Shenandoah Valley Art Center purchases second downtown space

Shenandoah Valley Art CenterShenandoah Valley Art Center has purchased the property at 416 W. Main Street in historic downtown Waynesboro. Most recently the building was home to the Touch of Love Pawn Shop and was owned by Tim Spears.

SVAC will be keeping their current building at 122 S. Wayne Avenue and will be using the new space for expansion of visual arts programming. 416 W Main is approximately 9500 square feet and will eventually house exhibit space, open concept art studios, an artist’s residency space, and a large classroom.
The two buildings share a parking lot on Federal Street so the expansion is a perfect fit. Eventually a covered walkway will bridge the two buildings together.
SVAC will begin working immediately and the renovation project should be completed within 5 years.
Piper Groves, Executive Director: “We are so excited to be in a position to expand the visual arts programming available in Waynesboro- this space nearly triples our square footage and will allow us to bring more working space for local artists, exhibit space for regional artists, and creative space for national talent. We will continue to provide visual arts programming at our much loved Wayne Avenue building, and will use this space to expand exhibit and economic opportunities for artists while also boosting tourism traffic and  income for the City”.

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