Live Arts has grown into a cutting-edge live community theater in downtown Charlottesville. The theater, dedicated to reinventing traditional art forms, also offers classes and pay-what-you-can shows.
The McGuffey Art Center is a co-operative, non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1975. The building is used as an art center and houses works by local artists. It's open 6 days a week for free to the public.
The historic Paramount Theater reopened in 2004. The dazzling new facilities draw local and national acts from all areas of entertainment, such as B.B. King, George Carlin and the Richmond Ballet.
Located in Charlottesville, Second Street Gallery is "central Virginia's first artist run alternative art space." The SSG is recognized as a leading nonprofit supporter of contemporary art.
Piedmont Virginia Community College's V. Earl Dickinson Building offers its annual fine arts and performance season featuring local, regional, and national artists and performers in two theatres and galleries.