Fridays After 5


VMFA proudly announces Fridays After 5, 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


July 23
7 pm

Virtual Summer Breeze
Free; on YouTube

It’s Summertime! Join VMFA for a virtual Summer Breeze and an evening of music featuring DJ Markus Gold on the spin! Grab a drink and enjoy. Dancing is encouraged.

August 6
6 pm

First Fridays – Rythym on the River
Location: Sculpture Garden

Artists from around the River City come together in VMFA’s Robins Sculpture Garden to celebrate home-grown talent and help us welcome the community back to concerts at the museum. Dj Jay Dion brings a full line-up of artists to showcase some of Richmond’s hidden talent and VMFA’s perfroming arts coordinator talks live with esteemed guests about the impact of music on our town.

August 20
6 pm

Dance After Work – Hip-hop Line Dancing
Location: Sculpture Garden

Come get your body moving at VMFA with Kemel Patton. Following our previous conversation on hip-hop and its colision with line-dancing, Kemel brings his energy and passion for the dance to VMFA’s Robins Sculpture Garden.

August 27
5:30 pm

Summer Breeze in the Sculpture Garden
Free; no registration required

It’s Summertime! Join us back in the Sculpture Garden for an evening of music featuring DJ Mikemetic on the spin! Grab a drink and enjoy. The Pauley Patio is open for dancing.

September 3
6 pm

First Fridays – Wayne Vaughn and the Emotions
Location: Sculpture Garden

Grammy-award winning artists Wayne Vaughn and The Emotions visit VMFA as we continue learning about Black art in America. Live from VMFA’s Robins Sculpture Garden, the power couple will be joined by daughters Wendi and Wyanne as well as musicians right here from RVA. Don’t miss this evening of classic tunes from the heart of Black America.

September 10
5:30 pm

Summer Breeze in the Sculpture Garden
Free; no registration required

It’s Summertime! Join us back in the Sculpture Garden for an evening of music featuring DJ Marc on the spin! Grab a drink and enjoy. The Pauley Patio is open for dancing!

September 17
6 pm

Dance After Work – Navaratri
Location: Atrium

Preparing for the Indian celebration of Navaratri, Priti Gosar-Patil returns with Shashank Fadnis to teach about the festival through community dance and fellowship. Come get inspired ahead of the 9-day celebration in October.

October 1
6 pm

First Fridays – Kadencia
Location: Sculpture Garden

Maurice “Tito” Sanabria returns to VMFA to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month LIVE form VMFA’s Robins Sculpture Garden. Groove in the start of the fall season with a mix of Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms and learn a bit about the history that brings them to our garden.