Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Eve at art6

Cash bar, free champagne at midnight, light refreshments!
Downtown- we've been doing it all along- art6

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

more art in a box- 4 art6 shopping days left!!

Hours- noon to 4pm, Thursday through Sunday!

art6 full of art-downtown!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Monique Naoum at Art in a Box

A "Gaudy Box" by Monique Naoum, mixed media, $75. Available at art6 through December 21st. The gallery is open from 12-4pm Thursday through Sunday.

Six art6 shopping days left!!! If you can't get down, call (804) 343-1406 and buy over the phone with a credit card.

art6- We have art you'll never find at the mall!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cynthia Erdahl at Art in a Box

Abstracted Landscape by Cynthis Erdahl, acrylic, $40.

Gallery hours are 12-4pm Thursday through Sunday but we're only open this month until December 21st so go today if you want this piece!

art6 -only seven more art 6 days to shop!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Anne Sylvest at Art in a Box

Dreamscape: Mesa, 4285; Dreamscape: House and Trees, $285; Dreamscape: Harvest Moons, $285. A lovely grouping by Anne Sylvest, oil, wax, and crayon. The colors in these are vibrant.

art6, there's nothing else like this anywhere.

Dana Frostick at Art in a Box

This is an acrylic and mixed media piece by Dana Frostick, $95 available at art6 through December 21st.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 12-4pm. You can call and buy a piece with a credit card and we will hold it for you until the last exhibit day.

art6- we want to let you take art home for the holidays!

Frederick Chiriboga at Art in a Box

Frederick Chiriboga "Monument to Hope" $250 available at art6 through December 21st
Gallery hours 12-4pm Thursday through Sunday

This piece above is a mixed media piece on a hinged wooden box by Edward Coppola, $300

art6 We have art you can't get anywhere else, downtown or elsewhere

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Joshua Poteet Art in a Box

One of Joshua Poteet's incredible boxes! This is a mixed media box that is stunning up close- these boxes are in some of the finest collections in the state! This one is called "Let the Blind Bury the Blind" and can be purchased for $150 through December 21st at art6.

Why go to Pottery Barn and get cookie cutter art? This is an original piece by a local artist and poet.

art6 We support local artists, downtown!

Frances Wessell- Cubigula Art in a Box

This is a wonderful glass and ceramic piece by Richmond's beloved dance icon, Frances Wessells- available for $115 at art6 through December 21st.

Our hours are 12-4pm Thursday through Sunday!

art6- we have art by all the cool people! Downtown!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Art in a Box

"Property of the Tinman" by Terry Griffith, $247.00

one of the "art in a box" works available for sale at art6

Hours 12-4pm Thursday through Sunday each week, gallery closing for the holidays Sunday December 21st, New Year's Eve Party 9pm-1am December 31st $25 per person (cash bar, refreshments, free champagne at midnight)Dance to Balkanize and Rattlemouth!!

art6 we've got what you want for a unique gift, downtown!

Friday, December 5, 2008

art6 First Friday TONIGHT!

Come join us for Art in a Box tonight at art6- a variety of artists interpret the theme!

Wine and beer at the cash bar- refreshments upstairs- HOT COFFEE!

Bundle up and come on down!

art6 we'll be grandly illuminated, downtown!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

John Walters- Virtual Fantasy

This is one of the most magnificent exhibits we've had upstairs in quite a while!

Five exquisite tributes to the art of Virgil Finlay, interpreted by the talented John Walters, a member of art6 gallery.

You have only three days left to view this work- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-4pm. Any one of these would look beautiful on your wall- please, don't miss the chance to own one or more of these beauties.

art6- doing what no one else can

Friday, November 7, 2008

Virgil Finlay tribute by John Walters at art6

Upstairs in the member's gallery, John Walters is exhibiting his amazing drawings, a tribute to the artistry of Virgil Finlay- come see tonight at First Friday! 6-10pm

Downstairs in the main gallery, Myron Helfgott has an amazing installation- it's more spectacular than can be described, you must see it!

