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Our Events

We love being able to invite the Richmond community into our world through a variety of different events. From fundraising to exhibitions, we are steadily expanding our community events.

Our Studio Space Expands Once More!
Oct 28, 2022 – Oct 28, 2022

We move into our new location on Grove Road, Suite 14 in Midlothian! This allows us to have a larger space to grow our programs and collaborate on projects as a flourishing team.

First AFJ Volunteer of the Month Recognition
Mar 4, 2024 – Mar 4, 2024

Art for the Journey begins to honor and recognize a Volunteer of the Month.

“Women of Wellness” Conference, Chair Painting and Presentation held by VCU Massey Cancer Center
Mar 25, 2023 – Mar 25, 2023

Art for the Journey was thrilled to participate as presenters and providers of volunteers to paint 10 chairs with conference goers.

Art for the Journey Partners With Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Mar 29, 2023 – May 6, 2023

Collaboration of Swift Creek Mill Theatre and Art for the Journey

Opening Minds Through Art Resumed In-Person Programming
Feb 17, 2023 – Feb 17, 2023

Resuming In-person programming at Saint Mary's Woods Retirement Community.

7th Annual Art for the Journey Exhibition and Celebration
Oct 28, 2022 – Oct 28, 2022

Art for the Journey Gala Art Exhibition and Celebration

Art Exhibition and Reception Featuring Art Created By AFJ Volunteers at Ameriprise Offices
Mar 2, 2023 – Mar 2, 2023

Art for the Journey Art Exhibit at the Offices of Kasch, Levitch, McLeer & Associates with proceeds benefiting Art for the Journey programs.

New Partnership With The LightHouse RVA
Jan 25, 2023 – Jan 25, 2023

New Program for Women in recovery through Lighthouse RVA, a Joy-Infusing Community for women in recovery and those who have been affected by addiction.

Presentation to Governor’s Commission on Dementia
Mar 14, 2023 – Mar 14, 2023

Presentation to Virginia's appointed Commission on Dementia/Alzheimers

Sixth Annual Art Exhibition and Celebration!
Sep 23, 2021 – Sep 23, 2021
5:30pm – 9:00pm

Annual Art Gala and Fundraiser a huge success!

Art For The Journey Receives Dominion Energy ArtStars Award
Jan 27, 2021 – Jan 27, 2021

The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded Art for the Journey the Art Stars award and $10,000!

Overcoming Isolation: Virtual OMA Pilot Program!
Oct 17, 2020 – Dec 12, 2020

Due to isolation from lock-downs of the pandemic, the art program OMA (Opening Minds through Art) was unable to continue in person. Through Art for the Journey's partners at St. Mary's Woods, Virtual OMA was born!

The Creative Corner Created By AFJ and Aired On VPM!
Jul 9, 2020 – Feb 3, 2021

The Creative Corner is an Art for the Journey production that began being aired weekly on VPM starting in July of 2020.

Healing Through Creative Expression: Virtual Art Exhibit at Virginia Tech
Nov 3, 2020 –

This online gallery exhibit displays over 100 pieces of artwork from a variety of Art for the Journey's program. This includes artwork from children, veterans, incarcerated women, individual's with Alzheimer's disease and more.

CBS6 4th Annual Gala Promotion
Oct 19, 2019 –

We are grateful to Jessica Noll from CBS 6 for sharing time with Jamie Wigginton, Director of Operations, and Cindy Paullin, Executive Director about the event and about the work we do helping others through art!

Art for the Journey Published in VCU School of Medicine newsletter
Jan 8, 2018 – Jan 8, 2018

Art class provides solace to third year medical students

Leading Age Conference
Jun 5, 2019 –

Art for the Journey was honored to participate in the annual LeadingAge Virginia Conference. LeadingAge Virginia is an organization who advocates for seniors living in non-profit long-term care facilities.

NBC12 6th Annual Gala Promotion
Sep 21, 2021 –

Each year, Art for the Journey hosts an exquisite event showcasing art by artists around Richmond, VA and beyond.

Art Bus!
Sep 1, 2020 –

To find new ways to deliver programs, Art for the Journey sought a way to provide art outside during the pandemic, and to deliver exhibits and programs in the future!

