Meet Me on Main

During Meet Me on Main you can tour the facility, purchase tickets, meet our staff, and learn about how to become a sponsor, donor, or volunteer with us. 


MUSIC | SHOP | DINE | EXPLORE


Meet Me on Main takes place on the first Thursday of April through September. Restaurants are serving up delicious bites, like they always do & local musicians are jamming. Stop in and learn about everything we have going on at the Louisa Arts Center.

2022 LCPS Student Gallery Opening Reception | Dec. 2, 2022 @ 6-8 PM

December 2, 2022

2022 LCPS Student Gallery Show

 

FREE EVENT

 

Opening Reception

 

December 2, 2022

6 – 8 PM

 

Show Dates:

 

December 2, 2022 – January 20, 2023

 

Open during Box Office hours & events at the Louisa Arts Center

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesdays – Fridays

12 – 2 PM

Come support our student artists at the opening reception for the 2022 Louisa County Public School Student Showcase in the Purcell Gallery from 6 – 8 pm on December 2, 2022. This show is curated by the wonderful art teachers in the LCPS school system and includes pieces from artists of all ages attending our public schools. 

 

December 2, 2022

December Gallery After Hours | Dec. 16, 2022 @ 6-8 PM

December 16, 2022

December Gallery After Hours

December 16, 2022

6 – 8 PM

 

 FREE EVENT

 open to all

 

Join us for Gallery After Hours, a relaxing evening to socialize in our gallery while it is decorated for the holidays. Student art will be on display in our gallery and refreshments will be available for purchase.

 

Art Historian Professor Dr. Rebecca Howard from the University of Memphis will join us to give a talk on our stage entitled “Art and the Church in the Age of Reformation”. 

 

The Purcell Gallery will be open from 6-8 pm with the presentation in the theater starting at 6:30pm.

December 16, 2022

Ghosts and Whimsy Gallery Opening | Jan. 27, 2023 @ 6-8 PM

January 27, 2023

Ghosts and Whimsy
Purcell Gallery


OPENING RECEPTION

Free, open to the public

 

January 27, 2023

6 – 8 pm

 

SHOW DATES

 Jan. 27 – Mar. 24, 2023

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesdays – Fridays

12 – 2 PM

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

 

This show will introduce our new gallery leaders to the community by featuring Barbara Powderly’s watercolors and Heather Mechler-Fickes’ wearable art!

 

 

Mudbath, Watercolor by Barbara Powderly

Barbara Powderly

Gallery Chair

Barbara Powderly grew up playing in the woods, climbing on rocks, splashing in water, and taking lots of art classes. With a degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design; a masters specializing in Graphic Design and Communication; and a career in graphic design, teaching, and marketing, she has returned to her roots. She plays in the woods, climbs on rocks, swims, paints, and teaches watercolor. She is a full time Lake Anna resident who loves the water and its surrounding natural landscape. She specializes in capturing nature's seasons in photos and watercolors. She is currently the Artist in Residence at the Lake Anna State Park. Barbara is a member of the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, the Virginia Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor Society. Barbara is excited to be Chair of the Purcell Gallery Committee.

Wearable Art by Heather Mechler-Fickes

Heather Mechler-Fickes

Gallery Show Manager

Ever since a young age, Heather has been creative and had a passion for art. Over the years she has dabbled in pastels, ink, pencil, acrylic and oil painting, and sculpture. Currently, her focus has been on mixed media collage. She runs a business, Out of the TOY Box studio, where she creates wearable art. When she is not in her art studio she works as a licensed hairstylist. In her spare time, Heather enjoys thrift store shopping, traveling and camping. She resides in Lake Anna, Virginia with her husband and three children. Heather recently accepted the position as the Louisa Arts Center gallery Show Manager. She looks forward to building positive working relationships with fellow artist and working with the art committee to cultivate new and exciting exhibits at the Purcell gallery.

