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Letter: A visionary comes to Gloucester

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

In the winter of 2010, a retired architect who is passionate about art came to Gloucester where she hoped to find a building suitable for the arts that would benefit Gloucester County.

She found a building on Main Street which had once upon a time been a car agency, antique store and eventually a storage place for the Court House Players which she bought and brought up to code. That building today is Gloucester Arts on Main—a 4,000-square-foot gallery space which, in 10 short months since it officially opened, has hosted individual shows of four different artists, numerous fundraising events for local charities like the Humane Society and Laurel Shelter, a rehearsal space for the Court House Players and a wedding, not to mention various exhibits, lectures and workshops from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a partnership with the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.

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