"In 2024, we are thrilled to unveil an exciting addition to Crossroads – the 'Friends of Crossroads' program. This innovative initiative is more than just a program; it's a vibrant club that opens the doors to a dynamic exploration of the Richmond art scene, alongside delving into the rich history of museums and institutes in the city.
The 'Friends of Crossroads' club is designed to be an immersive experience, removing any barriers for art enthusiasts who wish to engage with the cultural tapestry of Richmond. Our club takes care of all the arrangements for our members, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey. From organizing visits to the most intriguing art exhibitions to curated tours of historical museums, we handle it all. As a member, all you need to do is sign up and get ready to embark on a journey of discovery.
We understand that many individuals have a desire to explore the Richmond Arts but may feel unsure about where to start or lack companionship for these adventures. With 'Friends of Crossroads,' we take the lead, providing a supportive community where members can come together, share their passion for art, and embark on enriching experiences.
This program is more than just a club; it's a gateway to new connections, shared adventures, and a deeper appreciation for the arts. 'Friends of Crossroads' is not just a program; it's a community-driven initiative that brings people closer to the cultural heartbeat of Richmond. Join us as we explore, discover, and create lasting memories together."
So, What's next? Unlock a world of exploration with an annual membership fee of just $50. Join now to kickstart your journey of discovery! Our monthly events operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ensure your membership is active and sign up for Crossroads Art Center e-newsletters to enjoy priority access to events!
- What is the annual membership fee for the Friends of Crossroads Club?
The annual fee is $50, which can be paid online or in-person.
- What is included in the fee?
As a member, you will gain access to member-exclusive workshops, Lunch + Learn sessions, and curated tours at museums and cultural events.
- Will there be any additional fees for specific events?
Some museum tours and special events may require an admission fee. We have worked with organizations to secure lower rates and some free tours as part of this program. If there are any additional fees required, they will be noted on the event sign up page.
- How do I sign up for events each month?
Once you sign up as a member, you will be emailed events. Make sure to follow along here for updates and sign up sooner rather than later, as most tours have a limit and are first come, first served!
- Is there a limit to attendance for each event?
Certain museums and organizations will have a limit on the number of attendees. We will try our best to accommodate as many members as possible and will let you know ahead of time if there is a limit to any event. As always, make sure to keep track of events and sign up sooner rather than later!
February 29th , 6-8pm: The Valentine Museum group tour
March 21-22nd , 5-9pm: Member exclusive NCECA "Liminal Spaces" Artists Reception
April 19th: Mad Hatter Garden Party @ The Branch Museum
May 17th , 3-4pm: Lunch + Learn Session Featuring Joan Davis on Artist Legal Matters (TBD)
Valentine Museum Tour:
For our inaugural event, join Friends of Crossroads on February 29th from 6-8pm for an evening at the Valentine Museum! Come mingle with fellow members and art enthusiasts and explore the Valentine’s latest exhibitions through a guided tour.
Admission to this event is free for Friends of Crossroads members, please sign up HERE! Admission to this event is limited, please sign up as soon as possible to secure your spot! For more information about the Valentine Museum and their current exhibitions please visit www.thevalentine.org.
NCECA "Liminal Spaces" Artists Reception @ Crossroads Art Center:
Join Crossroads Art Center March 21st - 22nd from 5-9pm for a special member exclusive reception featuring artists from the “Liminal Spaces” Exhibition. In partnership with NCECA, Crossroads will be hosting the “Liminal Spaces” Exhibition. In this exhibition renowned artists Annie Boyer, Faith Ku, and Clarissa Yeap explore ideas about life in the in-between spaces, between the present and the future, art and science, human and non-human.
This event is free for Friends of Crossroads Members and Gallery Members. Not a member? Learn more about membership by clicking here. Make sure to sign up in advance Click Here! , and to learn more about the Liminal Spaces Exhibition click here.
Mad Hatter Garden Party @ The Branch Museum:
Put your creative thinking cap on (literally!) and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts at the Mad Hatter Garden Party and Design Auction, at the Branch Museum! This annual event boasts extravagant hats created and donned by attendees.
“The Mad Hatter Garden Party and Design Auction is one of two annual fundraisers for The Branch that supports our mission to explore design in everyday life. The proceeds from the auction are essential support for our design exhibitions, public programs, and educational efforts. Proceeds also support the local designers and artists who have generously contributed. Guests are encouraged to wear their most inventive, extravagant, and ostentatious hats.”
We encourage our members and artists to attend this annual event, more information coming SOON! . This year’s Mad Hatter Garden Party will be held on April 19th, 2024.