The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Best local museum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)
200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.
Best local film festival
Richmond International Film Festival
Rvafilmfestival.com (various locations)
The Byrd Theatre is one of the most beautiful movie palaces on the East Coast. In addition to hosting diverse local film festivals, it has hosted artists ranging from John Waters and Crispin Glover to comedians Margaret Cho and Harry Shearer, even Hollywood stars such as Tom Hanks and more recently, Ethan Hawke.
Best local theater
The Byrd Theatre
2908 W. Cary St.
Virginia Repertory Theatre hosts theatrical productions at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre on Broad Street.
Best local theater company
Virginia Repertory Theatre
114 W Broad St.
Best outdoor festival
Daydream Fest, held at Main Line Brewery (May 30, 2022)
Cris Jacobs band performs at Friday Cheers in 2021 at Brown's Island.
Best concert series
Friday Cheers at Brown's Island
Best dance company
Richmond Urban Dance
900 Catherine St.
Independent art gallery Gallery5 in Jackson Ward plays host to a number of concerts, art shows, and community events.
Best independent gallery
200 W. Marshall St.
The Shins perform to a packed house at The National on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.
Best concert venue
708 E. Broad St.
Los Angeles-raised artist Kehinde Wiley's "Rumors of War" (2019) in front of VMFA.
Best public art
Kehinde Wiley’s “Rumors of War” (2019), located in front of VMFA at 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.