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.

Central Virginia Photography Gallery Show | July 29 – September 18, 2022

July 29, 2022

Central Virginia Photography
Gallery Show

ON DISPLAY IN THE PURCELL GALLERY 

AT THE LOUISA ARTS CENTER FROM

 

July 29 – September 16


 during box office hours 
Tuesdays – Fridays 12 – 2 pm

& 1 hour before performances
in the Cooke-Haley Theater

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Alison Thomas was born in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up in Falls Church, Virginia. She became interested in photography as an art form at the age of 19 and has been perfecting and evolving her technique ever since. Throughout her life she has found her spiritual and artistic center in nature.

 

 

She started doing art festivals and exhibits in 2003 and has been doing them ever since. Over time her work changed from standard nature shots to vertical and horizontal panoramas that are digitally manipulated. She has received several awards for her work, most recently a first place in photography from the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival in Waynesboro, Virginia.

 

 

She strives to capture not necessarily the exact record of a scene but its essence, the essence of Virginia.

 

 


This show has been curated by Louisa photographer/artist Alison Thomas, who was recently featured in the Purcell Gallery, and includes photography from the Fredericksburg Photography Club and other area photographers!


July 29, 2022

Music & Wine: Chris Hanks | August 26, 2022 6-8pm

August 26, 2022

Music & Wine: Chris Hanks

August 26, 2022

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 
FREE EVENT – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us on our terrace on August 26, 2022 for a performance by Chris Hanks!


Music and Wine events are held every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm during June, July, and August. Admission is free, and this event is perfect for the entire family!

 

Vendors will be on-site and refreshments will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol is allowed on premises in accordance with Virginia ABC licensing laws.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

This event has been made possible by our generous sponsors D.K. Welch, LLC, Harris Electric, Wren Heating, and Laughlin, O’Neill & Bartolozzi Homes.

August 26, 2022

Games in the Gallery during Meet Me on Main | September 1, 2022 4-7pm

September 1, 2022

Games in the Gallery: September 1, 2022

September 1, 2022

4:00 – 7:00 PM

 
FREE EVENT – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 
Play games in the gallery, then spend your evening on the historic and charming Main Street of Louisa!
 
MUSIC | SHOP | DINE | EXPLORE
 
On the first Thursday of April through September, shops are staying open until 8pm, restaurants are serving up delicious bites, like they always do, & local musicians are jamming.

 

September 1, 2022

Show of Shows in the Gallery | September 23 – November 17, 2022

September 23, 2022

Show of Shows
in the Gallery

ON DISPLAY IN THE PURCELL GALLERY 

AT THE LOUISA ARTS CENTER FROM

 

September 23 – November 17

 

during box office hours 
Tuesdays – Fridays 12 – 2 pm

 

& 1 hour before performances
in the Cooke-Haley Theater

Submissions for this open show are to be dropped off along with a completed Call For Entries form on September 17th from 9-11am in the Purcell Gallery.


In this open gallery show, artists will submit pieces using a prior open show theme from the Purcell Gallery as the topic of their artwork. The art must not have been previously shown in the Purcell Gallery. 


Show theme options include: About Face, The Sound of Music, Distinctly Louisa, Inside and Outside, Art in Motion, Shadows and Reflections, Rhythm and Light, Pollock’s Influence, O Say Can You See, Down on the Farm, Horsing Around, It’s All Black and White, Falling Into Color, People, Places and Things, Terra Cotta and Textiles, On the Road, In the Round, Drop Us a Line, For the Birds, and All Aboard.


Virtual Gallery

Visit our virtual gallery to see what's on display in the gallery now and to purchase artwork!

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Armand Cabrera makes his home in Lake Monticello, Virginia. An award-winning, self-taught artist, Armand is a full-time painter represented by fine art galleries across the United States.


Armand has spent over 2 decades as a successful production artist in the computer games and entertainment industry, creating conceptual designs and background art. His clients include LucasFilm Games, Disney, Electronic Arts, Virgin Entertainment, Zynga, Nickelodeon, Microsoft and Paramount Pictures.


Armand has had numerous One-Man Exhibitions and his work is found in notable corporate and private collections around the world. He has been juried into the prestigious Laguna Plein Air Competition, Plein Air Easton, National Arts for the Parks, Sonoma Plein Air, California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibitions, Napa Valley Museum,

The Haggin Museum, International Museum of Contemporary Masters “Salon International”, Allentown Museum of Art, Art in Embassies Program, Zion National Park Centennial Art Exhibition and many other National & International exhibitions. Armand has been honored with top awards at many of these shows. In addition, Armand has been selected as Juror at respected Plein Air and Studio Exhibitions across the United States.


Armand writes informative articles about his painting process, the business of art and historical artists on his very popular blog. ArtAndInfluence.com Armand occasionally teaches studio and plein air painting in oil, acrylic and watercolor. He also teaches online classes on Zoom.


Armand is often published in regional and internationally known art publications. International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector, Art of the West, Art Business News, The Piedmont Virginian, Elan Magazine, Plein Air and Southwest Art Magazines have recognized Armand as one of the premier, contemporary painters in the country.

 

September 23, 2022

Beginner’s Guitar Recital | October 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

October 27, 2022

Beginner's Guitar Recital

October 27, 2022

5:00 PM

 
FREE EVENT – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 
Come support the students of our Beginner’s Guitar Class as they perform a free recital for the community.
 

 

The performance will take place in the Cooke-Haley Theater beginning at 5:00 pm and will include music played by the instructor as well as the students of the Beginner’s Guitar class. 

 

 

October 27, 2022