Plan Your Visit

Lynchburg, Virginia is home to a vibrant visual, performing and maker arts community – centered in Downtown Lynchburg and the James River Arts & Cultural District. The conference home is the Academy Center of the Arts, Greater Lynchburg’s center for arts, culture, and community building. In December 2018, the Academy reopened the 1905 Academy of Music Theatre, a brilliantly restored 800+ seat venue for cultural entertainment and education

Parking & Transportation

Getting to Lynchburg is easy. Centrally located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, conference attendees may choose to arrive by car, train or plane. Daily flights available from Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH) and daily trains from points west and north through the Amtrak Northeast Regional (LYH).

Transportation to and from the Friday evening event at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts will be provided. Attendees are asked to meet at the Holiday Inn Downtown (601 Main Street) for a 4:30 PM departure. 

Parking for all events is plentiful. View the Parking Map


Three hotels are located in Downtown Lynchburg. Create Virginia conference rates: 

The Craddock-Terry Hotel and Conference Center – $139; Call (434) 455-1523 to reserve

Lynchburg Grand Hotel – $119 to $139; Call (434) 528-2500 to reserve

The Virginian Hotel – $149; Call (434) 329-3200 to reserve

Things to Do

Situated by the banks of the James River, Lynchburg’s historic and vibrant downtown district is the heart of the city. Locally owned storefronts, coffee shops, eateries, and more offer unique and memorable opportunities year round. With multiple new restaurants and retail spaces opening each year, there are opportunities to discover more with each visit.

So, whether you stroll along the Bluffwalk, grab lunch at the Lynchburg Community Market, bring the kids to visit Amazement Square, enjoy a bike ride along the trail, visit a museum, or take in a show at the Academy Center of the Arts, downtown Lynchburg has something for everyone.

Learn more about Downtown Lynchburg Association. 

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