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“A surprising gem in a small town...”

The Arts Center in Orange
Ranked #7 of 9 things to do in Orange
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A surprising gem in a small town...”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you are in the area, do stop by. There are surprising works of art there and the friendly staff will interact just as much as you wish, telling you about the artists.

Visited November 2013
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Rapidan, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Exhibits worth a detour”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

It's amazing what this small town art gallery has done. It's exhibits are beautifully curated and diverse in subjects and media. Plus there is an excellent gift shop of handcrafted items, including adorable sweaters and aprons, cards, handcrafted bowls of honeysuckle vines and jewelry. Also a studio for "outsider art" with sales of a local man, Joe Sims, who has shown several times in New York. Definitely worth going out of your way to see. A current show on "Spring Training" with a baseball motif is typical of the scope. Higher quality than one would expect in a small town. Free admission.

Visited January 2013
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Louisa, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Lovely Oasis”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

For locals, come-here's, and tourists alike, spending some time at The Arts Center In Orange is always a good idea. There's always an interesting exhibit, a well stocked gift shop full of work exclusively by Virginia artists, and the sweetest volunteer staffing the cash register.

Visited January 2013
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New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fine Local Art and Crafts”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Lovely gallery and shop! I like to buy local art when I travel and this is the perfect place. You will find unique, local fine arts and crafts here. Lots of variety. The people running the place are very friendly.

Visited March 2012
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