530 Amherst St, Winchester, VA 22601

Open Thursday-Saturday 12-4

The Shenandoah Arts Council is a nonprofit arts organization,

The Arts Council holds its own programs and events as well as markets the overall arts community. We are a resource to the community for general arts information and we partner with several community organizations on cultural offerings for our region. Some of our community partners include the Discovery Museum, Shenandoah Pottery Guild, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Old Town Winchester, Boys & Girls Club and more.

Ann Jarboe, Arts Administrator


Thank you for supporting local art.



ShenArts supports the arts through programming, instruction and exhibition and expands arts awareness to the community of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.



The Shenandoah Arts Council was founded on September 11, 1978, by a group of arts patrons and visual artists.  At the time, the organization covered the geographic region of Winchester, and Frederick, Clarke, Warren and Shenandoah Counties. 

Early activities included bus trips to cultural events, such as art exhibitions in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia and performances in New York. When the organization was located in the Kurtz building in downtown Winchester, they started “Art in the Stairwell” for small exhibitions. In the 90s, the Arts Council started “First Friday,” a celebration of the arts on the First Friday of each month (except January and May), in Winchester. For many years, the Arts Council housed the Marion Park Lewis Foundation, dedicated to arts education in our region.

Dr. Harris and Dr. Kalbian donated the two-story building at 811 – 813 S. Loudoun Street in Winchester to the Shenandoah Arts Council in late 2000.  At the time, there were limited funds to convert the building from doctor’s office to arts space. With an extremely dedicated board of directors, artists and community members, the current gallery & performing space opened in the Fall of 2003.  It has been our home ever since.

Board of Directors

Ann Jarboe, Arts Administrator

Anita Shull, President
Prosperity Financial Group Partner, CPA

Doug Stallard, Vice President
First Vice President – Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley

Lauri Bridgeforth, Secretary
Artist, Business Owner, Full Frame Photography

Kim Burch, Treasurer
Controller, Perry Engineering

Cory Garman                                                                                                                                                                                          Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Susannah Godlove
Civic Leader

Chelsea Hester                                                                                                                                                                                           The Winchester Group

Suzan Herskowitz, Attorney                                                                                                                                                                  Suzan Herskowitz, PLLC

Jerry Hickman                                                                                                                                                                                           Shared Knowledge Technical Solutions

Samir Jhaveri                                                                                                                                                                                           Newell/ Rubbermaid Commercial Products





Pin It on Pinterest

Share This