The 32nd annual Arts Around the Lake show will be held Sunday, September 25, 2011. The show will run from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. around Westhampton Lake on the University of Richmond campus. Approximately 100 Richmond, Virginia area artists will be displaying and selling their juried artwork in various mediums. Arts Around the Lake is sponsored by the Greater Richmond Alumni Chapter. Admission and parking are free.
Prior to July 2003, the Richmond Club of the Westhampton College Alumnae Association was the event sponsor (Westhampton College is the women's college of the university). Volunteers run the show and serve on the committee.
Arts Around the Lake started as part of the University of Richmond's 150th anniversary in 1979. The proceeds go toward a scholarship fund for a local student to attend the University. It also supports the local art community by accepting artists only from Richmond and its surrounding areas. It is a juried show, and to maintain quality artists are juried every 4 years for a space to exhibit and sell their work. New artists are then juried to fill any remaining spaces.