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McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville

Categories: Art Galleries, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
With forty art studios that are open to the public, five exhibition spaces, performance and rehearsal space, McGuffey Art Center is one of Virginia’s premiere cultural destinations. Situated in the heart of Charlottesville, steps from the Downtown Mall, McGuffey is a resource for residents and visitors alike. Founded in 1975, its artists provide tours, classes, and community outreach to thousands of visitors annually.

It hosts a monthly First Friday reception (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.), plus a diverse calendar of classes and programs. The registered historic building is an outstanding venue for rentals and special events. To inquire about membership, which is juried, or for more information, please email or call (434) 295-7973.
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  • Wonderful place to view all kinds of art. Studios are open and working artists invite you in to view their work and discuss their projects. 
  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 ther...  read more »
  • This is a great place lots of art!
  • This is basically a art place where local artists do art stuff in rented rooms
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