Save the Date!

Here is some information about our upcoming events. We hope you will be able to participate!

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First Annual Festival of the Arts in Downtown Luray, VA


Scheduled Events

Friday, March 23: 7-10 pm

Performing Arts Luray – Round Robin Music Sampler- (Suggested donation $5)

  • Denny Toyy Jazz Ensemble : Jazz featuring harmonica soloist Denny Toyy
  • Stephen Adler & Keith Traylor: 60’s Rock, Heart & Soul
  • Wendy Rome: Folk Music, 50’s Classics, 60’s Rock, Heart & Soul
  • Chris Jenkins: Classical guitar tradition, drawing  on the past and present

Saturday, March 24:

11:000 am: Performing Arts Luray: Inspiring Dreams Dance Studio Performance
11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Page Public Library: Make and take your own special bookmark!

7-10 pm: Performing Arts Luray Round Robin Music Sampler (Suggested donation $5)

  • Eva Weber Band: Three piece band original instrumental quiet music
  • Molly McWhorter: Original interpretations of an eclectic blend of songs
  • Putter Cox: Plays guitar, mandolin and bass. Americana/Roots Genre
  • Lee Blanton: American Folk/Blues – Songs range from 1800’s to 1930’s Blues

1-4 pm: Trackside Theater  Authors Reading Their Works

  • Jordan Isa Bradley
  • Carrie Campbell
  • Cathy Herbert
  • Jack Greer
  • Donald Liscomb
  • Morgan Phenix
  • Jas Rutt
  • Stewart Willis
  • Paul Woods

Sunday, March 25: 1:00 pm

ART WORDSPerforming Arts Luray

  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Shenandoah Valley Civil War Dancers
  • 2:00 pm: Shenandoah Valley Cloggers

Trackside Theater- Authors—Reading their works

  • Jordan Isa Bradley
  • Carrie Campbell
  • Cathy Herbert
  • Jack Greer
  • Donald Liscomb
  • Morgan Phenix
  • Jas Rutt
  • Stewart Willis
  • Keith Traylor: Background Music

On-Going Events

Saturday, March 24: 10am – 5pm

Sunday, March 25: 11am – 4pm

Arts & Artisans Gallery

Instructional videos by master artist Burton Silverman & exhibit of his
paintings from the Gallery’s private  collection. Acoustic guitar & vocals by Lee Brennan with James Helle.

Performing Arts Luray- Demonstrations: Fiber Arts & More

  • Aaron Bogner: Stained Glass
  • Frank Filipy: Fly Tying
  • Lisa Filipy: Crochet
  • Jennifer Orenic: Jewelry
  • Jennifer Westoff: Leather Jewelry
  • Jill McCauley: Needle Arts
  • Patti Price: Needlefelting
  • Susan Rocke: Jewelry
  • Mary Ellen Smith: Spinning
  • Julia Verba: Baskets
  • Jennifer Westoff: Leather Jewelry
  • Wooly Women: Weaving (floor, lap and inkle looms), Spinning (wheel & supported spindle), Piecing (hand-crank sewing machine), Hand
    Quilting, Knitting, Knitted Lace, Crochet, Felting.

1-4 pm: Trackside Theater  Authors Reading Their Works

Warehouse Art Gallery- Artists Demonstrations/Assorted Media

  • Chris Anderson: Jewelry
  • Virginia Carey: Stained Glass
  • Loree Fisher: Pet Portraits
  • John Fisher: Clay Sculpture
  • Happy the Artist: Sketch Portraits
  • Bobbie Greer: Ceramics
  • Clyde Jenkins: Oak Baskets
  • Colton Jewel: Guitar Maker
  • Scott Hillman: Acrylics
  • Donald Liscomb: Baskets
  • Cathie Miranda: Ceramics
  • Wolfgang Neudorfer: Oils
  • Wendy Rome: Stone Sculpture
  • Gary Saylor: Watercolors
  • Bette Schmidt: Ceramics
  • Ben Somberg: Photography
  • Gene Sullivan: Graphic Art
  • Kathy Werner: Oils
  • Justin Wheelock: Drawings
  • Hill & Valley Garden Club: Floral Design
  • High School Up & Coming Artists: “Make & Take” Spin Art
  • Background Music by:  Wendy Rome, Molly McWhorter,  Stephen Adler, Keith Traylor, John Fisher,Denny Toyy, The Art of Sound


For more information, contact:

  • Jim Mayes, 540-742-3620,
  • Cathie Miranda, 540-578-4756,
  • Susan Rocke, 540-683-0295,

Time for the Chicken Chow Down!

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Dear Supporters,

It’s that time of year again! The Luray Downtown Initiative is planning for its 3rd annual Chicken Chow Down event! Here in our beautiful valley we have a historic tradition in the poultry industry that has helped build an essential backbone of the area’s economic resources.

We invite you to join us as we launch this annual event. The event this year will be at the Burner Barn on the Luray Caverns property on May 18th, 2018 from 5-8pm. Help us crown our Chicken Mayor, while enjoying local chicken dishes, including wines and some beers from Luray’s own brewery.

We would love for you to consider sponsoring the event. Please see the enclosed packet for sponsorship options. Feel free to call or email us with any questions regarding these options. All proceeds go back into the Initiative’s goals of increasing the economic vitality of our downtown and historic district.  Get all the details below in our information packet.

Sponsorship Giving 2018 Information Packet

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2018 Chicken Chow Down – May 18 – Details coming soon!

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