Educating, Inspiring, Celebrating since 1988

 GivingTuesday 2023 Fundraiser 

GivingTuesday, November 28, is about generosity and community.  It's a day that encourages people to do good.  ArtsLIVE! strives to bring high-quality performing arts to our community and opportunities for our youth to grow and succeed.  With your support, ArtsLIVE! can continue working for our community.  Your donation will help our 2024 events truly be successful.  All funds raised between now and November 30 will go towards our 35th Chamber Music Festival, our Children's Concert Series, bringing the Virginia Opera to schools, and the Krueger Workshop.  Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.


Click the link below to donate to the ArtsLIVE! PayPal Giving Fund for GivingTuesday. 

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

This year we celebrate our 34th 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.