Hours 11am - 5pm
7 days a week
The Gallery is currently looking for new artists to join this very successful cooperative gallery that has been in operation since 1977. The gallery is open 7 days a week, with member artists working one day every other week (or one day per month for a half-space). The gallery takes no commissions from sales.
Patti Durbin: (703) 978-4172,
You can also download an application for membership using the link below. The application contains additional information regarding artist expectations and duties.
309 Mill St. Occoquan, Va. 22125
Gallery Hours 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, 7 days a week
The Gallery from a Historical Perspective
The Artists Undertaking Gallery was established in April, 1977, when a group of local artists recognized their need for studio space and the communitys need for an art center. The group set up nine studios at 309 Mill Street, in a building where a funeral home had once been. The 1972 hurricane, Agnes, and the rising waters of the Occoquan River put the funeral home out of business. The buildings basement still contained mud from the floods, but the artists cleaned it out and officially opened April 1, 1977. They displayed their work and taught art classes, instructing 80-100 students per week. The play on words, The Artists Undertaking, became the name. In 1982, the current first floor gallery was created to display and sell the artists work. Stories of floods and ghosts abound from those early years. In 1984, the basement studios and classes were discontinued, but the artists continued the first floor gallery.
Today, 17 established local artists offer original art and crafts and staff the gallery daily. Media include watercolor and oil paintings, etchings, photography, drawings, mixed media collage, pottery, fused artglass, turned wood, and eggshell carving. Commissions are welcome in all mediafor example, paintings of special places, unique pieces of jewelry, digital restoration of old photographs, or the creation of unique objects for display.
The gallery is open seven days a week from 11 AM to 5 PM, and its artists enjoy meeting visitors and answering questions. The Artists Undertaking Gallery offers quality original works at reasonable prices directly from the artists themselves.