Art speaks where words are unable to explain. All across the Middle Peninsula, artists are celebrated for their works in galleries, boutiques, art shows and festivals. Want to design your own art crawl when you come to meet us in the MIDDLE? Explore some of the art and cultural destinations throughout this region below.

Locations

Arts on Main

Not only is Arts on Main an excellent art gallery located right on Main Street, it is also the host of numerous art classes ranging from drawing and sketching to working with oil paints and more. For those more artistically inclined than others, Art on Main also offers a residency program which can be found on their website.


Bay School Community Arts

Community arts center where you can work, teach, volunteer and more!


The Poddery

The Poddery’s showroom is filled with functional pottery, decorative tiles, sculptural wall pieces, drawer pulls, bird houses and Chesapeake Bay Wildlife themed pottery. All of our functional pottery is Microwave, Dishwasher and Oven Safe. Weekly kiln firings constantly produce new work for the Podd’s extensive showroom.


Queens Creek Studios

Queens Creek Studios is part of the Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour and the Virginia Artist Trail. I welcome visitors to my Studio & Gallery year round. Just call for an appointment.


Essex County Museum

The Essex County Museum, founded in 1996, and the Essex County Historical Society joined forces in 2006 to celebrate the heritage of the town, county, river and its people. Exhibits include pre-historic through modern displays of life in Essex.


Tappahannock Art Gallery

Tappahannock Art Gallery is your local center for art in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. A cooperative gallery of the Tappahannock Artists’ Guild.

Discover the Middle Peninsula

Mitchell Map

History & Heritage

Learn more

View more
Kayak

Watersports & Waterways

Learn more

View more
Deadrise boat at sunset

Outdoors & Wildlife

Learn more

View more
img12

Art & Culture

Learn more

View more
img12

Shops & Markets

Learn more

View more
Warner Hall

Places to Stay

Learn more

View more
Oysters with a crab

Local Flavors

Learn more

View more
Crab necklaces from carnvial

Things to Do

Learn more

View more
Birds

Deals & Discounts

Learn more

View more
img12

Ways to Locate Your Business Here

Learn more

View more