The Purcellville Art Gallery will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the town at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 12 at its location at 760 E. Main St.

Discover Purcellville President Michael Oaks said the day would kick off with an artist market for residents to purchase art from 12-6 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Kwasi Fraser and Town Council members and an artist reception from 6-9 p.m. Oaks said the gallery would host an artist market once or twice more this year and that its goal would be to host one every Saturday once the weather warm back up.

The gallery, created by the Discover Purcellville nonprofit, is located in a 100-year-old building that originally housed the town’s Texaco gas station. Its first exhibit ran from early August through September and featured hundreds of pieces of artwork from more than 50 western Loudoun artists. The current exhibit began Oct. 2 and will be on display until Jan. 8. It features 200 pieces of artwork.

Local artists are encouraged to submit work for the gallery’s third exhibit beginning Nov. 18. To submit art and find out more, go to