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Piedmont Council for the Arts

201 Second St. NW, Studio 22, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 971-2787


Piedmont Council of the Arts (PCA) supports access to and awareness of the arts as an essential part of life in the Charlottesville area. By nurturing the arts, we enrich our community.

PCA promotes area artists and arts organizations and provides residents and visitors with up-to-date information on the numerous cultural opportunities available in Central Virginia.

If you're visiting the Charlottesville area and interested in the arts, take advantage of the many planning resources that PCA offers through the arts destination website,

PCA's online Art Events Calendar provides a comprehensive list of hundreds of area arts events each month. Events are organized by category (Family, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Literary & Other). You can view the calendar by month, week, or day to help you best plan your stay.

The website also features an extensive Arts Directory including lists and contact information for artists, art venues, organizations, and arts & education resources throughout the region.

Explore the Blog and other sections of our website to learn more about the arts in the Charlottesville area and about upcoming events.

The PCA office is located in Studio 22 on the 2nd floor of McGuffey Art Center, and our hours are 10am - 5pm Tuesday through Friday. Come by the office to meet us in person, or check out one of our monthly Art Drinks gatherings on the second Wednesday of every month at a rotating array of Charlottesville restaurants.

Call 434-971-ARTS or visit to learn more.



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