November 27, 2019

Pro-Art has been Bringing the Arts to Virginia’s Great Southwest since 1976

Wise, VA. The Pro-Art Association is a small nonprofit working to bring professional performing arts to Virginia’s Great Southwest. In addition to hosting performances in Wise, Big Stone Gap, Pennington Gap, Pound, and Norton as well as Wise, Lee, and Dickenson County Schools, the organization proudly offers free admission to all students for all shows regardless of location.

Annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is December 3 this year. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that grew as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as simply a day for people to do good, but over the past seven years it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.


“We hope you will consider purchasing a season ticket so that you can experience as many performances as possible this year,” says Executive Director Jan Zentmeyer. “And on Giving Tuesday, we ask that you consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Pro-Art. Every dollar you donate will be put to use serving our region.”

So far this season Pro-Art has hosted 12 public and 13 school performances and workshops serving over 7,300 students and nearly 3,000 community members across Wise, Lee, and Dickenson Counties.

Every donation will help the organization bring enriching programming to the people of our beautiful region. “Thank you for your continued support,” Zentmeyer says. “We hope to see you at a show soon!”

You can purchase a season ticket or make a tax-deductible donation to the Pro-Art Association by visiting Checks made payable to the Pro-Art Association can be mailed to P.O. Box 179, Wise, VA 24293. Donations to nonprofits made through Facebook on Giving Tuesday will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis until $7 billion in eligible donations are made via the platform. You can find Pro-Art on Facebook @proartva and begin donating at 8 AM on Tuesday, December 3. To find out more about what this nonprofit organization does for the communities of Wise, Lee, and Dickenson County please visit