First Friday Art Walk Exhibitions
Our location in Richmond, Virginia's Arts District enables us to participate in the RVA First Fridays Art Walk which occurs the First Friday of every month. In 2016 and 2017 we hosted exhibitions featuring not only fine art but also musicians, businesses, non-profits, charitable drives, performance art, digital entertainment and more.
This is how we got our name and we are forever grateful for the opportunity to have shared our work with the public in our building stage.
We have kept a few staple exhibitions. We will annually host our Put This On, Wet Walls and Anniversary First Friday exhibitions alongside new ones. The best way to know about our free First Fridays Events is to sign up for our monthly newsletter.
Getting Ready for First Fridays
Annual Wet Walls Event Timelapse
Artist Critique Nights
After University we came to the stark realization that finding valuable critiques didn't come easily. We couldn't find ways for our work to be criticized constructively. Nevertheless we wanted to make better work. Thus came the notion: What if we hosted a critique?
Our FREE Critique Nights are held the 3rd Monday of every other month at different venues in Richmond, Virginia. We organize a guest panelist(s) for every session. Although our guests are often from inside the fine art realm, we invite speakers from outside our career field in an effort to open the industry to collaboration. Artists of all levels are welcome to join us.
Want to come to our Critique Nights? No problem, just send us an e-mail.
Undergraduate Internship Program
One of the most pressing issues in undergraduate studies is finding ways for students to apply their learning outside of the classroom. How can we funnel gained knowledge into "real world" contemporary applications? The most accepted answer - through internships.
Being Virginia Commonwealth University Alums, we reach out to several departments at VCU to offer students an opportunity to apply their skills in the art industry through Endeavor. By giving our interns individualized projects based on their area of study, it is our aim to leave them with tangible projects for their portfolios and with intangible knowledge of Richmond's creative workscape.
Want to be our next Intern?
We accept submissions throughout the year for the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Our internships apply towards college credit(s). To apply please send us an e-mail with your resume and up to 3 portfolio examples.
Art in Community x Business
Art in Public and Work spaces has been proven time and time again to promote empathy and understanding, positive individual identity and effective emotional communication. Activities in this program are developed to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabrics of communities.
By collaborating with the public and private sectors we aim to build projects and installments which help those interacting to co-create both themselves and the world. Pictured left is an example of a project Wingchow completed. Her mural contribution to the Helsinki Urban Art Project supported an initiative sponsored by the European Union National Institutes for Culture enacted to change the Pasila district in Helsinki, Finland.
Taking Refuge Program
Jackson Ward, was built on the efforts of immigrants and brought to prominence through the cultural aptitude and entrepreneurial excellence of the black community during the antebellum period.
This history motivated us to do our part to give back. January 2016 we partnered with the International Rescue Committee to provide Refugees in Richmond means of therapy and income through art. Our work on several successful projects with Younan Ghabriel, an Egyptian Refugee persecuted for his religious beliefs, best represents our aim in this endeavor.
As we grow, we will continue to work with Mr. Ghabriel in addition to reaching out to other refugee artists to help to re-establish their practice.
First Friday Pictures
Pictures displayed are courtesy of our current and past Content Creation Interns - Juan Steck - Kadeem Morris