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Claim To Fame Competition (Arlington, VA) – Call For Artists

Claim To Fame Competition (Arlington, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for the Claim To Fame exhibition. Artists are invited to submit their best artwork. Exhibit the art of which you are most proud. This is an open call with no theme. This call is open to all mediums, including any form of 2D or 3D work. Entrants will be asked to submit a paragraph indicating why this work is their Claim to Fame.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 2 January 2023

$500 in prizes.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promoting the works of established and emerging regional artists. Their mission is to make regional fine art accessible to the public through monthly exhibits, special events, and art workshops.

Gallery Underground is an award winning gallery in the heart of National Landing, Arlington, Virginia directly across from the new Amazon headquarters. It is a juried gallery for the Arlington Artists Alliance. Gallery Underground has an extensive following of loyal patrons and draws a diverse array of patrons from around the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland region. Gallery Underground features the works of over 30 established and award winning regional artists in a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, wood, metal, and glass.

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a non-profit established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. The Alliance seeks to provide professional development activities for local artists and to serve the community through exhibits, instruction, scholarships, mentoring, and outreach projects. The Alliance provides a support network to members, allowing regional artists to share ideas. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development,, Arlington Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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Into the Void – Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Into the Void – Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Libertytown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Into the Void, a national juried exhibition.

Put your Trypophobia aside and show Libertytown Arts your perforated perfections, dotty dazzlements, and round openings. Into the Void is a show about holes and voids. The holes can be in things, dots, or openings. Show LibertyTown Arts what comes to your mind when you think of a void.

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Enter by: 23 September 2022

All mediums welcome. All artists age 16 and older, working in any media may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last five years.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia, located halfway between DC and Richmond and a tourist destination rich in history.

They are home to over 80 artists and feature a main gallery, working artists’ studios, and full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery shows rotate monthly. This ensures that they are always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. Artwork featured in shows are shown for viewing and sale on the LibertyTown website, Facebook, and Instagram.  LibertyTown participates in First Friday art receptions, which are well-attended events that happen monthly.

LibertyTown Arts are open seven days a week and evenings and get substantial visitors every day including local patrons and tourists visiting the city.

For more information, contact info@libertytownarts.com.

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Tell Me Your Secret – Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Tell Me Your Secret – Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Libertytown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Tell Me Your Secret, a national juried exhibition.

Secrets are everywhere. They can be harmless like a secret meadow in a forest, made with good intentions as not to hurt feelings, or deceitful and devastating. There is no end to what a secret can be and humans have always had them. Can you keep a secret? Is the best part telling?

In this exhibition, Libertytown Arts wants to see secrets. They promise not to tell. Visually interpret your secret, a secret place, or your ideas about secrecy.

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Enter by: 19 August 2022

All mediums welcome for Tell Me Your Secret.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia, located halfway between DC and Richmond and a tourist destination rich in history.

They are home to over 80 artists and feature a main gallery, working artists’ studios, and full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery shows rotate monthly. This ensures that they are always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. Artwork featured in shows are shown for viewing and sale on the LibertyTown website, Facebook, and Instagram.  LibertyTown participates in First Friday art receptions, which are well-attended events that happen monthly.

LibertyTown Arts are open seven days a week and evenings and get substantial visitors every day including local patrons and tourists visiting the city.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com.

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Courage In Color (Arlington, VA) – Call For Artists

Courage In Color (Arlington, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for Courage In Color. Submit artwork which depicts your individual courageous use of color. Open to all mediums, 2D and 3D.

Many of the most influential modern art movements relied on the daring, innovative, and often shocking use of color. Whether it was the bold and non-naturalist colors of Fauvism to the unmixed primary colors of the Impressionists to depict reflected light, these movements used color in new and courageous ways defying the accepted concepts of what constituted art.

 

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Enter by: 27 Jun 2022

Courage In Color prizes awarded by juror, Tara Barr.

