ARTCHO is an annual festival bringing the people of Charlottesville together to enjoy art, music, and food in a relaxed, family friendly environment. Our goal is to exhibit high quality artwork at prices that regular folks can afford. Local restaurants and talented musicians will keep you well fed and entertained while yo browse a broad selection of original art by Virginia's best creatives. All art will be for sale. Additionally, each artist donates a work of their choice for out silent auction to support a partner charity, which is held throughout the day.You do not have to be present to win. The festival is free and open to the public.Donation and proceeds from the event go to a local non-profit to assist in strengthening the community. We are happy to announce that this year's partner recipient is Common Ground Healing Arts.
Imagine a walk-through, sculptural , mural-festooned Mecca that's free and open for the public to wander, night and day. Welcome to the IX Art Park: a public, non-commercial, interactive space for spontaneous dreaming – for residents, visitors, families and solo acts. Indulge your eyes, ears, mind, heart and soul. It's all about possibility.... more