In response to the heightened concerns related to COVID-19, 1708 Gallery will be temporarily closed

Updates about our reopening will be provided via email and posted here and on social media.

In the meantime, we'll be moving our programming online for the next few weeks. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay connected with our community of artists, supporters, and friends. We'll share posts about our current and upcoming artists, some possible takeovers, maybe a few favorites lists, and a couple of throwbacks.

As we try to navigate these unprecidented times, your support means the difference. Please consider donating to local arts organizations and supporting small businesses.

We ALSO have a special coupon for 15% off anything in our shop! Simply use the code FlattenThatCurve at checkout.

A Call for Mutual Aid: Seeking Immediate Donations for Mask Making

The Richmond Arts & Cultural Workers Coalition (supported by Studio Two Three and 1708 Gallery) and in collaboration with VCU Arts and VCU da Vinci Center are calling for skilled artists in the help of producing protective face masks for essential workers in Richmond. For more information on how to help:

More Information on How to Help
Sign up to help make masks at Studio Two Three
Three Mask Designs


The COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund, created by a coalition of arts and culture partners including 1708 Gallery, provides artists from all disciplines in the Richmond and Tri-Cities region with a one-time $500 grant to assist them during these difficult times. The Fund is designed to help compensate for lost work and to help with basic living expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will provide financial assistance for artists experiencing financial need including job losses, inability to pay rent or other bills, mental health services, medical care, child care assistance, and food insecurity, but not limited to these.

To date, $40,000 has been raised in support of the Fund, with a goal of raising an additional $10,000, giving us the opportunity to support 100 artists.

The application process will prioritize applications submitted by individuals from communities that have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or socioeconomic status. Applications may be submitted online or with assistance over the phone. Applications open on Thursday, April 9th.

To APPLY: visit or call (804) 353-0094.

To DONATE: visit the GO FUND ME page and help us help more artist in the Richmond area!

Artist Resources

Resources for artistsĀ (i.e. emergency funding)
Richmond Artists Job Group Facebook Page
Creative Capital: List of artists resources
Artist Emergency Grants
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
ArtworkArchive's financial relief resources for artists
Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Grant for artists
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
West Collection - Support for Artists
Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant
How to properly wash your hands
Financial Guides and Assistance