Events at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center

EVENTS

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center events and activities include First Weekend activities. First Friday and Saturday Activities are Free and open to the public.

First Saturday activities typically feature guest artists and live craft demonstrations.

For more events and activities happening in Portsmouth, please visit PortsVaEvents.com

First Friday

March 4

 

Exhibit Reception and Concert in the Courtyard
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

Join us for an evening of live music and a free view of two new exhibits.

Hampton Roads acoustic guitar and harp guitar phenom Matt Thomas kicks off the Courtyard Concert season, showcasing uncanny technique and musicality on his instruments. Matt is a great storyteller, too!

From sea-level rise to mountain-top removal, the Vanishing Beauty exhibit features work by artists whose art addresses concerns for conservation of the environment. From photographs to sculpture, paintings, drawings, digital art, and video, the exhibit raises awareness on issues affecting our planet and ultimately our daily lives.

The Degrees of Separation exhibit references that link between teacher and student, and future generations as the artistic lineage grows and is passed along.

First Saturday

March 5

 

Illustrated Presentation by Photographer Carl Galie
1:30 pm - Free and Open to the Public

North Carolina photographer Carl Galie is featured in Vanishing Beauty. He visits Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center to discuss and present FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS: Mining and the Loss of Appalachian Natural Recourses.

Originally from the West Virginia coalfields, Galie began his dream in 1986 to protect the beauty of nature through art photography. In August 2010 he was awarded the first Art for Conservation Grant for his work on conservation issues.

First Friday

April 1

 

Exhibit Reception and Concert in the Courtyard
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

Jimmy Masters once again brings his extraordinary talents the Courtyard, accompanied by some of the finest jazz soloists around. A real treat.

The Concert in the Courtyard series is sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

Originating in 2006 and with each consecutive season, the Outdoor Sculpture exhibit has offered a range of sculptures gathered from across the eastern seaboard and beyond to share with our Hampton Roads community. For 2016, the open call for sculptures continued. Shelley Brooks, Coordinator of Exhibitions and Arts Programming at the Visual Arts Center of Tidewater Community College selected ten new works for the 2016 exhibition.

First Friday

May 6

 

Concert in the Courtyard featuring Soul Intent
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

Huge sound from a huge band! Motown, Beach, you name it, they’ve got it – horns and all. BIG crowd pleaser!

The Concert in the Courtyard series is sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

First Friday

June 3

 

Concert in the Courtyard featuring Lewis McGehee
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

Lewis always brings his “A” game to the Courtyard, and what a big game it is. He writes, sings, and plays it all – a Courtyard favorite.

The Concert in the Courtyard series is sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

First Friday

July 1

 

Concert in the Courtyard featuring Sharkophagus
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

Sharkophagus killed it at the Courtyard last year, and they’re back to do it again. Great mix of tunes, great grooves, great solos!

The Concert in the Courtyard series is sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

First Friday

August 5

 

Concert in the Courtyard featuring Amy Kaus and Derek Smith
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

Local favorites Derek and Amy play it all. Don’t miss out on this performance in the Courtyard!

The Concert in the Courtyard series is sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

Friday

September 2

 

Concert in the Courtyard featuring Modern Funk Jazz Band
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

You’ll love the big sound of this great band. Did we mention the vocals? The horns?

The Concert in the Courtyard series is sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

First Friday

October 7

 

Concert in the Courtyard featuring More Cowbell
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

The season closes with the blues and rock of More Cowbell. Two guitars, Allman, Stevie Ray, Steely Dan, James Brown . . . need we say more?

The Concert in the Courtyard series is sponsored by The Portsmouth Partnership, PortsEvents, TowneBank, Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth Economic Development, and the Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority




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The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, housed in the 1846 Courthouse, is devoted to offering quality educational, cultural and aesthetic experiences in the arts through rotating visual art exhibits, lectures, classes and performances.