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: art6.org 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.