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Peninsula Fine Arts Center

101 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3758
+1 757-596-8175
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Great spot for art lovers, especially their traveling exhibits and family activities.

This is NOT you big city art museum, still a nice place to stop in. There is a nice children's... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
donpipes
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Yorktown, Virginia
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We visited the Peninsula Fine Arts Center using our Newport News City Ambassador Pass (free museum... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
virginian9
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Newport News, Virginia
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Explore the visual arts at Pfac with an ever-changing array of exhibitions, programs, and events for kids and adults. Our Hands On For Kids gallery has self-guided activities year-round and Paint Days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first weekend of the month is free, with volunteer-led family activities on Saturday. Join us on the third Thursday of the month for Art After 5, Pfac’s free live music, poetry and art happening. Show us your creative side; there is something for everybody. Art is what you make it!
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“art classes” (4 reviews)
“gift shop is” (4 reviews)
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101 Museum Dr, Newport News, VA 23606-3758
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is NOT you big city art museum, still a nice place to stop in. There is a nice children's activity room. For those living nearby, this is a great place with a wonderful staff for art introduction classes. I live nearby and usually visit...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited the Peninsula Fine Arts Center using our Newport News City Ambassador Pass (free museum admission in January 2017). The art on display this visit featured Chicano artwork. The pieces ranged from paintings to photography to weavings. They were very unique and we enjoyed...More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a beautiful venue for art exhibitions. Check to see what exhibit is on offer before you go. There was a sports in art exhibition while we were there that was not of interest to some of our party. Thank goodness the gift shop...More

1  Thank Terry S
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The exhibits are constantly changing so there is always something new to see. Nice layout and very informative - knowledgeable staff. The gift shop is also very nice with items from local artists for sale. I believe the center also runs art classes. The Mariner's...More

1  Thank USBtraveler
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting exhibits...The place is smaller than expected though. 3 small gallery rooms. There was one with a photography exhibit including a movie... But nothing was playing... And didn't know if I had to turn it on or not. Was a little bummed. They have a...More

1  Thank LibbyUs
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Visited today (1/8/16) as part of the Newport News Ambassador Pass program (free admission). The center currently has a small, but interesting display of "Virginia Made" art. Runs the gamut from wooden bowls & furniture to hand-cut paper art, textiles, glass, repurposed industrial pieces and...More

1  Thank virginian9
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Lots of talented artists share their exhibits, Artists that go to school right at Christopher Newport University. Art you can admire and purchase.

1  Thank elmolover81
Reviewed 9 November 2015

The exhibits are interesting and well displayed. Shares parking lot with Mariners Museum and is worth the short detour. The gift shop is fabulous - original crafts by regional artists plus quality books and prints. This place is small and easily doable in 30 minutes....More

1  Thank nanareads
Reviewed 15 October 2015

NEat experience featuring many local artists. Fun areas for children too. Great gifts in the gift store (free to enter).

1  Thank Doctors2
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Wife heard about the "American Scenery: Different Views in the Hudson River School Painting" exhibit that was at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Glad we took the time to stop by and see this exhibit. Fabulous paintings from a period in the US we will...More

1  Thank Mark L
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