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First Friday Fredericksburg August 2016

by | Aug 4, 2016 | Arts and Entertainment

By local artist and contributing writer Jennie Rensink. Photos provided by the artists.

Join the art galleries and studios of Fredericksburg for the First Friday Art Walk on August 5, 2016. Featured artists and studio hours are listed below. Opening receptions are from 6 – 9 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

810 Weekend Gallery, 810 Caroline St.
New works by Beverley Coates (watercolors), Penny A Parrish (photography) and Lynn Abbott (acrylics and oils). Opening reception from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Art First Gallery, 824 Caroline St.
“Wild Things II” by Robyn Ryan. Read more at Robyn Ryan Brings ‘Wild Things II’ to Art First.

Artful Dimensions Gallery, 911 Charles St.
“The Square Plate Project” Kickoff Event. Experienced and novice artists will be able to purchase blank square plates to turn into a unique work of art. All artists and service dog lovers will have the option to feature their masterpieces in an exhibit at the Gallery in November. Proceeds will be shared between both Veterans Moving Forward, Inc. and Artful Dimensions Gallery.

Art Mart, 1405 Princess Anne St.
Showcasing art by three of DC’s finest female artists Felicia Woodward, Sasha Sinclair, and Carlisha Watkins.

Brush Strokes Gallery, 824 Caroline St.
“Beyond the Skyline” by featured artist Kathleen Willingham.

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Frederick Gallery, 813 Sophia St.
Regional Juried Exhibition. Juried by Carol Iglesias.
Opening reception from 6 – 8:30 p.m., juror’s talk at 6 p.m.

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Members Gallery, 813 Sophia St.
Featured artists Millie Abell and Ray Abell will show case abstract paintings and photography. Opening reception from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St.
“100th Anniversary of National Parks” hosted by the Fredericksburg Photography Club.
Opening reception 5 – 8 p.m.

Hartwood Photography and Photo Boutique, 200 William St., Suite 204-A

Kingdom Inspiration Studio, 1008 Sophia St.
“Encountering God through the Arts.” Live music, artist demonstrations, face painting, kid’s crafts, and light refreshments will be provided.

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St.
The Fredericksburg Plein Air Juried Exhibition. Opening reception from 5 – 9 p.m.

PONSHOP, 712 Caroline St.
“Remixed 4” the fourth annual vinyl album art show. Opening reception from 6 – 10 p.m.

Sophia Street Studios, 1104 Sophia St.
Showcasing paintings by Erin Murray and pottery by Trista Chapman and Neal Reed. Also taking place is the annual ice cream contest, where seven ice cream makers will be competing for first prize. All are welcome to taste test and place a vote.

Jennie Rensink is a local artist passionate about promoting Fredericksburg art. Visit her website, FXBG Artists


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