Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is proud to present our non-profit Member of the Month for July 2017- XYZ Art Gallery.
XYZ Art Gallery was founded in 1992 by a group of Virginia Tech students who were interested and invested in the arts, and wanted to bring that to a public surface to build a sense of community around art. XYZ is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year!!
Located in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, XYZ has, for years, sought to bridge the gap between the Virginia Tech artistic community and Blacksburg residents. The gallery continually hosts a variety of events such as visual art exhibitions with painting, drawing, sculpture, etc., a myriad of live music shows from both local musicians and traveling artists, charity events for area organizations, open-mics, film screenings, and art auctions.
XYZ’s typical semester schedule includes visual art exhibitions with the other listed events brought in between and during. Once a year, XYZ has their traditional Silent Night Auction. This is a super exciting night where local art from students, professors, and community members is brought into the gallery and auctioned off, benefitting both the artists and the gallery. XYZ also has the pleasure of throwing of a Benefit Show once a year, showcasing talented, local musicians.
As Virginia Tech’s only student-run art gallery, XYZ could not exist without the dedicated, hardworking students who devote time to running the space. Presidents Callie Gramling-Gobes and Audinne Bernales, along with Victoria Javier, have been hard at work to keep the momentum going. Callie and Audinne have been staples of XYZ for years and will fortunately continue their hard work, along with all the other members, into the future. The gallery is also grateful to have local artist, Ray Kass, and Virginia Tech professor, Michael Borowski, as the official organization advisors. XYZ is always looking for members to join the crew and gets valuable hands-on experience working in an art gallery!
This year, XYZ is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary! A long time presence in downtown Blacksburg, come visit the gallery, see amazing art, and celebrate with us during our series of shows!
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