Small Town, Big Art Fundraiser

The pandemic has caused the theatre to remain dark, art openings to be cancelled, classes minimized and social gatherings eliminated.

Our three arts organizations, Lemon Tree Gallery & Studio, and non-profits Arts Enter Cape Charles and Experimental Film Virginia, are linked and co-operate in order to enrich the future of the arts while we share ideas and missions. All three organizations are at home in the gallery and theatre space.

At the Lemon Tree we share a visual representation of over 100 local, regional , national and international artists. Promotion through social media enhances the lives of our followers and helps our artists share their talent with a wider audience. Our social events gather our community and nourish us with live entertainment and conversation.

Arts Enter fosters education and performance through classes, community theatre and other live stage performances. Since 1997 tireless volunteers and grant monies have restored the Historic Palace Theatre to its former glory as a movie theatre and live performance stage and community space. We are proud to honor the heritage of the art deco building.

Experimental Film Virginia is Virginia's most unique film festival. Launched in 2013 by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Experimental Film Virginia is a celebration and an exploration, an art-soaked film-making residency for artists with live performance events for the community. It is the only film festival-artist residency where films are made in-situ and then immediately screened for the public.

We are innovative and entrepreneurial, created by artists for artists with audience and community experience in mind.

Your financial support as you contemplate your year end philanthropic giving is critical to us. Please consider a donation, however small. We are appreciative and your giving enables us to plan for a brighter 2021.


  • Brian Smith 
    • $250 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Jenn and Rachel Jackson-Leyco 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Melinda Blanchard 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos


The Lemon Tree Gallery Team 
Cape Charles, VA
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