The Appomattox Regional Library System will provide services and programs to the communities it serves through support of life-long learning, general information, and the exchange of ideas with effective use of traditional library resources and emerging technology.
Amazement Square is Central Virginia’s first multidisciplinary, hands-on children’s museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities and programs. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can explore global and regional topics, the arts and humanities, science and health-related themes, as well as expand their creativity.
Academy of Fine Arts
The Academy of Fine Arts, anchored by the historic Academy of Music Theatre, inspires, engages and educates the diverse population of Central Virginia in the performing and visual arts.
William King Museum of Art
Founded in 1989 and housed in a historic 1913 former school, the William King Museum of Art has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Southwest Virginia and beyond for over 20 years as well as a cherished destination for residents and visitors. WKMA is a non-profit art museum and Virginia’s only nationally accredited museum west of Roanoke.
The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is dedicated to creating an environment in which the largest possible share of its diverse constituencies, including members of the University community and the general public, can study and learn from the direct experience of works of art.
University of Mary Washington Galleries/Ridderhof Martin Gallery
The University of Mary Washington (UMW) Galleries, comprised of the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and the duPont Gallery, are dedicated to advancing the educational goals of the University through the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art in accordance with the highest professional museum standards. While the primary mission is to promote and enhance student awareness and understanding of the visual arts, the UMW Galleries also serve as a significant academic resource contributing to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the entire University community, the local community and, in a broader sense, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Taubman Museum of Art
As a center for the visual arts, we encourage a free exchange between the making of art, the display of art and the interpretation of art. Our programs endeavor to explore creativity from inspiration to presentation with the goal of engaging and intriguing our audiences.
Stanier Gallery, Washington and Lee University
Stanier Gallery, located in Lexington, was opened in 2006 thanks to a generous contribution by Washington and Lee alumnus Burt Stanier. It is located in Wilson Hall in the Lenfest Center, also home to the art, music, and theater departments. The gallery is dedicated to the display of modern and historical works of art in all mediums by locally, regionally, and internationally known artists.
Radford University Art Museum
Radford University Art Museum offers a wide range of visual arts in two galleries and a sculpture court on campus, and a satellite gallery in downtown Radford.
The Museum creates about fifteen exhibitions each year, presenting national and international artists, student works, and in the summer, selections from our Permanent Collection — there is always something new to see!
This award-winning museum brings thought-provoking work from international, national and regional artists to its galleries in regularly changing exhibitions. Piedmont Arts also offers performing arts—from concerts to plays to children’s performances—and a full schedule of art classes for all ages.
While visiting the museum, parents and children can visit the Discovery Room, a mini art studio where budding artists can create and display their work. In the museum’s Studio 107 Gallery, guests can find unique gifts, like handmade jewelry, artwork and more, created by local artists. Proceeds for Studio 107 Gallery sales go directly to support the local artists who created the work.
Piedmont Arts is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Museum admission is always free through the membership support of people like you.