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September

  • Art Start for Preschool: Paper Plate Ladybugs
    September 3 • 10:30 to 11 a.m. FREE
    Use construction paper, paint and pipe cleaners to turn a paper plate into a ladybug! Free with the price of admission for adults; children under 5 have free admission. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Limit: 12 children.
  • Free Weekend
    September 6-7 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
    Enjoy free admission to view NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists. Admission is free the first weekend of every month thanks to the Noland Memorial Foundation.
  • Art Start for Preschool: Snail Suncatchers
    September 10 • 10:30 to 11 a.m. FREE
    We'll transform coffee filters and construction paper into colorful snails that look prettiest hung in a window. Free with the price of admission for adults; children under 5 have free admission. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Limit: 12 children.
  • Poetry Night
    September 11 • 6 p.m. FREE
    Poets and lovers of the spoken word are invited to share original and favorite poems in the beautiful Ferguson Gallery on the second Thursday of each month. Visit on free weekend to write an ekphrastic poem (a poem inspired by an artwork) and come to Poetry Night to share your creation!
  • Art Start for Preschool: Yarn-Wrapped Initials
    September 17 • 10:30 to 11 a.m. FREE
    We'll cut out cardboard initials and wrap them with yarn to create a pretty room decoration. Free with the price of admission for adults; children under 5 have free admission. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Limit: 12 children.
  • Community Day
    September 20 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE
    Join us for a free fun afternoon at the museum creating artwork inspired by the "Emerging Artists" exhibit. Admission is free and art activities are free for members, $2 for nonmembers.
  • Art Start for Preschool: Geometric Tape Art
    September 24 • 10:30 to 11 a.m. FREE
    Creativity rules in this activity inspired by PFAC's tape installation by Kelsey Witt. Preschoolers will explore Witt's work, then create their own washi tape artwork. Free with the price of admission for adults; children under 5 have free admission. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Limit: 12 children.
  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live
    September 27 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Participants in Museum Day Live can get free admission for two people if they present a Museum Day Live ticket at the front desk.

October

  • Free Weekend
    October 4-5 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
    Enjoy our last free weekend while NEXT: Emerging Virginia Artists is on view. Admission is free the first weekend of every month thanks to the Noland Memorial Foundation.
  • Are You NEXT? The Business of Art
    October 5 • 2-4 p.m. FREE
    Anyone who's considered sharing, showing or selling their artwork should attend this free panel discussion with working artists and industry professionals covering topics on the business side of art, from pricing work to approaching galleries to preparing an artist's statement. Plan to attend? RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (757) 596-8175 by September 26.
  • Poetry Night
    October 9 • 6 p.m. FREE
    Virginia Poet Laureate Emerita Sofia Starnes, who edited The Nearest Poem Anthology, invites the public to share favorite poems and anecdotes of why they're the "nearest." Poets and lovers of the spoken word are invited to share original and favorite poems in the beautiful Ferguson Gallery on the second Thursday of each month.
  • Environmental Impact Opens + Community Day
    October 25 • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE
    Explore PFAC's new exhibit, "Environmental Impact," create artworks inspired by the exhibit and learn how you can minimize your own impact on the environment. Admission is free and art activities are free for members, $2 for nonmembers.