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McGuffey Art Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great Art

Walk around, upstairs and down, friendly artists, great art, big (former school) building. Very... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
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 July 9, 2018
Richard C
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201 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5012
+1 434-295-7973
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Walk around, upstairs and down, friendly artists, great art, big (former school) building. Very interesting place, well worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed August 7, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank doxymum
Reviewed May 22, 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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Cindy M
Reviewed April 20, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank 87pattic
Reviewed April 9, 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!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank DyanMon
Reviewed February 11, 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Roma M
Reviewed December 31, 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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LydiaMill
Reviewed October 17, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank George H
Reviewed October 3, 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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Is there an entrance fee???
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