Community Postcard Project!
May 11, 2022 –

The Postcard Project shows the art of community! This project made up of postcard size pieces of artwork, created by individuals from all over Virginia and surrounding areas was displayed at the AFJ 5th Annual Art Exhibition and Celebration.

Incarcerated Women’s Art Program Promoted on CBS6
Jun 14, 2018 –

CBS 6 Reporter Greg McQuade brought cameras inside the women's correctional center to help viewers understand the positive impact of art on this oftentimes forgotten population.

Art For The Journey Partners With Partnership For The Future!
Jun 28, 2021 – Aug 28, 2021

The program allows the high school age students an opportunity to work along side the staff of Art for the Journey and provides experiential learning and experience.

Fifth Annual Art Exhibition and Celebration
Nov 12, 2020 – Nov 12, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a spectacular evening at a private club in Richmond, Virginia to celebrate the healing power of art. Our art exhibition and silent auction feature works for sale by professional artists and program participants, as well as AFJ staff and volunteers. Proceeds from ticket and art sales support our mission to overcome barriers and promote wellbeing in underserved communities across Central Virginia.

Let’s Paint the Lilies!
Jun 27, 2020 – Jun 27, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Art for the Journey is raising funds for art kits to be delivered to many adults and children for whom we serve art programs designed to promote well-being. During the weeks where we are unable to be together face to face, these kits will provide retreat, opportunity for creative expression and hopefully well-being in the most socially isolated people of our community. We invite community artists to join the plein-air painting experience at a beautiful daylily farm in Chesterfield County to help support this initiative. We are excited to have the opportunity to be socially distant and paint in a lovely setting, and raise funds to help others all at the same time!

Delegate Kaye Kory invites Art for the Journey to the 5th annual “Special Art by Special people” art exhibit
Feb 13, 2020 – Feb 13, 2020
9:30 a.m. – noon

Fairfax Delegate Kaye Kory invites Art for the Journey to join with organizations such as Northstar Academy and ARC in an art exhibit that highlights individuals living with disabilities, and focuses on ability through a colorful and well attended art exhibit. Delegates from across the Commonwealth are invited attend a reception and look at beautiful art with artists, advocates, and organizations, and the general public.

Art for the Journey exhibit volunteer’s paintings at the Gallery at UNOS
Jan 3, 2020 – Feb 29, 2020
5:00 – 7:30

To highlight the important work of the United Network for Organ Sharing and the mission of Art for the Journey, volunteers artists have exhibited beautiful paintings through January and February of 2020.    The title of the exhibit is, "The Journey Starts Here."

Fourth Annual Art Exhibit Gala
Oct 24, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

You are cordially invited to our Annual Art Exhibit Gala to witness a year's worth of "Art That Frees the Spirit"! Inspired by the French plein air painters, the evening will include decadent hors d'oeuvres, wine, live music, and fine art by Richmond area professionals, AFJ program participants, and artist volunteers. Your presence will provide an art class for someone who needs its healing benefits: a veteran, a woman in prison, a child in an underserved community, a medical student, a person with dementia.

Art Exhibit at Randolph-Macon College
May 24, 2019 – Jun 18, 2019

A special art show and reception featuring The Carmel School Art Club, along with select artwork by women in prison, people with dementia, underserved youth, and veterans with PTSD. We are especially proud of our young artists who showed their art for the first time out in the community! Thank you, Randolph-Macon College, for hosting this opportunity and celebrating the power of creativity with us.

Launching the New Art for the Journey Brand
Jan 7, 2019 – Jan 7, 2019
4pm – 6pm

Art for the Journey is delighted to showcase our new branding and design created by our talented friends at Veracity.

Third Annual Art Exhibit Gala
Oct 11, 2018 – Oct 11, 2018
U of R Jepson Alumni Center –

Annual Art for the Journey Art Exhibit Gala

Exploring Shapes with Jack Dillard
Jan 12, 2019 – Jan 13, 2019
4pm – 6pm

We’re Launching a Brand New Program
Jan 1, 2019 – Jan 8, 2019
4pm – 6pm

Art Exhibit for Opening Minds Through Art
Dec 3, 2018 – Dec 11, 2018
4pm – 6pm

Art for the Journey is delighted to showcase art by seniors who participate in the Award-winning best practice program, Opening Minds through Art!