Lunch with the Artists

POSTED ON 11.29.2017

Join Second Street Gallery and Les Yeux du Monde - LYDM for a special Lunch with the Artists at SSG. 

Guests will have the unique opportunity to view SSG's current exhibition, "Drawn to Charlottesville" while eating lunch, catered by Feast!

Several artists from the exhibition will be in attendance to answer questions and chat about their work. Speakers will include Megan Marlatt, Clay Witt, Sarah Boyts Yoder, and Brielle DuFlon. 

Lunch is $15 per person. RSVP to is required. 

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Acrylic Painting Holiday Workshop

POSTED ON 11.29.2017

Are you an artist who is interested in science? Or are you a scientist who enjoys art? Or are you somewhere in between? Fluid acrylic art involves strategic pouring of paint to create intriguing images, seemingly by magic. Come learn some behind-the-scenes skill and technique to this fun style of painting. This workshop is for all levels of artists (and scientists!), from beginner to pro.

Slots are $30 and lasts 15 minutes each. Cost includes instruction and materials. You will create one 6 x 6 inch painting during your 15 minute slot. These paintings make great gifts! 

About the artist

Aimee McDavitt is a self-taught artist local to Charlottesville. She enjoys a range of mediums including acrylics, water color, and mixed media, creating works of abstract, realism, and portraiture. Aimee has shown her art at Studio IX, Gallery IX, The Local, and has an ongoing installation at The Southern Café and Music Hall. Aimee's work is included in Drawn to Charlottesville, a group exhibition at Second Street Gallery. Additionally, she and her husband, Matthew are the founders of the Charlottesville Creator’s Circle, which is a salon for artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and photographers to discuss their work and collaborate. Aimee’s artistic pursuits are centered on connection and making the creation and appreciation of art accessible to all.

You can find more examples of Aimee's work on her website: and on Instagram:

Space is EXTREMELY limited. Reserve your spot today! Sign up now:

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2017 Ornament Workshop

POSTED ON 11.2.2017

Join glass artist extraordinaire, Chip Hall of Frozen Motion Glass for Second Street Gallery's annual glass ornament-blowing workshop. Sign up to blow your own holiday ornament with colors and design of your choice and learn some glass-blowing techniques.

The workshop will take place in Chip's studio located in the North basement of the McGuffey Art Center
Studio 7 McGuffey Art Center
201 Second St NW
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Each sign-up slot costs $30 and lasts 10 minutes. You can sign up here.

3:00-9:00 PM on Friday, November 17
12:00 PM-8:00 PM on Saturday, November 18
12:00 PM-5:00 PM November 19

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Art After Dark: Cabaret Noir on Friday the 13th

POSTED ON 10.10.2017

Second Street Gallery is pleased to present Art After Dark: Cabaret Noir. Once the sun goes down, guests are invited to the gallery to enjoy SSG's current exhibitions, music, dancing, and more! All proceeds from the event benefit SSG's outreach and exhibition programs.

Doors at 9pm!


Live performance by PLEASE DON'T TELL (10:30pm and 11:30pm)

Live DJ sets by DJ Cadybug throughout the night until 12:30am.

Art and film!

View Second Street Gallery's current exhibitions of work by Paul Brainard (Main Gallery) and Peter Benedetti (Dové Gallery) under moody red lights, alongside screenings of classic Weimar Era films, such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Metropolis.

Food and drinks!

Come early for a selection of savory eats and treats, catered by Feast!

Cash bar throughout the night with beer from Art After Dark's official sponsor, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, wine, and a selection of mixed drinks.

Tickets are on sale now. Visit our ticket page at Eventbrite to get yours today!

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