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In 2009, the Backdoor Gallery was started by artist Carolyn Bookout in a small, back-room area on Plank Road to showcase the work of local peers and University of Mary Washington art students. Since then, the little space has expanded and moved in location to downtown Fredericksburg.
The Backdoor Gallery has now grown into not just a gallery but a welcoming gift shop with a varied and expanding inventory of locally made, handmade and select manufactured items.
In our continuing effort to support the Fredericksburg community of artists and artisans in their pursuit of creativity, the gallery premiers rotating art exhibits in participation with the city's monthly First Friday Art Walk Celebrations.
Along with all of the wonderful gifts that can be purchased in the gift shop/gallery, classes can further expand your horizons. Check out our classes and workshops as well.