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First Fridays – April 2024

Time: April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Ann White Academy Gallery
Cost: Free

The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present a new gallery exhibition each month featured in our Academy Galleries.

To see the current exhibits, please visit

Join the Academy every First Friday of the month from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, as we unveil our latest art exhibits, featuring an array of local, regional and national artists presenting their works in various mediums.

The Ann White Academy and Up Front Galleries are both located on the first floor of the Patricia Harrington Gallery Building located at 600 Main Street.


The Ann White Academy Gallery & The Up Front Gallery
2024 National Juried Art Exhibition

First Friday Musical Guest: Daniel Kepel-Young

Enjoy the best works submitted to this year’s National Juried Art Exhibit in various media, featuring works by 25 artists from 10 states. Over $3500 in cash awards.

Andrew Norris is an artist and educator living and working in Richmond, VA. He received his BFA from East Tennessee State University and an MFA from the University of Florida along with a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies. Norris has taught in the Pre-college program, the Art Foundation Program, and in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently Assistant Professor and Studio Coordinator at Virginia State University.

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