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Heroes Art Sessions FAQs

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When and where are the art sessions?

The Heroes Art Session* dates are below. Each session is held from 2:00 – 3:30 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 Jillian, Program Director, at if you have questions. 

  • Sunday January 21, 2024
  • Sunday February 18, 2024
  • Sunday March 17, 2024
  • Sunday April 7, 2024

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.
*Dates subject to change.

Click this link to watch a video of a Heroes Art Session.

Group of children and volunteers making a painting
A girl in the center is smiling

Does my child need to be artistic to participate?

Artistic ability not required – because our amazing volunteers and artists will spark your child’s creativity. They will have fun, express themselves artistically, and get to spend time with other kids who understand what they’re going through.

Who comes to an art session?

We invite childhood cancer heroes who are in active treatment and post treatment. The rest of the family is invited too! Art projects are for toddlers to teens. Even parents and caregivers create too!

What happens at an art session?

Each art session is packed with different types of art projects. Depending on the artists, the mediums vary from painting, sewing, clay, watercolors, pastels, and more. Each child can move from one art station and 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.

What is a collaborative piece?

Our Artist Mentors concept an art piece for all the children to work on together. The beauty of collaborative art is so many creative hands had a part in making the masterpiece come to life. Children have painted blocks when pieced together made up a butterfly, painted the spots on a giraffe with their favorite color, or sewed a quilt block.

These art pieces are later auctioned off at Connor’s Heroes largest fundraiser of the year, The Heroes Art Ball.

Can my child take home the art they create?

Yes, at each session there will be at least one piece your child can take home with them.

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, contact Celia at

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(804) 897-1272