D'Art Center is YOUR CONNECTION TO THE VISUAL ARTS! Located in the NEON District, the d'Art Center is Norfolk's community art center and provides both adult and youth art classes, on-site exhibitions, houses over 20 working artist studios, and provides community outreach and event programming! Come meet the Artists and see how Art is made.
Enjoy regional and national art exhibits! The d'Art center has two main galleries. Come by and see what we're exhibiting today! Purchase work directly from artists! FREE ADMISSION and parking is available on street and across at the Chrysler Museum parking lots during NEON District parking times .As Norfolk’s art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. D'Art Center is a non-profit 501c(3).
Celebrating thirty years in 2016, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to include working artists’ studios. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.
After the Selden Arcade suffered damage from an explosion in April 2015, the d’Art Center moved to the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District. Currently across from the Chrysler Museum of Art, d’Art@Duke reopened to public in March 2016.