POSTED ON 12.24.2014
SSG will be open the following days
Dec 30 11 - 6
Dec 31 11 - 5
Closed January 1
Regular Hours Resume January 2
POSTED ON 12.17.2014
2014 was another great year for the Gallery, and the Visual Arts in Central Virginia, thanks in large part to your energy, enthusiasm, curiosity, and support.
We exhibited new work by artists from Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, New York, Canada, Maine, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. We presented paintings, film, photography, performance, drawings, zines, prints, and site-specific sculptures. We installed a 1,160 square foot floor piece, we hung a 30’ by 10’ digital image, we had interiors painted onto our interior, and we let a seven foot polar bear wander the town for a week in June. And 8,000 people came to see all this. Thank you.
We took artists out into the community for 20 workshops covering all age groups, especially K through 12. These hands on workshops covered collage making, glass blowing, drawing, painting, pottery, mosaics, zine making, photography and ‘gifs.’ We partnered with the Virginia Film Festival, the PCA, the VMFA in Richmond, the Boys & Girls Clubs, Community Housing Partners, and the Governor’s School. And we held our free Family Art Day in the gallery, which over 160 (mostly children) attended.
That’s a lot. And we’ve been doing this now for almost 42 years. Why? Because Charlottesville continues to believe that a progressive contemporary arts presence makes the place better: It makes us think, it makes us smile, it promotes conversations; it slows the world down for a few precious moments. (And there is overwhelming evidence that early exposure to arts in education improves grades in all subjects.) You make all this possible. Thank you.
In 2015 we plan to be even more ambitious.
Please consider a year-end donation so we can continue to connect, excite, and educate through contemporary art and artist-led community programming...
Family Art Day - Thank You
POSTED ON 10.21.2014
Second Street Gallery hosted Family Art Day to a great turn-out. Thank you to all of the artists, volunteers, and sponsors who helped make this happern. See More Pictures Here
Warren Craghead III
Sarah Boyts Yoder
Volunteers + Interns
Sponsors and Supporters
The LEAW Family Foundation
The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the CACF
Whole Foods Market
Creative Framing and The Art Box