  • $250 Best in Show
  • $150 Second Prize
  • $100 Third Prize

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is in the heart of National Landing in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from the new Amazon headquarters. Shows are both in person and online. Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promoting the works of established and emerging regional artists. Their mission is to make regional fine art accessible to the public through monthly exhibits, special events, and art workshops. They have won awards including the Best Art Gallery in Arlington from the Best in NOVA awards for the years 2015, 2019, 2020, and 2021 as well as an Arlie in 2021.

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a non-profit established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. The Alliance seeks to provide professional development activities for local artists and serve the community through exhibits, instruction, scholarships, mentoring, and outreach projects. The Alliance provides a support network to members, allowing regional artists to share ideas. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development, Arlington Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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Urban Landscape Photography Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Urban Landscape Photography Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Libertytown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for The Urban Landscape, a national juried photography exhibition. Though often far from nature, cities teem with interesting vistas, valleys, and peaks. They just all happen to be manmade. This summer, LibertyTown will host an exhibition about exploring urban jungles. Subject matter can range from architecture to human life and everything in-between.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 17 Jun 2022

The Urban Landscape is a photography show. Manipulation, editing, and other treatments to photographs are acceptable.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,00 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia, located halfway between DC and Richmond and a tourist destination rich in history. They are open seven days a week and evenings and get substantial visitors every day including local patrons and tourists visiting the city.

LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists and features a main gallery, working artists’ studios, and full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery shows rotate monthly. Artwork featured in shows are shown for viewing and sale on the LibertyTown website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.  LibertyTown participates in the First Friday art reception, a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com.

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Put A Bird On It Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Put A Bird On It Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Put A Bird On It, a national juried exhibition. This show is all about the flying, waddling ancestors of dinosaurs and all their glory. Send your finest work. Just make sure it is about, or contains, a bird. Any kind will do. All mediums welcome.

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Enter by: 18 Feb 2022

Ok. We give up. We love birds too. We love them on a boat, we love them near a moat, we love them near and far, but we do not like their poop on our car. – LibertyTown Arts Workshop

Application Fees

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $ 5

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint, or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar

  • 2/20: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 2/28: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 3/4: Opening reception, virtual tour at 1pm, and show opens at 5pm.
  • 3/27: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

Put A Bird On It Exhibition Awards

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

You will be notified via Submittable if your work is accepted. Please make sure your email address is correct when you sign up and that you check the site on or around the notification date. Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is the largest art center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They are located in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which provides a lot of foot traffic from visitors to the area and is conveniently located halfway between Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia. LiberyTown has a full educational visual art class program and pottery studio where participants can work and take classes. They house and represent close to 80 local artists in almost all mediums.

LibertyTown holds monthly gallery shows. Juried shows offer cash prizes for applicants in the top three positions. LibertyTown promotes gallery shows through local media, on their website, and social media. They are open to the public Mondays through Saturdays at 10 am – 8 pm and Sundays at 10 am – 6 pm.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com.

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Tephra Fine Arts Festival (Reston, VA) – Call For Artists

Tephra Fine Arts Festival (Reston, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) announces a call for artists for the Tephra Fine Arts Festival 2022. Now in its 31st year, the Tephra Fine Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) has a long-standing reputation for showcasing high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting.

Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting over 20,000 people annually to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events that engage visitors with compelling artistic voices — leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 9 Jan 2022 [Extended]

The Festival is a three-day event opening on Friday, May 20, from 11am–6pm, providing first access to the Reston Town Center workforce and attracting an audience in search of world-class artwork for their offices, homes, and as gifts. Executive teams from corporate offices and serious artwork collectors purchase works from Festival artists to add value to their living and working spaces. Outreach to affluent patrons and knowledgeable collectors who recognize quality, original artwork is at the forefront of marketing efforts.

Tephra Fine Arts Festival Artist Benefits

Tephra ICA engages in an aggressive marketing and promotion campaign to better market, recognize, and celebrate Festival artists. They negotiate for well-placed advertising in prominent magazines and newspapers, arts-focused catalogs, and online Going Out Guides. Tephra ICA has a strong outreach campaign for social media, radio, and television, which includes both paid and trade advertising. The Festival audience has been described as “affluent, enthusiastic young to middle aged couples who are not too price sensitive.”

