Programs & Events

Experience exceptional performances, lectures, and movies in our beautiful 205-seat Cooke-Haley Theater. Our diverse performances include live theatre, comedy shows, and genre-spanning concerts, including our Steinway grand piano, musical icons, and CMA & Grammy Award winning artists.

The Purcell Art Gallery is the epicenter of fine-art display within our community. Our gallery features dynamic exhibitions year-round, from nationally recognized artists, respected art guilds, and local artists. Our “open shows” are held each year for artists of all ages and levels, and our ever-popular Student Art Show takes place every December in partnership with Louisa County Public Schools to celebrate the budding youth artists in our community. 

The Louisa Arts Center features a diverse selection of art and craft classes for all ages, ranging from beginning to advanced levels. Participants receive guided instruction by professional and experienced artists in an encouraging environment that fosters creativity and inspires artistic expression. To learn more about our upcoming classes click the button below.

The Louisa Arts Center is host to numerous opportunities for youth to get involved in the arts throughout the year. We offer year-round visual art, theatre, and dance classes, as well as seasonal programs, including an annual theatre production and summer camps specializing in visual art, musical theatre, acting, singing, movement, technical theatre, and sketch comedy. Our Purcell Art Gallery hosts a student show each winter displaying artwork from students in Louisa County schools.

Throughout the year, the Louisa Arts Center welcomes the public in for tours and open houses, sets up on the patio for free music and art events, and goes out into our community to bring programs directly to you. Our center is even available for rentals for your next special event, whether you plan to host a small art class with friends, a party in our gallery, or a performance on stage.


Purchase tickets today to any of our upcoming events.


Support our mission of enhancing appreciation and inspiring passion for the arts in our community.


Rent our facility for you next business meeting, party, reception, or performance.