Arts Herndon is the product of the merger of two separate Herndon arts organizations, the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts. As The Council for the Arts we supported, and continue to support artists and the arts, and have provided over $140,000 in arts scholarships to local students, the 5 public murals visible in the Town of Herndon and arts outreach in public schools, senior centers, festivals and public spaces. In 2008, the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts created ArtSpace Herndon as a project to show the value of a visual and performing arts center in our town. The experiment has proven to be wildly successful. Along with monthly exhibits, ArtSpace also hosts concerts, classes, and workshops.
After 30 years of operation, the Council for the Arts of Herndon has joined together with the Foundation for the Cultural Arts of Herndon as one organization called Arts Herndon. The merger of the two organizations created a unique opportunity to increase the quality of arts programming in the greater Herndon area.