photo by: Christian Gregory
work by: Sean Sweeney
Gallery5 has become a premier arts venue for local and regional audiences. Gallery5’s exhibitions range from themed solo or group shows, international notables, local favorites and emerging unknowns whose works deserve more public exposure. Gallery5 showcases cutting-edge contemporary arts and crafts in an all-inclusive environment. Gallery5’s exhibitions are designed to further innovation in our region and encourage dialogue among artists and audiences.
In 2011, Gallery5 received “Best Art Gallery to See Richmond Artists” in Richmond Magazine’s Best and Worst of Richmond Awards. Also in 2011, Gallery5 received “Best Underground Venue for Music and Arts” and 2nd place for “Best Art Gallery” under the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for Style Weekly’s Best of Richmond Awards. In 2007-2009, Richmond Magazine awarded Gallery5 “Best Art Gallery” and “Gallery with the Most Attitude” in their annual Best and Worst of Richmond Awards. In 2008, Gallery5 received the prestigious Theresa Pollock Award for Excellence in the Arts for “Arts Innovator of the Year”.
Gallery5’s monthly opening receptions, held in conjunction with First Friday’s Art Walk, attract some of the largest, most diverse and enthusiastic audiences in Richmond.