About the Event

Craft + Design is a contemporary craft show, produced by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, that has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in museum-quality craft. Craft + Design is held in the historic Main Street Station’s train shed and draws more than 10,000 people to shop the work of over 150 artists from all over the country. 

Craft + Design is the signature event of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, a non-profit community arts center located in the heart of Richmond’s Fan District. 

2022 Event schedule

Friday, October 14
6-9 p.m.

McKinnon and Harris Patrons’ Preview Party


  • Beer from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery 
  • Signature cocktails by Belle Isle Craft Spirits 
  • Hors d’oeuvres by MOSAIC 

Cocktail attire 

$60 for VisArts members
$65 for the general public 

Saturday, October 15
9:30-11 a.m.

Rise + Shine Brunch presented by Carole and Marcus Weinstein 


  • Richmond Magazine featured speaker, Susan Hable 
  • Mimosas + Bloody Mary’s by Belle Isle Craft Spirits 
  • A light brunch and coffee 
  • Early shopping 


$35 for VisArts members
$40 for the general public 

Sunday, October 16 +
Saturday, October 15
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

General Admission Shopping Hours

Tickets: $10* 

*VisArts members receive one or two free general admission tickets, depending on their membership level. These tickets can be claimed online or at will call. You also may pick up your tickets at VisArts’ front desk. 


Education Wing presented by Richmond Family Magazine

Free family friendly art-making space for guests to explore the art media taught at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Tickets: FREE event

Getting to main street station + Parking


Out-of-town guests can take Amtrak trains directly to Main Street Station.


Public metered parking is available in the lots surrounding Main Street Station. Street parking is available throughout Shockoe Bottom, and several paid parking garages are located within a short walk.


Valet parking is free to all guests on Friday night during the McKinnon & Harris Patrons’ Preview Party. 


GRTC Pulse runs down Broad Street, from Willow Lawn to Rockett’s Landing, every 15 minutes. Rides are $1.50. Hop off directly in front of Main Street Station.


Anna von Gehr (Chair)
Stephanie McGrath (Vice Chair)
Sally Ashburn
Jenny Bassett
Priscilla Burbank
Marcia Collier

Susan Craven Johnson
Jean DeShazo Jumet
Jessica Haddad
Chris Hairston-White
Marissa Hermanson Moomaw
Karen Kelly


Virginia Lewis
Celia Rafalko
Stephanie Ruffin
Kim Ruscio
Wendy Shannon
Frankie Slaughter

Lora Spiller
Lynn Spitzer
Dian Suder
Vicki Thompson
Clare Tilton
Karin Walker

Craft + Design Over the Years

First exhibit, "A Sculptor's Crafts" is presented with 70 artists and craftsmen.
Craft Fair moves to Richmond Arena.
Hand Workshop moves to the historic Virginia Dairy Building at 1812 West Main Street, reuniting all programming in one facility.
Craft + Design show moves to the Science Museum of Virginia
Craft + Design show moves to Main Street Station and greets 10,000 visitors

About the Visual Arts Center of Richmond

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) is the largest non-university studio-arts program in Virginia. Each year, VisArts offers more than 1,000 visual and creative arts classes in clay, wood, fiber, painting, photography, printmaking, glass, metal, drawing, writing, decorative arts and other visual media.   

For almost six decades, VisArts has helped adults and children explore their creativity and make art. Each year, VisArts offers 1,000 visual and creative arts classes and touches the lives of more than 40,000 people through its classes, community outreach programs, camps, workshops and special events.

Craft + Design is an event by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.