Basket Weaving Workshop

Misfit Mayhem is a unique week of basket weaving creativity to be held in beautiful Page County, Virginia February 3-9, 2020. 
 Instructor: Anne Bowers – Kearneysville, WV

Anne is from the Eastern Panhandle of WV, where she works in her studio designing and teaching baskets. She was a production basket maker for many years and she brings those skills into each basket that she teaches. Ribbed basketry is her specialty, and some of her baskets have taken on a sculptural perspective in recent years. Anne has participated in many basketry exhibits, has received an award from Tamarack for being outstanding in the skills of basketry and has won many awards for her work. She is an active member of the National Basketry Organization. She has taught on three basketry cruises, teaches basketry widely and is still fascinated with the woven form. She recently participated in her 27th year of Jefferson County, WV’s annual Over the Mountain Studio Tour. Her goal is to make each student’s class a successful one.

Registration coming soon!

The Arts as an Economic Driver Forum

Artists, musicians, and performers are creative in either an entertaining, colorful, or thought-provoking way. But they can also be a powerful force in shaping an area’s economy.

The Arts as an Economic Driver Forum

YOU can also be an important factor in boosting the economy, but we need YOUR help in making Page County an Arts destination.

Join us on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm for The Arts as an Economic Driver Forum at the Warehouse Art Gallery. 

A panel of experts will share success stories and help us develop strategies and goals to boost the Arts and economy of our area.

We will be more successful with YOUR help! Please attend, everyone is welcome. For more information contact

The Arts as an Economic Driver Forum


Calling Page County Artists

Festival of the Arts LogoThe Page Valley Arts Council is planning our second annual Festival of the Arts on April 13-14,2019 from 10am-5pm each day.  We are looking for artists or writers who are interested in demonstrating their craft — with the tools or process they use to create.  You can sell your creations as well, as long as you also demonstrate.
There is no charge to participate, but artists who do not show up at the last minute will not be invited back.  Please see the information sheet below for all details.
If you are interested, have any questions, or would like us to pencil you in, please contact either Jim or Susan at:
Jim Mayes
Susan Rocke
Please respond by February 20.  We will get back to you after that to confirm your participation and give you details about the event.

Download information sheet here: Festival of Arts Artist Information 

Live Music this Winter in Page County VA

Live music is always fun, and four days a week, every week, you can find live music at the following places:

4 – 9 pm, Rancho Viejo
Alan Bristor performs classic and southern rock, along with his own original songs

7 – 9 pm, Speakeasy, Mimslyn Inn
Musician Dwight Martin plays the hits from the ’50’s and beyond

7 – 9 pm, Speakeasy, Mimslyn Inn
Mokey & Friends, aka Kickin’ Back
Mokey, Mike & Russ play favorites from the ’70’s and beyond

First Fridays
7 – 10 pm, Robbie Limon performs the First Friday of each month in the Speakeasy at the Mimslyn Inn

11 am – 9 pm, Gennaro’s
Singer-songwriter Alan Bristor performs his original compositions, with soft rock, country, and folk influences

12noon – 2pm, Warehouse Art Gallery
Musician Keith Traylor plays piano music in the Gallery

1 – 3 pm, Cooter’s Place
Cooter and his 5-piece garage band do a live concert every Saturday


12 noon – 2pm, Warehouse Art Gallery – Keith Traylor —-Music Workshop

2 – 4 pm, Cooter’s Place
A local or regional Bluegrass band performs at Cooter’s Place

Team Building

The arts…bringing revenue to Page County. Last Thursday, the DC nonprofit World Resources Institute, Food Forest, and Water Department.conducted a team-building art exercise led by Lucia King at the Warehouse Art Gallery….(Photos by Ben Somberg)

The Arts Council is dedicated to helping to create opportunities like this one and incorporating Page County art into other activities and events, such as wedding planning.

Color Exhibition Winners

See some photos of the artwork at the COLOR art exhibition here.

Selected for awards by judge Mia LaBerge were:
First – Ben Somberg for “Blue Ridge Morning”,
Second – JoEtta Deaton for “Zebe’s Attention”,
Third – Donald Liscomb for “Colors I Have Known”.
Artists Choice Award – Sara Gondwe for “The Healing Tree”.
This award was given for the work of art selected by vote of the artists who attended the reception.


Auditions will be Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 19 and 20) at 7:00pm at the Trackside.

Roundhouse Players is pleased to announce auditions for their Christmas show – ‘The Christmas Express” by Pat Cook.

