Friday 11am - 6pm || Saturday 11am - 5pm || Sunday 11am - 4pm
Member of Trail Networks:
Virginia Oyster Trail
Professional Distinction: Demonstrations, Exhibition, Instruction
Our Art Center is adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay and many of our artists have spent their lives working in the region and around the water. Many of the work produced is inspired by the bay and nature that surrounds us in the oyster trail region. From paintings of oysters, water men, deadrise work boats to hand forged oyster knives, our artist bring to life the regions beautiful nature and water heritage.
Being located in the Bay region and as a member of the Virginia Oyster Trail, many of our artists are inspired by our beautiful natural surroundings of the Chesapeake Bay Region. You will find works of art that depict the life of the water men, our boating, fishing and sea heritage. The oyster is one of the natural resources from our region that you will find featured in works of art. From paintings, photographs, prints, carvings and functional items like locally hand crafted, forged steel oyster knives, our artists capture the region across all media.
Our mission is to provide a multifaceted venue for area artists and artisans to gain exposure, network, collaborate and further their craft and in turn enhancing our community. We embrace all of the arts and mediums of expression.
The Allure Art Center is located in the heart of White Stone, VA and the Chesapeake Bay region. This location is bordered by the towns of Irvington, Kilmarnock, the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay. Long known as the southern gateway to the Northern Neck, this location provides a high visibility traffic location and is also served by a stop on the regions Triangle Trolley.
The Art Center resides in a 3 story Victorian style building dating back to 1910. Renovations and repairs continue today and have transformed the building into a featured attraction in town drawing rave reviews. Today the 3,800 square foot building houses various commercial businesses along with the main feature in the Allure Art Center. The Art Center features a main 1,200 square foot professional gallery on the first floor, a local artisan shop featuring works of hand made jewelry, pottery, stained glass and more, along with available working artist studios, classroom spaces, full bath and kitchenette on the second floor.
The Main Gallery is one of the features of the Art Center. This newly renovated 1,200 square foot gallery space was designed to be an intimate, yet professional exhibition space. We are committed to presenting an artists work in the proper manner and environment. We use quality gallery hanging systems, professional lighting systems, an updated designer decor, environmental and security controls along with ensuring each work is given a proper presentation. We have the ability to exhibit 2D, 3D, and Multimedia works in the main gallery space. The outdoor grounds in the back of the center allow us to feature larger 3D and environmental works as well as musical, performance arts and outdoor events. The second floor of the center offers working artist studios and classroom space.
Our center and grounds are a popular place to host events and meetings. Our main gallery, outdoor grounds and meeting spaces are available to rent. We are able to create complete event packages for you to cover all of your needs.