Peruse Virtual Art Galleries from Waynesboro, VA
Art Destinations in Waynesboro, VA
Looking for something positive to check out online, or expand your children’s cultural horizons? Here are a few places to get your art fix in Waynesboro, whether you’re an art collector or just aesthetically curious, from the comfort of your home! We’ve compiled several online destinations to fill your days of quarantining with artistic inspiration.
P. Buckley Moss Gallery
Drawing her imagery and visual style from the Shenandoah Valley, Patricia Buckley Moss has reigned as an artistic legend for decades. In the words of her gallery website, “she considers the landscapes, lifestyles, cultures and traditions of the area to hold an important message for modern society.”
Moss is a highly-prolific artist, and her P. Buckley Moss Waynesboro Gallery offers paintings, prints, and a complete selection of accompanying ornaments and collectibles. The Gallery is still currently open limited hours during the week, maintaining proper social distancing and allowing no more than ten people inside at a time, but many of her lovely works are available for viewing online. For those seeking an arts inspired country tour, historic destinations such as CrossKeys Vineyards, Virginia Military Institute, Mary Baldwin University, Monticello, The Chapel at the University of Virginia, and many other P. Buckley Moss featured locations are an easy drive away. In browsing a digital catalog of Moss works, viewers can gain insight into both the artist’s evolving creative career as well as the geography from which her message and inspiration flows.
Shenandoah Valley Art Center
The Shenandoah Valley Art Center is a destination gallery that combines rotating exhibitions of original artwork with classes and workshops. Their in-house studio spaces for artists also means that visitors may find opportunities to interact with working artists when the Center is open to the public. While the Center usually features both member exhibits from regional creatives, and featured exhibits which focus on special themes, only the current featured exhibits are available for viewing online.
SVAC’s gift shop features affordable local and regional artists’ works including jewelry, prints, cards, pottery, glass, and more. Check out their Facebook page to find individual artists who typically showcase their work in the gift shop, and find out how you can support them while the shop is closed.
Wayne Theatre Exhibit Gallery
Many people already know about the fabulous programming year-round at the Wayne Theatre, and the new, digital series they’ve launched since closing their doors to the public, but did you know that you can view their Exhibit Gallery virtually, too? The Gallery’s current exhibit, “My Color Filled World,” brings light and positivity during this challenging time. Artist Jill Jensen combines painting, printmaking, and drawing with quilting and journaling for beautiful pieces that will inspire the budding creator inside of you.
Beginning August 27, the Gallery will turn to “For the Love of Trees: A Contemporary Fusion of Art and Poetry,” featuring both artists and poets working together in a thought-provoking and sensitive way. All digital programming provided by the Wayne Theatre is Pay What You Will.
Coming this October: the 50th Anniversary of the Fall Foliage Art Show and the 6th Annual VA Street Arts Festival
Every year the Blue Ridge Mountains turn red with the autumn breeze, and the Fall Foliage Art Show graces the streets of downtown Waynesboro. The second weekend in October, join more than 150 artists and artisans who will showcase paintings, printmaking, woodworking, pottery, sculpture, and more.
While you’re in town for the weekend, check out the world-class murals that have been completed around Waynesboro as a result of the 5 previous years of the VA Street Arts Festivals. Some notable locations include the old ice plant building that is over 100 ft tall, beside the historic Wayne Theatre, and in the outdoor beer garden at Basic City Beer Co. Stay tuned for updates regarding the location(s) for this year’s festival!