Hal Davis & Les Campguysen – exhibit dates: August 3 – September 21, 2018

Artwork shown: Painter of the West – Les Camphuysen and Hal Davis Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 2018  6:00pm – 8:00 pm Exhibit Dates: August 3 – September 21, 2018   About the Artists: Les Camphuysen “PAINTER OF THE WEST” “Les’s depiction of the Southwest, through his art, shows his respect and love for the […]

Louisa Arts Center featured on Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and WNRN’s “Hear Together”

7/18/2016 Louisa Arts Center featured on Hear Together, a partnership between the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and WNRN Public Radio Charlottesville to enrich lives and make a lasting impact. Each segment features a non-profit doing great work to improve the lives of people in our area. You can listen to the podcast segment by visiting […]

A study performed by Virginians for the Arts describes the economic impact of arts

A study performed by Virginians for the Arts describes the economic impact of arts and cultural organizations in Virginia. Arts and cultural organizations in Virginia annually generate: $849 million in revenues for Virginia businesses $342 million in revenues for Virginia tourism related businesses through spending by visitors to arts and cultural organizations. As a result of the […]

Dave Matthews Band tunes in to Louisa Arts Center

By Pat WilsonCourtesy of The Central Virginian Online, March 19, 2007 Michelle Mattioli (l), a representative from BAMA Works, the Dave Matthews Band Foundation in Charlottesville, recently met with members of the Louisa Downtown Development Corporation to discuss a 2007 grant application request for $20,000. The funds would assist with the completion of the Louisa […]

Arts and History Share Spotlight in Louisa

CAAR Real Estate Weekly 11/28/2008 Louisa County residents have only to travel to Fredericksburg Avenue to enjoy the benefits of two exciting venues—the Louisa Arts Center and the Sargeant Museum of Louisa County History. Managed by the Louisa Downtown Development Corporation, the Louisa Arts Center provides performance, visual, musical, and cultural arts for the community. […]

Artistic Haven Louisa Arts Center, once a school, to dedicate new Cooke-Haley Theater Saving historic school, putting it to new uses, required a communitywide effort.

The Free Lance-StarPat Wilson 8/9/2008 The former school’s auditorium (left) was gutted prior to renovations. For the Louisa Downtown Development Corp. board of directors, formed in 2004, the task seemed almost overwhelming, but enthusiasm outweighed obstacles. An expanded town hall and a new cultural center were the objectives, although the site was a century-old school […]

$150,000 Matching Grant Announced

Louisa Arts Center to raise $150,000 by June 30By Pat WilsonThe Central Virginian November 30, 2006 The Board of Directors of the Louisa Downtown Development Corporation, the governing body overseeing the construction and later the operation of the Louisa Arts Center, is pleased to announce the receipt of $150,000 matching grant from the Perry Foundation, […]

LDDC seeks support for Perry Foundation grant

Louisa Arts Center to raise $150,000 by June 30By Pat WilsonThe Central Virginian November 30, 2006 The Louisa Downtown Development Corporation was notified in October that it had gained approval of a $150,000 matching grant from the Perry Foundation in Charlottesville. The funds will be used for the construction of the theater portion of the […]

Louisa Arts Center Hard Hat Tour on tap

By Pat WilsonThe Central Virginian June 29, 2006 The school auditorium in the rear section of the town hall on Fredericksburg Avenue in the town of Louisa has been gutted, and its future as a state-of-the art theater is still under construction. An adjacent gallery is in the final site preparation phase. The Louisa Arts […]

Whitlock donates to Louisa school restoration project

By Pat WilsonCourtesy of The Central Virginian Online, March 31, 2005 Porter Whitlock of Louisa recently made a substantial donation to the restoration of the Louisa Town Hall and Community Arts Center. The Louisa Downtown Development Corporation is conducting a campaign to raise funds to restore the stone building, not only to house town offices, […]

Cooke Foundation donates $400,000

Generosity will speed up construction of town auditorium By Pat Wilson The generosity of the William A. Cooke Foundation will ensure the prompt construction of a 212-seat state-of-the art theater/stage in the town of Louisa. The facility will be located in the rear section of former stone school on Fredericksburg Avenue, which is currently undergoing […]

Cooke Foundation pledges $40,000 for town hall and arts center project

By Pat Wilson Courtesy of The Central Virginian Online, January 20, 2005 The William A. Cooke Foundation has jump-started the fund-raising efforts of the Louisa Downtown Development Corporation. “The mission of the foundation is to support the residents of Louisa County through scholarships and grants for local purposes. This facility is a great opportunity for […]

Fund-raising begins for arts center

Adapting to change … preserving the past By Pat Wilson Courtesy of The Central Virginian Online, January 20 , 2005 Pam Stone and Ginna Cullen (l-r), members of the Louisa Downtown Development Corporation Board of Directors, discuss fund-raising strategies with Shirley Stewart, a grant writer and consultant. The 11-member board of the Louisa Downtown Development […]

A Collection from BozArt Group

Dates: September 25 – November 21 2015 BozART is made up of over 20 artists with varied interests from abstract to realism, oil to photography. They enjoy sharing ideas, meeting for Plein Air, or working hard on a project. BozART is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Twelve artists from this group will be featured in […]

Timeless Vision – A Gallery by Chee Kludt Ricketts 🗓 🗺

Date: September 23 – November 20 Dive into mercurial and dramatic skies in the mountain scenes of this artist – career art teacher and studio painter, inspired by the Shenandoah mountains of Virginia. For more information read Chee Rickets Bio and Contact Info

Oh, Say Can You See 🗺

Date: August 5 – September 23 The fine art on display in this community exhibit, a celebration of light, vision, color and different media will include works of art from different and primarily Virginia based artists on the topic of the American Flag. Interested in displaying your art in our open show? We are collecting entries! […]

Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Exhibition

Join us to dive into the art of watercolor from this group’s work in traditional transparent watercolor, as well as gouage, acrylic, and other water based media. For more information check out the guild website Central Virginia Watercolor Guild

Ward Saunders

Dates- January 29 – March 11, 2016 Description – Experience wonder and positivity in the work of this Richmond VA artist featuring expressive mixed media techniques on portraits, figure paintings and still life.

The Color Purple

March 18 – May 20, 2016 Description – Featuring 91 works of art from 54 different artists. Group show curated by Kelly Lonergan in the Purcell Gallery.