Detail of "Cold Morning" by Sarah Flinn

First Friday Fredericksburg December 2016

by | Jan 3, 2017 | Arts and Entertainment

By local artist and contributing writer Jennie Rensink.

Join the art galleries and studios of Fredericksburg for the First Friday Art Walk on December 2, 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). Open from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Art First Gallery, 824 Caroline St.
“A Holiday with Art” representing twenty-six local artists. Mediums include paintings, fused glass, beaded jewelry, and clay sculptures.

Artful Dimensions Gallery, 911 Charles St.
“Fredericksburg Woodworkers Guild Show”

Art Mart, 1405 Princess Anne St.
“Postal Annual Exhibition” A mail art exhibition showcasing pieces from artists all over the world, to include war zones, peaceful nations and every country in between.

Brush Strokes Gallery, 824 Caroline St.
“Deck the Walls Member Show” featuring artful photography, beaded jewelry, unique glassworks and original paintings in all mediums.

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Frederick Gallery, 813 Sophia St.
“Power of Small,” juried by Done Crow. Awards and Honorable Mentions announced after the First Friday reception. Opening reception from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Members Gallery, 813 Sophia St.
Members’ Holiday Show. Opening reception from 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Gallery VC, Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St.
Opening reception 6 – 8 p.m.

Kingdom Inspiration Studio, 1008 Sophia St.
All members show. Live music, artist demonstrations, face painting, kid’s crafts, and light refreshments will be provided.

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St.
Opening reception from 5 – 9 p.m.

Lord & Lilly’s, 611 Caroline St.
Featuring paintings by Lord & Lilly’s local art instructors.

PONSHOP, 712 Caroline St.
“PONSHOP Holiday Show” featuring Scarlett Pons’s latest illuminated ceramic lanterns, new art tees designed by PONSHOP’s own Diego Pons, and Gabriel Pons’s iconic “Map of Fredericksburg”. Opening reception from 6 – 10 p.m.

Sophia Street Studios, 1104 Sophia St.
Showcasing pottery by Trista Chapman and Neal Reed.

And two more special events downtown for First Friday
Rising Sun Tavern Holiday Open House
Friday, Dec. 2, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
An evening tour of the tavern, with lively music and refreshments.

A Monroe Christmas Open House
Friday, Dec. 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
James Monroe Museum and Library, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
The holiday open house will feature cider and cookies, and seasonal music played on the harp and the Monroe family’s Astor pianoforte.

Art First Presents “A Holiday with Art”

Your Community Calendar December 2016

Jennie Rensink is a local artist passionate about promoting Fredericksburg art. Visit her website FXBGartists.com

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