Milk River Arts provides integrated career-focused support for artists with special needs through professional studio practice and exhibition opportunities.



W H A T   I N S P I R E S   A R T I S T S ?

Milk River Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts first partnered to focus on this simple but exciting question: “What inspires artists?” Our October 2015 Pop-up Workshops took place at the VMFA Pauley Center, and were a fantastic success. Many thanks to the VMFA staff, Milk River Arts artists, family and friends that made the event so memorable. Now we are ecstatic to hold regular Milk River Arts studio sessions at the VMFA and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Check out our “Up Next” tab (to the right>) for current dates and times.


Coming Up!

Sketchbook Project 
Thursday, August 18th
12:00 – 3:30pm
Glave Kocen Gallery
Cost per day $35*

Artists will explore mixed media and line drawing. Working with professional artist mentors, we will create a collaborative journal featuring drawings, paintings, collages from each artist. The journal will be reproduced and handsewn into Milk River Arts sketch + color books. Each participating artist will receive a copy and additional copies will be available for purchase. Participants should bring their own lunch/snacks appropriate for the time they plan to attend each day. Bottled water will be provided.

Please contact to register.

*please contact Sally @ to discuss payment options. Need-based scholarships are available.


Artist: Albert Costanzo

For more information on how to get involved, donate, or become a Milk River Arts artist, please email, or call 804.212.4364.


To see where Milk River Arts is headed, take a look at these organizations & artists we admire:

Creative Growth  /  Creativity Explored  /  NIAD Art Center  /  Judith Scott  /  Daniel Green