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Art Works gallery guides groups with a variety of successful art projects including murals, mosaics, clay projects, bookmaking, collage, painting and mixed media.
Groups can choose one of the following activities (no experience necessary):
Create a Mural: Art Works creates a custom mural for your group individually tailored to your company, theme, or goals. Each participant gets a part of the mural which are pieced together at the end to reveal the "big picture".
Work with Clay: Participants paint and glaze a cup, vase, or bowl and takes it home.
Bookmaking: Participants turn recycled materials into a journal.
Collage/Mixed Media: Participants integrate found items into wall art.
Painting: Participants paint their own canvas. An instructor walks the group through painting a beautiful landscape.
Art Works is an art gallery with 5 rooms and 75 artist studios within its urban building in Manchester. The local, national and international artwork creates a one-of-a-kind backdrop for fun art projects, art workshops, cocktail parties and receptions. Guests, both local and out-of-towners, get to discover the studios and walls filled with artwork at every turn.
Glenda Kotchish, co-owner of ArtWorks and a painter and ceramic artist, designs and conducts the creative activities. Her management background designing computer systems enlightens her on the complexities and stress on staff members of the corporate world. With this knowledge she designs and facilitates art projects for team outings.
Art Works has been holding special events in their space since 2003. Art Works has designed and facilitated numerous workshops for local the Federal Reserve, Altria, MCV, Virginia Assembly Senate Pages, Hampton Criminal Justice Agency, Capital One, and VCU. Past events have included weddings, ceremonies, seminars, reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, vow renewals, retirement parties, showers and rehearsals.
Projects can be designed for 5 to 100 participants.
The capacity for sit-down events is 250 people.
The capacity for cocktail-style events is 300.
Jane Sandelin Gallery - 250 sit-down, 300 standing. The largest gallery, located on the first floor.
All-Media Gallery - 70 sit-down, 100 standing. The second largest gallery, located on the 2nd floor. Wedding ceremonies can take place in the All-Media Gallery.
Centre Gallery - (30 sit-down, 40 standing). Adjacent to the Jane Sandelin Gallery. Typically rented out for for showers, meetings, book signings and seminars. Buffet/food can be set up here for full-facility rentals.
Art Works welcomes any licensed caterer. They have a list of caterers to recommend.
Add-Ons For An Additional Fee
Day-before set up, if possible to schedule, is typically $250.
Art Works is available every day of the week, from 8 am to 12 midnight.
The first floor of Art Works is fully handicapped accessible.
Send a message through PartyRVA to receive 10% off of any workshop.
Prices range from $20 to $40 per person.
Hourly Rentals for Meetings
Hourly rates for meetings and seminars are $35/hr for the Centre Gallery, $55/hr for the All Media Gallery, and $110/hr for the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Parties of 30 people or less can rent the Centre Gallery for $350 for 7 hours, with tables and chairs included.
All-facility rentals typically range from $1,800 to $2,900 and include everything needed for the rental.
Nonprofits enjoy special discounts on galleries and services.
"I'm not an artist, but I made a great painting!" - Patty K.
We each painted the same painting, but they all looked different. Great!" -Tom Y.
"During our event, the different galleries were open, so, if you have a cocktail hour or if guests arrive early, they are welcome to view the different art work and keep themselves entertained instead of sitting at a table and waiting." - Aimee M.
"This venue was a great choice for Ben and I. Having the artwork for our guest to look at was an added pleasure. Glenda and the gang were great to work with." - Ronnie P.