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.
The positives about this group of galleries is that the artist's are truly trying. One can find an occasional worthy effort. But in the main much of what is offered is mediocre. The negatives come under the heading of tax dollars lost. McGuffey does not receive any direct subsidies from taxpayers. But it is a municipal building that is tied... 更多
In a large old school building near the Downtown Mall, this is a great place to meet the artists working in their studios.
The art center is housed in an historic brick three story school very near the downtown historic mall.The original wood floors are beautiful throughout. And the interior architecture of the school is intact and used very well. The center halls on all three floors are hung with incredible, local art. I wanted to buy a lot of it. The classrooms... 更多