RVAC is the premier multi-use facility for arts and community programs in the Hudson Valley.

Refresh at RVAC: A Day of Self-Care

Saturday, April 29. 3PM - 8PM

Presented by River Valley Arts Center and Harbinger

Do you often feel like you are being pulled in a million different directions and have no time for your own self-care? Take some time for YOU and join us at RVAC for a refresh.

This day of wellness features a curated market showcasing local artisans and vendors offering unique products. Attendees can also participate in pop-up workshops to learn new skills and techniques to help refresh their minds and bodies. In addition, there will be wellness services such as massages, IV infusions, and more, provided by certified professionals.

Refresh at RVAC is the perfect opportunity to take a break from your busy life and focus on yourself. Meet and connect with other like-minded individuals who are also seeking a day of relaxation, rejuvenation, and self-care.

Free to attend. Additional fee for pop-up classes, see descriptions.
*Check back often, new details added regularly!!*

Workshop Schedule

  • Hourly: Cooking Demos presented by Personal PlatesJoin Chef Gina from Personal Plates, LLC throughout the day for cooking class demonstrations: Knife Skills Spring Rolls. Preview a sample of what a cooking class is like. Chef Gina will demonstrate a few popular cuts and ingredients will be on hand for you to assemble (and enjoy!) your spring roll.  Short 20-minute demos will occur at the top of each hour. Sign-up for a demo class when you arrive or by completing this form in advance. Only $10 (two for $15). Chef Gina will be available in between classes for meet and greet and to answer any questions you may have. 
  • 3PM – 4PM & 4PM – 5PM: Summer Centerpiece Workshop presented by Hudson Valley Wreath Company. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a beautiful faux floral arrangement using very high quality artificial florals. The arrangement will feature lilacs, peonies, ranunculus, and other coordinating flowers and greenery. Your ticket price includes all materials to make the arrangement, plus a small free seasonal gift and light refreshments. Click here for more info & to pre-register.
  • 4PM – 5PM: Intention Box Workshop presented by Art Therapist, Tara DeLuca. Let’s take the phrase: words become things, to the next level. This session will focus on the thought- what do you want to attract into your life? During the session you will construct and decorate your own wooden box. Supplies will be provided to add messages, trinkets, and crystals to amplify the energy into your box and life. Ask, believe & receive. Click here to pre-register. Location: Kahlo Studio.
  • 5PM – 6PM: Yoga Class (All Levels Slow Flow)  presented by Rooted Yoga. $15. Click here to pre-register. (Be sure to select 4/29 and the refresh event when scrolling the calendar). Location: De Mille Studio
  • 6PM – 7PM: Jewelry Making Class presented by Handmade Signature Pieces. Join us for a creative jewelry making session where participants will learn the basics of jewelry making. Empowering you through creative learning, you’ll be able to create wine charms, earrings, necklaces, rings, or bracelets. Participants will be able to choose from a variety of gems and stones sourced from local vendors as well as from all over the world. Creating a custom jewelry piece can be very therapeutic and makes for a lovely symbolic gift for another or ourselves. RSVP by 4/22 to secure your spot and preferred supplies! Walk-ins are welcome although supplies and seat availability may be limited! Click here to register. Location: Kahlo Studio.
  • 7PM – 7:45PM: Sound Bath Meditation presented by The LAB Wellness. Take time just for you in this exclusive meditation and sound bath with The LAB Wellness. You’ll be guided in a fully immersive meditation that uses sound frequency to bring you calm, reduce stress and anxiety, work through mental blocks, feel more creative, and in some cases relieve tension and discomfort in the body.  You will hear a series of instruments including crystal singing bowls, chimes, tuning forks, rainsticks and more. It’s an experience like none-other. $25 (this includes a guided meditation and sound bath, plus a discounted voucher for a future class). To reserve your spot email lindsey@thelab-wellness.com.  Location: De Mille Studio.
  • All Day (30 minute time slots): Individual Reiki Sessions presented by Soothing SpiritsPrivate individual Reiki Sessions. Crystal/sound healing Reiki session, focused on the heart & solar plexus chakras. To create & promote harmonious balance between the two to keep centered, grounded & aware. Energy Exchange: $30/30 minutes. Click here to register and choose your time slot. Location: Lange Studio.

Featured Vendors

Vendor Market Location: Falls Room

  • Abuela Paty Creationes. Bath Salt Bar
  • Astrology with Alexa. Element Readings
  • Brass Bee Mercantile. Carefully curated home decor.
  • The Clementine Floral StudioFlower Bar.
  • Created by EJFStationary items, stickers, art prints, & digital planning supplies.
  • Estuary Co. Mindfully handcrafted candles.
  • Handmade Signature PiecesHandmade small batch jewelry.
  • HarbingerPop-Up Perfume Bar: Join Harbinger and design your own custom fragrance! We will be bringing  50-75 professional-grade perfumer’s  ingredients for customers to browse through to create the perfect blend. Price is $23 for a 10 ML bottle, and $55 for a 30 ML bottle. Limit 5 ingredients per blend. 
  • Jolie Aesthetics & Wellness. Complimentary Mini Facials. IV Infusions ($100) and Injections ($25)
  • Kissable by HopeAll natural, Vegan-based lipsticks, balms & glosses.
  • Massage Therapy by Dana ByrneChair Massages & Consultations.
  • Munchies by Liz. Homemade baked goods: cupcakes, cheesecake jars, donuts, and cookies!
  • Psy Chic Artistry. Tarot Card Readings & Palmistry
  • Unraveled in TwineUnraveled in Twine will have one of a kind crystal jewelry infused with purpose & good vibes ready to be worn by you! In addition to their naturally made apothecary line and affirmation roller collection. You will have the opportunity to customize your own affirmation roller. Be sure to stop by their table in the vendor market located in the Falls Room to take part in this interactive experience of choosing your own crystals, oils, & dried botanicals to create the perfect blend of items filled with purpose for you!
  • Vegan Life for the Soul. Vegan friendly juices, shots, garlic infused oil.