After 5 Fridays


VMFA proudly announces After 5 Fridays, presented by Chase. The one name says it all and includes VMFA’s popular Friday-night events:

First Fridays
Dance After Work
Taste of Art
Summer Breeze

After 5 Fridays Presented by Chase is the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Relax with a beverage, pick up a complimentary coozie and metal cup, visit the galleries for an art escape, and take part in the following featured attractions.


Aug 19, 2022
6–8 pm

Dance After Work – Hip-Hop and House
Location: Sculpture Garden

It’s a summertime two-hour EDM outdoor dance party in the Sculpture Garden. DJ Jay Dion will help you party your summer blues away with an evening of electronic music—bringing the club to the garden! Best Café has drink specials.

Aug 26, 2022
5:30–8:30 pm

Summer Breeze – DJ Marc J
Location: Pauley Center Patio

It’s Summertime! Join us in the Robins Sculpture Garden for an evening of music. DJ Marc J on the spin will be coming at you live from the Pauley Patio. Grab a drink and enjoy. Dancing is encouraged.

Sep 2, 2022
6–8 pm

First Fridays
Location: Sculpture Garden

Just ahead of what would have been Patsy Cline’s 90th birthday, join us for a concert celebrating the Virginia native and country music legend. All the way from Los Angeles and featured in Rolling Stone magazine, vocalist Staci Griesbach blends jazz and country for a signature style you don’t want to miss in this exciting After 5 Fridays debut. Drink specials from Best Café begin at 5:30 pm. The concert begins at 6 pm.

Sep 16, 2022
6–8 pm

Dance After Work – Navratri Celebration
Location: Cochrane Atrium

The Navratri Celebration is an annual festival in India that celebrates the female deities of Hinduism. VMFA welcomes the return of Shahank and Swati Fadnis to lead those interested in learning. This dance, performed in a circle, involves a small dowel which participants use to connect with one another as well as create rhythmic sound to the beat of the music. Drink specials from Best Café begin at 5:30 pm. Dancing begins at 6 pm.

Sep 23, 2022
5–9 pm

VMFA x Chilalay Pop Up at Summer Breeze
Location: Sculpture Garden

Join us in the Robins Sculpture Garden to celebrate the end of summer and be the first to shop the latest VMFA x Chilalay capsule collection. Grab a drink, shop, and dance to the sounds of Shanel the DJ and DJ Markus Gold. Enjoy free admission to the exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits.

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View all previous virtual events on YouTube.