FEB 21 - MAY 3

Coding: Artists and Their Creative DNA

Opening Reception
Friday, March 6
5 – 8 pm


On display at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center - Hamid Kachmar, Tamghra Festive | Anastasia Rurikov-Simes, Tales of Power

Victor Ekpuk, Mickey on Broadway, (left) Maria Barbosa, Fruits (right)

Coding: Artists and Their Creative DNA explores the act of creating and what inspires artists
and themes in their work. From cultural influences to life experiences this exhibit introduces varied perspectives into the creative dialogue. Featured artists include Maria Barbosa, Victor Ekpuk, Gloria Garfinkel, Hamid Kachmar, Khánh Lê, Judith Peck, Gina Pierleoni, and Anastasia Rurikov-Simes.

Image details shown above: Hamid Kachmar, Tamghra Festive (top left) Anastasia Rurikov-Simes, Tales of Power (top right) Victor Ekpuk, Mickey on Broadway, (bottom left) Maria Barbosa, Fruits

MAR 14 -
MAY 17


Opening Reception
Friday, April 3
5 – 8 pm


Portsmouth Here & Now

Seeking to promote the vibrant, cultural life and activity in Portsmouth, this juried exhibit offers a range of artistic works and styles by artists who live and/or work in our great City.

MAY 1 -
OCT 11


Opening Reception
Friday, May 1
5 – 8 pm


"Halifax Army" by Robert Cage on display in the Courtyard at Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Virginia

2015 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The tenth annual outdoor sculpture exhibition will feature invitational sculptures by past award winning artists and feature sculptures by Robert Cage of South Boston, Virginia.

Shown above: "Halifax Army" by Robert Cage

Winter Wonderland icon


November 27 - December 31


Scenes from the Coleman Collection

Opening Weekend: November 27-29

Celebrate the season with Winter Wonderland, a holiday classic for generations of Hampton Roads visitors and residents which includes scenes from the famed Coleman Collection. From Victorian scenes of animated skaters and carolers to the enchanted forest of bears, deer and Santa's workshop, the displays are sure to delight visitors of all ages.

During Winter Wonderland we also offer an array of holiday activities including crafts, face-painting, tasty treats, performances including plays, music and song, and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Winter Wonderland Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 24th & 31st

Closed Christmas day and Mondays, except December 21st & 28th

Admission to Winter Wonderland is $3.00/person or free for museum members.

Holiday Pass:

A Holiday Pass, good through December 31 includes one visit to Winter Wonderland, Snow Wonders at the Children's Museum and Naval Shipyard Museum for $12 per person. Special group rates apply, so plan your visit today. For group tours and reservations, call 757-393-5258. 

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400 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 · 757-393-8543
Mailing Address: 521 Middle Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
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.