Visit the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center


The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center hosts camps for children ages 3-12, workshops, as well as Girl Scout programs. For more information please call the Education Office at
(757) 393-5258.


Girl Scout Programs



For more information about our Girl Scout badge offerings, please call the Education Office at (757) 393-5258.





Workshops and Gallery Talks may require advance registration and fees. Be sure to review each event for details. Contact us at 757-393-8543 for additional information.





September 17


Exhibit Tours with PACC Staff - Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center & Art Annex - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for exhibit tours and insights into the artwork and exhibits Portrait as Narrative; TRANSITIONS: States of War and OUT & ABOUT: TAA. Included with admission.

September 27
– October 1


Combat Papers NJ Workshop & Program
David Keefe & Combat Papers

Workshop: September 27 – 30, participants may sign up for 1:00-4:00 p.m. or 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: David Keefe & workshop participants: Saturday, October 1, 1:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 22, 4:00 p.m. Seats are limited, call 757-393-8543 to register.

Keefe and his team from Combat Papers NJ will present a 4-day Combat Papers, NJ Workshop and presentation.  The workshop is designed specifically for veterans from all branches of the military who have served in warfare. Participants are invited to bring their worn military uniforms to make paper from them. The "Combat Paper" is the basis on which veterans can share their experiences through writing and/or creating images. The workshop will culminate with an auxiliary exhibit accompanied by a presentation, during which the public is invited. This workshop is provided free of cost to military veterans and is funded in part by the generous support of the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and Seawall Art Show Committee.


October 1


Exhibit Tour of Transitions: States of War - 1:30 p.m.
With Artist David Keefe & Combat Papers Workshop Participants

Keefe and workshop participants will present a gallery tour of the TRANSITIONS: States of War exhibit and share their artwork made during the workshop. This program is open to the general public.

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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.