curtainsupblueJoin us for a special event and tribute, Curtains Up! A Musical Theatre Tribute to Virginia C. “Ginna” Looney, on  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:00pm at Warren County Middle School, 240 Luray Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Virginia C. “Ginna” Looney, spent the better part of three decades at Warren County High School, teaching math and touching lives – being “the bright light in an otherwise dark math world.” Yet her real gift was inspiring young people through theatre. Ginna was instrumental in reviving the Front Royal Little Theatre as Creative Director, directing numerous grand productions such as the musicals “Mame” and “The Sound of Music,” inspiring local residents to become stars, if only just for a night. Ginna was also a Charter Board Member of Blue Ridge Arts Council, founded in 1987.

To honor her contributions to the arts in our community, the stage at Warren County Middle School will be dedicated in her memory, at a musical theatre showcase featuring professional vocalists, WCPS choral students, WCPS alumni/college students, WCPS teachers, and the Front Royal Oratorio Society.

Proceeds from this event will be used for the production a future WCPS County-Wide Musical, presented through an existing partnership program with WCPS, as well as the ongoing programs of Blue Ridge Arts Council.

Tickets are $10.00 Adult General Admission; $5.00 Student (ages 2-18) General Admission. Tickets are available online at, or in person at Front Royal-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Front Royal Visitor’s Center and Blue Ridge Arts Council.

Summer 2015—Spring 2016 Exhibit Calendar/Prospectus Announced

Call for Entries—Multiple Shows   * Open call – see prospectus2015 for complete entry information and dates

The Garden Gate: Homes & Gardens
Curated for Virginia Historic Garden Week
April 23—May 29, 2015

Elemental Observations: Earth, Air, Fire, Water *
June 4 – July 17, 2015

Endless Summer *
July 23 – September 18, 2015

Annual Member Show *
September 24 – November 6, 2015

5th Annual Winter Invitational
December 3 – January 15, 2016

Wanderlust *
January 22 – February 27, 2016

Spotlight on Students 2016
In Celebration of Youth Art Month
March 3 – April 15, 2016

Farm to Table *
April 21 – June 3, 2016

* Open call – see prospectus2015 for complete entry information and dates