Built in 1873 for use as a farmer's lodge, the Village Theatre has been used as a Grange Hall, movie theatre, and church. Recognized as a historic site by the Heritage Resource Commission, the Village Theatre now serves as a performing arts theatre with a fine arts gallery located in the lobby area. Seating capacity in the theatre is 245 and includes a stage, dressing rooms, and light and sound systems. In 2009, the Village Theatre was renovated and the lobby expanded to include an art gallery which hosts quality art exhibits and receptions.
The Village Theatre Art Gallery in Danville, CA is a community-based, non-profit cultural art center that features six rotating exhibitions per year with an emphasis on contemporary Bay Area Artists. Supplemental programs such as Art Chats, Young @ Art and participatory-based artist workshops provide an engaging and educational opportunity for art lovers of all ages. Because the art gallery also serves as the lobby for the Village Theatre, numerous patrons view and appreciate the various exhibitions and therefore, can provide a wonderful cross-section of culture for any number of guests. With numerous award-winning restaurants and shops all around, why not make the VTAG your next cultural destination? Stop by today and see for yourself why the Village Theatre Art Gallery should be on your to-do-list!
Admission is free, donations appreciated.
Many Thanks for your interest and for supporting the arts in Danville.
Where Have All the People Gone
August 23 - September 30
The Town of Danville?s upcoming art gallery exhibition will feature selections from the National Institute for Artists with Disabilities (NIAD) Art Center. The exhibit, Where Have All the People Gone? occurs August 23 through September 30 in the Village Theatre Art Gallery
Following in the painterly footsteps firmly established by the first generation of Bay Area Figurative painters, NIAD?s artists have found numerous ways to re-invigorate the tradition.
Featured in the show will be paintings and sculptures -- varying in size, from as small as a sheet of notepaper to larger than a door -- from Ray Brown, Jeremy Burleson, Felecia Griffin, David Martin, Dorothy Porter, Kevin Randolph, Jonathan Valdivias and Billy White.