Events at CHTVAC

In addition to our changing exhibitions and quarterly art classes, The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center offers other art-related programming during the year.


FRIDAY AUGUST 5, 2022 | 5:30PM

IMG_2128.JPGJoin us on the First Friday of August for a Hampton Arts twist on Happy Hour! Cocktails at the Charles provides patrons a fuller opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the exhibition while sipping a glass of select wine or an elegant cocktail and relaxing in the visual arts center at the end of the day. This one-of-a-kind social experience will begin by mixing and mingling with the evening’s exhibition-inspired cocktails, curated by Zach Pool, Fuller Raw Bar’s Chief Mixologist! This will be followed by a casual, informative conversation with the Artists Who Teach Juror – and a private walk-through of the Exhibition.

$25 per person / $20 for HAL members. Includes a voucher for one cocktail/mocktail. Other cocktails and beverages are available for purchase. This event is for ages 21 and over. Sponsored by the Hampton Arts Foundation and Hampton Arts League.

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A membership organization of approximately 300 regional artists. Programs include an annual Open Members Exhibition, discounts for classes, member meetings, and a Tuesday Morning Painters group.

Click here to join!

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Hampton Arts League members can meet in a classroom every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12:30pm to draw and paint without formal instruction and to enjoy the company of other artists.

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Artists and patrons are invited to attend an afternoon reception to celebrate CHTVAC exhibitions on display. Complimentary food and drinks are served (must be 21+ to consume alcoholic beverages). All receptions are from 3pm-5pm unless otherwise noted.

Artists Who Teach

July 23, 2022


Virginia Artists
September 24, 2022

Small Works

December 3, 2022


Hampton Arts League Members Exhibition

February 11, 2023


From the Sea to the Stars

April 29, 2023


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Meet the artists featured in the current exhibition and learn more about the artworks on display.


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Poets are invited to write poems inspired by artworks on exhibit and participate in a poetry reading in conjunction with gallery talks. Poems are posted next to the inspirational artworks and available in notebooks in the galleries.


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Artists working in painting and drawing can sign up to use studio space when classes are not being held. Independent, individual working only, no materials or instruction are provided. There is a five person maximum.

HAL members - $20 for two hours per person;
Non-HAL members - $50 for two hours

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During open center hours, arts organizations can hold informal meetings in our upstairs gallery. Up to 25 people. $40 per hour. Chairs and tables provided. Reservations through the visual arts center office only.