We are excited to welcome photograpers Joe Fitzgerald and AJ Morey to the WDG for the months of August and September! More about their exhibit "Defy the Machine": “Machine” is a complex and versatile term, referring to a calculated assemblage of parts that together transmit force, motion and energy (transportation, factories, technology). Machine is a metaphor describing the way persons or systems work (methodical, relentless, efficient, tireless). Machines are part of our identity as a civilization, but it is an identity we struggle with and sometimes resist. These photographs capture how we defy, embrace or even create the machine
We are delighted to welcome Mallory Burrell, Chris Cohen, and Danielle Heckman to the Wilson Downtown Gallery for February and March! These first and second year MFA candidates from the School of Art, Design, and Art History have combined various mediums and themes to create INTERstate. Please join us for the First Fridays artist reception Friday March 2nd from 5-8pm.
Have you always enjoyed learning new things, taking special field trips, reading up on new topics, meeting new friends, and creating things with your own two hands? James Madison University's Outreach & Engagement department has been providing all of the above to local adults for the past 20 years. If you fall into this category, you may want to check out JMU's Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI)!
Kids of all ages enjoy living in the Harrisonburg area. Who wouldn't? There are so many exciting happenings in this blissful Valley we call home, with new fun events and places popping up every year geared just toward the younger generation. And, you know, every kid has a birthday. Here is a list of our favorite places in Harrisonburg to host a super fun child's birthday party!
If you are currently in the food business or ever in the future plan to be, you have to know (really, it's a must!) about The Business of Food Conference that's scheduled for the end of June, brought to you by the Central Virginia and Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Centers. Here's the scoop...
Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are home to a wealth of outdoor adventures -- bicycling, hiking, annual events that get your heart pumping, boating, golfing, camping, and much more. Our local area has received many accolades for boasting a convenient location to several thrilling attractions and get-aways in the Shenandoah Valley. Here's a guide to get you started on your own outdoor adventures... go on, get outside!