In 2009, the Backdoor Gallery was started by artist Carolyn Bookout in a small, back-room 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 best serve our customers we are adding online sales.


Along with all of the wonderful gifts that can be purchased online we are also going to be offering online art classes that can further expand your horizons.