Arts & Culture

Suffolk’s up and coming arts and culture scene has developed into the perfect blend of local, regional and national artisans through visual art, theatre, dance, music and more. Whether it’s the spoken word, an expression captured in a photograph or the timeless grace of a ballet dancer – Suffolk opens a gateway for artists and those who appreciate their craft.

Suffolk Art Gallery

Suffolk Art League

118 Bosley Avenue

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 1pm-5pm

The Suffolk Art Gallery is a lovely art gallery situated in the historic Lakeside neighborhood in downtown Suffolk. Nestled amongst Victorian and Colonial architecture, you’ll find a former library constructed in the early 1960’s and repurposed as the Suffolk Art Gallery in the mid 1980’s.

The Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits and through a partnership with the Suffolk Art League and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts offers year-round programming. From painting and pastels to weaving and quilting, you can find a variety of art classes and workshops offered by the Suffolk Art League.

Annual events include The Suffolk Art League’s Juried Arts Exhibition, The Student Exhibit of Excellence, Suffolk Art Gallery’s Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, and the Suffolk Art League’s open Member’s Show. New and exciting exhibits, events and lecture series are included throughout the year at the Suffolk Art Gallery.


Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

110 West Finney Avenue
757.923.0003 administrative office
757.923.2900 box office

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm. Ticket window opens 90 minutes prior to events

Suffolk High School, built in 1922, has been restored and repurposed as the premier visual and performing arts venue for Suffolk.

In the heart of downtown, the classic Greek-Revival structure houses a 500 seat theatre which is the stage for concerts, ballets, musicals, dramatic works, symphony performances, films, children’s plays, puppet shows and so much more.

Two beautiful art galleries flank the Birdsong Theatre and host an ever-changing array of world-class exhibits. The galleries also provide additional space for special event rentals, receptions, meetings, etc.

The 62,880-square-foot facility offers studios for dance, painting, sculpting, weaving classes and several other arts related classes. Within the massive three-story Center, there is a ballroom and banquet hall, classroom museum, gift shop and an on-site restaurant (Mosaic by Holland’s).


Plum Crazy Art

1893 Governor's Pointe Drive, Suite A 

Hours:  Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm

Plum Crazy Art is a local gallery featuring unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade art -- jewelry, pottery, painted glass, photography, paintings, knitting/crocheting, and so much more. Located in the Shops at Governor's Pointe in North Suffolk, Plum Crazy Art has something unique for every space in your home or office.

Think of Plum Crazy Art when your next decorating need comes up, or you need that last-minute hostess gift, baby, birthday, or shower gift. With our prices ranging from $5 to $500, we have something for everyone. 

Plum Crazy Art is a mecca for local artistic talent! Come in and find that unique, perfect piece that you have been looking for!


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