Art Galleries

In the heart of the heart of Fredericksburg, woven into the tapestry of America’s most historic city, are eight art galleries and studios, each one a vibrant celebration of visual creativity. And on First Fridays for the past 30 years, the galleries have drawn thousands downtown to check out local art. First Friday participating art galleries include:

Ponshop Studio & Art Gallery – 712 Caroline Street

PONSHOP features Fine Art, Ceramics as well as Handmade Jewelry and Accessories by local and regional artists.

For September First Friday:
PONSHOP presents local emerging artists, Samantha Rivera and IZ with works on canvas in the gallery. Our garden will include a Pop-Up market featuring a dozen makers from 5-8pm.

Artful Dimensions Gallery – 922 Caroline Street

In addition to wonderful works of art in our gallery, we also offer lectures, workshops, individual and small group art classes and cultural events in our space.

Our gallery space is a work of art: renovated entirely by our artist members, we encourage you to make it part of your next visit to incredible, historic Fredericksburg, VA.

For September First Friday:
Artful Dimensions is having an all member show is September titled “Back to School” Opening Reception is Friday September 1st at 6-9pm.

Art First Gallery – 834 Caroline Street

The Art First Gallery located, in the heart of Old Town Fredericksburg and founded in 1992, is Fredericksburg’s first established artists’ cooperative.

The city of Fredericksburg is home to many talented and motivated artists. The original founders of Art First envisioned a place where these artists could exhibit their work. At Art First Gallery one will find a wide range of art for every prospective collector, from fine arts in a traditional manner to contemporary, abstract works. Paintings as well as artist rendered prints, photography, ceramics, original paperworks, fine weaving, sculpture, jewelry and mixed media are represented.

For September First Friday:
Art First Gallery presents “Ancient of Days” a solo show by Virginia artist, Gary Close. This is his first themed exhibit at Art First Gallery showcasing a new direction in his work.Opening Reception will be during First Friday, September 1st, 6-9pm. Light refreshments will be available, and all are welcome to attend. The collection will otherwise be on display during normal gallery hours, Saturday September 2 – 30th 11am-5pm.

Brush Strokes Gallery – 824 Caroline Street

Brush Strokes Gallery features original fine art to compliment every décor. Original artworks include painting, drawing, charcoal, photography, jewelry, metal sculpture, and glass. 

Located in the heart of historic Fredericksburg, the gallery is just a short walk down the hall of 824 Caroline Street.

For September First Friday:
September is our all-member show: All in Color. From autumn leaves to patterns and palettes, our walls will be popping! Open Thursday-Sunday 11-5. First Friday September 1st 5-9pm!

LibertyTown Arts Workshop – 916 Liberty Street

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot gallery with nearly 60 local craftspeople and artists. Here our artists create and show right on site in 27+ active studio spaces. We have potters, wood workers, welders, blacksmiths, oil painters, pastel artists, water colorists, and fiber art.

For September First Friday:
This month LibertyTown Arts Workshop features our national juried show, “Heroes and Villans”. The show opens September 1st with a First Friday reception from 5pm to 9pm and continues all month long.

Atrium Studio Art Gallery – 526-2 Wolfe Street

For September First Friday:
Atrium Gallery is open to visitors this First Friday with light refreshments! Open 5pm-9pm.

Darbytown Art Studio – 241 Charles Street

For September First Friday:
At Darbytown Art Studio, our Guest Artist for the month of September will be Kevin Whichello. A reception will be held during First Friday, 5-8:30. 

Canal Quarter Arts – 1517 Princess Anne Street

For September First Friday:
At Canal Quarter Arts, our Guest Artist for the month of September will be Elizabeth Moore. A reception will be held during First Friday, 5-8:30. 

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts – 813 Sophia Street

For September First Friday:

Viewpoints” All-Media National Juried Exhibit  Exhibit dates: August 26 – September 29, 2023. First Friday: September 1, 2023, 12 – 8:30 pm.

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