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Who is Downtown? Workshop Series

Do you live, work, or play in downtown Richmond?

Richmond artist Jonathan Lee, the University of Richmond Downtown, and Boatwright Library’s Book Arts Studio invite individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences to join us in creating a portrait of Richmond’s downtown community.

After enjoying food together and a short introduction, participants will pair up, engage in one-on-one conversation, and create conceptual portraits of each other. All portraits will be part of a special exhibition, Who Is Downtown?, opening Friday, December 6, 5-7 p.m., and on view through Friday, March 13, 2020.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 18, 3-5 p.m.

Saturday, November 2, 12-2 p.m.
Thursday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Register here to participate in one of the workshops or come see us at the Current Art Fair.

All workshops will be at the University of Richmond Downtown (626 E. Broad Street) and are open to adults and youth (15+). Formal art experience is not required. Lunch, dinner, or refreshments and art activities for children will be provided. 

Top: Portraits by (left to right) Brooke Inman, Katie McBride, Jonathan Lee, Nathan Tersteeg, 2019

What Is Downtown?

Ayele D'Almeida, '20, will lead downtown walking tours on Friday, October 4 and November 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. During the tour, participants will discover downtown and capture photographs to be included in a special installation to be unveiled at the Who Is Downtown? exhibition opening.

Where Is Downtown?

Joanna Hejl, '20, is creating another special installation that explores how we define downtown Richmond. Look for the opportunity to participate in this project at the Current Art Fair, Richmond on Broad Café, and UR Downtown events.