309 Mill St. Occoquan, Va. 22125

Hours 11am - 5pm

7 days a week

Phone 703-494-0584

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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.
The gallery currently has one opening for a 2D artist, and one opening for a 3D artist.
If you are interested in one of these openings, please contact one of our co-chairs, Suzanne Samuels or Anne Jordan:

Patti Durbin: (703) 978-4172,
Suzanne Samuels: (703) 728-0679,

You can also download an application for membership using the link below. The application contains additional information regarding artist expectations and duties.

Click here to download an Application for Membership (The gallery currently has two openings as indicated above).

Contact Info:

309 Mill St. Occoquan, Va. 22125
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Gallery Hours 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, 7 days a week

Phone 703-494-0584

Mailing Address:
The Artists' Undertaking Gallery, PO Box 332, 309 Mill St, Occoquan, Va. 22125

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 community’s 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 building’s 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 media—for 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.

Artists' Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St. Occoquan, Va. 22125, Phone 703-494-0584