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C’ville Arts Features – “Art is Good Therapy and Good Therapy is an Art” - Works by Innisfree Villag

C’ville Arts is excited to present the high quality, hand-made, fine craftworks produced by Innisfree Village. The community will share an impressive collection of designs from their Woodshop and Weavery. We are delighted to host an opening reception during the Historic Downtown Malls First Friday event on March 3rd from 5 to 7 p.m. Please join us, you’ll enjoy the chance to meet community members and celebrate their beautiful accomplishments.

Innisfree Village is a life-sharing community with adults with intellectual disabilities located in Crozet, VA. They have been there since 1971, over 50 years! Each workday, community members work together in the woodshop and weavery, as well as the gardens, bakery, farm, art studio, and community kitchen. This work contributes to a feeling of pride in community and personal accomplishment, as well as building specific skills.

The Weavery uses all natural fibers, and dyes some of the yarns, creating a striking combination of colors. They have a variety of floor and table looms for weaving. The Woodshop uses only native hardwoods and oil finishes, which allow the natural beauty of the wood to be enjoyed. They pay attention to details, and take great pride in their work, and it shows.

Their work is highly popular offering both beauty and functionality. It makes wonderful gifts for any occasion and will bring a sense of gratitude to any house or home even if it’s your own!

To learn more about Innisfree Village visit their website:

For additional information, contact Genevieve Story at 434-972-9500. The gallery’s web site is The C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.

ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997. Original works include photography, painting, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, mosaics, jewelry, leather and wood.

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