VSA Arts


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The VSA Charlottesville/Albemarle (formerly Very Special Arts) committee meets quarterly to promote experiences in the arts for individuals with disabilities. The committee works closely with VSA Arts of Virginia, part of a national program that creates partnerships to promote the Arts.
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If you are interested in becoming a participant on the VSA Committee or have questions, please contact Sarah Blech at 970-3264 or Jean Wilhelm at 296-3518.
Annual Events

  • Year Round Art Exhibit at Albemarle County Office Building.
  • Winter Art Exhibit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center .
  • Virginia Festival of the Book Therapeutic Activities 3rd week in March.
  • The Poetry book will be published each fall, works collected December -May.
  • Artist led VSA workshop in music, visual arts, movement, poetry and drama.
  • Annual Music Recital
  • Annual Art Calendar

    VSA Charlottesville/Albemarle is a partnership that develops arts-based programs, activities and events for students and adults with disabilities. We are a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Upcoming VSA Special Events:

2016 VSA Visual Arts Exhibit at Carver Recreation Center

Opening date:  Friday, March 19, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00.  For more information about artist submissions and guidelines click here:

VSA Music Recital 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Carver Recreation Center

For more information contact Bob Isabelle at isabelleb@charlottesville.org or 970-3269.

VSA Workshops

One Friday a month, VSA hosts an arts workshop open to the public.  For more information and an up-to-date schedule, contact Sarah Blech at blechs@charlottesville.org