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The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is the only museum of its kind, scope, and size in the 7,000-square-mile area surrounding our home base, Prince Edward County. Our commitment to improving the quality of life in the region by providing full access to the visual arts is the heart of our mission. At the LCVA, we believe there should be no barriers to exploration of the visual arts. Admission to the LCVA and its programs is – and always has been – free for everyone.
LCVA is the art museum of Longwood University. Located in downtown Farmville, LCVA serves as a physical, intellectual, and cultural bridge between the university and our community at large. Longwood University’s mission, “to transform capable men and women into citizen leaders, fully engaged in the world around them,” forms the foundation of our mission and values.



  • 2019 Community Achievement in the Arts Awards

    The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) will honor award recipients for the 2019 Community Achievement in the Arts on Friday, April 26 from 5-8:00 p.m. The awards ceremony is free and open to the public.

  • Art After Dark: Craft & Commerce with Kate Worley

    Join Kate Worley, owner of Upper Looper, as she leads a presentation at the LCVA’s Art After Dark series April 17th. Kate Worley will share what she has learned about making an Etsy shop work, from reaching target markets to pricing, and beyond.

  • LCVA Seasonal Wine & Brew

    Please join us for our Seasonal Wine & Brew on Friday, April 19th, from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a seasonal cocktail or curated wine or beer while you view our 2019 Senior Exhibition.

  • Point of Departure 2019 Senior Exhibition

    Point of Departure: Longwood University Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic & Animation Design 2019 Senior Exhibition celebrates the culminating works of all Longwood visual arts majors.

  • LCVA Presents: American Folk Art Buildings with Steven Burke

    Join us at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts on April 12th at 7pm for a film screening of "Rendered Small" followed by a discussion with Steven Burke about the nation's largest and only American Folk Art small buildings collection.