Rapunzel’s Further Ado Foundation

Rapunzel’s Further Ado Foundation exists to provide the residents of rural Nelson County with ongoing access to the arts and a community space in which to enjoy them.  Rapunzel’s has reclaimed the historic 100-year-old Packing Shed in Lovingston, VA, and converted it into a performing arts venue, coffee shop, used bookstore, recording studio, and social gathering space.

Central Virginia abounds with a wealth of artistic talent–ranging from solo singer-songwriters and bands, to dance troupes and amateur theater productions–and yet there are very few places for these artists to perform.  Rapunzel’s Further Ado Foundation was created in response to the growing need for a space for these artists, and the need for a  community space, so that the visual and performing arts can be available to all members of our community.

The Foundation has two primary goals: to provide these artists with performance opportunities, and to connect them with our community.  We also seek to bring in touring artists from outside the Central Virginia area, so that our community will have access to the widest possible variety of music, dance and art.

Further Ado also recognizes the need for new and up-and-coming artists to have a place to present their work; therefore, a large number of the artists we support are in the early stages of their professional careers.  The Foundation is pleased to have hosted the debut or early performances of several artists who are now performing with nationally-recognized acts, several who have been signed with major record labels, and two who have received Grammy nominations.

The Further Ado Foundation also works with other nonprofit organizations and venues in the Central Virginia area to help create and build an ever-expanding network of resources and opportunities for the arts.

Further Ado is guided by a governing board consisting of artists, instructors,  music industry professionals and members of the community who have been devoted to the Foundation’s vision since, and even before, its creation.

2014 Board of Directors:

  • Robert Taylor
  • Gabriel Taylor
  • Sara Taylor
  • Mitch Russell
  • Joe DiNardo
  • Katherine Turner
  • Bill Staton

The Further Ado Foundation is a federal tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  All charitable donations and in-kind donations are tax-deductible under the full extent of the Code.   If you would like to make a donation, please contact us.

email:  furtherado@rapunzelscoffee.com

phone: (Rapunzel’s) 434-263-6660

mailing address:

The Further Ado Foundation
PO Box 556
Lovingston VA 22949

You may also make a donation by clicking the donation button below.  All individual donor information is kept confidential and will be used for internal purposes only.  We will not share your information with any third party.

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