PVAC Updates

Introduction to Basketweaving

Woven Candle Holdersat Shenandoah Moon
58 W Main St, Luray, Virginia 22835
Thursday, July 5 at 1 PM – 3 PM

Wow! Julia Verba will lead an introductory basket-making class as we create a woven candle holder. We will start with a metal “form”, then weave various materials through it to make a 9″ tall candle holder.

The cost for this is $7, cash or check, which will go to Julia to reimburse her for materials.

Please, no perfume or highly scented lotions.

Below, view a selection of Julia’s baskets.

Thank you to the Page County Supervisors!

The PVAC was awarded a grant from the County to build tourism and outreach–our goal is to establish Page County as a national arts destination.

Check out our new rack card, which will be distributed across the valley and beyond to showcase the arts in this region.

We are planning the first art exhibit under the auspices of the Page Valley Arts Council, to be held at the Warehouse Art Gallery this fall.

Stay tuned for details and visit Page Valley for the array of weekly and monthly arts activities, workshops, and demonstrations by regional artists. Celebrate creativity and community!

All Page County VA School Art Show

The Warehouse Art Gallery is pleased to announce the 2018 All County School Art Show which will run for the next two weekends….April 14 and April 21.

There will be a reception held at the Gallery on Sunday April 15 from 2 – 4pm.

Please join us to support our Page County Young Artists!

2018 Festival of the Arts: Luray VA Now History

The Festival of the Arts in Downtown Luray, Virginia, March 23-25, 2018, was a three-day family-friendly event featuring juried exhibitions and demonstrations by more than 50 artists who live in Page County, Virginia.  They work in traditional and cutting-edge contemporary formats and media. Participants included painters, potters, fiber artists, basket-weavers, jewelry-makers,  and woodworkers.

Musicians, writers, and dancers performed. Venues included the Regional Center for the Performing Arts of Luray, which has offered year-round culture and entertainment for more than a decade.

The Warehouse Art Gallery, an art and performance center, hosted artists and artisans. The gallery–a former industrial building in the heart of Luray–features works by local, regional, and national artists. It also features an ongoing series of performances by musicians, writers, and poets.

The Arts and Artisans Gallery featured music and displays from the Gallery’s permanent collection, including works by Burton Silverman, who painted the portrait commissioned for the cover of Jethro Tull’s Aqualung (on right side of the table).

Writers read from their works at the Trackside Theater, which develops plays, workshops, and community theater for children and adults throughout the year.



All participating artists and artisans demonstrated their processes, techniques, and talked about the histories and nuances of their crafts.

Performers included modern gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, traditional Civil War era dances, and cloggers.

Here’s the flyer for this event. Approximately 300 people visited the venues during the day and approximately 200 attended evening events at the Theater of the Performing Arts of Luray.

Thank you for your support

At the Valley Today

Thank you to TV, radio, and newspaper outlets that got the word out

Jim Mayes and Susan Rocke talk about the festival in an interview with The River 93.5.


Thank you, WHSV TV for your great coverage of this event.







Many thanks to the Page News and Courier and Rebecca Armstrong for great coverage.

More great coverage in today’s “Page News & Courier”

Hello & Welcome

The Page Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)3 all-volunteer organization created to showcase the many artists and artisans in our region.

It was developed by artists for artists and those who enjoy the arts.

Our first event under our new structure is the Festival of the Arts in Downtown Luray, March 23-25, 2018.

We look forward to developing an ongoing series of events and activities.

Jim Mayes, President

Cathy Herbert, Vice President

Cathie Miranda, Treasurer

Susan Rocke, Secretary