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.



Our inaugural Cocktails event was such a hit, we will be continuing this new tradition for each of the remaining exhibitions in the 2022-2023 season. 

The next event will be on Friday, May 12 at 5:30pm to celebrate the From the Sea to the Stars Exhibition. 

HAL Member - $10, Regular - $15. 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.

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 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.


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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.