Music by Marc Langelier

art 6 Downtown, where all the action is!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

art6 First Friday Myron Helfgott & John Walters

The upstairs gallery will have a righteous tribute to Virgil Finlay done with loving care by John Walters- his pieces are exquisite and priced to sell- there are only a few so get there quick!

Downstairs the inimitable Myron Helfgott will tell us "What women have told me they want"

If that doesn't intrigue you, I don't know what will.

First Friday 6-10 pm music by Marc Langelier and company

art6 rock steady downtown!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Poets-Laughing-Poets at art6

The Laughing Poets

with their askew looks at life


6 east broad


art6 Downtown, the best place to be with your extra hour today!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

art6 More than a gallery- a great space!

art 6 is home to poetry, performance, dance, and all manner of public meetings!

We've hosted receptions and business meetings, workshops and weddings, book clubs and other events. If you need a space for up to 125 people, let them come here and be surrounded by an array of art that changes monthly.

We have chairs, tables, a kitchen area, refrigerator and microwave, and free ice (provided by City Ice).

Go to for more information on rentals but don't hesitate to ask how we can accommodate your needs and budget.

art6 downtown- ready to make you at home in the city!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wednesday Night at art6!

Middle Eastern Drum Exploration Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Join art6 member Janine Turner for an exploration of basic middle eastern drum rhythms. This workshop will be an introduction for beginners, with hands on experience for those interested in learning more about this art form. $2 admission.
art6- more than just art on the walls, downtown!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sunday afternoon at art6- WOMENSPEAK

Come to the gallery and see that art from 12-4pm

Stay for WOMENSPEAK, the all female reading from 3-5pm

$3 admission

WOMENSPEAK (MENSPEAK was held in June) is the other half of the reading series held annually at our gallery each year, created many years ago by member Marian Hollowell. It gives men and women a chance to talk about each other through the written word.

Come down- see what the chicks/girls/ladies/crones/WOMEN have to say!!!

art6 - we don't have to wait for an election, we've always listened to women downtown!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Just saying...

art 6 happening downtown on First Friday!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

First Friday is almost here!

And what a lineup we have at art6!!

Indeterminate Line 2008

Hyun Kyung Yoon Opening

Recent work by Laura Pharis in the small gallery
art6 First Friday, every Friday, downtown!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Saturday Night Music at art6

Prepare yourself to be entertained!

Kevin Lamb and friends will be playing at art6 from 7-10pm Saturday night.

$3 admission

art6- not just art, downtown!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Buy This Art!

Seriously, these photographs are by award-winning artist Thomas Daniel and they are priced to sell- it's hard to believe they haven't been snapped up!! From his book The Southern Cause, every Richmonder who has this city in their blood should own one!

Local artist, local publisher, local gallery!!

Come down tonight, Friday September 19th at 9pm and dance to Rattlemouth and Balkanize and pick out your favorite photo and buy-

also check out the wonderful work by Margaret Porter Daniel in the small gallery!

art6- support your local artists- downtown

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Do you wanna dance?

*with Balkanize
Friday, September 18th

doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9
dance til ya drop@!!
cash bar

art6- come enjoy, come dance, downtown!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

art6 on the weekend, downtown

The gallery is open from 12-4pm Thursday thru Sunday.

It's a perfect time to come and enjoy the art without the crowds of First Friday.

You can sit at the table in the small downstairs gallery and cut out an outfit for one of the paper dolls in Margaret Porter Daniel's collection. Her delightful framed prints are available for sale and would make a lovely addition to your original collection of art from local artists.

I plan to purchase at least one for my daughter, who sews costumes, for a present. (I hope she doesn't read this blog!)

