Community Outreach

The RFA has supported and encouraged performing and visual arts programs throughout the Northern Neck for many years. We encourage our community to join with us in keeping the arts alive in the Northern Neck by attending the performances and events presented throughout the year by the following organizations:

Christchurch Concerts

Good Luck Cellars Concerts

Lancaster County Library

The Lancaster Players

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library History & Drama Days

Morattico Waterfront Museum

Music by the River – Belle Isle State Park

Northern Neck Bay Tones

Northern Neck Orchestra

Northumberland Public Library Summer Reading Program

The Rappahannock Art League

Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage Series

Reedville Fishermen's Museum

Steamboat Era Museum

Bedrock Award

VCA Commissioners Jay Dick (left) and Jo Hodgin (right) present the award to Peggy Stalnaker and Jamie Tucker, past and present RFA presidents.

In January 2018, the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts was selected from over 350 nominees to be one of 50 recipients of the “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award” from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. The award recognizes programs, individuals, and organizations who have played a critical role in the arts in Virginia in the last 50 years. Recipients were recognized as being today's leaders and tomorrow's visionaries.

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts was named as a “Bedrock Institution.” Arts organizations in that category must have been in existence more than ten years and demonstrated a benefit to the economic health and or tourism in the community, exhibited artistic excellence, celebrated diversity and showcased Virginia as a cultural destination. The RFA is proud of this prestigious award and is dedicated to the continuance of providing exemplary performances and sustained leadership in the arts to the Northern Neck community.

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