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McGuffey Art Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Local artists show their work

McGuffey is the home to artists both interesting and those less so. On First Fridays you can wander... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
A smaller version of the Torpedo Factory

Filled with artists' studios, most of which are open and friendly during the First Friday's art... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Cindy M
Richmond, Virginia
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201 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5012
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

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 floor gallery. It's a hit and miss...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank zagnutmom
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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, they have plenty of food and wine to sample while...More

1  Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

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 can go. The art...More

2  Thank Patti C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Love exploring this wonderful Art Center! My 6 year old daughter took Clay for Kids and LOVED it! Fantastic. Love meeting local artists and learning about their work while waiting for her class. Fantastic!

Thank DyanMon
Reviewed 11 February 2017

If you're into art this is the place to be for 1st Friday. The exhibits change every month. There is a wide range of artwork on display and you can meet the artists in their studios. It's a local treasure.

Thank Roma M
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We love to explore the studios and the sculpture garden with the kids. The store is a wonderful way to discover new artists and support this community.

Thank LydiaMill
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The center is a collection of open galleries where you can visit the artists and talk about their work. There is a wonderful mixture of art here. Most of the art in this area is textiles and pottery. It is refreshing to see paintings, mixed...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 3 October 2016

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.

Thank msjp
Reviewed 21 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank Brian L
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