The Loft is a working artists' studio expanded to include a gallery and shoppe exhibiting more than 30 artists and artisans.  O ffering drawing classes, workshops & a monthly art salon.  Lots of unique, one-of-a-kind gift items and home decor to choose from as well as vintage and antique furniture and objects.




 The Loft is where Art Happens in Culpeper! 

Art Studio, Gallery (over 30 local and regional artists), Drawing Classes (Tuesday evenings with life model), Weekend Workshops (for adults and kids), Special Exhibits (artists and art groups), Day Trippin'! (chauffered day trips to selected artistic and creative venues), Photography Meet-Up (meeting once a month) and ArtSpeak! (a monthly social gathering of creative folks, free and open to the public)!  And now Yoga at the Loft, Fridays @ Five!

WORD.  
So much fun hosting the artist group, 
Muse!  Opening night was fantastic with over 100 people attending, great food (thanks to the Muse ladies!) washed down with delightful Proseco (my new drink obsession this summer) from Vinosity, and fabulous music by jewelry/craftsman extraordinare, Jordan Bryson!  Paintings, Prints and Cards sold!  Well done, Muse ladies!  

Yoga at the Loft has been fantastic!  Friday afternoon at 5pm sharp, we are on our mats on the floor breathing and releasing, stretching and lengthening, improving our flexibility and relaxing...it's awesome!  My friend, Rory Lyschek, leads this weekly practice with grace and ease, best of all, it's donation only! That's right, donations go to the Culpeper Humane Society, and this month we were able to send them $75!  So now you can indulge in relaxation and fitness and contribute to animal rescue at the same time.  That's a good hour spent.  See below for more details.

We are offering two fabulous workshops this month; Acrylic Painting Workshop with Lou Messa!  Two Saturdays of demos and painting with guidance from Lou!  Also, the effervescent and fun Sharon Zarambo is going to be sharing her expertise in Mixed Media Assemblage Workshop the last week of October.  All levels welcomed to both these workshops.  Relaxed, fun and you leave with finished work you created!  Only a few slots open for each workshop, so hurry and register now!  

Our continued programs; Tuesday nights at the Loft at 7pm of the Life Model Drawing Classes/Sessions! will be taking a break and resumes on Tuesday, October 18!  ArtSpeak!, a social gathering of creative people (no matter what artistic medium you work in, be it visual, music or the written word) is the last Thursday of each month...this month, October 27th!  More details below.  

Our biggest event of the month, nay, YEAR, is the Borderlands photography exhibit, October 14 through November 6!  I have already sent, under separate cover, to my database, the opening night invite, October 14 with exhibit particulars; QR codes of local writers' recorded voices for their chosen photo.


I'm saying prayers to all the art gods, prancing naked in my pasture late at night singing You're So Vain, and slapping a toddler if I have to,
JUST to get everyone to attend
Opening Night of Borderlands! 

Who is actually reading these newsletters?  Only my husband noted that I made a big fat mistake in not finishing my paragraph on the She! periodical and editor Susan McCorkindale!  Again, this time with feeling and details; She!, a new magazine will be  published October 12, just prior to the opening of the exhibit.  It will have a huge Northern Virginia distribution throughout 5 counties, and features an article on the Loft, arts a'loft and moi, mentioning the Borderlands exhibit, AND an article on What's Happening in Culpeper!, that includes endorsements of Foti's, Grass Rootes, and Grill 309!  To make that even sweeter, those 3 restaurants are joint venturing with arts aloft to market the Borderlands exhibit.  They will be handing out our marketing cards with the customer's bill and offering special drinks in accordance with the theme of the photography exhibit; like Jaybird, Birthday Suit and Naked at the Loft.  By the way,  Susan McCorkindale, author of Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl and 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girldescribes She! as "...a magazine that's classy, a little sassy, and written for real women by real women."  Check out her website here; Susan McCorkindale   
Not too shabby for little Culpeper and it's wee gallery.

 Please support the artists that live and work in our community by attending this exciting exhibit and, why not, dine out at one of our participating restaurants that evening and tell them it is in conjunction with Borderlands!  

Patty from the Loft,  with Marina and Moo

Here's what's Happening 
at the Loft
in October !


Workshops!
Acrylic Painting Workshop
Oct 8 and Oct 15
with Lou Messa
10am to 2pm, $175
Register and Pay Online, Acrylic Painting Workshop!

Mixed Media Assemblage Workshop
October 29
with Sharon Zarambo
11am to 4pm, $85, Materials included
Register and Pay Online, Mixed Media Workshop!


Happening at the Loft in November

Workshops!
Not even one!  I'll be napping and riding my horse every chance I get! Enjoy your turkey day with pasta and wine!

Still to Come; Winter Workshops! Dates TBA
Including an early December kids' workshop to make art gifts for family, friends and relatives, plus, various kids' workshops during Holiday break!
Regularly Scheduled Events 

Regular weekly and monthly happenings at The Loft.
Silhouette Yoga Art Background on Canvas Background
Yoga at the Loft!  
Fridays at Five!

We have great energy at the Loft!  

Perfect for yoga, meditation, and relaxation.  Rory Lysczek will be hosting Yoga at the Loft every Friday @ 5pm! 
 
No obligations, No weekly commitment, No packages to purchase!

Best of all; Donation only!  All donated monies will be given to the  Culpeper Humane Society!  Now you can align your body & mind & give to animal rescue!

Come every Friday, every other Friday, or one Friday a month.
Please bring your own mat.  

Life Model Drawing Sessions
Tuesdays at 7pm
Resuming Tuesday, October 18!
Individual instruction provided, no extra charge, or for established artists that just the practice to keep hand and eye coordination fresh.  $20/session, or $15/each session, when you purchase 4 sessions at $60.
 
(All levels welcomed!) 
Must Pre-Register @ 202-669-5195 (my cell)

The registration is necessary in order to put you on an email distribution list to keep everyone informed of any cancellations.
ArtSpeak!
Art Salon Gatherings
Last Thursday of each month, 7pm
Next ArtSpeak!; 
October 27th!
 
ALL creative people or people that love the arts are invited to this strictly social gathering, the only requirement is a curious mind; painters, photographers, potters, jewelers,  iron workers , and not just visual artists, but authors, poets and musicians as well...if you want to share ideas, resources, request critiques, or just laugh and enjoy spending time with like-kind people conversing, please join us!   Get inspired!
 
No obligations.  No dues.  Come whatever date you can come. 

The Loft | 107B East Davis Street, Culpeper, VA  22701 | 202-669-5195 (cell)
culpeperloft@gmail.com |  www.culpeperloft.com 
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