Opening October 31: "Virginia Made"

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center will explore contemporary takes on traditional crafts in its new exhibition, "Virginia Made," opening October 31. As the staff prepares the new exhibition, PFAC's galleries will be closed to the public from Oct. 20 to Oct. 31, and Open Clay Studio will not be offered on Oct. 25. Regularly scheduled activities and classes will not be affected.

"Virginia Made" was curated by PFAC's Diana Blanchard Gross and features works by 14 artists from throughout Virginia. These artists are creating modern examples of woodworking, glassblowing, quilting, papercutting and pottery. Learn more about the exhibit and its artists here.

In addition, PFAC's annual holiday pop-up shop, Artful Giving, will be on view throughout the duration of the exhibit. Visit PFAC to find a unique handmade gift for someone special this holiday season!

(Pictured: Tom Wessells, "Bent Laminated Armchair.")


New This Fall: Online Class Registration!

For the first time ever, the Studio Art School has introduced online class registration for its fall session, featuring new classes in acrylic painting, glass fusion, ceramics and fun intro classes in clay, coding and robotics for kids! Click to register.

Registration can also be completed by calling (757) 596-8175 or visiting the PFAC Front Desk. Classes that do not meet minimum registration requirements may be cancelled at the Program Director’s discretion. Minimum registration requirement is generally six students per class.

Members receive discounted pricing on classes in the Studio Art School.


Join Us for Preschool Art Classes Every Wednesday

Oct. 21: We'll celebrate National Dessert Day by making our own "cotton candy" with shaving cream.
Oct. 28: Using our Gelli plates, we'll make Halloween prints.
Nov. 4: We're marking the anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb by making our own headdresses.

PFAC offers guided art lessons for very beginning artists from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at no additional cost with the price of admission and free for members. Registration for each Wednesday's classes is required by the preceding Friday and walk-ins cannot be accommodated if the class is at capacity. RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Peninsula Fine Arts Center Honored in Coastal Virginia Magazine

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center received awards in four categories in Coastal Virginia Magazine's 2015 Best of the 757 Readers Choice Awards. PFAC received Best Art Gallery (Bronze), Best Nonprofit (Peninsula Gold), Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners (Peninsula Silver), and Best Museum (Peninsula Silver).