The Valley Art Association





Become involved! Positive involvement makes a great place to be!



The Valley Art Association is an enthusiastic and resourceful group of artists and art patrons who welcome your membership. It is open to anyone interested in supporting or participating in the arts.



Membership includes the following opportunities:

  • Participating in the Mansion House Art Gallery
  • Hanging art in all-member shows
  • Participating in trips, workshops & classes
  • Using the reference library
  • Attending art demonstrations
  • Painting with weekly painting groups
  • Participating in social activities for members and the public
  • Receiving and publishing notices about the club and art activites in the region in the monthly newsletters


All members are welcome to submit articles for posting about awards received, classes being taught, etc., contact us.



Monthly Meetings

General membership meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month except for November, when the meeting is held the week prior to Thanksgiving. A picnic is traditionally held during the June meeting and meetings are not held in July or August. Each meeting typically begins with a short session to conduct the club's business, followed by a demonstration or other instructive or social activity. Membership meetings are open to the public. Please note: Scheduled events at the Mansion House will be cancelled if Washington County Schools are closed due to inclement weather.



A reference library is available at the Mansion House for all members. Most of the books are "how-to" books for the visual arts although there are some art history and museum books. Videos are also available. A list of materials is available for members to use in selecting items. Materials can be signed out for one month at the monthly general meeting. Librarians are available before the meeting and during the break.


Trips, Workshops & Classes

Trips, workshops, and classes are offered regularly for members. All information is provided at the general membership meeting announcements or via the monthly newsletters. Members are encouraged to share their suggestions for activities with board members or if you would like to teach at the Mansion House please contact us. All requests must be approved by the Executive Board.



Annual membership is $30.00 for the term of July through June. To apply, please print and fill out the application and send with the annual dues payable in either check or money order to The Valley Art Association.


Mail to:

Attn: VAA Treasurer

The Valley Art Association

480 Highland Ave.

Hagerstown, MD 21740


Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

480 Highland Ave. Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Phone: (301) 797 − 2867

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