McGuffey Art Center

201 Second Street, NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 295-7973


The McGuffey Art Center is a co-operative, non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1975 and is housed in the former McGuffey Elementary School building. The schoolrooms were transformed into forty studios, three galleries, and a gift shop. The galleries now offer the largest displaying space in Charlottesville and the gift shop carries a varied selection of all members’ work throughout the year. All studios are open 17.5 hours per week in order for the public to observe work in progress.

The Center offers classes in various types of arts and crafts. Tours and demonstrations are offered twice monthly during the school year to requesting organizations. For a small charge, arts-related organizations use the Center for receptions, fundraising events, workshops, and meetings.

The Center is open to the public six days a week at no charge. TUESDAY - SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; SUNDAY 1:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m.; MONDAY- Closed. HOLIDAY CLOSING SCHEDULE: New Years Eve/Day, July 4th, Last two weeks in August, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day.



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