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McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville

#5 of 7 in Museums in Charlottesville
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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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  • Walk around, upstairs and down, friendly artists, great art, big (former school) building. Very interesting place, well worth the visit.  more »
  • McGuffey is the home to artists both interesting and those less so. On First Fridays you can wander in an out of the studios, but other times there is a showing of the artists' work in the first...  more »
  • The art here is great. I can always meet someone new and share ideas. There is NO room for hate here. Definitely a nice environment. Make sure to check out the free pile and dont be afraid to drop some stuff off too.
  • Great idea. Lots of artists working in their studios and willing to be observed. Art show happening while we were there. Good way to take a break from downtown while visiting cville.

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