OrigamiintheGarden Exhibition Opening

Origami, meaning “folding paper” in Japanese, reflects the essence of creativity: making something out of (basically) nothing. Start with a simple square piece of paper. Apply the art of origami, folding the paper in a creative way to produce an elegant object—a soaring bird, gliding plane, galloping pony, floating boat, or an emerging butterfly. Artist Kevin Box takes origami to another level, transforming paper into museum quality metal sculpture through processes he has pioneered in teamwork with foundries, fabrication shops, and his studio staff.

OrigamiintheGarden, an exhibition created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson and Michael G. LaFosse. These remarkable artworks feel at home in the wondrous setting of botanical gardens, since paper originates in plant life and origami is made of paper.


Virginia Gourd Show and Sale

Celebrate the craftsmanship and interesting history behind gourd art! Meet the gourd art experts in the Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society and browse displays of gourd art available for purchase. Gourd art available for purchase includes luminaries, birdhouses, oil lamps, bowls, musical instruments, and ornaments.

Raw gourds suitable for arts and crafts or decorating will also be available for purchase. While browsing displays of gourd art, event attendees will also have the opportunity to converse with expert gourd artisans about gourds and see several gourd artists demonstrating gourd art techniques. Winning entries in the event’s annual gourd competition will also be on view.

Free admission to the event. MSV admission fee applies to visit the gardens and galleries.

Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society (VLGS) is the official Virginia chapter of the American Gourd Society and has organized the Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition for fifteen years. Based in Stephens City, the VLGS is dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of gourd gardening, encouraging the use of gourds in arts and crafts, and supporting gourd agriculture.

​Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Deck the Walls Holiday Market

Visit the historic Hexagon House Nov 22 – Dec 15 and do your holiday shopping with ShenArts! Browse carefully selected affordable handmade items and original artwork from our member artists and support local art with your gift giving!

One stop shopping is easy this season with the Bough & Dough Shop presented by Preservation of Historic Winchester on the first floor of the Hexagon House and ShenArts’ Deck the Walls upstairs..See you there!

Celebracion of Winchester Festival

“Celebración of Winchester” is a one-day family-oriented free festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in our area. It will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 11AM – 5PM on the Old Town Pedestrian Mall.

The festival will include a children’s art activity tent, Latin dancing lessons, a dance performance by a Mexican children’s dance troupe, artisan tents, “country” tents with each tent representing a different Hispanic country, and much more.

“Celebracion” benefits the Winchester Main Street Foundation (WMSF).

Admission to “Celebración” is free to the public and the event will happen rain or shine.


Little Red and Ryding Hood: A Benefit Exhibition

An Art Show… A Book… And Wolves

All are invited to view a special showing of the illustrated works of world renowned artist Anne Yvonne Gilbert. Original, signed works from her collaboration with local author S. Todd Strader will be available for viewing and purchase.

The evening will also include:

Special presentation 7 p.m.
Signed original artworks by Anne Yvonne Gilbert
A red wolf exhibit
Live costumed characters from the book- Little Red and Ryding Hood
A special ceremony to present the one of a kind Little Red Stitching
The reveal of a never before seen signed original by Yvonne Limited edition Commemorative posters will be on sale
AND a Door Prize of a signed art piece by Yvonne will given out
It’s going to be a big night!

Proceeds from the evening will fund the completion of the book Little Red and Ryding Hood (a fractured re-telling of the Red Riding Hood folktale with a local twist and wolf hero). The book will in turn advocate for, educate about and fund red wolf recovery efforts through groups like the Red Wolf Coalition.

Admission fee:

Tiffany Exhibition Opening

Celebrate the opening of Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light at this festive reception featuring gourmet bites and a signature cocktail. Casual cocktail attire in bright Tiffany-inspired colors encouraged.

Free to MSV members; all others: $20 (includes bites and admission; cash bar). Registration required by May 29; register online or call 540-662-1473, 208.

See some of the most iconic and celebrated works of the famous Tiffany Studios in this special exhibition.

At the MSV from June 1 through September 1, 2019, Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light presents five windows, nineteen lamps, and more than 100 pieces of opalescent flat glass and glass “jewels” that illustrate the rich expanse of color and light available to the artists at the Tiffany Studios.

Photo: Wisteria Library Lamp, about 1901, Tiffany Studios, New York, Clara Driscoll (1861–1944) designer, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Queens, New York. Photo courtesy Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

aMuse Art & Craft Festival

Woodworking, printmaking, painting, collage, ceramics and more! aMuse Art & Craft Festival is Winchester’s only festival dedicated to the arts. With a committee of local arts professionals, we are community driven and proud to host artists from across the region to our charming little town.

• Shop original art and hand crafted gifts
• Watch artists in action
• See original, site specific art installations

Join local and regional artists and crafters showing and selling their works in a variety of mediums, including jewelry, art, leather goods, woodworking, ceramics, and more! This two-day event also features live demonstrations and hands-on creative activities. Barbecue from Jordan Springs Market, pizza from 3Fires Oven, seafood from the Skrimp Shack (Sunday only), wine, and beer will be available for purchase.

aMuse Art & Craft Festival will take place May 25 & 26 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester VA . The MSV is the region’s largest museum in the area attracting over 40,000 visitors a year.

Admission is FREE.