VECCA (Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts)

Hospital Show

VECCA member's artworks now on display at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. Available to purchase.
Hospital Show

VECCA ReVamped

40 years of history made us reflect & consider how VECCA would look supporting the arts in the Valley for another 40.

Art Made Outdoors

A Community show sponsored by VECCA, invites artists, writers, and musicians to celebrate Plein Air. Deadline for submissions June 28.
Art Made Outdoors

Artist of the Month

"Scratching That Itch" - Scratchboard art by Lonnie Harkins " OPENING RECEPTION/June 8, 4-6pm
Artist of the Month

Children's Art Classes

Classes and workshops for children grades 3 through 7.
Children's Art Classes

VECCA Writers

For poets, journalists, memoirists, non-fiction & fiction writers, bloggers, wanna be bloggers, screen writers, and more. Next meeting on May 26, 2-4pm
VECCA Writers

Join the VECCA Community

Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, ​or simply a lover of the arts, VECCA is for you.


Our Mission

VECCA (Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts) is dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together through educational and cultural programs. By utilizing the skills of professional instructors and talented area residents, VECCA creates opportunities for persons of all ages to pursue the arts and develop their creative skills to whatever degree they desire, as well as to exhibit or perform those skills.

By creating an awareness of the arts, VECCA hopes to inspire and encourage creativity and develop an active cultural environment throughout The Shenandoah Valley. VECCA, an educational non-profit organization in Shenandoah County, Virginia, was founded in 1984 and continues to thrive. It benefits the community through annual student scholarships, workshops, exhibitions, community art projects, and more. 

VECCA is open to the community during special events and on Wednesdays through Fridays, 5-7 p.m. / Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Sundays, 12-3 p.m. Closures due to inclement weather are posted on our social media page.
We need your support!

In 2024 VECCA is celebrating its 40th year of dedication to our community!


Please Donate, Join, Teach or Volunteer TODAY!!!

Current Exhibition

"Art That Tells a Story"

On display until May 15th.

Call for Art

"Art Made Outdoors"

Deadline for submissions is June 28th.

Upcoming Classes & Groups

Childrens Art Class

Instructor – Jennifer Walker

June 10-14 Kids Painting Camp

VECCA Writers

Monthly Meetings

May 24, 2-4pm

Sketch Club

Instructor – Annalise

No Upcoming Meetings


Dedicated to Excellence in the Creative Arts

Scholarship winners


Each year, graduating high schoolers are invited to apply for visual arts, music, & writing scholarships, which provide financial aid to recipients.

Art hanging in the VECCA Galery

Call to Artists

VECCA holds several art shows throughout the year. Each call for artists has its own guidelines, entry fees, and deadlines.

Pottery making


Projects, workshops, and more provide the community with opportunities to unleash their creative sides through art.


Support the Arts

Whether you are an artist, a musician, a writer, or simply a lover of the arts, VECCA is for you. 

VECCA members enjoy two free entries to all art shows, opportunity to share their creative skills & sell their work during Saturday Demo Days, an invitation to our annual Mistletoe Market during the month of December, space for their work in the VECCA tent at ARTfest, and a unique position to share their love of the creative arts with The Shenandoah Valley.