Educating, Inspiring, Celebrating since 1988

 

Did you know that ArtsLIVE! is the longest and continuously active performing arts nonprofit organization in the Fredericksburg region?

This year we celebrate our 33rd year of promoting and supporting the performing arts, theatre, dance, choral and instrumental music of all kinds!

ArtsLIVE! is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Our Mission

Inspiring and Educating Audiences and Celebrating the Performing Arts in the Rappahannock Region

ArtsLIVE! is committed to

    • providing high-quality performances in theatre, dance, vocal and instrumental music for ALL people in our community
    • promoting local talent as well as state, national and international artists
    • fostering partnerships with schools, businesses, civic organizations, and other arts groups
    • engaging diverse audiences with a rich array of programming

Our History

Founded in 1988 by internationally renowned harpist Heidi Lehwalder and other visionary arts lovers of this community, the Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts evolved from a small, world-class chamber music festival into a premier, year-round presenter of the performing arts in the Rappahannock region.

In 2011, the name was changed to the Fredericksburg Festival of the Performing Arts (FFPA) and we added an identifying line that really captures the motivating force of our organization: educating • inspiring • celebrating since 1988.

In 2017, FFPA changed its name to ArtsLIVE!  We look forward to delight audiences with an ambitious calendar of musical and theatrical performances of the highest artistic integrity.



Our work is made possible through the efforts of our volunteers and the contributions from community-minded individuals and businesses, government grants and funds provided by Fredericksburg Arts Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.