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October 2021

Bringing in the Magic: Oil and Cold Wax from Start to Finish with Mary Montague Sikes at Arts on Main

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - November 29 @ 4:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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$200.00

3 day workshop: October 27, 28, &29 1:00pm - 4:00pm Working in oil and cold wax is one way to develop texture and form, using your own unique personality to create artwork. Learn the basics of cold wax painting and experiment with a variety of materials with this fun method. Develop design skills and create starts that will become paintings that “speak to you”. During this workshop, Monti will demonstrate basic methods and leave you with lots of time to…

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November 2021

Made in Mathews – Holiday Open Studio Tour

November 26 @ 10:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm

Made in Mathews is hosting the 20th Anniversary of the Open Studio Tour this year! The Tour features a trail of 14 artisans with studios around Mathews County, VA. Not only do you get to visit the beautiful corners of this Chesapeake Bay town, you get to experience the lives and skills of professional artisans and support small businesses while doing your holiday shopping. Travel the beautiful byways and countryside of Mathews to shop fine arts, textiles, pottery, handmade furniture,…

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December 2021

2021 OPERATION BIZARRE BAZAAR

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12953
$15 – $125

Bizarre Bazaar Preview Night Benefit Operation Bizarre Bazaar Holiday Shopping For A Great Cause! On Wednesday night, December 1st, 2021 you can gain early access to the Bizarre Bazaar through Operation Bizarre Bazaar. 100% of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Operation Healing Forces. The Bizarre Bazaar is one of the top gift shows in America. Over 400 fantastic vendors from all over the country sell everything from seasonal items, fine crafts, jewelry, clothing and one of a kind artwork. Operation…

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Watercolor Workshops with Jan Finn-Duffy at Arts on Main

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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$110.00

BIG THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES DECEMBER 2 (Thursday) from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This workshop will stir excitement over small paintings, whether intended to grace the shelves around your home or to be given as gifts over the Christmas holidays. Small paintings are an excellent opportunity to work your dry-brush techniques. There will be an emphasis on the painting of still life compositions, but students may break out of still-life confines to paint whatever they want (bring your…

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December First Friday at Arts on Main

December 3 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Free

First Friday is December 3, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The exhibit will be on display from December 3 – December 26. Join us for a Small Works show, featuring work by local and regional artists and artisans. We will, also, have a Holiday Boutique where you can find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts for your special someone! Live music will be performed by Rob Oliver. This event is FREE and open to the public. Beer and wine will be available for…

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Breakfast with Santa

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Under the Stars Farm, 11532 Harcum Road
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Treat your children to a unique Christmas experience at Under the Stars Lavender Farm. Enjoy a hot breakfast breakfast with Santa before his busy season starts. Each ticket also comes with admission to The Enchanted Forest. Make sure your kids bring their Christmas lists, because after they travel through the Enchanted Forest they will spend one-on-one time with Father Christmas himself. $38 for adults, $28 for children, free for children 2 and under. It's a holiday extravaganza designed for the…

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Breakfast with Santa

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Under the Stars Farm, 11532 Harcum Road
Gloucester, VA 23061 United States
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Treat your children to a unique Christmas experience at Under the Stars Lavender Farm. Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa before his busy season starts. Each ticket also comes with admission to The Enchanted Forest. Make sure your kids bring their Christmas lists, because after they travel through the Enchanted Forest they will spend one-on-one time with Father Christmas himself. $38 for adults, $28 for children, free for children 2 and under. It's a holiday extravaganza designed for the whole…

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Critique Session at Arts on Main

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Free

Crit Sessions on the first Tuesday of every month, show your current work to get a critique. Are you stuck in the middle of a painting? Would fresh eyes help? Do you want to learn more about composition or color balancing? We help each other improve. Offered both in-person and via Zoom. Email: Kathy Klein at kgklein46@gmail.com to sign up and get on the email reminder list. 10am – 12pm, Free

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Open Studio Special Event with Kay Van Dyke at Arts on Main

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Free

Join Kay Van Dyke for an Open Studio Special on the 2nd Friday of each month, 9 to noon. This is for artists! Each time, the group will be doing something special just for artists. Perhaps a live model, perhaps instruction, maybe marketing info. Sign up at Arts on Main or just show up – free, but some events will have model fees – check the newsletter or the website to find out what’s happening each month. Bring your paints…

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Open Studio Painting Session at Arts on Main

December 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Free

Free painting sessions every Friday morning. Bring your art & supplies and paint from 9 a.m.-Noon. You’ll meet new friends in the community and get great advice on your next masterpiece.

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January 2022

“Prism of Love, Color Fusion Art” – Gallery Talk with Dorothy Fagan at Arts on Main

January 7, 2022 @ 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Free

Friday, January 7 5:15pm- 5:45 pm Join us for a gallery talk with Dorothy Fagan before our January First Friday on January 7, 5:15pm-5:45pm. Dorothy will be discussing her collection Prism of Love, Color Fusion Art. This event is a free event and open to the public. First Friday will be held after from 6-8pm. The exhibit will feature the work of Dorothy Fagan. We will have live music, as well as beer and wine for purchase.

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January First Friday at Arts on Main

January 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
72, 6580 Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
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Free

“Prism of Love Collection:” Color Fusion with Dorothy Fagan Friday, January 7 6:00pm – 8:00pm In her Prism of Love Collection, Dorothy Fagan fuses her love of printmaking, painting, and poetry with her colorful life’s mission of uplifting the Creator within through her remarkable life story. Through her vibrant oil paintings, prints, and haiku poetry, viewers automatically release their own innate flow of colors in the body. By mixing colors in the mind’s eye, with heart & soul, haiku poetry,…

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