Art First Gallery

824 Caroline St., Fredericksburg
(540) 371-7107
Open Mon-Sun 11-5 and by appt.

In the heart of historic Oldtown, we celebrate our 20th year bringing fine art to a discerning public. Rotating exhibitions of carefully chosen contemporary painting, photography, sculpture,jewelry, and textiles by over 30 award winning local artists offer a broad selection of quality work.

Art First represents the region’s finest artists and has an established reputation for excellence. Within walking distance are 18th and 19th c. historic buildings such as Mary Washington House, The Rising Sun Tavern, and more. Relax and enjoy a stroll back in time.

New show receptions are open to the public from 6 to 9 pm on the First Friday of every month.

Backdoor Gallery

4500 Plank Rd, Suite 1012
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
(540) 786-4455
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
& on Twitter @BackdoorG

The Backdoor Gallery regularly showcases exciting new art from local Fredericksburg area artists. Our constantly rotating exhibitions include a full spectrum of intriguing and luminous works—traditional still lifes often hang alongside engaging, contemporary installations!

Our unique new boutique has an elegant array of gifts and tchotchkes—everything from beautiful glass jewelry and hand painted silk scarves to gorgeous leather handbags. Discover our fine, handmade items from local, national, and international artisans!  The gallery’s comfortable, art adorned conference room is also available for rent at reasonable rates!

Check out our facebook page for a list of upcoming events and exhibitions (and to catch a peek of some of our unique boutique items)!

1 Greater Reston Arts Center

12001 Market Street, Suite #103
Reston,  Tues – Saturday, 11am – 5pm
(703) 471-9242,

3 Jefferson Street Artists

205 W. Jefferson St., Falls Church,
703-534-4202.Hours 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

Jefferson Street Artists with original artwork for sale in 18 resident working artist studios,all open to the public.  Welcome reception every first Friday of the month from 6-8pm.

Studio A: Kian Furniture – upholstery, caning, repair.

B: Cheryl Bearss, painter

C: Mark Hoelter and Karen Key – pastel

D: Steven Krueger – contemporary artist, varied mediums

E: Dave Curtis – mixed media

F: Bob Rappaport – painter

G: Larry Quick – painter

H: Christine Allen – fiber artist, Everyday Sheep

I:  Andrea Uravitch – sculptor

K: Alexis Mattila – fine art photography

L: Henry’s Soaps and Cardz by Ry, Lindsay Wagner – acrylic painter

M: Cynthia Young – oil exhibit

N: Rajendra K.C. – watercolor painter

O: Meaghan DeCelle – colored pencil, charcoal

P: Michelle Spady – author, speaker, entrepreneur; Bradford Spady – illustrator

Q: Jessica Speckhard – mixed media, jewelry

R: Ivone Da Silva – alterations, sewing, home decor

S: Metro Green – residential green builder

T: Nadsys Inc., computer sales and service

U: CeCe Caldwell’s Paints

V: Good Point Embroidery and Screen Printing

W: Bill Abel – watercolor painter

Loft Gallery

313  (Upstairs)  Mill  St., Occoquan, (703) 4901117.
Open Tues-Fri 11-4, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5.

Primarily Springtime, March 7 – April 2.

Jackie Perry’s new featured artist show at The Loft Gallery is full of early springtime signs, and captures the primary colors: red, blue and yellow.  Fields of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and birds are the subjects of her acrylic paintings on canvases and paper under glass.  All of the paintings invite the viewer to think “Spring” and feel the warmth. As a local artist of Virginia, Jackie Perry’s paintings have been on exhibit at the Loft Gallery since 2009.  For the past year, she has occupied a studio there displaying more of her artwork.  Websites to view Jackie’s work are and

Established in 1986, the Loft Gallery exhibits original fine art by local professionals. The Gallery boasts a wide variety of media, styles, and genres. This includes portrait, figure, landscape, abstracts, still life, and floral  in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, pencil, pastel, photography, sculpture and encaustic.  The gallery also includes wood art and sculptures in alabaster and soapstone. Commissions are welcome.

Loft Gallery artists: Terry Anstrom, Teresa Brunson, Deanna Boling, Jewell Burns, Carie Cole, Fran DiLorenzo, Jeff Evans, Janet Flickinger,  Deborah Herndon, Deena Hunkler Sanks, Lydia Jechorek, Suzanne Jepson, George Jones III, Linda LaRochelle, Lynn Martin, Susan Norman, Jackie Perry, Karin Sebolka, Barb Sullivan, Marcia Weidler, Charla Wilkenson.

Established in 1986, the Loft Gallery exhibits original fine art by local professionals. Wide variety of media, styles, and genres, including portraits/figure, landscape, abstracts, still life, florals and more in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, colored pencil, pastel, clay, stained glass, photography and sculpture.  Commissions welcome.

3 McLean Project for the Arts

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, 703-790-1953. Tues-Fri 11-4, Sat 1-5.

March 15 – 21: All Galleries: Youth Art Exhibition I, Langley Pyramid.

March 25 – April 3: All Galleries: Youth Art Exhibition II, McLean Pyramid.

MPA @ Chain Bridge Gallery (new location!) 1446 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA: Moving Through: Works by David A. Douglas.

4 Workhouse Arts Center

9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, 703-584-2900. Open to the public, visit working artists’ studios Wed-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm. More than 100 Workhouse artists exhibit all media in the Vulcan Gallery, McGuireWoods Gallery and the Studio Galleries. Visit online Workhouse Prison Museum at Lorton open Wed-Fri 12-3pm; Sat & Sun 12-4pm.





















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