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 December First Friday:
PONSHOP owner Gabriel Pons will be handwriting personalized holiday greetings on wooden Christmas Ornaments in the shop from 5-9pm ($12 ea.) Opening Reception from 5pm to 9pm December 1st

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 December First Friday:
Artful Dimensions features an all Member’s show called “Holidays 2023” this December. Opening Event – 6 PM, December 1, 2023. Show runs December 1st – 31st

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 December First Friday:
ART FIRST GALLERY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE The December Christmas Extravaganza “Christmas!” featuring a collection of new works by The Artists of Art First Gallery .

Reception: First Friday, December 1, 2023, 6:00–9:00 pm Display Dates: November 30- December 31, 2023, Hours: Thursdays‒Sundays, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

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 December First Friday:
Brush Strokes Gallery has a couple of Holiday treats. Our “Deck the Walls” features gift ideas for those looking for original artwork. And the “Holiday Table” features original hand-made small items…perfect for stocking stuffers. Our gallery window features a special Christmas tree display highlighting art from all 24 of our artists.

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 December First Friday:
LibertyTown’s Annual Small Work show is featured in December. All Art on the walls in the front gallery is “pay and take” meaning it DOES NOT need to remain for the month of December. Opening reception is Friday December 1st, 5pm-9pm. The show runs the whole month of December but may change day to day as things sell, so come early and often! 

Atrium Studio Art Gallery – 526-2 Wolfe Street

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

Darbytown Art Studio – 241 Charles Street

For December First Friday:
Darby Town is happy to host Katrina Rae’s oil paintings  for the month of December as their featured artist! An opening reception will be held during First Friday, December 1st from 5-8:30pm. 

Canal Quarter Arts – 1517 Princess Anne Street

For December First Friday:
Canal Quarter is happy to host the photography of  Will Wolterfor the month of December as their featured artist! An opening reception will be held during First Friday, December 1st from 5-8:30pm. 

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts – 813 Sophia Street

For December First Friday:

Frederick Gallery: “Winter Blues” All-Media National Juried Exhibit. Exhibit dates: November 25th, 2023 –January 26th, 2024, Juror: Pamela Huffman Opening Reception Friday December 1st 12 noon- 8:30p

Member’s Gallery: Holiday Show

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