12 pm – 3 pm; 4 pm – 6 pm; Saturday: 12 pm – 3 pm
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ADA Gallery

3) ADA Gallery

The ADA Gallery is another top contemporary art gallery in downtown Richmond. Founded in 2003, it has hosted lots of great exhibitions. The fine-tuned, relaxing environment of this gallery makes browsing the talented works on display a true pleasure.

Operation hours: Thursday - Saturday: 12 pm – 5 pm
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Quirk Gallery

4) Quirk Gallery

The Quirk Gallery is Richmond’s center for ground-breaking artworks by both local artists and big names in contemporary art. Be sure to visit the gallery’s stylish art store, where you can choose from a selection of unique artistic home decorations that will really make your home complete.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm
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1708 Gallery

5) 1708 Gallery

Founded by a group of artists in 1978, the 1708 Gallery is one of the oldest non-profit, artist-run galleries in the United States. Its main goal lies in promoting the appreciation of new artists and aiding the evolution of their works.

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

6) Anderson Gallery

The VCU School of the Arts is an exhibition space of more than 30 years’ standing. It’s considered one of the top art spaces in the southeastern US. As well as high-quality displays of works by big name artists, this center is also involved in catalog publishing and program presentations on the latest trends in art and design.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am – 5 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 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 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
Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 1

Richmond Art Galleries Tour Part 1

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 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 Museums Tour

Richmond Museums Tour

Richmond is one of the best places in the state of Virginia to find fascinating museums. The Science Museum of Virginia is based here, as well as the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of the Confederacy. Take this tour to learn all about the history of the city and see some excellent exhibitions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.2 km
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

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.