January 27, 2023

Happy Places Gallery Opening | Mar. 31, 2023 @ 6-8 PM

March 31, 2023

Happy Places
Purcell Gallery


OPENING RECEPTION

Free, open to the public

 

March 31, 2023

6 – 8 pm

 

SHOW DATES

 Mar. 31 – May 19, 2023

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesdays – Fridays

12 – 2 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW



This open show will feature work by local artists. 


Submission information coming soon!


March 31, 2023

ARTifacts of Louisa County Gallery Opening | June 2, 2023 @ 6-8 PM

June 2, 2023

ARTifacts of Louisa County
Purcell Gallery

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Free, open to the public

 

June 2, 2023

6 – 8 PM

 

SHOW DATES

June 2 – July 21, 2023 

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesdays – Fridays

12 – 2 PM

 

The Purcell Gallery is teaming up with the Louisa County Historical Society to present a joint exhibit that brings Louisa history to life. Local area artists will be invited to create artistic representations of items from the Historical Society’s collection. 

June 2, 2023

Quilts of Valor with USAF Heritage Band | June 14, 2023 @ 3PM

June 14, 2023

Quilts of Valor &
USAF Heritage Band
Flag Day Ceremony

 

FREE EVENT

 

June 14, 2023

3:00 PM

 

QUILTS OF VALOR

A Quilt of Valor® (QOV) is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted. It is awarded to a Service Member or Veteran who has been touched by war.  The Quilt says unequivocally, “Thank you for your service and sacrifice in serving our nation.”

 

 

USAF AIR FORCE BAND

 

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the United States Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created by order of the Secretary of War on October 1, 1941 and assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. In June 1946, after a short stay at Brooks Field, Texas, the band arrived at Langley Field, now Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA; its current home.

 

 

The USAF Heritage of America Band’s exceptional musicianship has earned international critical acclaim and numerous honors: eight Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards, five Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards, four Colonel George S. Howard Citations of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Band, North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine, and countless state and municipal proclamations. The USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of preserving and enriching America’s musical heritage in the 21st century.

 

June 14, 2023

Nature’s Treasures Gallery Opening | July 28, 2023 @ 6-8 PM

July 28, 2023

Nature's Treasures
Purcell Gallery


OPENING RECEPTION

Free, open to the public

 

July 28, 2023

6 – 8 pm

 

SHOW DATES

 July 28 – Sept. 22, 2023

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesdays – Fridays

12 – 2 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

 

 

 

This open show will feature work by local artists.

 

Submission information coming soon!

 

 

July 28, 2023

Jennifer Carpenter Gallery Opening | Sept. 29, 2023 @ 6-8 PM

September 29, 2023

Jennifer Carpenter
Purcell Gallery


OPENING RECEPTION

Free, open to the public

 

September 29, 2023

6 – 8 pm

 

SHOW DATES

 Sept. 29 – Nov. 17, 2023

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesdays – Fridays

12 – 2 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

 

This show will feature the work of Jennifer Carpenter, a colored pencil artist from Virginia. 

 

About the Artist:

 

Every raindrop holds a tiny little secret wanting to be heard. Anything that shimmers begs for attention. Glass is never just the color by which we call it. Reflections of any kind permit the viewer to look two places at once. These observations and many more are the basis for every drawing I create in colored pencil, each with a story waiting to be told. 

September 29, 2023

2023 LCPS Student Gallery Opening | Dec. 1, 2023 @ 6-8 PM

December 1, 2023

2023 LCPS Student Gallery Show

 

FREE EVENT

 

Opening Reception

 

December 1, 2023

6 – 8 PM

 

Show Dates:

 

December 1, 2023 – January 18, 2024

 

Open during Box Office hours & events at the Louisa Arts Center

BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Tuesdays – Fridays

12 – 2 PM

Come support our student artists at the opening reception for the 2023 Louisa County Public School Student Showcase in the Purcell Gallery from 6 – 8 pm on December 1, 2023. This show is curated by the wonderful art teachers in the LCPS school system and includes pieces from artists of all ages attending our public schools. 

 

December 1, 2023