Come downtown for lunch or supper, stop by the gallery and enjoy the art upstairs and down at your leisure!

art6- Not just for First Friday, but a reason to come downtown all month!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

art6 on the walls

During the month of September, art6 hosts exhibits about, reenactors, redressing images, and relearning life through art. The gallery and shop are open 12-4pm Thursday-Sunday and during performance events (go to for full information)

Photographs in the main gallery are taken from:

from the publisher:

In this powerful collection of over one hundred images and testimonies, award-winning photographer Thomas Daniel has documented the world of Civil War reenactors—men, women and children who recreate and relive one of the most turbulent and tragic periods in American history. These images capture the reenactors’ genuine passion to educate, to celebrate and honor the past, and in some cases, to trace their own ancestry. They capture the fanatical devotion of some to the Southern cause, and what it means to be a son or daughter of the South. Their stories also allow us to more fully understand the complexities of this remarkable group and its often misunderstood and controversial flag.
This is a journey to a world few of us know, where the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, and Harpers Ferry still live, where Confederate and Union soldiers skirmish, and reenactors labor to duplicate historical truth down to the smallest recorded detail. Their dedication to honest and genuine portrayal is clearly evident in these photographs, in their stories, and in their willingness to bear the discomforts of cold, rain, and mud to live the truth of those who died on the battlefields.

Over recent years, Daniel has traveled the South to interview and photograph this society of reenactors—Northerners, Southerners, Native Americans, and African Americans who share their own individual motives for creating this living history. As Daniel himself writes in the introduction, this book is not to recreate the battles, the reasons for the war, or to argue who won or lost, but to capture all the myriad reasons why men and women dress and live the part of confederate and union soldiers. Their reasons are as candid and diverse as the men and women who live the life of reenactors. The photographs that follow, however, are the most memorable. They alone tell revealing, unforgettable stories.

This book is available at shop6 in the gallery throughout the month. . Price: $45.00

About the Artist

Thomas A. Daniel, born in 1948 in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a son of the South. A veteran of the Viet Nam War, he began his photographic career in South Viet Nam. He went on to receive his BFA in communications, art and design from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), his MA in photography from Goddard College, and his MFA in photo/film from VCU. He later returned to VCU as a Distinguished Visiting Artist in Photography.
Mr. Daniel’s first photographs were of war and are in the permanent collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and in the publication of war photographs titled, The Indelible Image; Photographs of war-1846 to the Present. Two monographs, titled Thomas Daniel and Into My Eyes, present Mr. Daniel’s extensive black-and-white documentary. Other permanent collections include the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, Virginia) and the William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut). VCU’s Anderson Gallery holds the largest collection of his work. A four-time winner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, Mr. Daniel’s work has been shown in over 200 exhibits throughout the United States and abroad. One of his favorite exhibits, Anderson Gallery’s show, The Bad Boys of Photography, puts Mr. Daniel in the company of photography greats Danny Lyon, Bruce Davidson, Manuel Alverez Bravo, and Aaron Siskind.
Considered an “underground legend,” Mr. Daniel’s photographs are both a compassionate and unflinching look at society’s fringe cultures from the enobling and beautiful to abject and tragic. In Remarkable Modernisms, John Yau, poet and art critic, states that Daniel’s work “uses the camera to explore his own tenderness…not to delineate separation.” He is labeled a “New Critical piety” in Yau’s essays.

For more information about The Southern Cause, visit

art6- art for the world, art for Richmond, downtown

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Thursday pre-opening at art6 TONIGHT!

Want a preview of our September exhibits and a extra special opening? Want to avoid the parking problems and potential rain?

Opening Thursday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008

In conjunction with National Recovery Month, the Central Virginia chapter of SAARA (Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance) presents "Real People, Real Recovery", a juried art show taking place in the art6 Skylight Gallery, with two openings on Sept. 4 and Sept. 19.

This exhibition will feature art reflecting on recovery from addictions and will demonstrate the amazing power of the creative spirit to foster freedom from addiction. Open to all Virginia artists, professional and nonprofessional, in recovery or not. Reception and presentation tonight.

art6 downtown- more than most going on, all the time!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

