CitySpace Gallery Exhibit: ArtQuest Program Exhibit

PCA is proud to announce the ArtQuest Program Exhibit for the month of May. A program of Charlottesville City Schools, ArtQuest serves fifth through twelfth grade students identified as gifted or talented in the visual arts. ArtQuest students participate in a range of differentiated learning experiences during regularly scheduled art classes and weekly opportunities in after-school art classes.

Exposure to a variety of activities in the arts allows students to discover and deepen their interests, develop their abilities, and demonstrate their gifts. These include a variety of short courses taught by artists in the community and art teachers in the school division. Each semester, students receive a list of after-school seminars and they register for sessions that are of interest and that fit their after-school schedules.

There will be a First Fridays opening reception from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday, May 1 at CitySpace (located at 100 5th NE on the Downtown Mall). This event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will remain on display through May 28, 2015. There will also be an exhibit by local artist Lee Morrison on display inside the PCA office within CitySpace.

For more information about ArtQuest or the exhibit please contact Aaron Eichorst, Coordinator of Fine & Performing Arts for Charlottesville City Schools at or 434 245 2671.

CitySpace is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. CitySpace is located at 100 5th Street NE on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Art Drinks

Art Drinks — Wednesday, May 13, 5:30-7:30pm at The Paramount Theater.

Join PCA for the next Art Drinks at The Paramount Theater on Wednesday, May 13 from 5:30-7:30pm!

Art Drinks is a casual monthly event where you can network with other creative professionals in Charlottesville.

In May, Art Drinks will be held at The Paramount Theater on the Downtown Mall, a historic theater and performing arts center dedicated to offering a wide variety of arts, education, and entertainment opportunities for everyone to enjoy.

The May Art Drinks event will feature a guided tour of this historic downtown treasure. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about The Paramount’s beginnings in 1931, the movers and shakers behind The Paramount’s construction, movie palace architecture, and the behind-the-scenes-details of the two-year long restoration!

Each month features a raffle with local arts and culture prizes, and the line-up this month includes a pair of tickets to Alabama Shakes at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on June 9, a pair of tickets the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph TREES talk by Piotr Naskrecki at The Paramount Theater on June 10, and a tasting for two at King Family Vineyards.

The raffle is free to enter and takes place at 6:30pm, followed by community arts announcements. The guided theater tour will take place directly after announcements. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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