As Norfolk’s thirty-year-old non-profit art center, the d'Art Center's mission is to engage and educate the greater community through art. The d'Art Center is committed to remaining free and open to the public, so that anyone can Watch, Create, Learn, Collect, and Enjoy.
With a focus on education through art, d'Art offers many opportunities for all ages and skill levels, including classes, workshops, demonstrations, and Summer Camp. One can take classes in photography, ceramics, drawing, painting, fiber art, mixed media, and fine crafts like leather-working. The Summer Camp program, taught by art education professionals, embraces a cross-disciplinary approach where art combines with other topics such as leadership, science, math, and community.
D’Art maintains the Harbor Group International Gallery on-site, housing multiple exhibitions per year. Eclectic exhibitions include those featuring Virginia photographers, fiber artists from across the country, local working art professionals such as ceramists and wood workers, and many others. Exhibitions are enjoyable during a solo visit or within a larger group tour. Our exhibition receptions are free and open to the public, informal, and friendly.
Visitors engage with resident artists who maintain working studios on-site. Artists provide demonstrations, artistic advice, and works for sale. Visit our glass artist, photographers, painters, printmakers, mixed media and fiber artists, draftsmen, and ceramist on site.
Other art-related community outreach and activities are offered throughout the year. Join d'Art for a lecture, demonstration, or community art project. Free tours are offered for small groups.
It is in part through support of our patrons like you that we are able continue our mission to connect art and the community, maintain free admission, and provide a significant amount of free programming. Please consider supporting the d’Art Center with an individual donation. Though any donation size is appreciated, consider the suggested donation amount of $50.00 or more. Help support d’Art in NEON District!