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A non-profit community art center located in Norfolk's NEON District  ---  740 Boush St. Norfolk, VA 23510  ---  757-625-4211

What's happening right now at d'Art?

Who said Valentine's Day wasn't supposed to be fun? Pick your favorite person to meet you at the d'Art Center for a unique date night this Valentine's Day, 2/14/23! Pair up for a double date, or get a group together for an upbeat night out! Sip & Spin in sets of 2 and have fun doing a 30 minute hands on DJ Lesson where Music Theory Studios shows you how much laughter music can bring! Before or after you spin, take your date to the decked out Valentines Day Artist Lounge & Galleries serving up drinks & hors d'oeuvres, complete with a DJ. Guests are welcome to hang out at The Center for the entirety of the event, and the DJ sessions begin every 30 minutes. This is the perfect Valentine's Day activity to enjoy one on one, or with friends!

Choose your session time: 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, or 8:30pm

* Tickets are sold in sets of 2 for $75 (total) and include a 30 minute DJ Lesson Session, 2 drink tickets, and hors d’oeuvres. Additional drinks available for purchase!

**Ticket sales end on Friday, February 10th at 4PM

**PLEASE NOTE: Ticket buyers at the 6pm mark will need to arrive 15 minutes early to get settled for their lesson. 

Currently on View or Upcoming Exhibitions

Open Calls for Artists

It's our 37th birthday! Join us for our Annual Birthday Bash and celebrate 37 years of art in our community with hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, music, a silent auction, and a festive champagne toast!
Continue (or start!) your night with us from 9p to 11p for the After-Party. Dance the night away with Music Theory Studio DJs in the Main Gallery!


TICKETS:


Birthday Bash: $60
- Includes 1 drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, AND the After-Party Event
6:30-11pm


After-Party Only: $25
- Includes 1 drink ticket and after-party snacks
9-11pm

Upcoming Events

Find the full prospectus and submit here.


Persistence has been an annual exhibition since 2019 at The d’Art Center that features work from female artists from across the country to celebrate Women’s History Month! This will be our 5th and final year for the Persistence Exhibition. This exhibition is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums. In honor of Women’s History Month, this exhibition is only open to female artists, and is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. This exhibition is open to all female artists living in the United States, and historically receives over 600 submissions from over 200 female artists annually!

This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. 


This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Lori Pratico of The Girl Noticed Project.

We also have a solo show opportunity in The Vault during Persistence V. 
Submit Here.


Exhibition Dates and Important Information:

Exhibition dates: Saturday,  March 18 2023 - Tuesday, April 11 2023
Reception: Friday, March 24 2023, 5:30 - 7:30pm

d’Art Center will do a FB Live of the reception awards, will upload the award video to YouTube, and will upload the exhibition to be digitally viewed permanently on their archive site. 

Call Open: Thursday, January 19 2023 - Sunday, February 12 2023
Jury Period: Monday,  February 13 2023 - Sunday, February 19, 2023
Notifications (by email):  By 5pm, Tuesday, February 21 2023
Accepted works arrive by:  DEADLINE -  5pm Saturday, March 11 2023

All accepted works must arrive by the deadline. Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact: abradley@d-artcenter.org.

Submission fee $35.00 for 3 works  (one image per submission) $5 for additional submissions (maximum of 10, and one image per submission)
Awards

1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:           $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00

Find the full prospectus and submit here.


Exhibit your work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk’s Art District!

This one hundred and thirty two square foot exhibition space is a historical bank vault within The d’Art Center, and gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk Arts District! 

The d’Art Center Vault exhibits a solo show of one selected artist through the duration of a Main Gallery Exhibition.

The Vault is adjacent to the Main Gallery. All styles and aesthetics are considered, and is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums. 

Our Main Gallery Exhibition during this Vault Opportunity is:

Persistence V: d’Art's Last Annual Juried National All Women's Exhibition

The Vault can fit between 12 - 15 pieces depending on the sizes of the works.

Proposed solo shows do not have to fit the theme of the Main Gallery exhibition, however, artists are encouraged to propose a solo show based around the Main Gallery Exhibition theme.

Persistence has been an annual exhibition since 2019 at The d’Art Center that features work from female artists from across the country to celebrate Women’s History Month! This will be our 5th and final year for the Persistence Exhibition. This exhibition is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums. In honor of Women’s History Month, The Persistence V exhibition is only open to female artists, and is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. This exhibition is open to all female artists living in the United States, and historically receives over 600 submissions from over 200 female artists annually!

Interested in submitting work to Persistence V? 
Submit here.