First Friday Feature

Thomas Daniel: The Southern Cause

Opening Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008
In this powerful collection of images and testimonies, award-winning photographer Thomas Daniel has documented the world of Civil War reenactors—men, women, and children who recreate and relive one of the most turbulent and tragic periods in American history. These images capture the reenactors' genuine passion to educate, to celebrate and honor the past, and in some cases, to trace their own ancestry.art6 is hosting the release of Thomas Daniel's latest book The Southern Cause: For the Love of Dixie.
Mr. Daniel will be at the gallery for a book-signing during opening night. First Friday will also feature music by The Slack Brothers Bluegrass Band from 7:30-9 as well as a special presentation by Civil War reenactors at 7:15.
For more on this exciting exhibit, check out THIS article in Style Weekly.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

art, non-profits, and work

I read this by Bruce Miller and wanted to highlight it: (scroll to Sept. 1st on his blog to read the full entry)

We who work in or care about the nonprofit arts sector need to make sure that we also get in the game. We need to remember that Labor Day not only marks the closing of our neighborhood pools, plus the beginning of the Virginia public school year and the NFL and NCAA football seasons. Labor Day is our chance to remind all Virginians that the nonprofit arts sector and its 18,851 jobs represent an irreplaceable force in the state economy. The arts are not a frill or a nicety. We are a cornerstone industry, crucial to the Commonwealth and its financial well-being.

We don't have any employees at art6, our workforce consists of thirty-plus members, volunteers, and interns. Every month we mount two to three exhibits, attend many committee meetings, apply for grants, send out publicity, paint and patch walls, and much, much more.

Some of us are lucky- we have employment in the arts and teaching the arts, but most of us have regular 'day jobs' in the public sector. Our efforts in the gallery take up our spare time, our extra time, time we take away from making our own art - but it's a labor of love.

Support our efforts- donate to art6. Support the arts in Virginia, in Richmond.

art6 Downtown, where we want to be!

First Friday Features

Margaret Porter-Daniel: Paper Dolls First Friday opening in the small gallery 6-10pm

Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 Margaret Porter-Daniel combines engraving, silkscreen, litho crayon, wallpaper, and other materials to present a new perspective on the the Battle of Gettysburg.
This is an exquisite exhibit drawn from the era of the Civil War, executed with the considerable skill Porter-Daniel brings to the project. Using the medium of paper dolls, she takes history and brings a playful aspect to a very serious time.
In addition, the work is interactive! Look for the opportunity to dress a doll yourself, with her wonderful outfits.
This work is available for purchasing.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

art6 wants YOU!!

art6, 6 East Broad St is seeking new members, interns, and volunteers. We need people with talent, with time, highly motivated individuals who have seeds of ideas and want to see them flourish.

We seek artists and art lovers, people who adore Richmond, people who are interested in seeing the downtown art scene hit the next level. You don't have to be a star to be in our show, but if you've got the stuff, we're ready to support your efforts, but please, prima donnas, there are plenty of other places for you to strut while you're waiting for new york to call- we want people who aren't too high on themselves to paint a podium, to take out a bag of trash, to do the hard work some boring committee requires.

We know, you're too busy to sit or to come to meetings- whatever- we're busy too, but the committed members of art6 believe in something bigger than art on the walls- bigger than First Friday- bigger than Broad Street-

if you think you're the kind of person who cold find a home with us- go to and find the membership application, fill it out and send it in.

art6 a place for artists to be something, downtown

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Shockoe Poets at art6 Sunday, August 24th

Still looking for a home, the boll weevil poets of shockoe
will have their open mike tomorrow at art6 gallery from 2-4pm

yes, the gallery is closed for repainting etc. but we will be in the front area reading!

art6- we like all kinds of art, particularly if it's downtown!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Soulfire cancelled tonight at art6!

The Soulfire event for Saturday, August 8th is cancelled!

We look forward to hearing their artists again on First Friday in October.

Today and tomorrow are the last opportunities to see the member's show, 12-4pm.

Be there!!

art6, downtown, downtown, downtown!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

4 days until the end of this show!!

The gallery closes for the rest of August next Sunday! That means you only have Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-4pm to pick up that cute little dog by John Walters that you know you want, or any of the other wonderful works by members of the gallery!

Saturday night come at 6pm for the last Soulfire Summer of Soul event! We'll be dancing off our shoes!!

On the 11th, the gallery will be closed for refurbishing to get ready for the September season and First Friday September 5th (and THAT will be something really amazing!)

art6- still downtown, full of art!

