What We Do
Giles Arts Council Monthly Meetings
Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. at the Giles County Chamber of Commerce Building in Pearisburg. The meeting is open to all members and prospective members. Volunteers and dreamers always welcome. Come to a meeting and check us out!
Art on the Lawn
Recognized as the Best Art Event in Virginia Living Magazine’s Southwestern VA Region! Art on the Lawn is an annual celebration featuring live music, art activities, and outstanding artists from around Virginia.
Giles Little Theater
We are proud to support the Giles Little Theater whose mission is to bring quality live-theater productions to Giles County and give residents a chance to bring their talents to the public.
The Giles Arts Council is proud to offer scholarship funds to Giles County graduating seniors continuing on to study the arts in college.
PATS Building Mural
In 2017 The PATS building was bedecked with the final panel of a lively mural of children playing baseball, all completed by local artists. This art activity was made possible by a Local Government Challenge Grant awarded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and matching funds contributed by the Town of Pearisburg.
Music at the Market
The Giles Art Council is proud to sponsor a live music concert series at the Pearisburg Community Market every May through October.
Art in Public Places Project: River Sculpture Project
In 2017 a unique program allowed trash dredged from the New River to be transformed into a public art installation in Pearisburg. The installation features four sculptures on a walking trail around the town’s community center and ball fields and one sculpture in the window of the Giles County Chamber of Commerce. For the artists it was an opportunity to convey the importance of the river to their lives and to symbolize rejuvenation. The art is the collaborative work of ReNew the New, Giles County government officials, the town of Pearisburg and the Giles Arts Council.
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What We Hope to Do
The Giles Arts Council needs your help to maintain and expand programming in our community. Here's a little preview of what we're working on now:
Art in Public Places: Living Mosaic
We've teamed up with the Town of Pearisburg to create a living, growing work of art...a living mosaic made of flowers!
Ingram Building Mural Restoration
We are working with a fantastic area artist to restore the mural on the Ingram building in downtown Pearisburg.
Kids Art at the Market
We are working to create art activities for children this summer at the Farmer's Market.
Reading and Creative Writing
Fun and educational programming is in the works for children and teens interested in reading and writing.