Old Town Winchester is full of art as the ArtScape in Old Town 2013 Banners have been hung all around the newly renovated Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall. The program, which is a cooperative effort between the City of Winchester and The Shenandoah Arts Council with support from the Old Town Development Board, is in its fifth year of showcasing the works of local artisans “age five to ninety-five” to enrich Winchester’s historic district.
About Artscape: In 2009, the Shenandoah Arts Council and the Old Town Development Board joined together to launch ArtScape in Old Town Winchester in an effort to celebrate our arts community, to showcase our very talented regional artists and to brighten and enliven Winchester’s historic downtown district.
Now in its fifth year, the acclaimed ArtScape in Old Town Winchester presents the new collection of 32 images of quality artwork exhibited the entire length of the Loudoun Street Mall. Artisans, age five to ninety-five, both professional and emerging artists, are invited to participate in the juried annual competition. This year, 25% of the banners are from artisans under the age of 18! It is the only public art project of its kind in the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.
ArtScape in Old Town Winchester is made possible by the sponsors, generous contributions of Winchester businesses, private citizens and the arts community.