Monday, December 31, 2007

Dance the old year out!

Welcome 2008 to the sound of Balkanize and Rattlemouth!!

Tickets still available- $20 per person, cash bar, refreshments, free champagne at midnight!!

Why stand outside with strangers when you can come in and dance?? It's already tomorrow in Australia!

art6- the place to be when the weather outside is chilly!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Rattlemouth and Balkanize at art 6

New Year's Eve at art6!! Come dance with us!

Opening at 9pm will is Balkanize, followed by local favorites Rattlemouth!

$20 per person, cash bar

free champagne at midnight!

free light refreshments

The doors open at 8pm, the bands play in the new year!

art6- even when you don't expect it, we're open downtown!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


That's it- three shopping days at art6 for the THINKSMALL 4 exhibit. There are some beautiful works still available Thursday-Saturday 12-4, then it's over, down, and done until 2009.

If you bought something, you can come in Saturday and pick it up between 12-4.

Check out the shop while you're there for last minute stocking stuffers- may I recommend the lovely glass ornaments and tiles by Jude Schlotzhauer, little bags of poetry by Shann Palmer, and cards and prints by artists such as Jennifer Yane and many others.

Reasonably priced original art- what more could you ask in a gift??

art6 Downtown, just when you need it!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

THINKSMALL 4 through the 22nd

A few more pieces available for gift-giving-
3x3 art
Only through December 22nd
open 12-4
Thursdsay- Sunday
art6 Downtown, the lights are much brighter there!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

THINKSMALL 4 days are dwindling


Seven days left to purchase this 3x3 art !

The next show will be in 2008!


If you want to check out the THINKSMALL 4 exhibit, purchase one of the works or choose something from the Shop 6 selection for a special gift, there's not much time left!!

Gallery hours are 12-4pm Thursday through Sunday!

There are some beautiful pieces still available for purchase (and those who have already bought theirs may pick them up on Saturday December 22nd between 12 and 4)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Silent Auction and THINK SMALL 4

A special treat for First Friday!

A silent auction will be held for a few special pieces of art for holiday gifts (to yourself or friends!)

Pieces by Phillip Bowles (recently on the cover of Brick), Alan Entin, David Bromley, Janine Turner, and Kay Goldsby will be available during a silent auction from 6-10pm. The fee to bid is $2 (can be applied to your payment if you win).

These one of a kind pieces will only be available for THIS ONE NIGHT!

art 6- Always something new Downtown!

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Open Mike poetry reading every third Sunday at art6!

3-5pm in the main gallery

Read your own, read a favorite poet, come to listen!

Check out the THINKSMALL 4 art show if you haven't had the chance!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Dim Sum Dance Final Performance


a shared evening of dance + video with works by Eliza Diener-Brazelle,
Rachel S. Hunter, Julie Mayo, Dave Miller, Ashley Valo and Megan Zander

November 9 & 10, 2007 at 8 p.m.

art6 gallery, 6 E. Broad Street

Tickets are $10 at the door

We hope you can come check out our final Richmond performance, Dim Sum Dance is moving!! And if you can't, we hope to see you soon, somewhere else.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Want first choice of over 300 3x3 pieces of art? Want to ride a luxurious coach bus back and forth between art 6 and Artspace?? Want to hear the musical styling of 8th blackbird?

Then you need a ticket to the gala preview of the THINKSMALL 4 show that opens on First Friday.

$25 gets you: a first view of more than 300 tiny art works, gourmet platters from some of Richmond's finest food purveyors, a free drink at each gallery, a comfortable ride back and forth across the river, fine music, and a chance to be a part of the semi-annual big fundraiser for our galleries!

Now, First Friday is a wonderful Richmond tradition, and you are welcome to come back for that special excitement BUT...

Why struggle to get close to that drawing you really want to buy for yourself that 3000 other people are staring at and won't move? Why come on Friday only to find your favorite artist has already sold to someone else??