Friday, August 1, 2008


In spite of what you might have heard (or read) First Friday goes on all year!

Not all the galleries are open in July and August, but most are- with music, art, and fun on Broad Street. We are open from 6-10pm, check out the First Friday page for additional info and a map.

art6- We're here! Hot art and cold drinks!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Are you ready for First Friday??

We are here at art6!!

The gallery will be open from 6-10pm with a continuation of our member's show.

Photos, paintings, photographs, and more- the small gallery is completely devoted to the work of our poet members, including interpretations of poems by some of our visual artists.

Cash bar, Kevin Lamb and Ken Bowie will be providing the musical entertainment.

Come on down and see what's on our walls.

art6 - Downtown, summer, winter, spring, and fall! We're here!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer of Soul at art6 Saturday

Come by art6 Saturday night and cool down with some great music from SoulFire !

Doors open at 6pm, feature artist Jamela Bullock!

Free admission, cash bar!

Check out the members show on the walls upstairs and down.

Downtown, art6, Live, Life, Love, music!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Remember, it's tonight! Thursday from 6-10.

All the regular galleries will be open tonight instead of tomorrow night!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Don't miss the big summer celebration, but it you come Friday night you'll find art6 and all the other galleries dark and quiet!

The regular festivities will be held, regular hours, but on Thursday July 3rd!

art6 will have a Member's Show with a special edition of poetry in the small downstairs gallery!

NO DICE will be providing music from 6-10 pm and we'll have our usual cash bar!!

art6- the gallery that has it all (and poetry on the wall!)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Rattlemouth! Tonight! Art6!

The place to be easy downtown is art6- come join us for Rattlemouth, Richmond's favorite dance-like-ya-wanna band!

Check it out here and here...

It's going to be jammin'!!

art6 Downtown- more going on than you ever thought!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

"Bend Your Ear" artist salon today!

The monthly salon "Bend Your Ear" will be held from 3-5pm today at art6!

Come join writers and artists and share your latest work.

art6 downtown and always happening!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

LIVELOVEMUSIC at art6 at 6pm!

Tonight! SoulFire Music Party!!

Check it out- June 14th doors open at 6pm
SoulFire music l party-art6 6
Special guests and great music! Cash bar!

art6 downtown, and we mean DOWNTOWN!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

First Friday- dancers, music, art!

Don't miss the artwalk this month!

At art6 June 6 from 6 to 10 p.m.

With First Friday opening exhibitions by Gloria Blades, Ken Hamilton, and Phillip Bowles features music by Marc Langelier. Belly dancers from To the Earth (left) will also perform outside the gallery.

Really, why stay home tonight?

art6 Downtown- the lights really are much brighter there!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Don't miss these dancers!!!

May 31, 2008
7 p.m. $10 admission

Project Project presents Short WorksSeven dances crafted by four talented choreographers from around the country. Each composition represents a dedication to the art of dance and a passion for life and community.
Serious fun, great tunes, lithe bodies! What more could you want on the last day of May!
art6- save your gas, come on downtown!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Friday and Saturday
May 30 and 31, 2008
7 p.m. $10 admission
Project Project presents Short Works

Seven dances crafted by four talented choreographers from around the country. Each composition represents a dedication to the art of dance and a passion for life and community.

art6 - the downtown place to see the best art, the best dance, the best spoken word!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Bend Your Ear Artist Salon at art6 Sunday 3-5pm

Bend Your Ear Artist Salon

The third Sunday of every month is the Bend Your Ear Artist Salon at art6 Gallery.

Writers and artists of all kinds are welcome to come and share works-in-progress, finished work, or simply chat about the state of the art world with others in the biz.

We've had poets, photographers, short story writers, collage artists, painters- no sculptors as of yet, but there's always tomorrow.

