Studio Two Three is Richmond's nonprofit community print shop. We are the only communal printmaking workshop and print-specific gallery in the Richmond metropolitan area.

We are located at 1617 W. Main Street in the Fan’s Uptown Arts District, just up the block from Reynolds Gallery, Page Bond Gallery, and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

Open Hours Wednesday 11-9, Friday, and Saturday 11-5 and by appointment.

We offer professional facilities, affordable communal workspace for emerging and mid-career artists, educational programming and outreach, and an innovative gallery dedicated to fine art prints. Richmond is a city full of artistic talent, and S23 provides a community and a space to support that talent.

Our Mission

We inspire innovation in printmaking through artist residency, workshops, and exhibitions.

Our Vision

Studio Two Three aspires to be an anchor of the Richmond arts community by promoting excellence in printmaking and access for all.

Our Programs

Artist Residency:

S23 is the only printmaking workshop in Central Virginia that sustains a community of working artists through 24-hour access to a fully-equipped printmaking studio. S23 facilities support traditional printmaking techniques, including intaglio, relief, lithography, and screen printing, as well as digital printing. S23 is also home to the only open-access Communal Darkroom for black and white photography in Richmond. By providing artists with an affordable, professional and supportive workspace, S23 enables printmakers to explore and cultivate experimental, contemporary work and engage in artistic dialogue with fellow artists in the Richmond community. For more information visit the Artist Residency page and/or contact Ashley Hawkins, Executive Director, ashley@printrva.org.

Gallery Two Three:

Gallery Two Three is Richmond’s only gallery dedicated to showcasing innovative fine art prints, exposing thousands of visitors a year to the work of exceptional local and national printmakers. We are for First Friday Art Walks from 7-9 pm. Gallery Two Three is a unique resource for sustaining the arts in Richmond in that it emphasizes the work of young and emerging artists to ensure that Richmond remains a destination for the next generation of artists. Gallery Two Three encourages innovation and exploration in the printmaking field through exhibition of installation and performance-based print work as well as traditional methods. We take a very small commission from exhibition sales, allowing individual artists to derive the largest benefit possible from the sale of their work. For more information see visit the Gallery Page and/or contact Jake Urbanski, Gallery coordinator, at gallery@printrva.org.

Classes:

Our classes offer working artists as well as beginners with hands-on, intensive instruction in various printmaking techniques. S23 ensures that our workshops are affordable and welcoming to learners of all levels. Topics range from Super 8mm film making to photolithography, from black and white photography to intaglio, from zine-making to experimental screen printing. S23 classes are taught by established artists from the Richmond community who bring their knowledge, expertise, and innovative approaches in the printmaking medium to the classroom environment. S23 also offers Field Trips and Educational Tours for schools and nonprofit organizations. For more information visit the Classes Page.

Internships:

Studio Two Three 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. We believe this program is critical in developing both artistic and administrative skills in the next generation of Richmond artists. S23 interns have gone on to teach S23 adult classes and Second Saturday workshops, coordinate educational programming, and pursue arts administration careers. For more information visit the Internships Page.

Projects and Partnerships

Studio Two Three partners with other arts organizations in Richmond and nationally. Projects include printing demonstrations and workshops, collaborative portfolios, and printing at community fairs and events. For more information on partnering with Studio Two Three, contact ashley@printrva.org for more information!