If you live in the Charlottesville are or are just visiting, a visit to the McGuffy Art Center is definitely in order. The art displays are varied and wonderful and rooms are often open to see what art is being created in each studio. You will see medium that is truly unique and amazing. Art is available for purchase as... read full comment
You have to bear in mind that Charlottesville is a small place so this is not the kind of museum you would find in New York or DC. That being said, there are great local artists and lots of awesome things going on.
Every town needs a place like this and it's great that this one provides so much for the community and is so central to downtown.
McGuffey Art Center, located one block from the Downtown Mall in a historical school building, is one of the oldest artist-run cooperative art centers in the country. The art center currently houses 48 renting artists with open studios and 6 incubator residency artists. The art center is open to the public to view monthly exhibitions which showcase works by artists in our association and within our greater Charlottesville community. McGuffey also hosts group tours, workshops, classes, summer art camps, and community events. To find out more about our artist community, check out our website.