The James River Council for the Arts and Humanities exists for three main goals: 

  • To reflect the cultural and creative landscape of Lynchburg and the surrounding area
  • To connect communities
  • To encourage development and support of the arts and humanities

The mission of the James River Council for the Arts & Humanities (JRCAH) is to cultivate relationships and resources critical to a thriving cultural community in Central Virginia through advocacy, marketing, publicity, networking, and collaboration. We are committed to inclusivity and transparency in our endeavors.

Winterlights on the Bluffwalk

Visit the Bluffwalk (corner of 12th and Commerce St) until March 4th to view illuminated art, and vote for your favorite piece!


Upcoming Event: Origins

On Saturday, February 27th, join us for a night of live performances. “Origins” will feature more than a dozen artists sharing short pieces of spoken word poetry, dance, and visual art that speak to their cultural and artistic origins.  (Click here to learn more, and to purchase tickets.)

Celebrate Diversity: Black Artists in Lynchburg

Each day in February 2016, we will be showcasing the work of a different Black artist in Lynchburg. Each profile will include the artist's biography, selected examples of their work, and a short interview with the artist.  Check out today's artist!