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Larkin Arts prepares for Grand Opening on Saturday

If you’ve taken a stroll around Court Square anytime in the past few months, you might have noticed some changes in the old Denton furniture building at 61 Court Square. The bottom floor was an office space for the better part of the last two decades, but Larkin Arts has recently transformed it into something new that is bound to take Harrisonburg’s art community by storm.

The redesign in progress. Photo by Katie Schmid.

Larkin Arts has transformed the space into a cozy little art supply store up front, two gallery spaces, classrooms for students of all ages, and studios for working artists.

Larkin Arts at 61 Court Square, Harrisonburg. Photo by Katie Schmid.

The Larkin Arts team – Katie Schmid, Lynda Bostrom, Scott Whitten, and Valerie Smith – inside their newly-designed space. Photo by Katie Schmid.

We are very excited to host our Grand Opening event this Saturday, September 29th from 9am-5pm. We will provide sales and discounts on select items including various paints, brushes, paper, and more. We’ll also provide door prizes where you could win something just by walking in! Prizes include easels, ink and pencil sets, and lots of other cool art supplies.

Want to find out what else? Come see us this Saturday! Drawings for prizes will take place at 4 pm. And while you’re here, check out our galleries and classrooms and peek into the studios to see some of the work that our resident artists have been creating.

Owner/founder Valerie Smith and co-founder Scott Whitten. Photo by Katie Schmid.

For more info about Larkin Arts, please visit or email

Scott Whitten is a co-owner of Larkin Arts.


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