RVA ink

Whether it’s a reminder of a loved one, a good story, or simply to showcase the work of an artist whose style you fancy, tattoos abound in the Capital City. There’s a good chance if you aren’t a tattooed Richmonder, you know someone who is.

Richmond Fisher House: A home away from home

Wayne Walker and his team at Richmond Fisher House have made it their goal to ease the hardships experienced by families of veterans injured in combat. The house was built in July 2008 by the Fisher House Foundation at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center location.

Landlord-Tenant Law: Rules to live by

With commencement complete (or just around the corner for some), we know there are swarms of new grads getting ready move into their own places for the first time. Before you sign those leases, take a look at this breakdown of your rights as a tenant (and what your landlord can and cannot do).

Inside the Crafters Studio: Phil Barbato

Plush viking octopi? Chickens with beards? Expect all that and more from Phil Barbato at Sunday’s Spring Bada-Bing!

Inside the Crafters Studio: Erika Hollen

Born in Houston, Texas, Erica Hollen came to Richmond to attend grad school at VCU. She has been selling her line of botanical skin care products, Jackson Sage, since 2006. She’s also a vendor at Richmond Craft Mafia’s Spring Bada-Bing on Sunday. Let’s get to know her a little better.

Inside the Crafters Studio: April Scott

April Scott grew up in Lynchburg and came to Richmond in 1991 for college. After moving away for a few years, Scott came back to stay in 1997. Her “delicious handmade baby and toddler dresses” can be found on her Etsy site. Here she tells us a little bit about her creative process and what we can expect from her at this year’s Spring Bada-Bing, the much-anticipated craft show produced by the Richmond Craft Mafia.

Inside the Crafters Studio: Nicole Lee

Our profiles of Richmond Craft Mafia’s Spring Bada-Bing vendors continue with thoughts from local designer Nicole Lee.

Inside the Crafters Studio: Tasha McKelvey

Tasha McKelvey was born in Michigan and raised in Matthews County, Virginia. She now calls Richmond home and creates her garden-inspired pottery which you can find here and here. She’ll also be selling her goods at the Richmond Craft Mafia’s 2010 Spring Bada-Bing this weekend.

Inside the Crafters Studio: Erica Vess

Originally from Lynchburg, Erica Vess moved to Richmond in 1997 to attend VCU’s fine arts and painting program. She now sells her work through her popular Etsy shop, Bee’s Knees Studio and is a vendor at this year’s Spring Bada-Bing! Find out how she got started and what to expect from her on Sunday.

Dominion Riverrock photo contest

The second-annual Dominion Riverrock festival is happening May 14 and 15 on Brown’s Island. The two-day event celebrates sports, music and of course, fun on the James River. Just like last year, photographers of all skill levels can register to participate in a digital photo contest.