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Progressive Party

Progressive Party is the Arts Council of the Valley’s annual fundraising event in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. In 2014, this lively party opened with a cocktail reception hosted by Keri and Joel Davis and Geri and Chuck Barker followed by intimate dinners at the homes of participating hosts. The night concluded with a phenomenal music performance at ACV’s Court Square Theater by the Motown to Top 40 cover band Blue Label.

The Arts Council would like to thank all of the sponsors, hosts, and guests who made this year’s event possible!  Thank you!

Cocktail Sponsor
Graves-Light Wealth Management Group
of Wells Fargo Advisors

Entree Sponsor
Judith Strickler

Host a Home Sponsor
James Madison University’s College of Education
Larkin Arts
LD&B Insurance and Financial Services

Dessert Sponsor
E&M Auto Paint and Supply
Dynamic Aviation
Rockingham Group
Phil & Christina Updike

Place Setting Sponsor
Blue Ridge Community College
Chris & Jennifer Runion
George’s Foods LLC
Hobey & Ginna Bauhan

In-Kind Donors
By the Side of the Road Inn
Daily News-Record
Good Printing
Greenberry’s Coffee Co.
Hugo Kohl Jewelry
Mike White Glass Designs
Stonewall Jackson Inn
Jade Webber

Cocktail Hosts
Geri & Chuck Barker
Keri & Joel Davis

Home Hosts
Kay & Tom Arthur
Regan Byrne & Matthew Hamblen
Chris Chrisley & Chuck Boles
Ann Marie Coe & Sean Pugh
Diane & David Ehrenpreis
Virginia Cutchin & Sherrie Good
Joni & Les Grady
Regina & Nate Hissong with Erin & Jeremiah Young
Erica & Neal Lewis
Kendra & Milt Matter with Amanda & Jay Monger
Tassie & Tom Pippert
Jackie & Danny Rohrer
Kathy Schwartz & Gary Freeburg
Alice Julias & Jimmy Sease
Jen & Tom Sowers with Linda & William Dipaola
Becky & George Weidig
Ceci & Terry Weaver
Kathy & Larry Whitten
Meg & Bill Wightman

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Heart of the Arts

A designated Arts & Cultural District, Harrisonburg, Virginia is home to a thriving arts community that represents a variety of different backgrounds. Our galleries glorify the dedicated work of local artists and artisans, our theaters host exciting lineups of award-winning films and performing art entertainment, and our museums capture enriching history and culture. Explore Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley where artistic expression of public art, visual art, theater arts, art education, and film and video, are at the heart of everything we do.

The Arts Council of the Valley and Lurid Pictures have recently produced a video that captures this artistic spirit. The companion brochure is a reference tool for those interested in locating the arts, cultural and performance venues in this area.

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