Arts Happenings

Throughout the year, we offer numerous programs designed to complement our numerous exhibitions and classes while providing artists with expanded creative experiences and fun social opportunities. We hope to see you at one, or more, of the programs below.

HAL Critique January 2012 (2).jpgHampton Arts League

Commonly known as HAL, the Hampton Arts League is a membership organization of approximately 300+ regional artists which usually meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 pm.

Tuesday Morning Painters

An informal group of HAL members meet in our studio every Tuesday morning from 9:30am to 12:30pm to draw and paint without formal instruction, and to socialize.

PWS Challenge 2 at Holiday Meeting 11.2010 (2).jpgPeninsula Watermedia Society

A membership organization of approximately 70 watermedia artists which usually meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 2:30 pm.

Poetry Inspired by Art Events

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Unique events offering poets the opportunity to write a poem inspired by one of the artworks in our exhibitions and participate in poetry readings scheduled near the exhibitions’ closing date. Poems are posted next to the related artworks, or available in binders in the galleries.


Gallery Talk

VA 2014 Gallery Talk- 8.18.2014.jpgMeet the artists featured in the exhibitions and learn more about the artworks on display. This event is free and open to the public.


Bus Trips

Destinations such as Washington DC, Richmond, or other city art museums are sponsored in the fall and spring. Trips afford participants the opportunity to visit major art museums and special exhibitions in the region, while leaving the driving to us.

Plein Air Painting EventsJack Richardson Plein Air Painting Demo 6.09 (2).jpg

Hosted once in the fall and again in the spring, we invite artists to create landscape paintings at sites around Hampton, show artworks at a “wet paint” sale, and compete for cash awards.