If you've never had time on First Friday to look around or have questions about becoming a gallery member, this is an excellent time to come and visit.art6-

There's always something going on downtown at 6 East Broad!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tonight at art6- a traveling dance company!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. $5 admission art6

SWELL presents four new dance works featuring the choreography of DeXdance's artistic director, Kristin Dexnis, in addition to guest choreographers Jessica Danser of JD/Dansfolk (Bronx, N.Y.) and Alie Vidich (Wall, N.J.) SWELL takes you on a ride through many different perspectives about dance and performance, ranging from post-modern abstract dance to physical theater.

Kristin Dexnis explores childhood and its effects on the adult persona in Jessica Danser's solo work An Original Half Done Story. Corporate Realities, made in collaboration with Alie Vidich, explores a reality where the small man gets lost competing against big business. In And With my Eyes..., Dexnis presents her ideas surrounding rebirth in a solo inspired by the poem "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Vidich presents authentic evening, a new solo that explores the sensation of being vulnerable and the act of covering it up.

Come on downtown- we play on Tuesdays!! art6

Friday, May 2, 2008

Tonight! SoulFire Music Launch Party!!

Check it out- May 3rd

SoulFire music launch party-

art6 6 doors open at 7pm

Chkn Grease and Miss Gina and guests
art6 downtown, and we mean DOWNTOWN

First Friday Artwalk! Tonight

Friday 6-10pm

We have a wonderful show at art6, come on downtown and check out all the galleries!

It's not NASCAR!!

art6 Keeping the culture up, downtown!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rattlemouth Friday Night at art6

Come see, come see! Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9 with special guests!

Rattlemouth, one of Richmond's favorite musical offerings- this is a don't miss show.

"They play music people who can't dance can dance to" a fan

Cash bar, good times, dance the night away!

art 6, downtown, it's not just pictures on the wall!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Poem in Your Pocket Day

A wonderful idea that spread across the country from NYC-

Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Come by art6 Gallery at 6 east broad between 3pm-ish and 7pm- get a pocket with a poem 9while they last). If we run out of pockets, you'll still get a poem- we'll be reading, talking, poeming !!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

First Friday is for the Birds!!!

Are you ready?

Nancy Strube and her VCU students will be exhibiting 1000 Birds in the downstairs gallery.

Janine Turner will have a multimedia performance art by dancers, drummers, poets, spoken word and body artists in the upstairs gallery to accompany her photographs.

6-10pm Friday night at art6

Bring a friend, buy a bird, support the arts at art6!

DOWNTOWN- we don't just talk about it, we're there!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Acoustic Music 7-10pm

art6 - tonight!

Maria Levitov and friends


Friday, March 28, 2008

Special 4th Friday exhibition!

Friday, March 28, 2008 from 6 to 10 p.m.

art6 is a Southern Graphics Council Command
Print venue.

A public reception for "International Prints from Virginia Collections" is timed to coincide with the March 27-29 Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference in Richmond.

Please come see this wonderful exhibit!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

art6 Gallery closed Easter Sunday

The gallery will be closed on March 23rd.

The current show remains up through Sunday, March 30th with a special 4th Friday celebration.

Gallery hours are 12-4pm Thursday through Sunday

art6- Downtown, celebrating spring!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bend Your Ear Artist Salon

The third Sunday of every month is the Bend Your Ear Artist Salon at art6 Gallery.

Writers and artists of all kinds are welcome to come and share works-in-progress, finished work, or simply chat about the state of the art world with others in the biz.

We've had poets, photographers, short story writers, collage artists, painters- no sculptors as of yet, but there's always tomorrow.

If you've never had time on First Friday to look around or have questions about becoming a gallery member, this is an excellent time to come and visit.

art6- There's always something going on downtown at 6 East Broad!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Calling all poets and lovers of poetry

For April and May we are planning some very special events to tie in with exhibits in the gallery.

If you are interested in participating with printed poems for the walls and/or reading your work, please contact for more information.

These events are open to non-members.

Friday, March 7, 2008

First Friday tonight!!

Art doesn't mind rain, so you shouldn't either! Come to art6 and downtown tonight between 6-10 and see what's on the walls during Richmond's best kept secret.