Call the gallery, reserve your ticket, pay by credit card over the phone if you wish- but make sure you have a ticket by 7pm Thursday night ('cause the price goes to $30 at the door)!

art 6- always downtown, always busy

Friday, October 19, 2007

THINK SMALL 4 is around the corner!

THINK SMALL 4 is's right around the corner. We've gotten in almost a hundred pieces with many more to come, all amazing in so many different ways. This is a must-see show!

Now you can come First Friday- sure, with the other 4,000 folks out there on the street OR

You can come to the ticketed pre-opening reception and help us with our fundraising efforts to support the gallery during the next year.

Sure, tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) but wait, don't write that check yet- for a measly twenty-five smackers you get 1) top-notch entertainment for eighth blackbird throughout the evening, gourmet platters of fabulous finger food from some of Richmond's finest restaurants, one free drink at both art6 and Artspace, a shuttle bus running constantly between the two galleries (park once, see both galleries), the chance to rub shoulders with Richmond's most discerning art crowd, AND FIRST LOOK AT THE HUNDREDS OF 3x3 pieces that will be exhibited for the show.

This is the night all the really cool stuff sells, you know- instead waiting for First Friday so you can be jostled past your favorite piece by some three-piece ugly suit with his checkbook already out and his big head blocking your view of that piece that would complete your (insert local artist's name here) collection, come Thursday for the real view.

And support art 6 and Artspace by buying a $25 ticket and a piece of art!!

art 6 - where THINK SMALL really means THINK BIG downtown!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

If you like mime,

this is where you need to be tonight!

At art6 Saturday, Oct 13, Balancing Act Lelia Pendleton 8pm $7

This charming pantomime performance is a "take" on modern life. The artist says,
"I perform 9 pieces and 13 characters to assist me in sharing the things that
either upset or reclaim my balance in this work-a-day world. Some of the
characters are a dog, a little girl and her dream horse, a modern couple, and a
goddess." Join us at art6 and find your own balance restored!

Honor the late Marcel Marceau and let Leila get out of that invisible box so you don't have to.

art6- something different, something wonderful all the time! Downtown

Friday, October 12, 2007

TONIGHT! Tulsa Drone and Souvenir's Young America

Friday, Oct 12, souvenir's young america and tulsa drone, 8pm, $6

Downtown, it's less crowded than the folk festival, beer and wine $3, water and sodas $1.

This is a great opportunity to see two fine bands in a great small venue.

C'mon down.

art6 Downtown, on Broad, full of art.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

What is art?

... art is not just about making things or slapping pigment on canvas; it's also a way of thinking and seeing. Mia Fineman, curator, from her article in SLATE.

The art exhibited at art6 this month is clear evidence of her statement. Every canvass, each three-dimensional installation is a joy to study, to absorb.

These six artists: Jorge Benitez, Federico Chiriboga, Javier Tapia, Diego Sanchez, Nora Pozzi and Max Soler, have captured the essence of their Hispanic roots and bring you into their world of wonder.

This exhibit runs only from October 5- October 21. We are open Thursday-Sunday from 12-4, or by appointment. This is art you will want to take home.

art6 Downtown- anywhere in the world

Friday, October 5, 2007

Bring dollar bills!

If you're coming by art6 for First Friday tonight, bring some dollar bills,
or $5's or $10's.

We've got wine and beer in the back for $3, soft drinks and water for $1


we're raffling off TWO (count 'em) TWO chocolate purses full of all sorts of goodies provided by Bootsie's Chocolate Obsession WITH A BONUS-
one ticket worth $25 for the THINKSMALL 4 preview on November 1st - (see below for more info)

Each purse is worth $100- and you can buy a ticket for $1 (or 6 for $5)

art6, downtown, and yummy!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Seriously, Downtown

Isn't downtown where you want to be this Friday?

First Friday artwalk is HUGE, with new places to go: to eat, to drink, to be seen, and to see some of the best work Richmond artists have to show!

