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

August 5

 

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

View exhibits and enjoy live music with family and friends. Local favorites Amy Kaus and Derek Smith will perform in the courtyard (inside the Art Annex if inclement weather). Light refreshments will be served inside the museum where exhibits will be open free to the public.

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 Saturday

August 6

 

Portrait as Narrative Artist Show and Tell
10 am - 1 pm - Free and Open to the Public

Free admission to museum exhibits is enhanced by Portrait as Narrative, featuring artwork by artists who use the narrative concept of portraiture for their subject. During this time, several of the artists will be on hand to discuss their art and demonstrate their techniques, ranging from silverpoint drawing, painting, and mixed media.

First Friday

September 2

 

Exhibit Reception for Out & About: TAA Member’s Show
Concert in the Courtyard featuring Modern Funk Jazz Band
5 - 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public

Celebrate with local artists at the reception featuring new works from the Tidewater Art Alliance members, a local artist group that has a long tradition of displaying eclectic styles in an array of subjects and materials. Visitors can meet and talk with the artists about their creations while enjoying refreshments and a live performance by The Modern Funk Jazz Band. The name says it all, this group has a big sound with horns and percussion, but it is the singing that makes this act unforgettable.

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 Saturday

September 3

 

Tidewater Art Alliance Pleine-aire & Conversation
10 am - 1 pm - Free and Open to the Public

The Tidewater Art Alliance has a long history of exhibiting their members’ work at the museum. This members’ show will be open free today, along with other exhibits in the museum. Several of the artists will be on hand to demonstrate and talk about their work and inspirations for creating.

Exhibits will be open until 5:00 p.m. along with the Museum Gallery Shop next door.

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.