McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville

4.3
#5 of 6 in Museums in Charlottesville
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 mcguffey@mcguffeyartcenter.com or call (434) 295-7973.
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  • This was more of a haphazard starving artist gallery. No air conditioning (and it was in the upper 90's!) and the art looks like student projects rather than professional level work.  more »
  • Filled with artists' studios, most of which are open and friendly during the First Friday's art openings. I almost always find their main gallery to have a great show as well. On those First Fridays, ...  more »
  • This is not a museum in my opinion. It is a very old and dirty school with "starving" artists. You walk in and there is no one to greet you or give you guidance. There are no instructions on where you...  more »
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  • Nice place for art classes. Come early. Parking can be challenging.
  • Discover talent in our own "backyards" at McGuffey. This repurposed school offers studio space for visual arts and crafts.
  • See contemporary artists at work. Very inspiring!
  • A great place to witness the artistic process! My children have participated in classes and a workshop and enjoyed them thoroughly.
  • Awesome works of art and local artists are there to talk about their craft
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