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.


back to school web graphic.pngBack To School Community Day

Saturday, August 17 from 2pm-4pm

Gear up for a great start to the new school year with fun activities, arts and crafts, and music to get you ready for success!

No registration is necessary. This event, co-presented by The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center and the Hampton Public Library- Main Branch, will be held in the shared parking lot between the buildings.

FREE to attend!


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



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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 3:00pm – 5:00pm unless otherwise noted.


Virginia Glass Guild Juried Exhibition reception - Saturday, July 13


HAL Critique January 2012 (2).jpgHampton Arts League

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.

To register by mail, download the printable membership form here. To register online, select your desired membership below and complete the electronic payment process.


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Hampton Arts League members can meet in a classroom Tuesdays from 10 am– 12:30 pm and 4 pm–6 pm to draw and paint without formal instruction and to enjoy the company of other artists.

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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.


Painting in Oils Acrylics - James Warwick Jones 11 Small.jpgOpen Studio

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.


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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.