About Staufferstadt Arts
Staufferstadt Arts is a non profit project formed in the fall of 2015 in Strasburg, VA; nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Our mission is to foster the local arts culture of Strasburg, providing a space for creativity and inspiration by facilitating and supporting local arts initiatives. In doing so, we hope to help revitalize the town and inspire the local youth; while also offering artists from abroad a chance to unwind and enjoy the benefits and beauty of small town life. To achieve these goals we host artists, curate pop-up events, and run a public arts program.
About the Staufferstadt Mural project
Our Mural Project is a large scale contemporary public art project, inviting the best and the brightest in the street art and muralist scene to engage the town with their work. We look to reach the community, speaking to it's past and future, and challenging the perspectives of those who pass through Strasburg. Those who participate in our murals program are offered a free stay at the Staufferstadt House, a stipend, and all materials are payed for. While typically artists are directly invited to participate, we welcome submissions from those who would like to take part in this public arts program.
About the Staufferstadt House
The Staufferstadt House is a rustic, secluded, formerly abandoned, 150+ year old farmhouse, located outside of Strasburg. The house is partially restored, maintaining it's original charm, with original wallpaper and flower-pattern floors, but updated with plumbing and electricity. The house includes a two room live-in art studio, a music room, and an adjacent small-scale events space.
About Strasburg VA
Located near Shenandoah National Park, 75 miles west of Washington DC, Strasburg, Virginia is a location rich in beautiful views and history. Founded in 1761, Strasburg was originally a German speaking farming town which became most well known for it's ceramics industry. In current times it is a peaceful small town, with antique stores, a few restaurants, and a close knit, friendly community. The postcard-like vistas of the Shenandoah River along with the Massanutten and Allegheny mountains draw visitors from far and wide.