Second Street Gallery promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery and encourage an appreciation of contemporary art by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications. Second Street Gallery is committed to offering Charlottesville and the Central Virginia region leading-edge new art in perspective and context, and to fostering an active and open appreciation of this art by directly engaging the issues surrounding works by the best contemporary artists in the field. Second Street Gallery presents 10-14 separate exhibitions each year and a full calendar of related outreach activities that complement its exhibition season.
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