132-A NORTH SYCAMORE STREET, PETERSBURG, VA 23803 - 804.793.8300


artists, get involved!

rent a studio

The Ward Center for Contemporary Art is home to 55 brand new artist studios which have been designed to provide the ideal conditions for creating and viewing artwork. Prices start at $95/month. With high-end amenities like LED track lighting, hanging systems, wireless internet, artist sinks, restrooms, high tin ceilings, stained concrete floors, top of the line HVAC systems, elevator access, key-less entry system, and handicap accessibility, the creative potential is endless. Join our community of inspiring, creative, artists. Call 804.793.8300 to schedule a tour and submit your free application to get started in your new creative space.

rent a display space

The Ward Center for Contemporary Art has brand new display walls and high-visibility display windows available for your art! Get your work out to the public, and sell without needing to be present, through our sales office. The walls feature high-end track lighting throughout. Prices starting at $40/month. Free Application.

Call 804.793.8300 to reserve your space and take a tour!


have a gallery show

The Ward has galleries available for artists, individuals, associations and groups who wish to have an exhibition. We would love to help your showcase you artwork in our stunning new facility. We provide galleries in all different sizes with high-end track lighting throughout. The Ward will promote your show and feature your images information on our website. Contact us for our affordable rates and current availability. Call 804.793.8300.

feature exhibitions

The Ward Center for Contemporary Art has Featured exhibits from national and internationally known artists. These aim to be a draw for openings and regional tourism. To submit a proposal for a Feature exhibit, email a maximum one-page prospectus and a link to images for consideration to:

We are currently accepting proposals for the 2015-2016 season.

teach a class

Are you interested in teaching a class? The Ward Center for Contemporary Art is committed to providing space for the enrichment of the community. We have affordable rates for your teaching ventures and can accommodate both small and large sessions.

Please call for pricing and availability: 804.793.8300