B&G Club

The Shenandoah Arts Council has provided professional artists to teach art classes each week during the Boys & Girls Clubs summer camp the past four years. Funded by The Marion Park Lewis Foundation, an organization that provides funding for arts education in our region, and corporate sponsor Body Fitness Renew.  Seen here are artists Abi Gomez Callahan and Victoria Fielder, setting up for class.


setting up art class

Blue Marble Drumming Circle

First Fridays of the Month.  October through April, held in the Shenandoah Arts Council Gallery.  No meeting in May. June through September, the Drum Circle meets on the Old Town Mall in Winchester, south end, near the First Presbyterian Church.  Led by Jona Masiya and Dan Peterson.  BYOD.  If you do not have a drum, extras will be on hand for you to use as well as other rhythmic instruments.

For more information, contact Jona at 540-514-7327 or at moyo.jona@gmail.com.

$2 donation suggested

August 2 drummers


Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. This will be the second year for Celebracion, a collaboration with the Winchester Main Street Foundation, the Coalition for Racial Unity, and the Arts Council. 

Saturday, September 27, from 12 noon to 5 pm



YAM & Discovery

Youth Arts Month with the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

March is nationally known as Youth Art Month, when we celebrate our young, emerging artists.  In 2010, the Arts Council started a partnership with the Discovery Museum, displaying our art exhibition in our gallery for the month of March, but then moving the exhibition to the Discovery Museum for April.  New in 2014, for the new Discovery building, YAM panels were created.  On display in our gallery in March, the panels were then moved to the Discovery Museum to be up a whole year!  Plans are underway for YAM 2015.  2014 YAM was made possible by sponsor Buettner Tire Distributors; volunteers Ron Heath and Adam Merriner; and YAM Coordinator Allison DiGiovanni, Handley High School Art Teacher.


Zen Meditation Group

The Practice of Conscious Compassionate Awareness

A Weekly Meditation Group

Explore the teachings of American Zen teacher Cheri Huber in a safe and supportive environment. Offered on behalf of Zen Monastery Peace Center.

When: Wednesdays at 5:15 pm at the Shenandoah Arts Council Gallery

All experience levels are welcome!

To participate, one must attend a brief orientation. Please contact Lynette Johnson at lynetteaj@gmail.com or 540-336-0897.


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