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Community Partners

Virginia Commission for  the Arts

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency dedicated to investing in the arts for the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more than 55 years – since its establishment in 1968 – the VCA has uniquely elevated Virginia’s arts organizations, inspired communities across the state, and lifted artists of all disciplines through funding and additional resources.

Arts Council of the Valley

OASIS and its members appreciate all the staff and donors who enable this organization to educate, support and increase the positive impact of the arts for children and adults in our community. OASIS is pleased to be a partner in First Fridays Downtown.

Visitor Center

The Hardesty-Higgins House serves visitors daily Mon-Sun 9am-5pm. Inside you will find experienced travel specialists, a state certified Visitor Center, Rocktown Gift Shoppe, Heritage Bakery and Café, the Valley Turnpike Museum, Virginia Craftsmen Showroom, and one of five Civil War Orientation Center’s in the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Historic District.

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance

HDR was created to reactivate the downtown historic district as the economic and social hub of Harrisonburg.  Our downtown earned national recognition as a Great American Main Street Award winner and the National Main Street Center recognized HDR as a leader in revitalization. But, we aren’t stopping!

Small Business Development Center

JMU provides expertise through this center that continues to be an indispensable resource to OASIS cooperative’s development as a business.

Virginia Quilt Museum

Founded in 1995, The Virginia Quilt Museum is the Official Quilt Museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are delighted to have this treasure in Harrisonburg, just down the street from OASIS.

The Museum offers three floors of rotating, curated gallery space. Each round of exhibits features quilts from the Museum’s collection as well as traveling exhibitions. Heirloom quilts, contemporary quilts and art quilts are also typically featured simultaneously, allowing visitors the chance to marvel at the extreme variety of styles, techniques, and themes present in quilts.

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