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The Arts & Music Scene Art That Moves You Surrealist painter Salvador Dali said, “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” Whatever medium may inspire you, galleries and artwork abound here in Charlottesville. Each first Friday of the month, local galleries and other venues on the Downtown Mall open their doors to display works of art in the popular First Friday Artwalk.
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A perfect place to start your walk is the McGuffey Art Center, located one block from the Downtown Mall. This gallery space is full of artists at work in their studios accented by a gift shop that carries a variety of members’ art throughout the year. You can browse the light-filled studios and multiple exhibition spaces at McGuffey itself. When you explore the Downtown Mall, check out Chroma Projects, where you can see Tim Michel’s “Ruminant” and Lara Call Gastinger’s “Documenting Fall and Winter” throughout November. The University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum of Art provides a sophisticated, high-tech home for the art contained within its historic walls. Alongside the permanent exhibits this winter, explore special exhibits, such as “Reflections: Native Art Across Generations” and “Camera Work: American Photography of the Early 20th Century” through January 27. A visit to the studio, gallery and printmaking workshop of landscape artist Frederick Nichols is just a short drive north of Charlottesville in Barboursville. Visit the Nichols Gallery Annex to see the work of Virginia artists. On the way, stop at Contemporary Art gallery Les Yeux du Monde just off Route 20. Les Yeux du Monde will feature Anne Harris Massie: New Paintings from November 16–December 31. After visiting Barboursville, head east to Gordonsville and see a unique collection of work by local and national artists at the Annie Gould Gallery. Whether you are merely appreciating or interested in purchasing, the Charlottesville Darrell Rose. Photo Credit: Jen Fariello area’s vibrant and robust art scene should not be missed. For more details, visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.
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