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Our new building at 416 W. Main Street is getting a new roof! 

Help us RAISE THE ROOF to pay for it! 

The total cost is $35,000 and we need your help to make sure the rain stays outside where it belongs! 

The goal: 

Raise all the money by January 30, 2018 (scroll down to keep an eye on our progress! 

How you can help: 

DONATE! Click the button below to pick your amount. You may also include a donation with your annual dues (just let us know you would like it directed to RAISE THE ROOF), or mail a check to SVAC PO Box 907 Waynesboro, VA 22980. 

BUY ART! We have a collection of gorgeous oil paintings for sale and ALL proceeds go straight to our new roof fund. Works were painted by Roy and Pauline Patteson and there are still lifes, landscapes, city-scapes, and more. Paintings are on display at SVAC- upstairs in the Hallway and downstairs behind the gallery. Suggested donations start at $60. This is a great way to help us get our roof while also adding something lovely to your home! 

Here's our current progress (just about 10% of the way there!). 

Here's our current progress (just about 10% of the way there!). 

Current Exhibit: November 2017

Nicholas Martori


Nick is a fine artist who continually studies art masters' techniques and applications, especially Mideastern art. He studied art at the School of Visual Arts and Art Students League in New York City.  Exhibiting in New Jersey, Vermont, Florida, Alabama and Virginia, Martori’s works are in both national and international collections. He feels that his purpose in painting is to evoke a feeling of nostalgia - of simpler times and pleasures from the harmonizing chords of color. He turns the subject matter into a fantasyland of pleasing color, while balancing the horizontal and vertical planes of the canvas with a personal method of 'characterizing.' He believes that art takes a lifetime to accomplish what he wants to portray on the canvas through cumulative studies, experiences and knowledge. He brings past experiences, memories and impressions to the surface of his subconscious by using line, color, logic, space and design, all within the boundaries of the size of the canvas. Though some believe his work is impressionistic in application, he considers it bordering on fauvism, a movement in painting characterized by vivid colors, free treatment of form, and a resulting vibrant and decorative effect. His goal is to break away from the mundane to excite and entice art lovers.

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Visit Our Gift Shop of Local Artisan Goods

Our gift shop features affordable local and regional artist's works including jewelry, prints, cards, pottery, glass, and so much more! The work changes frequently so come soon and come often.

We also have gift certificates so you can give the gift of ART!

(tap the image to see the slide show!)

Fall Foliage Art Show: October 14 and 15, 2017

Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 12-5

Join us as we turn the streets of downtown Waynesboro into an outdoor fine art festival for the weekend! 150 fine artists and artisans will showcase their works including painting, printmaking, wood, pottery, glass, jewelry, sculpture and more. These artists are hand selected by our standards committee to bring high quality arts and craft to this two day outdoor fine art festival. 

We also feature gourmet food trucks, craft beer, and great local music. 

Mark your calendar for the 46th Annual Fall Foliage Art Show!

Bring your spare change with you! Shenandoah Valley Art Center is challenging visitors to help us fill up three huge containers of change to help us bring the 416 Studio project to life. A little change makes a BIG impact! Jars will be at SVAC, in the Food Court, and at the Information Booth. 



Calendar of Events and Exhibits