At art6 we have a great show "Hispanic Roots" with exciting new work by some well-known locals-Jorge Benitez, Federico Chiriboga, Javier Tapia, Diego Sanchez, Nora Pozzi and Max Soler!

We have music and more AND we're taking reservations for THINKSMALL 4 Tickets!

Get 'em before they're all gone!!

Plan your night- print out a map of locations and parking HERE

art6 Downtown, still!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

First Friday 6-10pm

Art, entertainment, Free eats, Cash Bar, Raffle!!! and

tickets will be available for the November Preview of

4th Biennial International Miniature Invitational Exhibition
Reserve your PREVIEW TICKETS on First Friday!
Gala Preview Thursday, November 1, 2007 7:00-10:00 pm

$25 advance ticket ($30 at door) includes:• bus shuttle between art6 and artspace galleries.• glass of wine and catered foods at each location. LIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC •
eighth blackbird at art6Northside Consort at artspace
These tickets will go fast, so be sure and bring your credit card, checkbook, or cash make sure you get tickets! Reservations will be made on a first come-first serve basis!

Monday, October 1, 2007


It's here again- First Friday! The cheapest date night in Richmond, loaded with art, music, and eats. Come downtown again, come to art 6 from 6-10pm.

Hispanic Roots

Gallery 1 & 2: Que Pasa Festival
Featuring Latin ArtistsJorge Benitez, Federico Chiriboga, Javier Tapia,
Diego Sanchez, Nora Pozzi and Max Soler

opening night acts: Jimmy Warner, Carlos Pozzi: Latin music
cash bar, refreshments
and a special treat- a chocolate fountain from
Bootsie's Chocolate Obsession

Friday, September 21, 2007

Rattlemouth Tonight at art6

Rattlemouth will be playing tonight at art6!

Come on over, bring a friend! Tickets $7 Cash bar Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9

Rattlemouth brings their "Musical Gymnastics for the Body and Spirit" back to Art6. Come out and Groove!!! The Reggae band Unity Sound will be opening the show!

*** Please note that this performance was originally scheduled for Sept. 22nd. It is now scheduled for Sept. 21st!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

What's that you say? Bend Your Ear

Sunday, September 16th from 3-5 pm
come to the gallery for our monthly open mike

Bend Your Ear

art 6 has a commitment to spoken and performance arts,
this event recurs every third Sunday, downtown- even on Sundays!

Poetry, prose, and who knows- words on paper read out loud.
Come listen, come see the art on the walls.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Saturday night- Water Words and Music

7:30 pm at art6

a variety of artists will present work about water. Cool, clear water.

Come see what flows!

Free admission, cash bar, snacks.

art6 More than a gallery,
not just words.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


First Friday???

Coming up in two days, it's the place to see and be seen... art, music, people, you name it, you can find it at art6!

5pm- the artists talk about their work
6-10pm- walk around the gallery and see what the walls can hold- and outside from Belvedere to 1st Street, art will astound you and surround you.

Then come back Saturday at 8pm ...

Hear poets putting a toe in the cool water, stories about deep blue seas, music and videos from the banks of the James and more! Come take a cool dip in the water with us!

art6 the place to start, the place to finish your First Friday experience

Saturday, September 1, 2007

First Friday September 7th

Here it comes again!! First Friday!

Big news in the paper about UR and the Modlin Center for the Arts stepping up downtown-style. Thanks, y'all! What the city won't do, the West End will!

Of course, there is always more to the story (as I wrote to the RTD)

Thank you for your piece concerning Curated Culture, First Fridays, and
the Modlin Center at University of Richmond.

As a member of art6 gallery, I am thrilled for this wonderful gift from UR and look forward to Christina Newton's continued hard work for this downtown event.

