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The Lynchburg Art Club

The Lynchburg Art Club and Gallery (LAC) is the oldest art organization of its kind on the East coast formed in 1895, under the direction of Bernhard Gutmann.  Gutmann, referred to as America’s Impressionist, was the first supervisor of art in the Lynchburg Public School System, instructor of art at Lynchburg High School and a professor of art at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. 

Incorporated in 1961, the art club is located at 1011 Rivermont Avenue in the Arts and Cultural District of downtown Lynchburg.  The club's mission is to promote and advance art in the Lynchburg community.  It provides a mean for improving the artwork of members and other regional artists.  The LAC encourages and acknowledges accomplishments of it's members and enhances fine art in the Lynchburg area.

The LAC offers monthly exhibits in its gallery, classes and workshops, and holds a welll-respected and well-attended annual art festival in the Fall.  Proceeds from the art festival fund a scholarship program for high school students pursuing a degree in art.  

The LAC has an outstanding Permanent Collection from many of our founding members, including Bernhard Gutmann and Georgia Morgan.  Visit our website for more information,

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