The Fine Arts Center is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization located in downtown Pulaski, VA that is dedicated to providing the citizens of Southwest Virginia with a full range of programming, including the performing and visual arts, exhibits, lectures and art education classes.

The Fine Arts Center operates through generous support from contributions, grants, and memberships.  The Center is governed by a Board of Directors made up of community professionals and is operated full-time through efforts of volunteers. Sponsors of the Center’s many activities include the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Town of Pulaski, Pulaski County, C.E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation, the Randolph House of Pulaski Foundation, Southwest Times, American Electric Power, and many individual sponsors.  The Center includes a gallery, gift shop, offices, and class room.



Believing that art is important to the life of a community, our purpose is to foster an enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of all forms of art, promote art education, and to encourage and support artists. 


"Our community is very fortunate to have this gem in our backyards!"

~Kristin V.


Our History

The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley was incorporated in 1978 in Pulaski, Virginia having an original location in the Fairview Home, which was a 1928 Alms House located across from Pulaski County High School.  In 1982 the Center moved to its present location of 21 W Main Street, Pulaski, Virginia, locating in the former Cato’s clothing store.  The two-story brick building, reminiscent of Victorian era commercial architecture, was built in 1898 and is part of the Downtown Historic Landmark District.

The Fine Arts Center was created out of a need to augment the arts education offered in the school systems and to provide a vehicle for the arts presentation to the residents of the New River Valley.  In nearly 40 years of operation, the Fine Arts Center has touched the lives of an estimated 900,000 people through classes, gallery visits, performances, and special events.  The Center has hosted a combination of more than 5,500 classes or programs involving 30,000 plus artists.

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Board of Directors

The Fine Arts Center is governed by a working board of professionals from the community and is operated by a full-time staff.

2017-2018 Board Members

  • Brenda Adams

  • Ranny L. Akers

  • Donia Eley

  • Catherine Gardner

  • Joe Guthrie

  • Teresa Leonetti

  • Susan Lockwood

  • Rose Martin

  • Betty Montgomery

  • John Ross

  • Betty Sadler

  • Guy Smith

  • Terrie Sternberg

  • Chasity Stevens

  • Rhonda Whitehurst

2017-2018 Officers

  • Beckie Cox, Acting President/Vice President

  • Martha Biggar, Acting Secretary

  • Gary Hancock, Past President





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Location & Hours


21 West Main Street
, VA, 24301



10:00am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday


Contact Us

By Phone:

(540) 980-7363


By Email:


By Mail:

P.O. Box 309
Pulaski, VA, 24301

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