Art After Dark ©Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

Art after Dark replaces the formal “lecture” format normally associated with museums with interdisciplinary activities, such as a creative talk coupled with a volunteer-led hands-on activity, film screening, spoken word poetry slam, or musical performance. The evening gatherings have a relaxed atmosphere that encourages engaging conversation. All activities are completely free of charge.

Through the Art after Dark Creative Gatherings series, LCVA provides a welcoming forum to interact creatively with others in the community within a social setting. 

The Cabin Film Series welcomes guests to the Longwood Cabin for screenings of Cult Classic films. Prior to the the viewing, guest lecturers provide insight on themes and references within the film as attendees enjoy camp-fire themed refreshments. These programs take place several times a year and have featured films such as The Conjuring, Cabin in the Woods and Evil Dead 2. 

The Longwood Cabin is located at 1401 Johnston Drive, Farmville, VA 23901. Traveling from town by East Third Street, turn right at the intersection by Sunchase Cinema 8 onto Longwood Avenue, then turn left onto... More

2019 Awardees


Every year, the LCVA honors individuals, businesses, and organizations that advance the arts in Central Virginia.

Since its inception, over forty individuals, businesses, and organizations in Southside Virginia have received the LCVA’s Community Achievement in the Arts Awards


Former honorees include:


Martha Dorrill, LeDora Ann Trent, Erin Parker, Henry Fulcher, Rochette's Florist LLC, and Illyria Theatre Company (pictured)


Summer Garden... More

Within these resources you will find worksheets and activities to inspire your creativity and promote self-expression. 


Download the LCVA Object Analysis Worksheet and LCVA's Take a Closer Look! Gallery Activity for Kids & Families as resources to use in conjunction with our virtual galleries and collections, such as the... More

LCVA’s galleries open late. Unwind with friends and neighbors at a café table while enjoying complimentary appetizers and camaraderie. A cash bar is available for those who wish to enjoy a glass of wine or beer. Select nights will feature live music.

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