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You are invited!

Please join Art for the Journey for a very special evening on September 23rd, 2021 for our sixth annual Art Exhibition and Celebration! Right now, talented local artists are busily uploading images of their stunning paintings to be juried into the event on the GiveSmart event site! The AFJ Gala committee has worked for months to prepare one of Richmond's most premiere and sought after art events for people who love art, love serving our community and promoting well-being through art and community!

Attending guests support Art for the Journey programs through ticket sales, donations and by purchasing paintings! The sale of art at the AFJ Gala exhibition and online platform provides art supplies, and human powered support for AFJ to create specialized art programing specifically designed to promote positive mental health for our participants and our volunteers! The AFJ Art Exhibition and Celebration event is known as one of the most beautiful art exhibitions in our region. The phenomenal art exhibition is complemented by music, a stunning venue, delicious cocktails, wine, delectable food and a showcase talented local artists and program participants as well! This night is unforgettable and sure to be one you may want to plan to attend every year!

You are invited!

Tickets are available through GiveSmart at or by texting ARTGALA21 to 76278.

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You can register as a guest and view the art and even purchase the art online, however, we highly recommend directly attending the event and seeing the juried art first hand, you will not be disappointed! Either way, thank you, in advance for joining the mission of Art for the Journey to transform lives through Art and Community!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Why does art promote wellbeing?

"When I am in art class...I feel human again." ~ Goochland Women's Correctional Center participant

"Color is Happiness on paper." ~Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School Program participant

"I learned that you could become a friend of anyone, no matter the age or place, if you just take the time." ~ OMA student volunteer