Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

For poor kids in American cities, life can be hard.  Gangs, guns and drugs are part of the landscape, but one historian says things were even worse in Richmond after the Civil War. More than a thousand lived on the streets including at least 100 kids - selling newspapers for a penny apiece and doing battle with rocks.

While millions of TV viewers watch and thousands converge on the capital city of Richmond for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, right in the heart of the area is a museum that could blunt some of the negative publicity the city received over its Confederate monuments.

Find the Art Doors

Sep 17, 2015

The city of Richmond is hosting an unusual art show featuring more than three dozen doors.  They’re on display across town, and sponsors have offered a prize for people who can find and photograph all forty of them. 

Earl Swift

Virginia loves its classic cars.  Every year, there are dozens of events scheduled around the state to celebrate everything from the Model-T to muscle cars. 

A Virginia author says automobiles are key to our past, and he’s written a book that details the history of Detroit, the Commonwealth and a 1957 Chevy wagon owned by more than a dozen Virginians. 

During his years as a reporter for the Virginian Pilot, Earl Swift had an idea.

Art Without Walls

Sep 15, 2015

In many large cities, when new buildings go up, there’s a requirement to include public art in the construction project. They’re known as, ‘One percent for art’ programs. In most smaller cities and towns, those programs don’t exist.  But one, in southwestern Virginia, has figured out another way to do it.