I never had anything to do with art until I moved to Charlottesville. Now, I find myself at McGuffey Art Center on a frequent basis. I like the place so much, that I volunteered to hang exhibits there for LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph, this summer. I have met photographers, sculptors, glass blowers and pottery wizards there. All are Artists... 更多
As an artist visiting Charlottesville it was great to visit a place like McGuffey to connect with local artists and get an understanding of local arts practice. Every town should have a place for there local artists to develop, create, exhibit and sell their work. The one thing that I was a little disappointed in was the lack of things... 更多
I go on Sunday's for open studio. We have a model for 4 hours and is very cheap. $5/hour. Good place to paint and meet other artists.
Art shows are friendly and every time I visit I am overwhelmed by the talent. The opportunity to interact with artists in their studios is interesting for budding artists.
What a smart use for an old school building. This can be a hit-or-miss with finding a specific artist, but if you are willing to just wander through the building and find the studios that are open door or have a sign to indicate the studio is open than you are in for a lot of fun. And at the... 更多
I like the idea of this place; artists in their studios working away while welcoming visitors. This is a similar concept to the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA, but not nearly as large. When we were there on a Thursday morning, there were about 10 artists working, and no other visitors. It was free, and nice to walk through and... 更多
First Fridays is the time to go, all the artists welcome you to their studios while the staff share snacks and wine with you. Enjoy a wonderful place to see all what the charlottesville art scene has to offer from over 30+ artists.
Various artists in different mediums were on hand to discuss their work. very interesting. This is a great adaptive re-use of an old school building. However, I did find it interesting that no one knew about the McGuffey Reader.