Portsmouth Arts District

The Portsmouth Arts and Cultural District celebrates creativity through the visual arts, music, theater, dance, spoken word, film, curation and expression.

Art Galleries & Theaters

Visitors will discover a historical movie theater, murals, curated exhibits and events that feature the best of cinema and arts. Whichever visual inspiration you seek, you’ll enjoy all that the Portsmouth Cultural Arts District has to offer.

Music Events & Festivals

Regardless of the season, The Arts District is always a hub of activity with special events, festivals and happenings. Get your fill of activities full of culture, food, history, music and community. Enjoy year-round entertainment!

Historic Sites & Museums

Whether you enjoy galleries, house museums, or self-guided tours of sites and monuments in this centuries-old city, you will find an abundance of artifacts, architecture, and tales from significant moments in American history. 

News & Events

Get the latest news and information about the Portsmouth Cultural Arts District.

Portsmouth Art Catalog

About Public Art The Portsmouth, Virginia Public Art Catalog is a compendium of public art installations around the city. The City of Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission (PMFAC) work with a variety of agencies and artists...

Winging It Through Portsmouth

Art Wings Come to Portsmouth Support Portsmouth Public Art is excited to invite everyone to enjoy our latest series of entertaining and interactive public art murals that encourage visitors to "Be a pART of ART".  Art Wings in Portsmouth, Virginia...

Destination P-Town: Portsmouth Promotes New Arts and Cultural District

AltDaily - September 11, 2017 By Penny Neef Portsmouth already has the pieces in place. Now it’s time to mark the gateways, fly some banners, create a website, engage the community, attract more art and artists, and promote the new Portsmouth Arts...

Arts District Map

Explore landmarks, outdoor murals and sculptures.