Downtown Directory / Galleries

150 Franklin Street Gallery

Established in 1995, the 150 Franklin Street Gallery is the first multicultural fine arts gallery in Harrisonburg. It features original work by outstanding local and national artists, in a variety of mediums: oils; acrylics; handmade paper; bronze; wood; ceramic sculpture; watercolors; fiber and fabric creations; monoprints. more

Arts Incarnate

Through all genres of the fine, visual, and performing arts, the mission of Arts Incarnate is to seek and experience Beauty, Truth, and Justice through the Arts. Formerly known as the 292 N. Gallery, Arts Incarnate was developed out of a desire that The Church of the Incarnation had to connect its people to art and bring art into the church building. It is the church's belief that the long history of art in the church rests on one basic value: the church needs art (and artists) and artists need the church. We recognize that art does not have to be overtly religious to draw us closer to God. Drawing ourselves in, exposing ourselves, or simply sitting with art that expresses beauty, truth, and justice inherently brings us closer to our Creator. more

Ice House Studios

Ice House Studios is the home of The Center Yoga and The Grace Barre and Pilates. They are located downtown at 217 South Liberty Street Suite 201 across from the Farmer's Market. They are home to several talented health and wellness practitioners, a gallery space, an event space, and the hub of many community happenings. more

Lucy F. Simms Center

Born enslaved in 1856, Lucy F. Simms went on to receive her degree from Virginia’s Hampton Institute, and eventually settled in Harrisonburg to teach over 1,800 students from three generations of families. The Lucy F. Simms School was built soon after her death and served African-American students from all over Rockingham County and beyond between 1938 and 1965. This exhibit, spanning 150 years of history, tells the story of the school in terms of its place at the heart of local community life. The exhibit was produced by James Madison University students and their professors, Dr. Mollie Godfrey and Dr. Seán McCarthy, working in close collaboration with countless community members and the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project in association with Billo Harper. The exhibit opened on April 25, 2016, and is permanently housed in the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center. more

OASIS Fine Art & Craft

OASIS Fine Art and Craft is a cooperative of talented local artists. Our vibrant, newly renovated gallery features work in many media, styles and price ranges. We offer original art and fine crafts, an opportunity to meet the artists, and programs that enhance the local art scene. To check out our schedule of events, please go to oasisfineartandcraft.org, or visit our Facebook page @oasisfineartandcraft. more

Smith House Galleries

The Darrin-McHone Arts Gallery and Rhapsody Room are located in the historic Smith House in downtown Harrisonburg. Since 2009, the Arts Council has presented over 65 month-long exhibitions in these gallery spaces. Exhibition openings take place on the first Friday of the month in conjunction with First Fridays Downtown Harrisonburg program. more

The Mark-It

Need something screen printed or embroidered? Reach out to Jeff Guinn. Jeff is co-owner of The Mark-It and the apparel shop's in-house designer. You'll see his work all over town. When Jeff's not printing products for his customers, he is creating his own designs that are sold in the shop. more

Virginia Quilt Museum

Dedicated to celebrating and nurturing Virginia's quilting heritage, The Virginia Quilt Museum has three major exhibitions each year. Quilts from the permanent collection are displayed on a rotating basis, as space permits, during each exhibit. more

Wilson Downtown Gallery

Wilson Downtown Gallery is an art gallery with a rotating schedule of local Harrisonburg artists who display their works downtown. The art will rotate on a regular basis, offering the public an opportunity to view various works of art throughout the year. more