Arts Happenings

In addition to our changing exhibitions and quarterly art classes, The Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center offers other arts programming during the year.

HAL Critique January 2012 (2).jpgHampton Arts League

A membership organization of approximately 300 regional artists. Programs include an annual Open Members Exhibition, discounts for classes, member meetings, and a Tuesday Morning Painters group.

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Hampton Arts League members can meet in a classroom every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12:30pm to draw and paint without formal instruction and to enjoy the company of other artists.

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Artists and patrons are invited to attend a gallery talk of exhibiting artists for each CTVAC exhibition.


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Poets are invited to write poems inspired by artworks on exhibit and participate in a poetry reading in conjunction with gallery talks. Poems are posted next to the inspirational artworks and available in notebooks in the galleries.


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Artists working in painting and drawing can sign up to use studio space when classes are not being held. Independent, individual working only, no materials or instruction are provided. There is a five person maximum.

HAL members - $20 for two hours per person;
Non-HAL members - $50 for two hours

CHTAC-Annex Gallery (2).jpg*NEW* Arts Meeting Room

During open center hours, arts organizations can hold informal meetings in our upstairs gallery. Up to 25 people. $40 per hour. Chairs and tables provided. Reservations through the visual arts center office only.


Akiko_Tanaka-Share the happy.jpg*NEW* Hampton Holiday Fine Arts Bazaar


December 14 - 15, 2019

New this season is our Hampton Holiday Fine Arts Bazaar! The opening of the
Small Works Exhibition will be accompanied by this two-day fine arts bazaar
featuring original, handmade works from artists around the region. Come meet
the artists and shop for extra special holiday gifts!