SSG's primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. To this end, SSG strategically promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery and encourages an appreciation of contemporary art and culture by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications.
|Title:||Contemporary Art Exhibitions|
|Description:||The gallery presents 10 – 14 exhibitions each year, all by contemporary living local, national, and international artists. Each exhibition is part of the citywide ‘First Friday’ celebration, and includes artist talks, free and open to the public. |
|Description:||Second Street Gallery offers outreach programs, ranging from in-school and after-school art workshops to group art making activities through Family Art Day, a Public Art project, and an Educators Workshop in partnership with the VMFA, Richmond and PCA, Charlottesville. Each program is designed to deepen the public's enjoyment and understanding of exhibitions and to make the best of contemporary art more accessible to the community, at no cost to participants.|