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

The Inaugural Richmond Art Deco Weekend!

Spend the weekend getting to know fellow vintage enthusiasts and celebrating Richmond’s wonderful Art Deco history! We have some great events planned that will put you over the moon!

Jazz Age Richmond Walking Tour with Edwin Slipek

Take a stroll through the streets of Richmond with architectural historian Edwin Slipek and learn what the city was like during the Jazz Age. On this tour you will visit many of the capital city’s Art Deco architectural marvels and learn about the stories and scandals that roared through Richmond in the 1920s.

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Meet at the Sun Trust Plaza at 10th and Main streets.
Cost: $10

Payable at the beginning of the tour. Please bring cash. Exact change preferred. No registration required.


Prohibition Cocktail Party

Let’s kick off the pre-picnic festivities with an evening of libations and elbow rubbing in one of Richmond’s beautifully restored 1920s restaurants, The Viceroy! We invite all of our members, picnicgoers and out-of-town guests to mix, mingle and get acquainted over a few pre-dinner drinks.

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
5 p.m.
The Viceroy
600 N. Sheppard St.
Cash Bar


The 3rd Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic

Grab your boater, your garden party finest and your picnic basket and join the Art Deco Society of Virginia as we journey back in time to the 1920s, where afternoons on the lawn consisted of friends, food and frivolity!

The 3nd Annual Gatsby Afternoon Picnic will take place on the lush lawns of the Wilton House Museum. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon dining with friends, both new and old, while overlooking the beautiful James River.

In an effort to beat the summer heat, we are moving this year’s soiree to the front of the grounds under the cover of Wilton’s beautiful century-old trees.

This year’s event will feature…
Charleston Dance Lessons
Croquet and Badminton Tournaments
Vintage Fashion Contest (Dress to impress!!)
Paper Moon Photos
Charleston Dance Competition
Vintage Retail Vendors
Food Vendors and more!

For tickets and more info, please visit our official Gatsby Afternoon Picnic page!



Please refer to our calendar for future events: