Art Supplies and Spaces
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Needed Supplies and Spaces
Crescent Hall Quilters
Every Friday, a group of quilters meet at Crescent Hall to create fabric masterpieces. The resulting quilts are donated or auctioned off to support a variety of local groups. The group is always in need of fabric, healthy snacks, and sewing machines, but the quilters are also especially in need of new chairs. Often quilters will spend the entire day in the community room at Crescent Hall, which only has folding metal chairs for them to use. If anyone has a comfortable office chair or other type of supportive seat to donate, they’d be incredibly grateful. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 434-971-2787.
Music for HOPE
Music for HOPE wants to insure that all children have access to musical instruments and music programs. Through the Instrument Recycling Project, students of all socioeconomic backgrounds have the opportunity to have access to instruments. Music forHOPE collects and refurbishes used instruments, and gets them into the hands of kids or music programs that need them the most.
To donate an instrument or find more information, please email Mike Jones or call 434-632-7860.
The Intensive In-Home Program at Region Ten needs paints, brushes, canvases, sketch paper, markers and any other available arts supplies that can be used in art therapy for the at-risk community of Charlottesville. For more information, please email Buzz Barnett or call 434-962-6751.
Available Supplies and Spaces
Art on Ivy
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities announces arts studio space in the “Art on Ivy” complex in the Ivy Square Shopping Center, 2125 Ivy Road. Good neighbors include the Virginia Arts of the Book Center book making and letterpress studio and classroom, the Art Box art supply store, Robert Radifera Photography, and Tupleo Press literary publishers. Community atmosphere, lots of quiet, and ample common spaces; individual artists or small organizations are encouraged to inquire. Rent range: $300-$600/month including utilities, with rates based on dedicated space needs. Multiple artists can share a studio. Zoning allows for retail sales as well as workspace. Ivy Square is located on Charlottesville’s West Side, within walking distance to the University. Ivy Square is a regular stopping place for the Farmington and Ednam Forest communities. Amenities include gallery space (for shows by arrangement), kitchenette, bathrooms; walking distance from Foods of All Nations, shipping store, and restaurants; and a location just downstairs from the Art Box’s art supply, artist’s paper, and frame store. This space is currently rented, but leases typically last only one year. Interested parties should still contact Kevin and will be given the chance to tour the facility and be contacted when it becomes available. For more information, contact Kevin McFadden at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities: kjm7a@firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434-243-5520.
IX Art Park
Studio space at the IX Art Park, available for hourly rental ($30 per hour) to photographers or artists. It is an indoor space with no natural lighting. The rental includes seamless white, lights, etc. Lots of props available, including furniture. Any project considered. We are in the process of acquiring a green screen. For more information call (434) 442-4273. Ask for Flip.
Municipal Arts Center
The Municipal Arts Center has rehearsal and performance space available at reduced rates for arts organizations. The venue is located at 1119 5th Street SW in Charlottesville. Currently, there is 800 square feet of 3rd floor office space available. With convenient access from I-64 and near historic Downtown Charlottesville, the space is divided into a large open area of 680 sq. ft and a private office of 120 sq. ft. Included with the space: electric, water, heat/AC, weekly cleaning, kitchen privileges, 7 parking spaces, and access to other spaces. The space is wired for phone and Comcast cable. The space is ideal for a LOW TRAFFIC organization. For more information, contact the building manager at 434 295-9850.
The ROSE (Reusable Office Supply Exchange) Project collects gently or never used supplies from UVa departments, and make them available to the community. Drop off or take whatever supplies you want from the Recycling Warehouse. The ROSEProgram is located in the Recycling building at the end of Leake Drive, and is open Monday-Friday 8:00-3:00. If you would like to make a donation to the ROSE program, please call UVa Recycling at (434) 982-5050.
Daylight Studio Space Available by the Hour to Photographers and Artists
This space is a daylight studio with two large south-facing windows and two large west-facing windows. Very strong light streams in from the moment the sun rises to the moment it sets. It is a naturally industrial space, located in an old Coca-Cola bottling plant, and available for rent by appointment. The main studio is complete with a private bathroom and a brand new kitchen. A separate bedroom space with south-facing windows is also included. Parking is available in the lot next to the building. It is best-suited for natural-light photography but all artists are welcome to use this resource. Additional supplies for renters’ use include a 8′ × 8′ wood canvas frame to clip backdrop paper or fabric to, backdrop stands to mount your own rolls of paper, and furniture for use. Daytime rates before 5:00pm are $25/hour, evening rates $35/hour. For more information, please visit http://www.catthrasher.com/studio-gallery/ or call 703-864-1712.
StudioBlue is a 1,300 square foot, fully equipped artist studio with lots of natural light and a built in exhaust system. We are located one block off the downtown mall in historic Charlottesville. We are offering two 20 hour a week residency spots for local artists at low-bono rates. ($200 a month). Inquire at email@example.com to schedule a time to see the space. Visit us on the web at studioblue.gallery.
Studio Space for Rent
A Belmont studio is for rent. The studio is 1400 sq. feet with bamboo flooring, 19 windows and 12 skylights, and is truly amazing! It is avaiable for rent by the hour at a rate of $30/hour. If interested, please contact Kerry.
Studio Space Available
Studio space in the old Coca-Cola Bottling Works building at the corner of 10th Street and Wertland is available. The space is 480 sq. feet with large windows that allow for tons of light and air movement. It contains a 6’x6′ built-in bookcase that acts as a space divider as well as a full kitchen and bath with a shower. There is a designated parking space as well. Rent is $560 plus utilities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sojourners United Church of Christ
Sojourners UCC offers a variety of spaces ideal for meetings, catered events, performances, fundraisers, etc. Rooms available include: small and medium sized meeting spaces with living room style furniture; small and medium sized meeting rooms with upholstered chairs and easy to set-up large round tables; performance space (150 seat capacity on main level, 20 seats on stage area) featuring stackable, upholstered chairs and drop-down projection screen. A dozen lightweight tables stored convenient to performance space. Both floors are handicap accessible. Rental fees range: $15-30/hr. with two hour minimum. Located near downtown Charlottesville with ample onsite and adjacent street parking. Playground and picnic areas. Please call or email to learn more about rates and to schedule an appointment to see the spaces. For more information, please contact Millie Fife at churchoffice@sojourners-ucc.
Matte Board and Framing Supplies
FASTFRAME in Seminole Square Shopping Center has matte board and other framing supplies available for use in art classes and outreach projects. For more information, please contact Tom Otis.
Wainwright Tile & Stone
Wainwright Tile & Stone has tiles of all different sizes, shapes, and materials such as stone glass and ceramic available for all artists. Come by the office to pick up materials during operating hours, Monday and Friday 10:00am-5:00pm and Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm or call (434)245-5216.