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Heroes Art Sessions FAQs

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When and where are the art sessions?

The 2022 art session dates are listed below. Each session is held from 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the Visual Art Center of Richmond. Art Session sign ups are emailed out a few weeks in advance. Feel free to come to more than one session if you are able. Contact Anne-Randolph at anne-randolph@connorsheroes.org if you have any questions. 

  • Sunday, April 10, 2022
  • Sunday, May 15, 2022
  • Sunday, June 19, 2022
  • Sunday, July 17, 2022
  • Sunday, August 21, 2022
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022
  • Sunday, November 20, 2022
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022

Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 W Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
*street parking and additional parking available in the lot in the back of the building.

Image girl wearing a apron saying Be A Hero and painting a picture in an art studio

Does my child need to be artistic to participate?

Artistic ability not required – because our amazing volunteers and artists will help them figure it out.  They will have fun, express themselves artistically, and get to spend time with other kids who understand what they’re going through.

What happens at an art session?

Each art session is packed with several different types of art projects. Depending on which artists attend, the medium may vary from painting, sewing, clay, watercolors, pastels, and more. Each child can move from one art station to the next to ensure they can participate in all projects.  We typically have at the end of the session a yummy treat like Kona Ice Truck. Click here to see photos from our Heroes Art Sessions.

Can my child take home the art they create?

Sometimes! Each session there will be at least one piece your child can take home with them. So what happens to the collaborative pieces they worked on? These art pieces are later auctioned off at Connor’s Heroes largest fundraiser of the year, The Heroes Art Ball. The beauty of these pieces is that so many creative hands had a part in making the masterpiece come to life.

2019 Heroes Art Ball

What is the Heroes Art Ball?

It’s an evening celebrating our hero families, full of music, great food, dancing, a silent auction – all supporting the work of Connor’s Heroes. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and supports all of our programs. The main event is the live auction of art created by our Heroes who are in active treatment and their siblings with help from local, professional artists. Each collaborative piece expresses the emotions of being a child with cancer and the hope for a better future. If you are interested in learning more about the Heroes Art Ball, reach out to Erin at erin@connorsheroes.org.

Click this link to watch this video from a Heroes Art Session in 2019.

Contact Us

(804) 897-1272
www.connorsheroes.org
Erin Gardner, Program Director
erin@connorsheroes.org
Anne-Randolph Carter, Program Coordinator
anne-randolph@connorsheroes.org

COVID PRECAUTIONS
We continue to monitor and follow all CDC recommendations for COVID. All Connor’s Heroes staff and volunteers are fully vaccinated.

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