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Art Junction Chili Throwdown


  • October 5, 2018 | 6:00 pm

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its Fifth Annual Art Junction Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. Over 20 restaurants contribute their best chili, which is taste-tested by both a blind jury and the event’s attendees. After guests have voted, they’re welcome to go back for a full bowl of their favorite chili. At the end of the evening, VisArts presents two restaurants with awards—an overall award, selected by the judges, and a people’s choice award. Last year, more than 500 people attended this indoor/outdoor event. Tickets are $20 for VisArts members and $25 for the general public. Kids under age 12 eat for $5 and kids under age 3 eat free. Adult admission includes a handmade ceramic bowl—made by a VisArts clay artist—and a drink ticket. Additional ceramic bowls are available for purchase.