Celebrating the Elegance of a Bygone Era

We hope to expand the community’s knowledge and awareness of Art Deco by offering educational programs, lectures and museum and walking tours. We also will keep the public abreast of preservation issues through public meetings and announcements via various media outlets.

Re-creating and celebrating the elegance of this glamorous era is another important step in the preservation process. To bring the community together to celebrate the social aspects of the era, the Art Deco Society of Virginia plans to host and sponsor numerous era-appropriate events such as social gatherings, dance events, film series, lawn and garden parties and galas. We want to encourage enthusiasts to dress the part and to have a good old fashioned time!


Upcoming Events


Tour the Belgian Friendship Building at Virginia Union University


Join the Art Deco Society of Virginia for a rare opportunity to tour a piece of 1939 New York World’s Fair history (without having to travel 6 hours north to do it)!

We have arranged a special guided tour of the Belgium Pavilion (now known as the Belgian Friendship Building), which is housed on the Virginia Union University campus in Richmond, VA.

This building is special in many ways. Not only was it moved from New York to Richmond and meticulously rebuilt brick by brick, but the non-profit organization that maintains the building, Bells of Peace, is our benefactor for our 2015 Jazz Age Preservation Ball.

The tour will be led by historian Bryan Green of Commonwealth Architects and will give you an inside view of this Art Deco marvel as well as show you what needs to be done to preserve this historic landmark for years to come.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Belgian Friendship Building
1500 Lombardy St., Richmond
Cost: ADSVA Members (with membership card) – $5
General Public – $10


The Third Annual Jazz Age Preservation Ball


Tickets on sale now!.
Additional details coming soon!


Please refer to our calendar for future events: