A great write up on our founder and his work to bring the arts to the region and his work helping organize the Annual Juried Fine Arts show – Arts in the Middle held in Urbanna Va.
We thank Virginia’s River Realm for highlighting Allure Art Center in this new feature. Come visit our river region and see all that is happening.
Allure Art Center and our Plein Air “Unleashed” Exhibit were recently featured in an article of the national publication Outdoor Painter. This new exhibit features 5 Plein Air artists from Virginia. Opening weekend the 5 artists worked onsite creating works around the town. A few of the works they created opening weekend have been added to the exhibit. Read the full article here.
April 22nd a new exciting painting exhibit, "Plein Air Unleashed" opens featuring the works of some of the regions finest plein air painters. As part of this exhibit, the opening day - April 22nd - will feature several of the plein air painters doing demonstrations and working on new pieces on the grounds and around the town of White Stone. The exhibit will be on display April 22nd - May 21st 2017 in the main gallery at Allure Art Center. Update: our exhibiting artists created 24 new works on opening weekend and some of them have been added to the main exhibit to bring the total pieces up to 45 currently
A new Painting exhibit opens July 1st, Old World / New World is an exciting new painting exhibit featuring the works of Gary Edmondson and Anne Murphy. The works of Mr. Edmondson are reminiscent of the old world masters in his technique and subjects with majestic still life and atmospheric landscapes. Mrs. Murphy offers a unique approach to modern abstract themes that experiments with color and textures, mixing acrylics with various mixed media. These works, along with many others are on display now in the main gallery at Allure Art Center.
Guests were treated to a fun filled performance by David Tyson as he thrilled them with his latest show - A Fool's Odyssey. Drawing on the age old wisdoms of Homer’s Odyssey and other ancient Greek / Roman stories, Mr. Tyson presented a one man show with a cast of a hundred. Borrowing from the worlds’ of: theatre, magic, stand-up & improv, this was a fast paced, engaging and entertaining tale that seeked to answer the question: “How can I find my way back? ”
A repeat performance of the show is in the works for later this summer so don't miss out.
Our outdoor artisan market series kicked off May 14th. Our outdoor shows feature some of the best local fine artists and truly hand crafted artisans. You will find a variety of work from original paintings, fine word working, hand crafted furniture, unique crafted jewelry, quality artistic pottery, photography, sculpture and more. Often there will be local food trucks offering various great food products, local musicians performing and artists doing demonstrations.
This summer the outdoor artisan shows will be the second saturday of each month.
The Northern Neck Artisan Trail and Virginia Oyster Trail Maps are now available at trail locations and tourist centers in the region. Our center is listed on the maps and we have them available. Stop by and see us.
You can see more information about the artisan trails by visiting the Artisans Center of Virginia website at Artisans Center of Virginia
In addition to being a part of the Northern Neck Artisan Trail, Allure Art Center is now also part of the Virginia Oyster Trail. People have already taken notice… a nice article lists our Art Center as a must see on the Oyster Trail…
If you’re an oyster fan and you live in Virginia, you’re one lucky individual. And chances are you’ve heard about the Oyster Trail. This trail allows visitors to enjoy and appreciate oysters from seven different regions of the state. With so many varieties, it’s no wonder that Virginia is considered to be “The Oyster Capital of the East Coast.” Our state is actually the third largest seafood producer in the entire country. The Virginia Oyster Trail is not necessarily a designated route but a grouping of all things oyster-related: restaurants, art venues, lodging, and agri-artisans (including vineyards, breweries, and markets). We’ve gone ahead and selected a few must-see sites from the trail that you’ll love. Who know the world of oysters could have so many things to see, try, and experience?
“6 – Allure Art Center – Not all stops along the Virginia Oyster Trail celebrate oysters by serving them up as something tasty. Allure Art Center features artists whose work is inspired by the Chesapeake Bay and its gorgeous natural surroundings. Sometimes, the oysters themselves are featured in the artwork.”