Southern Gothic: LCVA's 2016 Winter Gala

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
LCVA Winter Gala 2016

The Longwood Center of Visual Arts invites you to its 2016 biennial winter gala on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 7–11pm at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in historic downtown Farmville, Virginia. The LCVA’s widely anticipated winter gala is the best attended event of its kind in the region. All proceeds support the LCVA’s community outreach programs.

The theme of this year’s gala, Southern Gothic, pays homage to the beauty, mystery and charm of sultry nighttime southern gardens. 

Advance ticket packages are now on sale. This $250 ticket package includes two tickets and one-half hour early entry to the gala, which customarily sells out.

Individual tickets are now for sale for $100 each.

The creative black-tie fundraiser will feature a silent auction, live music and dancing to benefit the LCVA’s programs, which include exhibitions, community programming and outreach activities in area schools.

More than 400 attendees will delight in an elegant evening while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and live music. A silent auction features fine arts and crafts ranging in value from $50 to $4,000. Gala sponsors have the opportunity to join us one hour in advance of the gala opening for an exclusive sponsors-only reception.

For information on purchasing tickets, contact LCVA Director of Operations Beverley Roberts at 434.395.2551 or


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The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.