There's plenty to see at art6 -

Serial Witness: The Sequential Prints of Mitzi Humphrey Opening Friday, March 7, 2008 at 6 p.m. On exhibit through March 30 VCU professor Barbara Tisserat has said of Mitzi Humphrey's art: "it is fascinating to note the persistent recurrence of certain formal strategies and thematic becomes aware of similarities that are sometimes masked by differences in style and format. Ideas and images appear, fade, and are resurrected in altered versions; new contexts providing fresh meanings. Demonstrating an evolving sophistication and complexity, refinements of intention and execution, the art reveals a mind engaged in the serious play of disciplined studio practice and a heart open to the suggestions of intuition and the adventure of life experience."

Get your tickets to the Garth Newel Piano Quartet tonight (before they're all sold!) $20 minimum donation for the best of the best!

art6 Downtown- especially on First Friday!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Garth Newel Piano Quartet Comes to Richmond!

The Garth Newel Piano Quartet
will be playing their debut concert in the Richmond area on
Sunday, March 9th at art6 Gallery!!

Minimum donation: $20. Limited seating. Call 343-1406 to reserve your tickets today.

This is a rare opportunity to hear this chamber music group in a gallery setting locally,

The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is known for high-energy performances, virtuosity, and offering fresh insight into both standard and new repertoires. Their concerts are informal, conversational, and even interactive. As artists-in-residence at Garth Newel Music Center, one of the premiere and most active chamber music organizations in the United States, they perform over 50 concerts each year.

This event is funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts,
Richmond Piano and art6 gallery.

art6- bringing the best to downtown Richmond, all the time!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bend Your Ear/Artist Salon

Poets, writers, and artists welcome Sunday 3-5pm.

Come bring your work-in-progress, your new bold poem, that idea you want to talk about with other like-minded people.

Or just come to look and listen- the Bend Your Ear/Artist Salon at art6- there's nothing else like it in Richmond-

art6 Gallery
6 east broad

art 6 - Downtown, now and always!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


This Friday night 7-10pm!

Work by John Bailey and Lew Bailes-
and check out the upstairs gallery!

art 6 - Downtown, the best place to be on First Friday!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Saturday Night Music

Acoustic music tomorrow night at art 6!

7-10pm, $3

Come on down!

Check out the video story at about our "Bend Your Ear/Artist Salon" we have every third Sunday from 3-5pm. (It's the second story, so you'll have to listen to about two minutes of something else)

art 6 In the news, downtown, always something going on!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Live Music at art6

"The Fat Lady Sings!"
Shann Palmer sings old favorites:
Saturday, Jan. 12, 8pm, $10

at art6 gallery!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Sure it's cold but First Friday...

will warm you up! Think of it as art exercise, take a brisk walk down Broad Street, stretch out in the Galleries, reach for your checkbook and buy something for yourself this time, what's life without ART?

art 6 is open from 6-10 tonight, beginning with a gallery talk by exhibiting artist Gayle Stott Lowry discussing her large landscapes, her vision, and art today.

art6-First Friday A classic pair and it's still Downtown!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Art 6 opening January 4th from 6-10 pm
Gallery talk by artist Gayle Stott Lowry at 6pm
Cash bar, live music, and new work for sale in the shop!
Ms. Lowry's show, entitled "Endurance," and composed of large oil paintings, will be in the main gallery, and Ms. William's show, entitled "Oils and Small Water Colors," will occupy the small gallery. The paintings that compose "Endurance" are large landscapes that focus on the theme of loss. The paintings were inspired by the austere northwest coastal regions of Scotland, which Ms. Lowry sketched during a visit to her ancestral land. In her artist's statement, she notes that 'the expansive views of earth, water and air depicted in these large-scale paintings serve as metaphors for the forces that bear down upon us as we journey through life." She states that her works acknowledge "the reality of our fear, grief and death, while paradoxically nurturing hope."
The paintings by Ms. Williams celebrate "the nature of color and gesture." A relatively new member of the Gallery, Ms. Williams says of her work:"Painting requires the distillation of experience through feeling and form. Using different media, I have become more and more involved with the mystical power of color, regardless of the scale of the painting, and with the ability of color to transcend the particular."
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