Gallery5's 5year celebration and fundrasier!

Poster by Bizhan Khodabandeh

Gallery5's 5 Year Anniversary
Every Friday in April (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th)

We at Gallery5 believe that Richmond has a flourishing cultural community, home to many great artists. We are proud to be a part of this growing arts community and for being a catalyst for many creative initiatives. Over the past five years, Gallery5 has produce a wide array of art events featuring some of our region’s greatest talents and has served as Richmond’s launching pad for countless emerging artists. We exist to provide them with a space to share their innovations and to engage others.

Gallery5 has received many notable recognitions and awards over the years because of our collaborations with this art community.

Some of our awards include

- Theresa Pollock Award for Excellence in the Arts for “Arts Innovator” 2008.
-“Best Art Gallery” in Richmond Magazine’s 2007 Best and Worst of Richmond Awards.
- Finalist in the Virginian’s for the Arts’ “Rising Star” category of the Art’s Builds Community Awards.
-“Gallery with the Most Attitude” Richmond Magazine’s 2009 Best and Worst of Richmond.
- Featured on the front page of the Travel section of The New York Times in their article “36 Hours in Richmond: A Where to go guide for Richmond”.
- Style Weekly’s Top 40 under 40 awarded to several of our staff members and collaborators.

In April 2010, Gallery5 will be arriving at an important milestone... we will be proudly celebrating our 5th anniversary! We have devoted each Friday in April to showcase some of the best artists, performers and exciting new events that our great culturally diverse community has to offer. We hope that you will join us in supporting these amazing artists who make our city a better place
to live and work.

Each of these Friday events will celebrate a different aspect of our history, culminating in an exclusive Members Appreciation Night on the final Friday, April 30th. Our goal for this month-long celebration is to raise awareness of the arts, highlight forthcoming projects and to expand our audiences and supporters.

Schedule of Events
First Friday, April 2nd
First Friday Opening Reception
Our opening exhibition showcasing photographs from the past 5 years of Gallery5 by over a dozen talented local photographers. Live performances by musical, dance and theater groups will accompany the exhibition. Special outdoor performances by Dj's Reinhold and Conway Jennings with PLF celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Burning of Richmond. Featuring Indoor Performances By: Prabir and the Goldrush, Haints in Holler and Nahuatl Poetry

Friday, April 9th
An evening of live performances for our loyal music creators and supporters.
Featuring the Ultra Dolphins CD Release Party. Also appearing will be one local and one touring band.
7PM $5

Friday, April 16th
The Science Museum of Virginia Presents:
Gallery5 after 5: A Happy Hour Lecture Series
An early bird music and lecture series geared towards young professionals and local art supporters. This event will feature The Dvorak American Quartet and special guest speaker David Oli from the Science Museum of Virginia presenting The Map of the Stars, a captivating lecture on the night sky and the origins of constellations.
5PM $5

Friday, April 23rd
Boylesque: An all-male variety show
A selection of community members, artists and local celebrities will bare it all in this comically inspired variety show.
8PM $7

Friday, April 30th
Exclusive Members Appreciation Night
Featuring live entertainment from two local bands, DJs, catered food, film projections, and more!
7PM Free with Gallery5 Membership

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