Educating, Inspiring, Celebrating since 1988

2022 is here, and the Chamber Music Festival of ArtsLIVE! is back!

Join ArtsLIVE!, The Muir String Quartet, and friends for three spectacular events on May 18th and 19th in the newly remodeled Seacobeck Hall at UMW, and on May 21st at a private garden venue. Click here for the full flyer.

Concert Details:

May 18 & 19 at Seacobeck Hall, UMW

      • Doors will open at 6:40PM
      • Student performance begins at 7PM
      • Concert begins at 7:30PM

May 21, Garden Concert at Prospect Hill (2426 Prospect Hill Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22408)

      • Concert begins at 3:30PM
      • Parking begins at 2:45PM

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, and government grants. 

This project was supported [in part] by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.