About Us

As the center of performance, visual, musical, and cultural arts in Louisa, Virginia, the Louisa Arts Center provides high-quality entertainment and art exhibitions to brighten the lives of the residents of Louisa County and its surrounding areas. Whether you are looking to attend a concert or live theatrical production in the Cooke-Haley Theater, observe or display artwork in our Purcell Art Gallery, participate in an art class in our Pamela Higgins Stone Art Studio, or attend any of our free family-friendly events, there are many ways to get involved at the Louisa Arts Center, and we look forward to having you!


Our mission is to enhance appreciation

and inspire passion for the arts in our community.


Karen Welch

Executive Director

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Ann Wren

Finance Manager

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Gina Harris

Events Manager

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Nicole Copeland

Box Office Manager

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Melissa Young


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Eleanor Perkinson

Theatre Manager

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Heather Mechler-Fickes

Art Programs Manager

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Grace Gregg

Box Office Assistant

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Cambria Fjestad

Art & Design Intern

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Bayleigh Michael

Marketing & Design Intern

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