Here are two additional points to consider:

1) eighth blackbird has been scheduled to perform at November First Friday for
since early spring. The Modlin Center has not "provided" them. They are also
performing for the ticketed ticket-only pre-show opening on Thursday Nov.
1st (see website for info). We are actively seeking sponsors for eighth blackbird and local restaurants to donate appetizer trays for Nov 1st and 2nd . The support provided by UR is for Curated Culture and all the downtown
galleries, not just one group.
2)'Holiday window displays means art in windows of vacant buildings. The city promised the art galleries could fill those ugly places months ago At art6, we're ready right now and have been! While a handful of windows (if that) have been done, there has been little guidance by any city contact to make this happen. I sincerely hope it finally gets off the ground in December.

In the meantime, the people come by the thousands, First Friday happens in spite of city government and the bloated-budget Centerstage organization. To suggest Ms.Newton contact yet another group for funds is typical city maneuvering instead of dialogue and assistance.

Thanks to Christina's hard work and countless volunteer hours by local artists in all the galleries, we've made it happen anyway.
Please join us on First Friday, come look, come buy, come support
your local artists!


art 6- Open when we say we are- downtown!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's not just First Friday

on Saturday, September 8th:

Amaranth Dance Company & Lelia Pendleton present:

"River Celebration"
a Benefit Fundraiser for the art6 VCA Matching Grant. $10 in advance, $15 at door.

Please come, we need to raise funds to match a grant! If you can't come, you can always send a check to the gallery (or bring one on First Friday). We are a registered non-profit and could really use your help to keep art on the walls and downtown alive!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


to the bare walls! The August exhibit is down and being picked up by those who bought pieces, the walls are being spackled and painted in readiness for First Friday on September 8.

Here's a tease of what's to come.....


Art6 Gallery’s new exhibits for the First Friday Art Walk, September 7 will feature a show of oil paintings and drawings by Christus Murphy entitled “Spirits of the Living and Spirits of the Dead” in the first floor galleries, and “ The Art of Recovery ,“ a showing of work including drawings, paintings, and sculpture, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA) and Rubicon, Inc. in the second floor gallery. The opening night reception runs from six p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature music by Jimmy Warner and Ken Bowie.

Come see us First Friday- art 6

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Coming in September at art6....

First Friday 6-10 September 7th free , "A Cool Dip in the River" dance and spoken word 7:30 (a fundraiser for our climate issues- a/c and heat) $10 in advance, $15 at the door, Rattlemouth 8pm $7, and much more....

BTW, Have you ever thought of becoming a member of our gallery? We are considering new members right now. You don't have to be a star or even an artist, you only have to have 4-8 hours per month to volunteer, and have a passionate desire to see downtown Richmond stay vital and grow.

*Being a member doesn't guarantee you a show of your own (everyone has to submit exhibition proposals) but you can participate in group shows with 1-3 pieces. Go to: for a membership application.

art 6 We want YOU- Downtown!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sunday, August 19 from 3-5 pm come to the gallery for our monthly open mike

Bend Your Ear
art 6 has a commitment to spoken and performance arts, this event recurs every third Sunday, downtown- even on Sundays!

Poetry, prose, and who knows- words on paper read out loud. Come listen, come see the art on the walls. It's the Members and Interns Show, and it's only available for viewing and purchase for one more week.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Downtown Arts

Revitalizing Richmond from the Sidewalk Up-

First Friday is one of the most important art events in Richmond. Of course, there are others, at the Virginia Museum, along the Main Street corridor, the Plant Zero and the Manchester district, but the Downtown scene is clearly enhanced by what happens every single month on Broad Street in the heart of the city.

Next door to a boarded up building, visible wooden surfaces tagged and postered, you'll find a front door to creative talent. There might be wine, cheese, music and performing arts, no money out of your pocket (if you choose) and a few hours downtown to walk safe city streets.

Charette away, that's a good thing and brings attention to things we all need- but, hey! We're here, we've been here all along. Every First Friday and during the week (check out individual gallery blogs and websites for when). Art 6 hours are noon to 4pm (or by appointment) Thursday through Sunday.