Festival Amenities

  • Prior day set-up and convenient load-in and load-out
  • Free parking Thursday through Sunday in on-site garages for passenger vehicles
  • Reduced hotel room rates for the Hyatt Regency Hotel on-site and Sheraton Reston off-site
  • 24/7 site security
  • Complimentary bottled water and portable snack options available daily
  • Ample artist support with modified booth-sitting options
  • Convenient and profitable selling hours for the Festival period (updated this year in response to artist feedback)
  • Complimentary tickets to the Festival Cocktail Hour for artists and a guest, including hors d’oeuvres and beverages
  • Electronic program with accompanying artwork images, artist booth numbers, and contact information
  • Year-round artist promotion on the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art website
  • $5,000 in cash awards

Testimonials

“We love to purchase artwork from the amazing artists at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. These works add vibrancy and interest to our home, while helping support the arts and artists who create them. Over the years we have collected over 20 pieces of art at this event and made many connections with artists we now call “friends.” It is one of the best venues for art in the Mid-Atlantic, and also a highly anticipated event for the community and the metropolitan Washington, DC, area.” – Local collectors Bob & Bonnie

“Absolutely I will apply again. It was a great show!” – 2021 artist (Glenwood, IA)

“Been doing shows for 37 years. This is a gem!” – 2019 artist (Omaha, Nebraska)

“We had a wonderful show in Reston, VA, and hope to be part of it this May.” – 2021 artist (Mokelumne Hill, CA)

“We were thrilled with the staff, venue, and customers.” – 2021 artist (Manakin – Sabot, VA)

“Your show is amazing, brings in a good crowd. and is so easy to do!” – 2019 artist (Ontario, Canada)

About Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art is committed to promoting innovative contemporary art and thinking. Leading with curiosity and care, they are a catalyst, generator, and advocate for visual and interdisciplinary arts. The Tephra Fine Arts Festival is hosted annually by Tephra ICA as its largest fundraiser. The primary goal of the Festival is to connect artists with patrons, and to promote the sharing and selling of the artists’ work (no commission is collected by Tephra ICA from artist sales).

For more information, contact hbarco@tephraica.org.

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6X6X6 Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

6X6X6 Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA, announces a call for artists for 6x6x6, an annual exhibit of artwork no larger than 6 inches in any direction including frame, if used. All artists age 14 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Nov 2021

A non-refundable entry fee of $6 must be paid for each submitted piece. Artists may submit unlimited pieces.

Work accepted into the 6x6x6 show must be for sale. Artwork must not exceed 6 inches in any direction. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, canvases must be wired, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

  • Fri., Oct. 29 11AM-7PM Drop off work
  • Sat., Oct. 30 11AM-7PM Drop off work
  • Sun., Oct. 31 11AM-5PM Drop off work
  • Mon., Nov. 1 10AM-6PM Drop off work
  • Wed., Nov. 3 Artists will be notified by email of juror’s decisions
  • Fri., Nov. 5: Work that has not been accepted in the show must be picked up
  • Fri., Nov. 5: Opening reception
  • Sun/Mon, Nov. 28-29 Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

6x6x6 Awards

  • 1st Place: $106
  • 2nd Place: $76
  • 3rd Place: $56

LibertyTown’s website and social media gives artists a way to have their work viewed and sold. The website has a show blog post and shopping section for each show featuring each piece in the show for sale. The gallery owner hosts a Facebook Live event showing and talking about each piece in the show. LibertyTown keeps a commission of 20% on all show sales.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, established in 2004, is a 13,000 square foot visual arts center located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, half way between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. They have 30 plus art studios, over 80 local artists, a full pottery studio, and a gallery space. Every month, they rotate out the gallery space with a new show, which varies from invitational, regional, and national shows. They are a fully staffed center, open seven days a week to the public, and offer art in almost all mediums. LibertyTown resides in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which puts them among historic venues, downtown eateries, and a thriving arts community with a lot of visitors.

For more information, contact info@libertytownarts.com.

