Ephemeral Art Program

The Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) and the Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection (RLEP), in partnership with the Sperryville Community Alliance (SCA) and the Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority (RCRFA), is once again offering Rappahannock-based artists the opportunity to participate in its annual Ephemeral Art Program.

Ephemeral art is art that is non-permanent, brief, fleeting. It’s a term that usually describes art that happens once and is not preserved as a lasting object in a museum or private collection. The Ephemeral Art Program invites artists to create art from natural materials taken from the environment at hand – leaves, sticks, rocks, earth, and manmade or found objects. For 2024, artists will select one of two locations for their installation: the Sperryville Trail Network or the Rappahannock County Park (See maps below).

Applications to the 2024 Ephemeral Art Program will be reviewed by a select committee made up of RAAC, RLEP, SCA, and RCRFA members. Winning applicants will be notified by early August. Artists will install their art during the weekend of September 7-8, 2024 and will be required to maintain their installations until removal by the weekend of November 9-10, 2024. 

Winning applicants will receive an award of $300.

Click here to apply. Applications close August 5, 2024!

To view previous installations click here


Sperryville Trail Network

Sperryville Trail

Rappahannock Community Park

Rappahannock Park

Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community
PO Box 24
Washington, VA 22747


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