Gaines Group Architects
New Year

New Year: 2022 Resolutions

As 2021 is coming to an end our Gaines Group team is looking back on the amazing clients, strong friendships, and challenges we have faced this year throughout the pandemic. To welcome in the new year we are following a classic tradition and sharing some of our team’s new...
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First Friday

First Friday Christmas: December 3rd, 2021

It is that time of year again and we are beyond excited to dive into another First Friday Christmas at the Chesapeake Western Depot. We are thrilled to get back to engaging with our community and getting back to what matters, building community. Santa once again returns to the...
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Small Business Week: Virginia Quilt Museum

They say “Home is where the heart is,” and for Caitlin Morgan, her second home is the Virginia Quilt Museum. Located in the Warren Sipe house in downtown Harrisonburg, the Virginia Quilt Museum honors its mission to “cultivate and preserve the quilting arts in Virginia” by...
Restless Moons

Small Business Week: Restless Moons

Today we will be discussing Maggie Bebel’s favorite small business Restless Moons! Restless Moons is a one-of-a-kind brewery that opened in February of 2018, located in downtown Harrisonburg. Customers often come for the limited edition experimental brews and stay for the...
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Rocktown Turkey Trot: 2021

It is that time of year again and we could not be more thrilled for the 2021 Rocktown Turkey Trot! The signup deadline for this race is November 15th for a guaranteed shirt, but online sign-up closes on November 23rd at 12:00 pm. You don’t need to be a seasoned marathon...
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Mennonite Relief Sale

2021 Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale

This past weekend we had the pleasure of sponsoring the 2021 Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale. This all-volunteer event attracts around 10,000 people a year and raises money for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) which works to ease a variety of issues such as oppression and...
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Bench Dedication

Tinky Bryan’s Bench at The Depot

With First Friday fast approaching, we are taking time to highlight the rich history of our gallery space. Before The Depot was “The Depot” it was The Chesapeake Western Railroad Depot and was constructed in 1913 to rival other railroad companies in a location that...
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Art & Community

Whether we notice it or not, art will always have a seat at the table in every community. Art has been used as not only a form of self-expression but a form of communication that can convey more than words ever could. When speaking about art in the context of community it...
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Kitchen

Reduce your stress and get a new kitchen

When remodeling your kitchen it’s common to arrive at the dilemma of who to trust. The kitchen can be viewed as the “heart” of a home, it’s where most people spend a large portion of time whether cooking or helping their kids with homework. So it makes sense to be...
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Harrisonburg Aging in Place Round Table

Halloween Costumes over the years – which do you think is best?

Always an interesting time of year. What are your favorite things to pretend to be? Here are some of our Halloween Costumes over the years – which do you think is best?