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Fear Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Fear Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA, announces a call for artists for Fear, a national juried exhibition. This is a show all about what goes bump in the night or sneaks up on us. It’s about how you feel with your toes on the edge of a cliff or when you see a creepy crawly on your bed. It can be anything that makes your palms sweat, your stomach turn, and your heart race. For the month of October, show what you fear.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 18 Sept 2021

Fear Application Fees

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $ 5

Up to three images may be submitted per piece if an additional detailed view or multiple perspectives are required to convey the piece. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror if the work differs significantly from the images provided.

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Artwork must be original and not from kits. Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

  • 9/18: Submissions due by 10PM Eastern Time
  • 9/20: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 9/27: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 10/1: Opening reception
  • 10/31: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

Fear Awards

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown’s website and social media gives artists a way to have their work viewed and sold. The website has a show blog post and shopping section for each show featuring each piece in the show for sale. The gallery owner hosts a Facebook Live event showing and talking about each piece in the show. LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, established in 2004, is a 13,000 square foot visual arts center located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, half way between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. They have 30 plus art studios, over 80 local artists, a full pottery studio, and a gallery space. Every month, they rotate out the gallery space with a new show, which varies from invitational, regional, and national shows. They are a fully staffed center, open seven days a week to the public and offering art in almost all mediums. LibertyTown resides in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which puts them among historic venues, downtown eateries, and a thriving arts community with a lot of visitors.

For more information, contact info@libertytownarts.com.

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The Cube Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

The Cube Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA, announces a call for artists for The Cube, a regional exhibition. LibertyTown wanted to try something a little bit different. They try to come up with concepts that can focus creative energy. This time they thought, what if they gave you all the same exact object and saw what you could do with it. Enter The Cube. The cube is a 4”x4” piece of wood, nothing more, nothing less.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 30 Aug 2021

Fees: A non-refundable material fee must be paid for each cube. Payment may be submitted electronically via the LibertyTown website or by check delivered to LibertyTown.

How do you get your hand on a cube? Follow these simple steps:

  1. Register to get a cube. You will pay a $10 material fee for the cube at registration, and be asked for your email and telephone. This is so LibertyTown can remind you to come and pick up your cube.
  2. Come to LibertyTown starting May 15th and pick up a wooden cube. LibertyTown might have a few extras, so if you fail to register ahead of time, call and check with they and they might be able to get you one. But please register. Please.
  3. Use that cube to make art. You can make the cube into the art, use it to make the art, draw the cube, and/or cut the cube up. LibertyTown has zero restrictions except mayhem and foolishness. Do not harm anyone with the cube or use it for nefarious means. LibertyTown has a particular set of skills. They will find out.
  4. Bring the art you made with the cube/cube made into art into the gallery starting August 27th (see below for a complete list of dates) along with a small explanation of your art. Something like “I burned the cube into charcoal and used it to draw a charcoal drawing.”
  5. Glory in your creativity. Attend the opening in person or virtually. Share the show on social media.

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may participate in this show. Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications and pieces must be physically submitted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

  • 8/27 11am-7pm Submissions can be dropped off
  • 8/28 11am-7pm Submissions can be dropped off
  • 8/29 11am-5pm Submissions can be dropped off
  • 8/30 10am-6pm Submissions can be dropped off
  • 9/3 Opening reception
  • 9/26 Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

The Cube Awards

  • 1st Place: $ 200
  • 2nd Place: $ 100
  • 3rd Place: $ 75

LibertyTown’s website and social media gives artists a way to have their work viewed and sold. The website has a show blog post and shopping section for each show featuring each piece in the show for sale. The gallery owner hosts a Facebook Live event showing and talking about each piece in the show. LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, established in 2004, is a 13,000 square foot visual arts center located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, half way between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. They have 30 plus art studios, over 80 local artists, a full pottery studio, and a gallery space. Every month, they rotate out the gallery space with a new show, which varies from invitational, regional, and national shows. They are a fully staffed center, open seven days a week to the public and offering art in almost all mediums. LibertyTown resides in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which puts them among historic venues, downtown eateries, and a thriving arts community with a lot of visitors.

For more information, contact info@libertytownarts.com.

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