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:

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 June First Friday:

ART FIRST GALLERY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE The June Exhibition “The Big, Big Show” a curated collection of new works AN ALL-MEMBER EXHIBIT Art First Gallery, 824 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 Opening Reception: First Friday, June 7, 2024, 6:00–9:00 pm Display Dates: June 6-30, 2024  Hours: Thursdays‒Sundays, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

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 June First Friday:
Artful Dimensions’ featured artist for May is Linda George and her show is titled “Lovely Linens” Show Opening is 6 PM, Friday May 3rd

Artful Dimensions featured artist for June in Ron Rosiello and the title of his show is “The Wright Way: Handcrafted Writing Instruments” Artful Dimensions is open Tuesday thru Thursday and Sunday from 11-6. Friday and Saturday 11-7. Show Opening is 6 PM, Friday June 7th

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 June First Friday:
SUMMER DAZE Our artists celebrate the spirit of the season in a variety of mediums that convey the freedom, wanderlust, and brilliant colors associated with this exhilarating and wonderful time of year.  Please join us for First Friday from 5-9 pm on June 7.  Our gallery is open Thursday-Sunday 11-5.

Canal Quarter Arts – 1517 Princess Anne Street

For June First Friday:
Our guest artist for June at Canal Quarter Arts is Photographer, Claire Sophia Thompson. We are also featuring Tia Kellam’s book signing of Blooms at Midnight. An opening reception will be held during First Friday, June 7th from 5-8:30pm.

Darbytown Art Studio – 241 Charles Street

For June First Friday:
At Darbytown Art Studio, will are featuring our resident artist James Hinz for the month of June. An opening reception will be held during First Friday, June 7th 5-8:30pm.

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts – 813 Sophia Street

For June First Friday:

This month in the Frederick Gallery, FCCA presents,“Artist’s Choice” Regional Juried ExhibitionOn Display Now until June 28, 2024! Opening Reception Friday June7th 12 noon- 8:30pm

Member’s Gallery: Connie Canby and Janice Jones

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 June First Friday:
This month LibertyTown Arts Workshop presents our National Juried Show Joy: A celebration of Queer Happiness. The opening reception is June 7th at 5pm until 9pm.The show will be up until June 30th!

Meyer Fine Art of Virginia – 1015 Caroline Street

Fredericksburg’s newest art gallery features original American and European artwork. Come see paintings and sculptures dating from the 15th century to the mid 20th century as well as a few contemporary artists. We are located in downtown Fredericksburg, at 1015 Caroline St. and are open Wed.-Sat. 11am-7pm. We offer appraisals and conservation services for art as well as frames. At MFA of VA, we encourage and teach stewardship of our past and present but most of all, make it fun to collect it.

For June First Friday:

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 June First Friday:
PONSHOP’s gallery features a Virginia themed exhibit with native plant-inspired ceramics by Scarlett Pons and riverscapes by Ellen Schaefer.  Watercolor artist Julie Maida will be doing a live demonstration throughout the evening. Opening Reception from 5pm to 9pm Friday June 7th

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