Welcome to our vibrant arts community. Winchester is rich with visual, performing and literary artisans. We are home town to country music singing star Patsy Cline, jazz musician John Kirby, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather. We are steeped in history, too. George Washington surveyed the land here early in his career. Later, Winchester changed hands 72 times during the American Civil War.

Today, contemporary visual artists are creating new work, in studios to Plein air groups.  Music, theater and dance performances are abundant as well as the many historic sites and museums. It is never a question of, “Is there anything artsy to do?” but rather, “Which event am I going to attend?” Thank you for your interest in our local artisans and arts organizations. Support local art!

Current Exhibition


January 11-January 24 2015

Witness is a series of collage/mixed media pieces designed to bring awareness of a subject that has been taboo – incest – out into the hearts and minds of the general public. By making incest and abuse of all sorts that occurs inside families something that is never spoken of, we have – perhaps unintentionally – fostered it.

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Future Exhibitions

Black History Month

February 1-26 

An invitational of area artisans in celebration of Black History Month.

February 1 (Artist Reception 3:00) 

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Artscape 2015

 Call for Entries


The Old Town Development Board (OTDB) and the Shenandoah Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2015 ArtScape in Old Town Winchester Banner Project!

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Visit Our Community Calendar Today!

See all of the exciting art community events happening in and around Winchester, you can even send us a request to feature your event!

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