The Village Arts Center – Broadway, VA
Owner: Dawn Murray
Tell us about your business:
“Make happy memories and memorable art” is our slogan. We are a “FUN ARTS” center where everyone is welcome to try new things, make new friends, explore their creative side, and share their talents with our community. The VAC is a gathering space for family-friendly events and small parties or meetings. Cultivating connections within our community, we offer creative activities and events for children, adults and families. We welcome children and adults with special needs, and we incorporate developmentally appropriate learning objectives in all of our lesson plans. We strive to assist our community by volunteering and working with local schools, community organizations and events. We facilitate field trips and on-site activities for public, private and home school groups. We provide training workshops for teachers, parents and childcare providers. From toddlers and preschoolers to senior citizens, the Village Arts Center strives to provide a nurturing, comfortable space to gather, create and connect.
What would you do with $10,000?
Owning a small business in a small community is challenging. We are grateful to have been open for our first three years and are hopeful that we’ll be able to continue our mission for a long time. Winning this contest would provide the ability to keep our doors open so that we can continue to offer opportunities for joy, connection, art, creativity and community development. It is our mission to provide affordable, accessible, creative activities that encourage joy and connection to the members of community. If we were to win this contest, we would have an opportunity to provide more scholarships for children and adults in our community.