Purcellville Arts Council

arts-council-logo-FinalThe Purcellville Arts Council supports visual and performing arts in the Town of Purcellville. The Purcellville Arts Council works to offer local artists more opportunities to share their art with the public while providing residents with a variety of ways to experience, enjoy, and learn about art.

To contact the members of the Purcellville Arts Council, please use purcellvilleartscouncil@purcellvilleva.gov.


Unless otherwise noted, the Purcellville Arts Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. Please check the agenda center for latest meeting agenda.

Current Activities

  • Cabin Fever Film Festival is a small film festival that highlights student films, vintage Purcellville home movies, and area film makers
  • Art at Town Hall through which one local artist is featured for one to three months with their art on display for the public to view and a Meet the Artist Reception
  • Art in Public Spaces such as banners featuring art by local students
  • Art in the Trail Station to enhance the historic building as a visitors center and art gallery
  • Art Murals in Town to bring art from the private to the public sphere, add visual and aesthetic value to the community, provide a medium to display the history and culture of the Town, and enhance the character of Purcellville
  • Art Hall at the Purcellville Music and Arts Festival to have a display of local artists’ work and hands-on art activities for the public
  • Arts in the Garden at the Purcellville Wine and Food Festival to give local artists a chance to talk with the public about their process and demonstrate how they create works of art
  • Quilts in Town Council Chambers to feature the beauty and artistry of quilts made in western Loudoun
  • Art Lecture Series to connect professional, amateur, and emerging artists with each other and with the public through a series of quarterly talks on a variety of topics such as how to market art, how to take photographs outside, the use of color in photography, the basics of sketching, watercolor, etc.
  • Loudoun County Artisan Trail, which the Town sponsors and participates in through three of our projects
  • Pop-up Exhibits in Vacant Retail Space to use the empty windows to display local artwork to both add to the beauty and interest of the locations while perhaps drawing attention to the availability of the space for leasing
  • Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant Program to provide financial support for local visual and performing arts programs--Applications are now being accepted! See below for details.
Purcellville Arts Council Issues a Call for Local Arts Organizations to Apply for Funding 

Local non-profit arts organizations are invited to submit requests for funding to the Purcellville Arts Council by Thursday, March 1, 2018 for arts activities that will be held in Purcellville between July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Eligible arts organizations interested in applying are required to submit, by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, a W-9, the organization’s 501(c)3 letter, and a request letter to the Purcellville Arts Council that addresses the following:
arts activity that the funding will support
program budget
audience(s) served/reached
community impact  including number of participants, duration of program, and other public and private sector involvement
description of the organization

Please note that funding cannot be provided for payment to performers for specific performances. Eligible applicants must be organizations that focus primarily on the arts (i.e. production, presentation or support of dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater or visual or related arts); are incorporated in Virginia; and have their headquarters and home seasons, or activities equivalent to a home season, in the state.

Letters and documentation to be considered for funding should be addressed to the Purcellville Arts Cuncil, Attn: Local Government Challenge Grant, and can be mailed to 221 S, Nursery Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132, emailed to aware@purcellvilleva.gov, or dropped off at Town Hall.

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