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!

 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 has gotten off to a slow, but very relaxed, start at the Loft.  Rory Lyschek, my friend and cohort in all things jewelry, leads a stress-free easy yoga practice and best of's donation only!  That's right, donations go to the Culpeper Humane Society!  Now you can indulge in relaxation and fitness and contribute to animal rescue at the same time.  Now that is a good hour spent.  See below for more details.

We have a great September of workshops; Glass on Glass with Candace Clough.  If you love working with your hands and glorious colors, but do not have a drawing background, this is the workshop for you!  Also, Carrie Heitsch is going to teach us how she does those marvelous woven photographic images that she does at the Loft!  Before you purchase a loom, take this workshop to learn the basic rudiments of weaving!  So many options, endless configurations!  All levels welcomed to both these workshops.  Relaxed, fun and you leave with finished work you created!

September also brings the return of Tuesday nights at the Loft at 7pm of the Life Model Drawing Classes/Sessions!  Resuming September 13!  See below for details.  

At long last, the much awaited October Acrylic Painting Workshop with Lou Messa!  Two Saturdays of demos and painting with guidance from Lou!  This is a very popular workshop, I already have 3 people signed up and haven't advertised it yet.  Space is limited.  Hurry and Register now!  Don't be disappointed.  This will be a great start for beginners to build on, Lou will be back to follow up early 2017!  

What else is happening in October at the Loft?  ONLY THE MOST EDGY, PROVOCATIVE, SCINTILLATING AND CREATIVE COLLABORATIVE EXHIBIT TO HIT CULPEPER EVER (besides Futura Downs High)!  I am beyond excited!  All hail Mark Saylor for bringing us his vision!   Many thanks to models Samantha Whitesides and Nol Putnam for taking us on this passage from the Borderlands to our genuine selves, stripped of our acquired artifice!  More info coming up soon!  A taste;

Know what else?  Only an article on the Loft, arts a'loft and moi in the new magazine periodical to be published Oct 12...She...with a wide Northern Virginia distribution.  Susan McCorkale, author of ....... is the editor 

After October, it's the holidays!  Yup, that time of year again.  I'll be buckling down to get ready for the family and friends gathering, gift giving, and putting on the Loft's holiday face!

Patty from the Loft

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

Glass on Glass Mosaic
September 17
with Candace Clough
9:30am to 4:30pm, $85, Materials included
Register and Pay Online, Glass on Glass Workshop!

Photo Weaving
September 24
with Carrie Heitsch
10am to 4pm, $85, Materials included
Register and Pay Online, Photo Weaving Workshop!

Photography Meet-Up September!
September 17, Twin Oaks!
2pm to 6pm
Call 540-717-0647 or email to partcipate. 

Happening at the Loft in October

What we've all been waiting for...
Saturday, October 8 & 15, Acrylic Painting Workshop!  with LOU MESSA! See below for more details.   Register Now.  Space is Limited. 

...and, with everyone's favorite fun inventive artist, Sharon Zarambo!
Mixed Media Assemblage, tentatively; October 29!

Still to Come; Winter Workshops! Dates TBA
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
Resuming September 13th!!!
Tuesdays at 7pm
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.
Art Salon Gatherings
Last Thursday of each month, 7pm
Next ArtSpeak!; 
September 29th, Thursday!
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) | 
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