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.

In short, we support public art with a purpose. (What is public art?)

Latest News

Submit Your Design! WinterLights 2017

The James River Council for the Arts & Humanities will present the second WinterLights on Bluffwalk light festival starting February 3,2017,  and seeks design proposals from area artists, youth groups, agencies, businesses and individuals.  The deadline for proposals has been extended to Monday, January 16, 2017. Click on the photo below to learn more!

Over 1400 people visited WinterLights 2016, we awarded $1,000 in prize money, and we expect a larger turnout in 2018. New this winter will be lighting projected on blank walls along Buffwalk by Castle Lighting.