I've heard talk about artists being given permission to display works in the windows of closed and unused spaces- I'm really looking forward to that.

We're your neighbors, your family, your friends- we're artists! Come, look, buy!

Keep Downtown vital! (and if you don't believe it's happening- try getting a reservation in a decent downtown restaurant on First Friday)

art 6 Downtown-
not just beauty parlors and pawn shops- ART!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Art in the Public Schools- is this really still under debate?

Of course it is- check this article out-

Open Thursday thru Sunday 12-4
Downtown- we always have been!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cello tonight!

The Downtown Players, Quartet and Cello Ensemble,
Admission Free, Suggested Donation $5

beautiful music, soothing and cool-

light refreshments available

art6 where everybody goes- Downtown!

Friday, August 3, 2007

It's Saturday night, hot and humid. You want something cool but one more mojito just doesn't cut it.

and you think- Cello! if i could hear some mellow cello (quite rightly), THAT would be the cure for all my summertime blues.

So come on down to art6 and refresh your cello deficiency.

7pm August 4th
The Downtown Players, Quartet and Cello Ensemble,

Admission Free, Suggested Donation $5

art6 downtown, all the time!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thirty Artists, Music, Improv,
and all the cool people in town will be there!

First Friday, Broad Street

art6 Downtown

Come on!! 6-10pm

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

First Friday at the gallery!
Opening 6pm – 10pm
  • COMEDY SPORTZ I-Prov live musical improvisational theater
  • Jimmy Warner, live saxophone
  • shhh!!! silent auction

Thirty Artists, Photographers and Writers.
Introducing new members:
Connie Maass, Brigette Newberry, Janine Turner, John Walters & Marsden Williams.

Monday, July 30, 2007

FIRST FRIDAY.....August 3rd

so much to see, so much to do!!! 6-10 pm

check out the rock garden out front for some new work by a new member!

art 6 We're still Downtown, open on Sunday!

Friday, July 27, 2007

To see work by INGE STRACK Discovering Connections and photos by JOHN HARTMANN Dangles. The gallery will be open 12-4 on Saturday and Sunday, then we take it all down and start putting up the All-Member Show for August 3rd opening.

art 6 Always Open on Sundays, Always Downtown!

Monday, July 23, 2007

First Friday is coming next week!

August 3rd on and around Broad Street downtown, from 6-10 at art6.

It's an all member show- a veritable feast of unique and affordable art!

Members of the gallery will have one to three pieces available for you perusal and to buy, so bring your checkbook, bring your walking shoes and prepare to be 'arted' upon!

it's so good, it's like the best buffet in the best little country church off the main highway where the chicken is fried just right and the ice cream is homemade!!

Special entertainment on the half hour- members of the brand new I-Prov team from Comedy Sportz will be performing musical numbers from your suggestions (and handing out passes to shows!)

more details coming in the days ahead- mark your calendar!

art 6- open on Sundays AND this year, in August!

Friday, July 20, 2007

John Hartman is a well-known Richmond 'personality' but he's a lot more than that! He's a writer and artist. Only a few days remain for you to see (and buy) some of his photos, now on exhibit at art6.

You can purchase copies of his books and photos at shop6

art 6 - Downtown all the time!
thursday-Sunday Noon to 4pm

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

For art 6 non-profit means just that

I recently read a blog for a local artist who runs a small gallery saying something to the likes of-

I don't have the grants and big supporters like the other non-profit
galleries (referring particularly to a Ukrop being part owner of Gallery 5)

Well, wake up and smell the money burning- art 6 doesn't have big grants and high-falutin' supporters either, mister! As recently as last year, we seriously wondered if a gallery like this would be able to continue at all. Due to some great hustling by some members, we received a small grant for a computer, and recently have been approved for a matching grant for $2,000 by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, BUT THATS ABOUT IT!

