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201 2nd street nw
Charlottesville VA 22902



tues-Sat 10-6

sun 1-5

mon closed





since 1975 


McGuffey Art Center is located in the historic section of downtown Charlottesville, Virginia (one block from the Downtown Mall).   We are a cooperative artist's association supporting the artistic growth of emerging and professional visual and performance artists.  We are dedicated to providing opportunities for the community to participate in the creative process through access to open studios, exhibitions and performances, classes, tours and outreach projects. 

You can be part of the McGuffey Community!  As a cooperative venue, we rely on individuals and artists willing to contribute their time and energy.  We encourage you to enter studios, meet our artists, watch them work, and get inspired.  Come to our First Friday openings, free and open to the public as we celebrate with light refreshments and meet with community to support our artists and exhibits.  Better yet, start making art and jury in to be a member.