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do you have a question that we have not addressed? please feel free to send us an email or give us a call.


we try to respond to all requests within 1-2 business days.

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our location

2410 Wickham Ave
Newport News, VA, 23607
United States


get involved

help us to build the community through the arts!

i n s t r u c t

are you a professional artist, musician, or performer? we’d love to have you teach a workshop or class in one of our fabulous spaces. We’re looking for instructors to teach both children and adults, small and large groups alike. share your creative gift with our audience. we’ll help you promote your workshop and handle registration. start the application process by completing the proposal form below.

v o l u n t e e r

from helping to run the door at events, to being an usher in the theater, or a docent in one of our galleries, downing-gross has several volunteer opportunities for individuals interested in the arts. We’re looking for volunteers who can contribute any amount of time, from just a few hours a month, to a few days a week. complete the application below.

s p o n s o r

own a local business? work for an arts-loving company? we have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for the business community. As a Downing-Gross Sponsor, you can demonstrate your commitment to supporting the arts while reaching a passionate, creative, local audience. to submit a request for sponsorship, fill out the contact form located at the top of this page with your request. for media sponsors, click the link below.

a d v i s e

the downing-gross advisory board meets on the 4th thursday every other month. community members are invited to sit in on the meetings and join the conversation. residents of the city of newport news who are interest in becoming an appointment member of the advisory board can do so by filling out the CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS BOARD BANK application.

Purchase a paver

you can purchase a decorative, engraved brick paver today! this lasting tribute is a form of paving the way towards “building community through the arts”. Your tax-deductible contribution will support the development of young artists. you can honor a relative or friend, memorialize someone special, or leave a lasting legacy for yourself or someone you love.

to purchase a brick paver, bring the completed order form along with your payment of $250 to downing-gross cultural arts center. we also accept orders placed over the phone at 757-247-8950 or sent via paid postage.