Rappahannock Art League is the oldest and largest visual arts organization in the area. We were founded in 1949 and now have 400 members. Our Studio Gallery on Main Street in Kilmarnock shows the art and fine craft of 80 or so of our members. The League’s activities are focused in the lower Northern Neck and lower Middle Peninsula of Virginia.
The Pro-Art Association is a community-based organization dedicated to the promotion of the arts in Wise County, the City of Norton, Lee and Dickenson Counties and the surrounding area.
The Powhatan County Public Library was established as the library of record for Powhatan County on May 9, 1988. The current library was constructed in 2001 and the building was dedicated on November 3, 2001. The Library is a department of the Powhatan County government.
The cultural renaissance in Hampton Roads continues with the distinctive Portlock Galleries at SoNo. Recent renovations to the historic Portlock School have created a contemporary art gallery, visitors center, and unique meeting destination in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake.
PAAL is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to empower the community through the visual arts.
Parsons-Bruce art association is a non-profit all volunteer organization whose members believe that art is for everyone. Since 1976 Parsons-Bruce has been an indispensable font of visual art from eye-popping exhibits to hands-on classes and everything in between. Its sole mission is to serve the community.
The O. Winston Link Museum is owned and operated by
the Historical Society of Western Virginia.
Opus Oaks provides an avenue for pre-school, school-age, and adults to learn and explore the world of art while developing their talent. The school provides classes for those just beginning their journey and advanced classes to build on previous knowledge. Key areas of study are in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Other areas of interest are stained glass, print making, and photography.
The National Sporting Library & Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, the institution has over 26,000-books dating from the 16th-21st centuries. The John H. Daniels Fellowship program supports the research of visiting scholars. The Museum, a newly renovated and expanded historic building on the Library campus, houses exhibits of American and European animal and sporting fine art. Information is shared through exhibitions, lectures, seminars, publications and special events. The NSLM is open to researchers and the general public.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines–past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum’s soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action.