Cary Street Gym Art Space

On Monday, October 18, 2010, Recreational Sports opened the first installment of the Cary Street Gym Art Space, providing students in VCU’s School of the Arts another place on campus to share their work with the VCU community. The idea stemmed from Recreational Sports Marketing Assistant, Amber Bender’s work with the University Student Commons Art Space. “We wanted to bring some color to the walls of the gym,” said Bender. “We want to provide students with a place to display their work in a place most people wouldn’t expect to see it.” Director of Recreational Sports, Tom Deihl, is also pleased with the addition. “Recreational Sports is extremely pleased to be able to provide a space to display student art,” Deihl said. “The student art adds another dimension to the experience of Cary Street Gym.”

The Cary Street Gym Art Space is a student-run, committee-selected collection of works on display throughout the gym. The art is submitted on a rolling basis and is selected by the committee based on availability of space and quality of work. All types of work are welcome including sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and photography. Currently, art is on display in the first floor hall display cases and in the second floor lounge area.

If you wish to submit your art to be considered for future installations or have any questions or comments, please email


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