The Hanover Arts & Activities Center will face a leadership transition this April, but it didn’t have to look too far to find its next Executive Director.
After two years as Executive Director, Tayloe Moore will leave the Center to become Development Manager for the Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation.
Moore has led the Center as important renovations were made to the 155-year-old facility, including a new roof and exterior painting. The Center hosted numerous successful programs including the 2013 “Ashland’s Bandstand: Raise the Roof” Variety Show, annual Railroad Run, Fourth of July celebration, first ever Off the Rails Craft Beer Festival and programs marking Black History Month in 2014. Moore’s last day on the job will be Friday, April 25.
Replacing her will be Sara Holloway, who has served as a volunteer at the Center for three years, including the last two as Center Board President. Holloway, who will leave her position as Special Events Scheduler at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is well suited to take on duties as Executive Director.
As Board President, she has been a hands-on volunteer in virtually all of the Center’s activities. With her connections at VMFA, she arranged for traveling exhibitions of visual arts at the Center, participation in VMFA’s statewide partner exchange, and helped broaden the Center’s appeal and engagement with new audiences through social media and new advertising. Holloway will start as Executive Director on April 23.
“As an Ashland resident, I am excited about this opportunity. I look forward to supporting The Center in all three aspects of our mission and continuing the growth and connection to community that is so important to what we do,” Holloway said. “Tayloe has done a remarkable job, especially in attracting funding for the Center new sources that enabled us to address needed improvements to our facility.”