We are a member-gallery. We are here when the doors are open, and when they aren't we're taking down and hanging the old and new shows. We take out the trash, we clean the toilet, we work in committees to plan into the next two years what art we will bring and present to Richmond fans.

In the meantime, we buy beer and ABC licenses for First Fridays, we work in the shop selling all sorts of local artwork, we pay taxes (yes, non-profits do pay taxes), we climb ladders to replace burned-out bulbs. On our own time, on our own dimes, we show up and work to display art from all over the world and get a chance to sometimes, show our own.

When you drop a dollar in the jar on First Friday, we're not embarrassed to say 'Thank you!" We really mean it. Imagine how much we would mean it if you sat down right now and wrote a check to help us (pay the utilities, buy printer paper, keep the beer cold and the art hot!)

art 6 - Downtown! All the time!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Sunday afternoon at art 6- the monthly Bend An Ear reading! 3-5 pm (Gallery open 12-4)

Come, read, listen, look, buy-

We're here on Sundays.

art 6 - downtown all the time!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

TONIGHT! Amaranth Dance Company BENEFIT 6-9 PM
There will be poets!!! (not just dancers)

And Friday July 13-
Souvenirs of America w/ Aughra and Erin Tobey ("An Ocean Without Water" CD Release Show), Admission $6, cash bar

art 6- the gallery that always has something going on...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The event on Thursday, July 12 from 6-9 pm is beginning to take shape- here's what writer Donna Joyce sent out to her list today:

An evening of dance, spoken word, and photography
to benefit Amaranth Contemporary Dance Company

This evening includes dance works by Damion Bond, Susie IzzieBrinson Leigh Kresge, Allie O'Hare, Associate Artistic Director Jill Brammer-Ware & Artistic Director Scott Putman.

Performance by spoken word artists Donna Joyce, Lance Kelley Lane, Theodora Ann Merry,
Shann Palmer, Sandy Price, Tom Sanchez Prunier

View and purchase the breathtaking photography of
Doug Roarkfrom Amaranths premier of Experiment in White.

Suggested Donation $20 (please don’t be put off by the suggestion – give what you are able)Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink, Art6 Cash bar

Please come for a mellow, inspiring evening of creation and creating! for more information:

Monday, July 9, 2007

Thinking ahead!

Are you buying gifts for Christmas and Hanukkah right now? Be sure and save some money for the THINK SMALL show in November and December. This event only happens every two years- it's that BIG, uh small.

Imagine two galleries (art 6 and ARTSPACE) , walls covered with art that is only 3 by 3 inches! So much to see, so much to buy! More will be posted as the event gets closer!

(and artists- get those forms in so you can be in the show! You are eligible to participate if you have EVER had a show at either gallery or if you are invited by a current member- go to the websites for more info!)
Art in the gallery in July

Gallery 1- INGE STRACK, "Discovering Connections", Abstract Paintings.
Gallery 2- JOHN HARTMANN, "Dangles", Color Photographs.
Upstairs- Photos of Amaranth by Doug Roark

For some examples and more info, visit the art 6 website

Sunday, July 8, 2007

July at art 6

Welcome to the art 6 gallery blog-

This is the place to meet and greet, to comment, to mention the details that slip off the postcard and won't hang on the walls (and you can't find in the newspaper).

Events coming up in July-

  • Thursday July 12- Amaranth Dance Company is having a benefit! 6-9pm, suggested donation $20- it's a fundraiser, folks, take that paper money out and support the arts in the River City!
    There are photographs of dancers in the upstairs gallery taken by Doug Roark- an extra bonus to bring you in!
  • Friday July 13- Souvenirs of America w/ Aughra and Erin Tobey ("An Ocean Without Water" CD Release Show), Admission $6, cash bar
  • Sunday July 15- Bend Your Ear -Feature poets and writers reading from their original work. Open mike for poets of all levels. Light refreshments and sodas available.Every Third Sunday throughout the year from 3-5pm. suggested donation $5