Vienna Arts Society, Inc. began as a volunteer membership organization in 1969. It was incorporated in October 1975 as a nonprofit organization under the IRS regulation 501(c)(3).

The VAS Art Center is located at 243 Church Street, NW, Suite 100 LL, Vienna, VA 22180 (in the lower level of the Windover Professional Building). The Art Center displays original artwork that rotates regularly in themed shows. The Art Center also has a gift shop that displays small handmade items including jewelry, cards, textiles, ceramics, giclees, carvings, and sculptures.  VAS charges a 25% commission on sales and sitting time is required when art is displayed at the art center or at other regular venues. Classes for children and adults, demonstrations, and workshops are offered at the Art Center. Artists, individuals, and community groups may rent the Art Center for meetings, shows, classes, exhibits, or special occasions.  The Art Center’s hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Please call (703) 319-3971 for more information, or email artcenter@viennaartssociety.org

The VAS also maintains the VAS Gallery, an exhibit venue located at the Village Green Shopping Center, 513 Maple Avenue, W, Vienna, VA 22180 (at the intersection of Nutley Street and Maple Avenue).  Members who hang original works of art in this venue are required to volunteer to sit in shifts as determined monthly by the gallery participants. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM-4PM.  In general, shows are two months in length and participation requires signing up for three hours of sitting at the Gallery per month. In addition, artists dedicate a Sunday afternoon to help hang each Gallery exchange.  After participating in four shows the artist may sign up to be a featured artist. Please contact Gallery Director Ruth Ensley (rensleyart@verizon.net) for show and sitting schedules as well as for further information.   

 Statement of Purpose

The purposes of Vienna Arts Society (VAS) are to bring together area artists to share interests, enrich their own experiences in art, and make creative contributions to the community. Members are encouraged to broaden their interests in all areas of art through workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and classes that are held at the VAS Art Center.