A Manchester walking tour this Sunday from the folks at the Valentine Richmond History Center: Located south of the James River, Manchester was once a major port city and for three years was the county seat of Chesterfield. Incorporated into the city of Richmond in 1910, Manchester enjoyed a mid-century heyday and is now undergoing [...]
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Papa’s Pizza made last week’s Short Order in Style: It’s mostly a carry-out place — nine seats at the window notwithstanding — but Papa’s Pizza, Pasta and Subs offers a new dining option in Manchester. The shop’s debut at 214 Hull St. coincides with a surge in apartment and condo move-ins, and owners Drew Papa [...]
We are breaking ground on our first Urban Mini Farm (yet to be named) at the corner of 9th St. & Bainbridge St., in old Manchester. We are setting up a vermiculture operation, hoop houses for cold weather growing, a living fence of raspberries, blackberries and blueberries (YUM!), and gardens for intensive growing. Thanks to [...]
Heather Russell, formerly a gallery director and art advisor up north and now an adjunct professor at VCU in Art History, is launching the new gallery RUSSELL/PROJECTS with an opening in January. Urge has more: Relocating to Richmond two years ago, Russell set her sights on becoming a player in Richmond’s vibrant creative milieu. “I [...]
The second location of Croaker’s Spot in Manchester is now open!
Check out a new blog coming out of Manchester. Killer Junk offers unique and odd pieces of arts and home furnishings.
In the next couple months, two significant renovation projects in Manchester should be complete. The second location of Croaker’s Spot in scheduled to open next month and the Manchester Courthouse in scheduled to reopen the following month. The completion of these projects are spurring further growth in the neighborhood. No one is overlooking Manchester now. [...]
RVA Mag‘s latest feature from its “Welcome to RVA” series shows off the Manchester district. Welcome to RVA – Manchester from RVA TV on Vimeo.
From the Library of Virginia’s Virginia Memory: This Day in Virginia History This scale drawing of a portion of Manchester, Virginia, illustrates a February 21, 1869, murder scene, showing two routes from a local tavern to the home of Richard H. Whitehead. After drinking with Thomas Willis at Talley’s Bar Room, Whitehead shot James Rogers. [...]
artspace will be hosting a second reception for two exhibitions this Friday, October 2nd, from 7-10PM. Come out and check out bookart@artspace and Colors of Life: International Photography Competition in the Main, Helena Davis, and Frable Galleries. The shows close Sunday, November 1st with a Gallery Talk by exhibiting artists starting at 4PM.
Fifty works by 49 photographers were selected for the 12 12 Gallery’s National Juried Photography Competition 2009. Curated by Julian Cox (curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta), the show opens October 4th at 2PM.
The Greater Richmond Grid, “Richmond’s newest magazine promoting the lifestyle, culture, and benefits of Richmond and the surrounding counties”, launches tonight at Manchester’s Savor from 6-8PM.
artspace has announced the radius250 2009 award recipients, honoring Erin Riley with Best in Show and Aaron Sizemore, Alexander Grabiec, and Scott Hazard with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places. radius250 is a juried show of artists working within a 250 mile radius around Richmond. The show runs through Sunday, August 23.
12 12 Gallery has announced the call for entries for their fourth annual photography competition, the National Juried Photography Exhibition 2009. This year’s juror is Julian Cox, who currently serves as the Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.
Richmond Bizsense takes a look at Fountainhead Development’s progressive plans for Manchester: “It will be the poster child for new urbanism in that it will be apartments, office, an adult day care center and artist studios,” Gregory said… It’s not just mixed-use, but also mixed income. The apartments will be a mix of subsidized and [...]