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When VCCA temporarily closed its doors to Fellows during the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched a new newsletter to help keep our community connected. This new community newsletter gets its name(s) “Wednesday Lemonade” and “Wednesday Cider” from the in-person tradition of VCCA staff and Fellows in residence at Mt. San Angelo gathering at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays to mingle over lemonade/cider (lemonade during warmer months / cider when the weather turns colder). The first issue of “Wednesday Lemonade” was sent April 1, 2020.

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September 1, 2021

A big deadline is only two weeks away! Applications for Summer 2022 residencies at Mt. San Angelo close on September 15. Below, […]

August 4, 2021

Writers, visual artists, and composers have been breezing in and out of Mt. San Angelo since our long-awaited reopening last […]

July 7, 2021

Greetings from a newly reopened Mt. San Angelo! We began welcoming Fellows to our artist residency program in Virginia just […]

June 2, 2021

June will be a month of happy anticipation at VCCA, as we continue to prepare for the reopening of Mt. […]

May 5, 2021

For VCCA, this month of May brings an exciting online benefit auction, a big application deadline, an in-person volunteer event, […]

April 7, 2021

In the spirit of springtime traditions at Mt. San Angelo, it’s time to switch this community newsletter from “Wednesday Cider” […]

March 3, 2021

Greetings from a sunny Mt. San Angelo on this nearly-spring day. In today’s newsletter, we share a few recent photos […]

February 3, 2021

Welcome to the February edition of our Wednesday Cider newsletter. We’re wishing warmth and wellness to our VCCA Fellows and […]

January 13, 2021

Happy New Year! With this first newsletter of 2021, we celebrate new beginnings, including our re-opening in July 2021, along with […]

December 30, 2020

Hello, dear Fellows and friends, on this penultimate day of 2020. Before jumping optimistically into 2021 (VCCA’s 50th anniversary year!), […]

December 16, 2020

Warm cider greetings from Mt. San Angelo. Last Friday was Bea Booker’s final day as VCCA Office Manager. Thanks to […]

December 3, 2020

Happy December. We write to you today with much gratitude after a successful GivingTuesday. Thank you to everyone who participated! Your […]

November 18, 2020

Hello from VCCA on this chilly Virginia day with another Wednesday Cider newsletter. Last week offered a busy yet satisfying […]

November 4, 2020

We’re here with our regularly scheduled newsletter. In these days of overwhelming distraction, we’re grateful for each moment you dedicate […]

October 21, 2020

First, the big news. In case you missed our initial announcement, last week we shared plans to reopen Mt. San Angelo for […]

October 7, 2020

It’s been an event-full few weeks in VCCA’s virtual world. Thank you to everyone who tuned in to meet our […]

September 23, 2020

Greetings from VCCA on this first full day of fall. We hope you found a way to enjoy the equinox […]

September 9, 2020

We write to you today with good news, new tunes, a robust virtual event schedule, messages from Fellows, tiny VCCA […]

August 26, 2020

Since we started this weekly project in the early days of quarantine, we’ve served up twenty-two (!) Wednesday Lemonade newsletters. […]

August 19, 2020

This summer, we were joined by a wonderful student intern from Sweet Briar College. As senior creative writing major Margie […]

August 12, 2020

We can’t believe we’re almost halfway through August of this crazy year. So much has been strange about our ongoing […]

August 5, 2020

Today’s newsletter is jam-packed with: our last-but-not-least of three introductions to new VCCA board members; an invitation to our seventh […]

July 29, 2020

Today we continue with introductions to newly elected members of the VCCA board of directors. Last week, we welcomed nonfiction […]

July 22, 2020

We’d like you to meet our recently elected VCCA board members! Today, we spotlight E. Dolores Johnson. We’ll introduce you […]

July 15, 2020

Over the course of the relentless COVID-19 pandemic, this newsletter has been just one of many initiatives VCCA has undertaken […]

July 8, 2020

Last week, we upgraded this newsletter to “Wednesday Champagne” to announce the still shockingly good news that VCCA has purchased Mt. […]

July 1, 2020

Today, we have a very special announcement to share. Crack open the champagne or whatever you drink to celebrate. It’s finally […]

June 24, 2020

Tomorrow, we’ll host another virtual event in the VCCA Fireplace Series. Read about our guest artists and their work below. […]

June 17, 2020

All of us have been shaken by the events of the last several weeks, and many of us have been […]

June 11, 2020

There’s a lot to pay attention to and act on these days, so we’re keeping this issue brief with a […]

June 3, 2020

It can feel disingenuous, even dangerous, to insist on silver linings — to, say, force life’s lemons into lemonade — […]

May 27, 2020

In this issue, we’re happy to share some updates directed at the more musical among us. Right now on YouTube, […]

May 20, 2020

Last week, we successfully kicked off our new VCCA Fireplace Series. Thanks to those who watched in real time as […]

May 13, 2020

We have a few new virtual videos and events on the horizon. Read about those announcements before continuing on to […]

May 6, 2020

We’re pleased to start on a special note of celebratory congratulations to two Fellows who were named 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalists: poet Dorianne […]

April 29, 2020

Thank you to those authors who replied to last week’s call to take part in a new VCCA reading series. […]

April 22, 2020

Welcome back . . . Last week, we announced our new page on where 2020-2021 book releases by VCCA Fellows […]

April 15, 2020

Welcome back to Wednesday Lemonade, a community newsletter focused on keeping VCCA Fellows, staff, and supporters connected. In today’s issue, […]

April 8, 2020

Welcome to the first official issue of Wednesday Lemonade, our new community newsletter focused on keeping VCCA Fellows, staff, and […]

April 1, 2020

When life gives you lemons . . . make a new community newsletter. You may have heard the news: for […]

December 2019

The last few months have been a whirlwind as we have established our first satellite office in Richmond, Virginia, and […]

September 2019

Not long before this newsletter “went to press,” we learned that three Fellows made the longlist for the National Book […]

July 2019

July means high summer at both of our locations. At the Moulin à Nef, the Etchings Contemporary Music Festival wrapped […]

May 2019

On May 2, 2019, VCCA hosted its Spring Soirée at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Over […]

March 2019

From a thought-provoking conversation over lunch to a life-changing approach to your practice, we want to hear your VCCA memories […]

January 2019

I begin this new year in a spirit of profound gratitude for the generous support so many of you provided […]

November 2018

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts is centered on a simple and powerful idea: welcoming artists to a creative […]

September 2018

Summer continues here at Mt. San Angelo, at least until the autumnal equinox. While leaves are turning in the woods, […]

July 2018

Since my introduction to VCCA over two years ago, I have been trying to put my finger on the elements […]