The Colonial Center has several gallery spaces available for exhibitions and display. All artwork is shown either on easels, free standing pedestals, or hanging systems. Applications are currently being accepted for future showings.

Complete the Application Form and send it to The Colonial Center at the following address. You may also send by email. Please call for more details.

The Colonial Center
Attn: Lauren A. Epps
220 South Mecklenburg Avenue
South Hill, Virginia 23970
(434) 262-4170

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Woks by Vernon Winstead


Vernon is a self-taught artist from Freeman, Virginia who has combined a love of colors with a growing interest in creativity. His only training came from his high school art teachers, but he has been creating works for as long as he can remember. His inspiration comes from whatever is going on in his mind along with any emotional challenges or spiritual enlightenments he may be experiencing.

He says, "My art is my voice in this life for others to hear my thoughts and concerns, but most of all, my spirit. Each and every creation contains a fragment of myself. My works explore my own spiritual truths addressed in the images... Always examining the edge of good vs. evil, my artwork explores this contrasting balance between the light and darkness. These pieces are inspiration for everyday life; enjoy!"

Colonial Center's Fifth Anniversary Celebration Exhibit

Every professional touring act and community theatre show that has taken place since 2011 is somehow represented in this exhibit. This gallery has now been transformed into a Colonial Center “shrine” of sorts. There are cast pictures, programs, flyers, posters, T-shirts, autographed merchandise items, collages, and displays of all kinds to honor each of our past performances.

The Colonial Center staff asks anyone who has participated in a show to come by to view the exhibit and sign the autograph board we have placed in the gallery. This will also help us in determining whether we have inadvertently left out any performances. If you think one is missing, please let us know! The more eyes we can get on the display, the better.

We also ask audience members, patrons, volunteers, and community residents to come by and view the exhibit to help us honor the hard-work and dedication of all of our performers.

The Colonial Center’s galleries are open for free public viewing from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during all public performance events.


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