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)!  

Congratulations to Nancy Brittle for the sale of her painting, Old Acorn Squash, Jessie Meehan for her sale of the big bright and beautiful Honey Pie, Dianne Ferrante sold her lovely watercolor of two delightful tulips called 2 Lumps and John Williams had a great month with his sale of Addiction.  

Want to get involved creatively?  Come to ArtSpeak!  We meet on the last Thursday of each month @ 7 @ the Loft, this month the date is May 25th. Guest Speaker; Michael Lyszcek, Architecture is the thoughtful making of space...Louis Kahn.  This will begin a general conversation about space in all art work; paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, etc.  Everyone that is creative or is interested in creative pursuits is welcomed!  It's not only visual artists, but also writers, musicians, and supporters of the arts.  No obligations, no dues, just your interest.  

Yoga at the Loft continues!  Fridays at Five.  No Fees.  Donation Only and it all goes to the Humane Society of Culpeper!

Please scroll down to view our new workshops this next quarter!   
Poor me, no shoes...looking for gently worn or new shoes... for donations to the Humane Society of Culpeper!  Our fundraiser, Shoes 4 Paws, will earn revenue for our animal rescue, helps the environment (shoes take decades to disintegrate meanwhile releasing dangerous toxins) and supports micro-enterprise vendors in developing nations. 
Bring shoes to the Loft, I wear a size 6. 
Patty at the Loft
Call Out for Artists!

One of the several exciting exhibits that arts a'loft is funding this year is Barebones; anything naked that is drawn, sketched, painted, colored in crayon, made of iron, constructed of tin cans or stitched together with fibers is acceptable.  It can be framed, matted or taped to core board, I don't care.  And this just in; it doesn't have to be a woman!  There are naked tree branches, skulls and femurs.  Surprise me.  Artists, let's lean into this for a July exhibit!  Submissions by June 15th, please.  Contact Me to schedule your submission at the Loft.  All work will be juried.  No cost to submit and submit more than one! All work must be for sale.  35% consignment fee if sold.  Scroll down to see flyer.


Culpeper Walls! arts a'loft is joint venturing with the CRI (Culpeper Rennaissance Inc.) to paint murals on some boring, plain or just unsightly Culpeper building walls.  The RFPs have been sent out!  Submission deadline is May 16!  Please READ the RFP, fill out requested information fully (incomplete submissions will not be considered), SUBMIT RFP and images according to the requirement. Please note; in the RFP is a photo of the actual building with a red-lined rectangle, ignore this red lined box, you are encouraged to use as much of the building as you would like.  Your image is NOT restricted to the red-lined rectangular box.  The RFP is here!

Great opportunity for artists and awesome for Culpeper!


Friends of the Arts & Culture Center in Culpeper, 
is thrilled to announce the next series of exhibits for 2017; four Calls for Art! All exhibits will be at the ACC Gallery at 509 South Main Street, Culpeper.  
Three of the four exhibits are open to work in all media; one is specifically for fiber arts.  Artists participating in the exhibits will also be able to bring an additional 5 works for the Bin Sales!   Please share the calls for art with your arts groups, friends and colleagues.  
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
Other news from ACC:
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
Date TBD

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

July, Washington, DC
Date TBD

Dumbarton Oaks

Yes, I know, incomplete information.  Sorry, I'm a little behind.  Prices, registration & flyers to be forthcoming.

May 20
James Erickson Watercolor Workshop!

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

June 17
Candace Clough; Mirror/Frame Glass Workshop!

June 24
James Erickson Watercolor Workshop!

July 22
James Erickson Watercolor Workshop!

July 27
Candace Clough; Glass on Glass!

August 5
Jan Settle; Pastel Workshop I!

August 12
Jan Settle; Pastel Workshop II!

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; May 25th!
Guest Speaker; Michael Lysczek, Architecture is the thoughtful making of space...Louis Kahn.

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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