Fall Arts Preview: Art Exhibits

This season’s unmissable and Instagram-able events.

The Loft Gallery
Photo courtesy of The Loft Gallery

This season’s unmissable and Instagram-able arts events:

Good Dogs, Bad Cats and Weirdos
Sept. 5-Oct. 1

Rarely have pets had as much personality as they do in the work of self-taught painter Charla Wilkerson, who masterfully fuses color and pattern. // The Loft Gallery: 313 Mill St., Occoquan

Metro Micro Gallery
Photo courtesy of Metro Micro Gallery
Reclaim Reuse Revive
Sept. 8-Oct.14

At this 24/7 gallery—no bigger than a closet and usually visible only through its glass walls—Jay Hendrick’s biomorphic paintings on cardboard juxtapose media that’s both pricey and cheap, what he labels “a collision of preciousness with trash.” // Metro Micro Gallery: 3409 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Art Attack Project
Sept. 9

You are the artist at Fredericksburg’s one-day outdoor art festival, where the street becomes the studio. // Ponshop Studio and Gallery: 712 Caroline St., Fredericksburg

Image by Sandi Parker
Culture Shock
Sept.9-Oct. 22

The outdoor art scene is ushered inside for this contemporary display of street art, pop art and graffiti. // Torpedo Factory: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria

Visual Magic: The Art of Four Picture Book Illustrators
Sept. 13-Oct. 26

Invaluable to any great children’s book, the illustrator gets the spotlight at this showcase of mixed media 2-D work. // Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory: 9419 Battle St., Manassas

Yoshiko Ratliff and Andrea Cybyk
Oct. 1-31

The pairing of porcelain works by Yoshiko Ratliff and ebullient abstract paintings by Andrea Cybyk make for a colorful, energetic show you can see and feel. // Cooley Gallery: 9 N. King St., Leesburg

Third Annual Workhouse Glass National
Oct. 21-Jan. 14

Glass takes on hues and shapes you’ve never seen at this showcase of selections from the country’s best glass artists. // Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Road

(September 2017 Fall Arts Preview)