Each month, ART180 in Richmond hosts “The Easel”, a one-day public art event at their studio. This month, artist Julian Desta is leading an abstract expressionism workshop on the 21st from 12 to 2pm. More information can be found on the ART180 website.

In Hampton Roads, Portsmouth Art and Culture Center is displaying an Outdoor Sculpture exhibit until October 8th. Visitors have the opportunity to advocate for their favorite piece to earn them a chance at receiving an award at the end of the showing.

In Charlottesville, the McGuffey Art Center is showing an exhibit titled “Whimsy” by Karen Rexrode and Michael Firklay until October 1st. Both artists use a variety of color to communicate their desired effect, rather it’s realism or abstract.