Artisans Center of Virginia
OASIS is an Affiliate Member supporting ACV’s mission: Promoting the culture of Virginia artisans through education, entrepreneurship, research, galleries and exhibitions. Each juried ACV artisan at OASIS, proudly displays an ACV card with their exhibit. If YOU are a juried ACV artisan, OASIS waives jurying for you to join the cooperative–we invite you to simply send an application at any time.
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.
Virginia Commission for the Arts
OASIS is grateful to the VCA for its excellent support, its grants, and the growth and improvement opportunities we find at its annual ArtWorks Conference.
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.
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.
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.
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance
HDR was created to reactivate the downtown historic district as the economic and social hub of Harrisonburg. Since our inception in 2003, the community has volunteered over 100,000 hours to support HDR’s events, downtown promotions, and beautification projects that attracted businesses, developers and commerce back into the once-neglected streets and buildings. Over $105 million in private and public dollars have been reinvested; downtown housing grew from 150 to 600 units; the number of eateries has expanded from 12 to 36 restaurants plus 5 breweries; and the region enjoys our welcoming year-round events. When HDR started, people may have come here with one stop in mind. Now the entire downtown is their destination! 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!