An expansion is underway at Creative Framing and The Art Box, which together with the VABC - the Virginia Arts of the Book Center – have created an art center called Art on Ivy.
For the past two years, Art on Ivy has hosted classes and gallery shows in Ivy Square Shopping Center. Now Creative Framing is moving its framing workshop to Crozet, and opening an additional store. This move will make the lower level at Ivy Square available for more studios. The new studios will be on the lower level, under Creative Framing and The Art Box retail space, and next to the VABC.
Currently, the plans include space for two large and one small studios, ranging from 150 to 650 square feet, at roughly $1.10/sqft. Common areas will allow for hallway art shows and possible VABC collaborations. It is also possible for a group to rent the entire 1500 square foot space. 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.
For more information, or to tour the space, please call Amanda at 434-295-5426, or Raleigh at 434-384-0268.