Take An Art Crawl Through The Chesapeake Bay Region

Coastal Virginia is home to a collection of remarkable art galleries. From abstract to concrete, watercolor to oil, the variety in these exhibitions are set to amaze and inspire. The best part? When you come to the Inn at Warner Hall for a getaway or as a guest at a special event, there are an abundance of boutique art galleries and museums within a short drive to visit. Here’s a look at just a few we enjoy.

Gloucester

Offering two amazing art galleries, the small, quaint Gloucester Village features larger than life array of art you won’t find on many Main Street corridors.

Arts on Main

More than just an art gallery, Arts on Main features monthly exhibits, art classes open to the public, concerts and plays. Basically, there is always something exciting going on inside their doors!

  • Phone: 804-824-9465
  • Hours: Wednesday-Saturday from 12pm to 5pm
  • Location: 6580-B Main Street Gloucester, VA 23061
  • Website: http://gloucesterarts.org

Stewart Gallery

Showcasing more than 30 painters alongside sculptors and designers, the Stewart Gallery not only has a wonderful selection of art, but they also host social events, gallery talks and paint nights.

  • Phone: 804-693-2696
  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 12pm to 5pm and Saturday from 12pm to 4pm
  • Location: 6655 Main Street, Gloucester VA 23061
  • Website: http://www.stewartgalleryonmain.com

Williamsburg

We all know that Williamsburg, Virginia is one of the most beautiful places to visit. But, did you know that it’s also home to numerous art galleries and one profound art museum?

Williamsburg Art Gallery

Home to more than 40 artists and a variety of mediums, the Williamsburg Art Gallery features timeless paintings and sculptures. The classic art offered here is a part of Colonial Williamsburg’s range of activities.

  • Hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm
  • Phone: 757-565-9680
  • Location: 440A W. Duke of Gloucester Street , Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Website: http://www.wmbgartgallery.com

Muscarelle Museum of Art

Located on the historic campus of the College of William and Mary, the Muscarelle Museum opened in 1983. Named after Joseph L. Muscarelle, a William & Mary graduate of ‘27, and his wife Margaret who donated graciously to the development of the museum, the museum is home to iconic pieces by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Hans Hofmann and John Singleton Copley. Exhibits are full of history from all over the world and encompass timeless work.

The Muscarelle Museum also offers numerous events open to the public, including concerts, art lectures and food, wine and beer tastings.

  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday-Sunday from 12pm to 4pm
    • Admission: $10 and free to Members, W&M students, faculty and staff, and children under 12
    • Admission varies based on exhibition
  • Phone: 757-221-2700
  • Website: http://muscarelle.org
  • Location: 603 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center

At the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center visitors can participate in art classes or simply enjoy the eight exhibits showcasing art of all different mediums, including watercolor, photography, pottery, woodworking and more.

  • Hours: Tuesdays- Saturdays from 11am-3pm and Sundays from 12-4pm
  • Location: 110 Westover Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Website: https://visitwcac.org

Colonial Folk Art

Purchase, paint and peruse art at the Colonial Folk Art Studio & Gallery. The gallery offers one-of-a-kind pieces that range in design. Many of the artists are native to the area but vintage folk artists and modern masters from out of town are showcased, too. Classes in mixed media are available for artists at all different levels, with various skill sets. Visiting and local artists also have the chance to utilize the equipment and studio space.

Mathews

Mathews County, Virginia is small but mighty when it comes to its arts scene. Home to multiple art galleries and studios, Mathews is worth a visit for art lovers. 

Dorothy Fagan Art

Dorothy Fagan is an award-winning artist – among many other talents! She writes, designs, teaches and does public speaking in Virginia and Italy, making her a local yet internationally known artist. Her primary focus is on vibrant and colorful landscapes created out of various materials. Her work is showcased in the City University of New York, Musee de La Grande Vigne (a French museum in Dinan), Longwood Art Museum and more.

Interested buyers can visit her garden studio and see some of the landscapes she paints. Her current summer collections “My Own Backyard” is available for purchase.

Contact her either through her website at http://www.dorothyfagan.com/contact-us or call 804-366-0990.

#FFFHEX Arts

The #FFFHEX mission is to share a cultural view point of Mathews County through contemporary paintings, sculptures and experimental art forms. The gallery name, which plays off of the codes used by graphic designers to assign color to their work, refers to the color white, referencing the “white cube” philosophy seen in many galleries where the white walls leave viewers free from distraction and completely focused on the art. The gallery features the work of local, national and international artists.

Bay School Community Arts Center

Artists of all ages can join special exhibits, lectures, live performances and year-round art classes at this gallery and cultural art center. The center’s classes focus on painting, sculpting, papermaking, basket weaving, rug hooking, glass blowing, bead working and more.

Put-In Creek Carvings

Ben Richardson and other local artists opened up their work for the public here where they showcase personal work in a local gallery on Main Street. Artwork ranges in mediums from brass to glass, to woodcarvings and paintings. Additionally, a pool table is available in the gallery where guests of all ages are welcome to play.

The Poddery

For more than 30 years, The Poddery has been known for showcasing the area’s largest selection of handmade pottery. Here, find an array of sculptural décor, decorative tiles, drawer pulls, birdhouses and Chesapeake Bay Wildlife themed pottery. Each piece is practical – that is, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Usable art, as they say!

  • Location: 177 Poddery Ln, Foster, VA 23056
  • Hours: Monday-Sunday from 10am to 5pm
  • Phone: (804) 725-5956
  • Website: http://www.thepoddery.com
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