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, museum and gallery day trips & 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), and ArtSpeak! (a monthly social gathering of creative folks, free and open to the public)!  
Art and Animals, those are my two passions, or rather, they are just what I'm about.  You know me as owner of the Loft,  the Loft's non-profit wing, arts a'loft, and a wanna be Artist.  But I'm recently on the Board of the Humane Society of Culpeper, following my resignation of the Louisa Humane Society after achieving the goal of a no kill shelter.  My focus now is achieving a no-kill community in Culpeper.  We need money, volunteers and most of all, foster homes.  To address our first need we are holding the MOAF (the Mother of All Fundraisers); Shoes 4 Paws, collecting gently worn or new shoes that we are paid per pound for by a company sending them to developing nations.  It's a win-win; supporting animal rescue and people of third world nations as well as cleaning out your closet!  Please help by dropping off bags of gently worn or new shoes at the Loft any Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  The fundraiser ends July 31.  

Stay fierce my friends, 
Patty from the Loft
Barebones Exhibit!

Submission protocol and important dates! 
My intention is to make this as efficient and easy on myself (Committee of One) and the artists.  To submit work please ensure that each piece of art work has a typed or printed card attached securely to the back with the following information; Name, Title, Medium, Price (keep in mind that the consignment fee is 35%).  Also provide a separate document with your contact information, typed or printed; Name, mailing address, email address, phone number and again the Title, Medium, and Price of each submitted piece of work.   No work will be accepted without the aforementioned information provided.  Submissions are accepted by scheduling a day and time with Me on the following dates; June 23 & 24 between Noon and 4pm (the last appointment scheduled).  All work will be juried.  No cost to submit and you may submit several pieces! All work must be for sale.  35% consignment fee if sold.  Opening Night is July 7 at 7pm!  Be sure to invite your friends and family!  The Exhibit runs through Sunday, July 23.  Please plan to pick up your work July 28 (between noon and 6).  If any of these dates are inconvenient for you please let Me know and I will try to accommodate your schedule.  Please note that I am fully insured.  I am so excited to hang this exhibit and party with you all!


Culpeper Walls! Update! 

It was very difficult to choose just one from the twelve amazing submissions we received!  The Design Committee's selected submission for this RFP was based not only on artistry, but also the image that resonated with this particular wall and its location. Since the submissions were so strong, we are holding several on file to be considered for the 2nd wall this year and future walls.  Our goal is to install 2 each year!   The awarded artist and image will be announced next week via a press release.  Thank you so much to all the artists who submitted artwork for consideration.  We were blown away by the talent in our area!  Culpeper Walls! is alive and very much still in play!  Stay tuned! More opportunities to come!  

Don't forget ACC has lots of Opportunities for Artists!

Friends of the Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper, 
Calls for Art! 
Celebrate Red, White and Blue!  
     June 8 - July 9, 2017
All God's Creatures
     July 27 - September 3, 2017
Tradition or Knot:  "Hanging" Textiles  (a fiber/textiles only exhibit)
     September 21 - October 29, 2017
2nd Annual "Best of Piedmont"
      November 16 - December 17, 2017

The ACC is recruiting new volunteers to participate with the Exhibits Committee, to help with receptions, and be Gallery Attendants. Please contact Keith Price at to learn more about the great opportunities with ACC!
The ACC is currently developing the summer and fall workshop schedule, and looking for teachers for all kinds of art classes! Prepare a proposal and send it to Elizabeth Hutchins at or Marty Moon at  

Here's what's Happening 
at the Loft in

Day Trippin'

June, Richmond, VA
June 28, 2017

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style


July, Washington, DC
July 19, 2017

Dumbarton Oaks


If you do not see a 'registration and pay' option, it will be forthcoming.

June 10
Deb Siday; Mother/Child Memory Box Workshop!
                   "Give Dad a Memory, not Socks"

June 17
James Erickson Watercolor Workshop!

July 22
James Erickson Watercolor Workshop!

August 5
Jan Settle; Pastel Workshop I!

August 12
Jan Settle; Pastel Workshop II!

August 19
Candace Clough; Glass Mirror/Frame Project!

Coming this Fall, 2017!
Sharon Zarambo; October! Creating your own totem from found objects, a mixed-media project.
Lou Messa will be back!
Mark Saylor with a 2 day series; On-site photographic shoot at a historic 500 acre horse farm with an authentic slave chapel, followed by a photoshop class to create photo composites.
Michael Dukes; Stippling!  
Regularly Scheduled Events 

Regular weekly and monthly happenings at The Loft.
Sketch by Patty Werick
Life Model Drawing Sessions
Tuesdays at 6pm
Please note NEW time! 6pm!

Individual guidance provided, no extra charge, or for established artists who just want 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.
Young woman practicing yoga in a urban background
Yoga at the Loft!  Fridays at Five!

It's BAAAACK!  Fridays at the Loft @ 5pm.  Rory Lyszcek will lead us through an hour of stretching and relaxation.  Be strong, be supple, be relaxed...and feel good about it!   Donation goes to the Culpeper Humane Society!  

Do something good for yourself and give to animal rescue!  
Art Salon Gatherings
Last Thursday of each month, 7pm

This month; June 29th!
Guest Speaker; Michael Lysczek, Architecture is the thoughtful making of space...Louis Kahn.

Plus published authors reading from their work, and artists asking for critiques of their art pieces.

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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