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 & 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.

The gallery will be closed December 31-January 8, reopening on Tuesday, January 10.

The Annual One-of-a-Kind Sale begins on Saturday, January 28 and continues through Sunday, March 4th. A customer favorite, this once-a-year Inventory Sale features original art at 10-70% off original prices.

The very popular Occoquan Chocolate Walk will take place Saturday, February 11, 11am-4pm. The gallery artists prepare a wonderful artistic and delicious array of chocolate goodies, as well as our very popular chocolate fountain!. Beautiful original art on sale and great chocolate delights!   Over 40 shops in Historic Occoquan prepare chocolate treats for this event. Enjoy grazing through Occoquan tasting all things chocolate.

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.

January 12 – March 4:

Emerson Gallery: Construction Work: New Sculpture by Mary Walker.

Atrium Gallery:  Building Pictures: Mon-prints by Alice Kresse.

Ramp Gallery: Power Poles and Constructions: Sculpture by Alonzo David.

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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