Studio Two Three is Central Virginia’s only arts incubator. We feature studio facilities, classes and workshops, artist residency, and open doors. We provide 24/7 access to printing presses, darkroom, digital lab, communal workspace and individual studios to support art making and elevate voices in our community. Within our walls, artists and community members work together to make art, connections and collaborations that contribute to the vibrancy and life of Richmond, Virginia. S23 is a place where Richmond is making its creative community and its future.
WHY ARE WE A NONPROFIT?
We offer studio membership, classes, field trips and educational programming at well below market rates. Our nonprofit status enables us to secure grants and donations that keep these programs affordable and accessible for all Richmond community members.
Our mission is to give people the space, the tools, and the education to find that thing they love and make it.
Members have 24/7 access to the studio. We have facilities for etching, relief, lithography, and screen printing, digital printing, and a black and white darkroom. Artist Residents have access to all printmaking equipment, conference and lounge spaces, a kitchenette, wireless internet, darkroom, and a community of fellow artists and craftspeople. For more information visit the MEMBERSHIPS page.
Our classes are affordable and welcoming to learners of all levels. Topics range from screen printing, paper marbling and bookmaking to digital photography, sewing and calligraphy. Our instructors are established artists who bring their knowledge, expertise, and innovative approaches to the classroom. For more information visit the CLASSES page.
Our interns learn critical hands-on experience and resume-building skills by working in all aspects of S23’s operations, including gallery administration and installation, event planning, educational programming, fundraising and community outreach, and nonprofit administration. Our internships develop artistic and administrative skills in the next generation of Richmond artists. For more information visit the Internships Page.
STUDIO TWO THREE STORE
We are the home of sweet, sweet Richmond swag (and a lot of other cool stuff). Everything in our store is designed and printed in-house with lots of love. We also feature work by a rotating cast of talented local artists. Your purchase supports RVA's nonprofit art space! Be sure to swing by the store for in-store exclusives.
FIELD TRIPS, TEAM BUILDING & CUSTOM EVENTS
We offer field trips for local schools as well as custom workshops for team building, corporate retreats, parties, weddings & more! You can come to Studio Two Three or bring our print truck, S23 To-Go to you. S23 To-Go is a mobile printmaking and photography studio and retail store on wheels! It's styled after ice cream trucks to emphasize art’s ability to delight and feed our spirits. We bring S23 To-Go to festivals, schools, team building events at local businesses and more! For more info and to book, visit the our Field Trips and Team Building, Retreats, Weddings & More pages!
WHERE DOES OUR FUNDING COME FROM?
Earned income comprises 50-60% of our annual revenue. Generous contributions from individuals, corporations and grant funders comprise 40-50% of our annual revenue. We are committed to sustainability; our earned revenue sources provide for security and predictable income. Contributions provide for growth, capital expansion and program delivery. Donations are welcome and may be made here.