Membership and Financial Support

9 Muses RVA is overjoyed that we have now open the doors to our brick and mortar store in Scott's Addition, and we thank you for your support.

We are now supporting 25+ local artists and makers with retail and exposure opportunities. However, we have so much more to do this year, and as a new small business we ask for your financial support.

Join our family of supporters and enjoy exclusive member perks for all of 2024.

Perks include discounts on store purchases and classes; early-bird specials, limited edition art, special events, and more.

Most importantly, you'll be a partner with 9 Muses RVA in supporting local artists, musicians, and creators.

Please consider supporting 9 Muses RVA this year. Sign up below for your annual membership and enjoy the following perks:

  • FRIENDS AND FAMILY

    • 10% discount on store purchases
    • 10% discount on art class registrations
    • Early-bird notice for new classes
    $25 per year 
  • FOUNDER'S CLUB

    • 10% discount on store purchases
    • 10% discount on art class registrations
    • Early-bird notice for new classes
    • Entry into drawing for $50 gift card
    • 50% discount on in-store lemonade
    $50 per year 
  • PATRON

    • 10% discount on store purchases
    • 10% discount on art class registrations
    • Early-bird notice for new classes
    • Entry into drawing for $50 gift card
    • 50% discount on in-store lemonade
    • Limited-edition print or art, selected by 9 Muses RVA
    $100 per year 
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Fundraising Goal for 2024

  • Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year via memberships and community donations
  • This will allow 9 Muses RVA to progress toward our goals for the store, classroom space and programming

Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission is to empower local artists and creators, by providing platforms to showcase and sell their unique creations. These platforms are easy to access and affordable, so there are no costs to an artists until a work is sold
  • Our Vision is to make RVA art more accessible to the community, to create a cultural hub for creatives, and to be a one-of-a-kind destination for those looking to purchase unique, local creations

Accomplishments

  • November 2023 - 9 Muses RVA opens Online Marketplace
  • February 2024 - officially open doors to Scott's Addition store on W Clay St
  • March 2024 - now supporting 25 artists/makers, and 3 musicians/bands with retail and exposure opportunities

Goals for 2024

  • Classroom - build out our facilities so artists have ability to offer classes, an important revenue stream for them
  • Programming - featured artist exhibits and events throughout the year
  • Podcast network - weekly podcasts with interviews and conversations with local artists, makers and others
  • Local music support - retail and merch support, as well as exposure through curated playlists and interviews
  • Community patio space - Outdoor communal space to include a mini library, and mini art galleries
  • Artist support - our goal is to support 100 artists and makers by the end of year one
  • Partnerships with local small businesses - support RVA small businesses (especially those just launching or in need of retail opportunities), as well as in-store product tastings