Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
The Greek-Revival building is an imposing one, surrounded by a wrought-iron fence and nearly hidden behind the massive oak trees that shade its courtyard. Built in 1846, it served as the Norfolk County Courthouse until 1960. Now it is home to the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, an art museum with two spacious galleries of ever-changing exhibits; however, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center is more than just an art museum. It’s a relaxing gathering place where you can learn the art of growing Bonsai trees one week and see a demonstration of glass blowing the next. Every First Friday, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center typically offers free musical entertainment. On the First Sunday of the month, educational programs – such as gallery talks and seminars that complement the exhibits – are open to the public, also free of charge. Art classes, lectures, poetry readings and book signings round out the vast array of offerings at the museum.
On the corner of High and Court | (757) 393-8543
Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery
Visit Hampton Roads premier marine gallery featuring an exceptional blend of marine art, maritime antiques, nautical furnishings & authentic nautical decor. Featuring exceptional works of art from regional and national contemporary marine artists in a range of media including Jim Bolland, Michael Goodwin, Richard Moore, Erick Marshall Murray, Patrick O’Brien, and David Weiss. Voted one of five "Most Popular Hampton Roads Places" for three years running on Hampton Roads.com!
Features a collection of original fine crafts and art representing more than 300 North American artists, exhibited in a waterfront gallery. The collection includes pottery, raku, blown glass, stained glass, metal sculpture, photography, jewelry, paintings, fountains, and Judaica.
1 High St. | (757) 397-3207
Visual Arts Center
TCC at Olde Towne - Gallery spaces open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for visitors to Tidewater Community College's high-tech art school. Free and open to the public.
340 High St. | (757) 822-1888