September 17, 2016

Have Creativity...
Will Travel

The 5th Annual Progressive Party to benefit ACV

Launch Party

This two-part evening will commence with a cocktail
party at Villa Bella Cardarella, the country home of
Bruce and Lois Forbes, located in Penn Laird.

1224 Duck Run Road
Penn Laird, VA

Music by Countryside Garage Band
Catering by Nathy's
Floral & botanical designs by Tamara Gibson
Raffle for experiences donated by Hugo Kohl,
Joshua Wilton House, and Larkin Arts.

Host Homes

For the second half of the evening, you'll travel into the
city to one of 8 fabulous host homes to enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and conversation in an curated setting with local artists, musicians, and fellow friends of ACV.

Attendees will receive selected host home and directions upon arrival at the Progressive Party.

$125 per person
Raffle Tickets: $25 each or 5 for $100
Friday, September 16th is the last day to purchase tickets!

Please include your email address during check-out so that we can keep you updated about the event!

Host Homes & Artists

Andi & Chris Arndt
Bob Adamek, Photography
Paul Heitsch, Pianist

Tom & Kay Arthur
John Bell, Paintings
Sally Smith, Stained Glass

Diane & David Ehrenpreis
Jennifer Lockard Connerley, Paintings
David C. Nahm, Writer
Sam Nickels, Piano

Quillon & Karin Tollefson-Hall
Quillon Hall, Mixed Media
Kathleen Johnston, Paintings
Erin Murray, Paintings
Hook & Bullet, Banjo & Drums

Alden & Louise Hostetter
Barbara Gautcher, Paintings
Hannah Katherine, Drawings
John Hostetter, Acoustic Guitar

Don Albright & Earlynn Miller 
Zac Nafziger, Stained Glass
Ashley Sauder Miller, Paintings

Kirsten & Chris Moore at The Hub
Morgan Fink, Paintings
Michael Hough, Sculptures

Grant & Lauren Penrod
Andrew Conner, Paintings
Elliott Downs, Mixed Media


When you purchase your event tickets, don't forget to pick up raffle tickets for a chance at winning these unique experiences:

Gemstone Ring Experience from Hugo Kohl
Create your own vintage masterpiece using Hugo Kohl’s unique and exquisite personalized design expertise.  This experience will be one to remember, and one you’ll wear and share for many years to come! 

Art Party for 10 at Larkin Arts
Enjoy an afternoon or evening of art fun for a group of 10 friends. Choose from a variety of media and projects, including painting, jewelry, printmaking and sculpture. Larkin Arts will provide all materials, instruction, and space to create your tailor-made, superb experience!
Dinner for Two at Joshua Wilton House
Wine and Dine at the elegant restored Victorian home, Joshua Wilton House, in Historic Old Town/Downtown Harrisonburg.
Includes a four-course meal for two on a night of your choosing. Reservations recommended. Excludes alcohol and gratuity.
Purchase “more than a few” raffle tickets to increase your chances of winning AND to support Arts Council of the Valley.

Thank you to our sponsors


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The Charles O. & Judith S. Strickler Fund of The Community Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Larry & Kathy Whitten and the You Can't Take It With You Fund of The Community Foundation


Blue Ridge Bank
Blue Ridge Community College
E&M Auto Paint & Supply Corp.
James Madison University College of Visual and Performing Arts
Kathy Moran and Marcie Harris
Rockingham Group
Strategent Financial / Dale S. Lam


Association and Property Management Services
Bank of the James - Shenandoah Valley
Jenny and Jared Burden
The Golden Pony
The Harrisonburg Homes Team
Hess Financial
Andrew Huggins of The Myrias Group, Ameriprise Financial Inc.
LD&B Insurance and Financial Services
Leitner Law Group, PLC
Summit Community Bank
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC
Whitesel Music


Bia Events & Decorations
Garrison Press
Heritage Bakery & Cafe
Hugo Kohl
Joshua Wilton House
Larkin Arts
Elwood Madison Art & Design
Shenandoah Growers
Three Notch’d Brewing Co.

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses and individuals.
Please contact Jenny Burden at or 540.801.8779 for details.