DMFAH Events

DMFAH Events

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Ghosts & Gravestones of Grove Street Cemetery

Date: October 20, 21 and 22, 2022     Time: 6:30pm  |  7:00pm  |  7:30pm  |  8:00pm     Tour Event originates at: Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History

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Tickets on Eventbrite: Sold Out!

Ghosts & Gravestones of Grove Street Cemetery is an annual historical tour presented each year during the Halloween season in Danville, VA. These historical walking tours take guests on a tour of the historic Sutherlin Mansion followed by a walk through the Grove Street Cemetery. The earliest surviving marked grave dates back to 1833 and the tour features monologues presented by costumed actors portraying many of the city’s founders and important historical figures.

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History began tours in 2001 with just a few people and since that time this event has grown into a full production. In 2018 the museum began a partnership with Smokestack Theatre Company, a non-profit theatre company, to present Ghosts & Gravestones as part of their season. The tours are presented by a cast of about twenty volunteer actors from as young as 9 years old. Smokestack holds open auditions every fall and finds this event is the perfect opportunity for beginning actors to enhance their craft. The rehearsal process involves theatre classes and multiple Directors are brought in each week to work with the cast. From pre-production to final performances there are more than forty volunteers responsible for these productions each year. These historical ghost tours are presented near the end of October each year for three evenings. For more information visit

DMFAH Dogs on the Lawn

Date: September 10, 2022   |   Time: 10am - 1pm   |   Location: On the Lawn of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, 975 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541

Calling all Dog Lovers!!!!

You are invited to bring your dog (vaccinated, and on a leash) to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History (975 Main) for a FREE fund-raising event featuring dog agility and obedience demonstrations, dog washing, meet & greet with a police scent hound, Dog Walk-A-Thon registration, photo contests (largest, smallest, most like dog's owner, best dog trick, etc.) and more.

Gift Bags to the First 25 Dog Owners

Questions? Call Dave at 434-709-4869.

Dogs on the Lawn

DMFAH  Attic Sale 2023

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New Dates and Information for 2023 to be announced soon!

Free admission to the museum during the Attic Sale Weeks

Location: Danville Museum Auditorium, 975 Main Street, Danville

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An Upscale Tagged Event for Bargain and Treasure Hunters

Monday - Friday  •  10am - 4pm

Saturdays •  9am - 4pm

Sundays  •  1 - 4pm



Friday, August 5, 2022: DMFAH Members Only Opening Event • 5 - 7pm

Friday, August 19: Half Price Sale

Saturday, August 20: Box Sale

Sunday, August 21: Box Sale (final day)


Donations accepted at the Museum during operating hours



July 26 - July 31, 2022

Tues-Friday  |  10am - 5pm

Saturday | 12 - 5pm  •  Sunday  |  2 - 5pm

Finding hidden value in ordinary things!  Explore Danville’s best Auction Items at Bargain Prices
Location: Danville Museum Auditorium, 975 Main Street, Danville, VA   24541  |  contact:  |  434.793.5644

Monday – Friday  •  10am - 4pm  |  Saturdays  •  12 - 4pm  |  Sundays  •  2 - 4pm

Proceed from the Annual Attic Sale help to support the Danville Museum operating fund.

This annual sale has excited bargain and treasure hunters for many consecutive years, and the enthusiasm for this “once a year” event has not waned. The Museum Attic Sale will be held in the Museum's Auditorium. During the Attic Sale, admission to the Museum will be waved for all guests, so use this opportunity to visit the Museum and see what's going on!

Following the Attic Sale, any items remaining will be boxed up and re-cycled for other yard sales. Please contact the museum for more information, or call 434-793-5644.

Thank you to our community partners who made the Attic Sale possible and the groups, organizations and individuals who used their expertise and their knowledge of Yard Sales strategies to create an unforgettable event with new antiques and treasures.

About the Attic Sale Committee: The Attic Sale was originally conceived by the Museum Guild, who consisted of an organized volunteer group, overseeing museum community events. The Attic sale is still run by a volunteer group steered by an Attic Sale Committee consisting of Museum Members, Wednesday Club Members, Danville Historical Society Members, Museum Interns, and Volunteers.

About the Museum: The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, established in 1971, is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to promote art, history, and culture in the Dan River Region. Its Board of Directors’ vision is to be the Dan River Region’s leader for integrated awareness of history, culture, and community. Located on Main Street in the heart of Danville, Virginia with its beautiful Sutherlin Mansion and grounds, the Museum serves as a hub of learning and celebrations, connecting area colleges, medical campuses, schools, historic districts, and a thriving Downtown River District.

Museum's Hours of operation: Tuesday – Friday | 10am - 5pm  •  Saturday | noon - 5pm  •  Sunday | 2 - 5pm

COVID policy: The Museum is following the CDC requirement that those who are vaccinated can take their masks off, but that those who have not been vaccinated should keep them on. DMFAH staff, to protect the public that comes into the museum and the gallery, will continue to wear masks.

Art on the Lawn - Virtual

This year, we will be hosting virtual studio visits with regional artists for our ART ON THE LAWN EVENT. Artists will demonstrate their studio techniques and have the opportunity to show their unique and individual studio processes.

In past years, we have held this event on the grounds of the Museum during the summer with many artists demonstrating techniques in their favorite medium as well as selling their artwork. We will be offering virtual viewings of artists in their studios sharing with us their process and techniques in differing mediums.

In the Studio with Jonathan Scollo

In the Studio with Jonathan Scollo

Jonathan studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and later graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Art Education. His interest in mediums is almost as diverse as the subject matter of my works. He enjoys ceramics, photography, oil, acrylic, water color, pastel, pencil and printmaking. In some cases, Jonathan prefers to make specialty papers to add interest to particular prints. His work has been showcased in juried art exhibits as well as in local establishments. 

Jonathan was born in East Hartford, CT.  He credits his grandfather, a painter, for his love of painting and creativity. Jonathan is a member of the Danville Art League and I also teach pottery classes at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History. Now living in Dry Fork with my wife and 3 daughters, he co-owns and manage the Awards & Trophy Shop in Danville, VA with his wife Beverly who is also an artist.

In the Studio with Elsabé Dixon

Elsabé Dixon demonstrates how to pin the wings of the Spotted Lanternfly as part of the “Spotted Lanternfly Zones of Syncopation” (SFZ) campus arts initiative at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

In the Studio with Linda Gourley

Linda Gourley uses a variety of printmaking techniques, including hand-colored etching, collography, and chine colle, along with collaging textiles, ink colors, and hand-made papers to create fantastic and whimsical prints. Inventing innocent and simple human and animal forms, Gourley's works represent humorous and magical situations set in rainforests, gardens filled with spirituality, and imaginary fairytale kingdoms. The contrasting qualities of such elaborate artistic technique combined with Gourley's naive and child-like characters produce a vitality of expression unique in style and content.