Art-filled Saturday for Richmond

There is no shortages of things to do this weekend in Richmond. Saturday, in particular, will be a busy day!

Sisters with faces painted

VMFA Family Event, sisters with painted faces.
Photo: Jay Paul

VMFA will be hosting a Family Day, which will celebrate the Art of Latin America: Peru!The event is packed with free activities for children and adults from 1 to 4 p.m. This will be a great learning experience as families can take in some knowledge about the beautiful country of Peru by building their own Machu Picchu and learning the Andean Regional Dance. There are plenty of activities to look out for while attending Family Day including performances, film screenings, crafts, face painting, a photo booth, an alpaca petting zoo, and many more. One of the film screenings is Caravan of Memory: Message from Chawaytiri, which is about a community in the Andean highlands, the llama culture and way of life.  There will also be an opportunity to taste some Latin American food as the El Fuego food truck will be parked on Grove Avenue.

Don’t let the fun stop there! VMFA is a partial sponsor of the RVA Street Art Festival that is taking place at the former GRTC depot on Cary Street. A fair share of local artistic talent will mix in with nationally and internationally known artists as they transform the old depot with their art. Some of the art will include public art, murals, mixed media installations, and sculptures. These art works will be focusing on the future of transportation in Richmond. Plenty of food trucks will be on location alongsidebike polo, trick bike stunts, and much more. The RVA Street Art Festival will take place onSaturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

–Vera Magdeeva, Communications Intern