Events at CHTVAC

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

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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.

Click here to join!

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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 an afternoon reception to celebrate CHTVAC exhibitions on display. Complimentary food and drinks are served (must be 21+ to consume alcoholic beverages). All receptions are from 3pm-5pm unless otherwise noted.

Reception Dates:

  • 2020 Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition & Ashley McEwen Solo Exhibition: Oct. 24, 2020 *VIRTUAL*
  • Small Works: Dec. 12, 2020
  • 2021 Hampton Arts League Members Exhibition: Feb. 6, 2021
  • Materials & Common Era: A Morgan Gilbreath Solo Exhibition: March 27, 2021
  • 2021 Artists Who Teach & John Shield Solo Exhibition: June 5, 2021


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Meet the artists featured in the current exhibition and learn more about the artworks on display.


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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

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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.jpg2nd Annual Hampton Holiday Fine Arts Bazaar

December 12 from 11am-5pm and December 13 from 11am-3pm!

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!