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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 opens on Saturday, April 5 with a cocktail reception hosted by Keri and Joel Davis and Geri and Chuck Barker at the Barker’s home followed by intimate dinners at the homes of participating hosts. The night concludes with a phenomenal music performance at ACV’s Court Square Theater by the Motown to Top 40 cover band Blue Label.

Purchase your tickets now for Progressive Party on April 5, 2014!

First, purchase your tickets through our ticket agent here

Second, email Laura Purvis, Development Manager, at with your top three home selections.  Laura will send your tickets in the mail to one of the three houses you select.  Spaces are filling quickly, so purchase now to get your preferred dinner location!

Host Homes:

Kay & Tom Arthur
Chris Chrisley & Chuck Boles
Regan Byrne & Matthew Hamblen
Ann Marie Coe & Sean Pugh
Diane & David Ehrenpreis
Sherrie Good & Virginia Cutchin
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
Spitzer Art Center
Becky & George Weidig
Terry & Ceci Weaver
Kathy & Larry Whitten
Meg & Bill Wightman

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The Valley Mall Mural Project

CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS!  The Valley Mall Mural Project, coordinated by the Arts Council of the Valley, is asking young artists to help our Mural Project Co-Directors, the amazingly talented team of Lynda Bostrom and Matt Leech, in their overall design of a large-scale mural for the Valley Mall. The mural will be 21 feet high and 60 feet in length…WOW!

Teachers, parents, and friends, please help young artists submit their work using our Submittable website. It’s fast and easy, just click HERE!

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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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