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Friends of The Academy of Fine Arts

Our Mission Statement

The Friends of the Academy of Fine Arts is our vibrant volunteer support group which creates and produces fantastic fundraising events. Our Friends (in title and fact) serve as ambassadors within the community by promoting awareness of our many visual and performance events, as well as our education and outreach programs.


Share your interests or talents, or learn a new skill all while having fun and making friends. With your assistance, we can continue to offer classes, outreach programs, performances, exhibits and special events that make the Academy an exciting place to visit and work.

There's no pressure; volunteering will suit your schedule. Anything from a one-time volunteering stint to several hours once a month, once a week or more is appreciated. A very special THANK YOU to all of our volunteers!

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How you can get involved . . .

  • Help with our two annual fundraising events. Friends coordinate and execute these events from beginning to end. In the past four years we have raised over $250,000 for the Academy!

  • Volunteer to serve as a greeter at one of our many performances and/or gallery events throughout the year. If you work at one of these events you receive complimentary admission

  • Hostess at First Fridays by greeting guests and representing the Academy of Fine Arts.

If you are interested in learning more about the Friends of the Academy please contact Dorie Smiley for more information 434-528-3256 x115

Connect With Us


(434) 846.TIXX (8499)
600 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Office: (434) 528-3256


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