About

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811 South Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601

Open Thursday-Saturday 12-4

The Shenandoah Arts Council is a nonprofit arts organization, located in Winchester, VA, just eight short blocks SOUTH of the downtown Mall.  Our building houses a retail gallery, where visual artist members display their art work for sale, as well as a main gallery where we have rotating exhibitions. Our gallery commission is only 30% – 70% goes back to the artist.

The main gallery also houses our events and activities, such as poetry readings, musical performances, art instruction, figure drawing sessions, meetings, and more. Our second floor is home to three privately rented artist studios. Our facility is also used by area organizations such as the Potters Guild who holds their bi-monthly meetings here as well as the weekly Zen mediation group. 

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.

Tammie Limoges, Executive Director

Tammy Keeler, Membership Coordinator

 

Thank you for supporting local art.

Mission

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

 

History

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

Tammie Limoges, Executive Director

Anita Shull, President
Prosperity Financial Group Partner, CPA

Doug Stallard, 1st Vice President
First Vice President – Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley

Lauri Bridgeforth, 2nd Vice President
Artist, Business Owner Full Frame Photography

Kim Burch, Treasurer
Controller, Perry Engineering

Kelli VanDenBerg, Secretary                                                                                                                                                                 Director, Revenue Cycle Inc. Oncology Consultants

Tammy Bjelland                                                                                                                                                                                       Learning in Bloom

Cory Garman                                                                                                                                                                                            Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Susannah Godlove
Civic Leader

Doug Grove                                                                                                                                                                                               Hometown Insurance Agency

Chelsea Hester                                                                                                                                                                                           The Winchester Group

Suzan Herskowitz, Attorney                                                                                                                                                                  Suzan Herskowitz, PLLC

Jerry Hickman                                                                                                                                                                                           Shared Knowledge Technical Solutions

John Hill
City Councilman

Samir Jhaveri                                                                                                                                                                                           Newell/ Rubbermaid Commercial Products

Jenn Sacco                                                                                                                                                                                                 Old Town Title

 

 

 

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