We are excited to host some of Allen Litten's favorite images in the Wilson Downtown Gallery in June and July! Allen Litten worked as a photojournalist for almost 54 years at the Daily News-Record and currently works as a freelance photographer for the Heritage Museum in Dayton and the Auxiliary Unit of the Harrisonburg Homes Team. Join us for our First Fridays Artist Reception June 1st from 5-8pm.
The Valley Playhouse - Harrisonburg's Community Theater - is hosting a Valley-wide community theater festival on March 31st at Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg. The evening will include selected scenes from the area's community theater organizations before a panel of judges, live and silent auctions items, and dinner at Capital Ale House (or around downtown). This is the first event of this type hosted by the Valley Playhouse.
The Great Community Give is the first ever community wide online giving day event hosted by The Community Foundation. It will take place on April 18th from 6:30am to 8pm. The money raised will support 59 local partner nonprofit organizations. Community members are encouraged to participate by giving to a nonprofit of their choice through www.greatcommunitygive.org on that day. Amanda Bomfim, the coordinator of the event, was kind enough to answer our questions.
Need something fun to do St. Patrick's Day weekend? Come to Base Camp at Massanutten Resort this Saturday at 5:30pm to enter to win some great prizes and a chance to buy advance tickets to this year's ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival! There will be live music by Randy Black, a Deschutes tap takeover, free Deschutes glassware, swag and giveaways from MillerCoors, and ticket drawings at 7:30 p.m.
Lineage Goods is celebrating their grand opening this Friday, February 2nd from 5-8pm. Paul Hansbarger will open his studio and retail shop in Agora Downtown Market in Harrisonburg. He specializes in handcrafted waxed canvas and leather goods, coffee/kitchen supplies, men's accessories, and more. Read on to learn about Paul's love of handcrafting and his story behind Lineage.
Looking for something fun to do with your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Looking for an art-filled evening with friends? The Arts Council of the Valley is hosting the Cupid Crawl Fundraiser on Wednesday, February 14th starting at 5:00pm - an evening "crawl" with a handful of downtown art galleries, delicious food and drinks, and an optional free showing of a film at Court Square Theater afterwards! We at the Wilson Downtown Gallery are honored to be part of this amazing event! Read on for Jenny Burden's and Cate Bruns' thoughts on the Cupid Crawl!