A small town railway station, with eccentric small town characters, and two mysterious strangers make for an unforgettable day the day before Christmas eve. Hilda, the station manager, has declared, “This is the most hopeless place in the world.” Enter Leo and impossible things start happening – a group of carolers no longer sound like a group of cats being bathed, unscheduled trains arrive, humbugs are actually looking forward to Christmas. A lively comedy ensues.

***The play requires 3 men and 5 women – any age. And 1 man and 1 woman – young, newly married.***

Performance dates are: Friday, November 30; Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2. Also, Friday, December 7 and Sunday, December 9. (December 8 is the Luray parade)

Rehearsals start September 24 and will be Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00pm.

Auditions will be Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 19 and 20) at 7:00pm at the Trackside. If you can’t make auditions, but would like to be considered for a part, please let us know.

Tell everyone about the auditions – we need actors

See you all at auditions!

Call for Entries: Exhibition for Works in all Media

Page Valley Arts Council, Page County, Virginia in collaboration with the Warehouse Art Gallery, Luray, VA

Exhibit: “Color”, an all-mediums art exhibit, will be presented by the Page County Arts Council at the Warehouse Art Gallery, 15 Campbell Street, Luray, Virginia 22835, (540) 843-0200, September 29- October 31, 2018.


  1. Application deadline: August 31, 2018
  2. Media: photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and any other visual art forms
  3. All entries must have been produced in the last two years and fit within the theme “Color”
  4. Maximum dimensions: 60 X 60 x 60, call Warehouse for exceptions
    Works to be delivered to the Warehouse 12-5pm on Wednesday or Thursday, September 26/27. Contact Warehouse for exceptions
  5. Promotion: Artist agrees that the Page Valley Arts Council may use images of the artwork for promotion
  6. About the Venue: Page County is home to a large and diverse community of artists. The Arts Council provides weekly events and activities for art enthusiasts, as well as several major events throughout the year. The Warehouse Art Gallery, in operation for more than 15 years, appeals to local art enthusiasts as well as the many tourists who visit Luray, a leisure and tourist destination 15 minutes from Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. Luray is the site of the world-famous Luray Caverns.
  7. Exhibition Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Benefits to Participating Artists:
    • Online, downloadable catalog including images of work
    • Exhibition at a gallery that features high levels of foot traffic and purchases by a local and national and international tourist audience
    • First prize $500, 2nd prize $300, 3rd prize $100, viewers choice $100
    • Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:
    • Press announcements
    • Promotion on websites and social media platforms associated with the Art Warehouse Art Gallery and the Page Valley Arts Council.

How to apply: Complete the application below. Email to
Application fee: $35. Submit your fee by Paypal.

Please attach your payment receipt to your application. Or mail a check, payable to the Page Valley Arts Council, to PVAC, c/o Warehouse Art Gallery, 15 Campbell Street, Luray, VA 22835.

Call for Entries PRINTABLE FORM 

Fill out this form and submit. Then come back and pay for your $35 Registration Fee.


Thank you for submitting your registration form.

1.) A maximum of three images with a full description of each work including title, dimensions, and media. Please keep images to 72-150 dpi.
2.) Artist statement, one page maximum
3.) This form
4.) Artist resumé or cv
5.) Application fee: $35.00

One Page Maximum

Art Events This Weekend

Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming classes hosted by the Page Valley Arts Council

  • Saturday, July 28, 11am-1pm, Sit & Knit: Shenandoah Moon
  • Saturday, July 28, 1– 3pm: Spin Art & Pottery Tri Vases: Warehouse Art Gallery
  • Saturday, July 28, 7pm: Eva Weber Group at Performing Arts Luray
  • Sunday, July 29, 12—2pm: Music by Keith Traylor: Warehouse Art Gallery
Makke Pottery Tri Vases at Warehouse Art Galler
Makke Pottery Tri Vases at Warehouse Art Gallery
Spin Art at the Warehouse Art Gallery
Try your hand at Spin Art at the Warehouse Art Gallery
Eva Weber Group
Eva Weber Group performs at PAL



Saturday, July 21, 2018
Skyland (mile 41.7 and 42.5 on Skyline Drive)
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Blackberry Cobbler a la mode – Shenandoah National Park For many Shenandoah National Park visitors, it’s all about the blackberries. Starting mid-summer, thickets of Shenandoah blackberries ripen in the open areas along the roads, trails and streams of the national park.

Blackberry Delight is an annual event that celebrates the sweet-tart fruit in all its glory. Skyland chefs create special blackberry-infused dishes combined with a full day of live music, dancing, local crafts, pony rides, and kid’s activities to make it a fun day for the entire family!

Stay at Skyland (mile 41.7 & 42.5) for convenient, in-park lodging closest to the activities! Or, there’s also Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51) not too far down Skyline Drive. But, book now, because rooms fill fast!