208 East Main Street Selden Arcade Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 625 4211
d'ART Center in Norfolk is synonymous with creativity. A haven for art lovers and connoisseurs alike, this art space is home to a bevy of assorted artists who showcase the best of their creative talent at its premises. Lay eyes on some of the most exotic art exhibitions: watercolors, oils and other mediums that are sure to delight your inner artist. Special art sessions, workshops and classes are there for you to take advantage of and explore. Know more about lending the finishing touches to a pot or a sculpture, or make a piece of jewelry to gift your loved ones. Regular art camps make the process of learning exciting even as you drown in a sea of colors. Entry is free. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
340 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 822 1450
Located in the former Loew's State Theater, Roper Performing Arts Center hosts a wide range of events, including films, theater productions and dance. The building is from the 1926 and is a restored movie and Vaudeville theater. The center is elegant with glass chandeliers and architectural details. The center seats 900 people and has been equipped with modern technology.
208 E. Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 664 6880
Art lovers should visit Selden Arcade while in Norfolk, especially since Selden has recently become Norfolk's Cultural Arts Center. The Selden also has two galleries where you can admire contemporary art which often feature local artists. The center also often hosts performing artists and local events.
This restored historic house was once home to Norfolk entrepreneur Moses Myers. One of the first brick houses built here after the Revolutionary War, the Moses Myers House today contains a nice collection of original furnishings, family portraits and other works by Thomas Sully. The Moses Myers house. An ongoing restoration of this house continues by the Garden Club of Virginia.
240 W. Freemason Street Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 623 9814
This historic home was built in 1854 for the James Hunter, his wife Lizzie, and their three children. All of the children remained unmarried, and the youngest, Eloise, converted the house to the museum as part of her Hunter Foundation. The museum opened in 1988 and gives visitors a glimpse into lives of a wealthy family at the end of the 19th Century. Friendly docents conduct tours every half hour, explaining the history of the house as well as the lives of the Hunter family.
254 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 627 1234
This historic theater is named for its original proprietor, the "Father of Vaudeville", Jake Wells. Today, the Wells is home to the Virginia Stage Company and regularly hosts shows. The Wells and the VSC in the past have put on such productions as My Fair Lady and A Christmas Carol.
134 W Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 622 4822
The Virginia Ballet Theatre has been performing and wowing audiences for more than four decades. The VBT is well known locally, nationally and internationally. The VBT has an impressive repertoire which includes perennial favorite The Nutcracker. See website for more information about upcoming shows.
In 1999, the year after Norfolk adopted the mermaid as their city logo, a city-wide art project was developed to bring this symbol to life throughout the city. Local artisans created the mermaid statues scattered throughout the city, interpreting the mermaid mythology and life in Norfolk. Dozens of mermaid statues adorn the city's streets and buildings. See how many you can find!
601 East Freemason Street Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 441 1526
Located in the historic Willoughby-Baylor House, which dates back to the late 18th Century, the Norfolk History Museum hosts interesting exhibitions about all aspects of Norfolk's history. From maritime history to the architectural history of the city, visitors are sure to walk away from this museum feeling educated. Another main feature of the museum is the garden, installed in 1991, which is a representation of what a colonial garden would have looked like.
201 St. Paul's Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23510 +1 757 627 4353
St. Paul's dates back to 1739, making it one of the oldest original colonial buildings, but the history of the parish goes back even farther than that. Today, visitors to the church can still see a cannonball that was lodged there in 1776.