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GIVE BIG NRV 2018

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GIVE BIG NRV 2018

Support for Artists and Arts Education, best define The Center’s role in the Floyd community. This year marks our twenty-second year of service.

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Spring Time Themed Exhibit – Opening Reception Saturday, April 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

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Spring Time Themed Exhibit – Opening Reception Saturday, April 14, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The call was put out to area artists, asking the question, ‘From Slinkys to flowers, what does Spring Time mean to you?’ and the community responded with more than 50 works of art in a wide variety of styles and mediums, including metal, wood, clay, oil paint and more. Participating Artists in the Spring Time show are: Charlie Brouwer, Patricia Carr, Carolyn Deck, Christian DeMaria, Megan Elder-Taylor, Amy Gallagher, Barbara Gillespie, Vanessa York Gourley, Betsy Layman, David Lunt, Cheryl Mackian, J.W. Myers, Amy Nichols, Joni Pienkowski, Ryan Riggs, Amber Rodgers, Marsha Slopey-Paulekas, Howard Wenger and Joli Ayn Wood. In addition to the themed exhibit in the Hayloft Gallery, Perception and Space, an exhibit of oil paintings by Rosalind Waiwaiole, will be opening in the Falcon Gallery, and Self Love Through Photography, a photography project by Springhouse Community School high school sophomore Anna Grace Williams will be opening in the Breezeway Gallery. Please join us as we welcome all of these artists to the Center at a reception in their honor on Saturday April 14, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. This gathering promises to inspire and impress – and offers an opportunity to mingle with outstanding talent of all ages. Opening reception is free with light refreshments and a cash bar. All three exhibits will be on display until June 2, 2018. For more information, please email programming@floydartcenter.org or call...

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Workshops & Classes

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Workshops & Classes

Workshops and Classes in every medium are offered at the Center. View them by month or by medium in our Workshop & Class list by clicking here.  We also take requests for classes, which is a way for our students to tell us when they want a class to be scheduled.   Many classes are offered by local teaching artists, but we also offer classes and workshops by nationally known artists.  We will have about 70 classes scheduled in 2017.

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Artists’ Opportunities

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Artists’ Opportunities

Links to Applications for Artists! Exhibits, Festivals & Tours!

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Mayfaire Celebration – May 5 & 6, 2018

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Mayfaire Celebration – May 5 & 6, 2018

Please join us at this FREE event as we celebrate springtime in the Blue Ridge Mountains! On Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6, the beautiful grounds of the Floyd Center for the Arts will be transformed into an old world village square – complete with vendors of all things hand-made, music, food, artisan demonstrations, kids’ art activities, maypole dances and much more! The Mystic Witches of Floyd will host kid’s Maypole Dance Lessons at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm each day.  They will also perform a Maypole Dance of their own at 1:00 pm each day. Additional entertainment includes Floyd’s own Kari Kovick from Heart of the Child Music Education, Cocobolo, Scott Perry – Music Teacher: Student Performances, and Flight One Blues Band from Roanoke and Blacksburg. Artisan Vendors are as follows: One Painted Leaf aVeryCraftyGal Boyd’s Bowls Betse Dunham Pottery Bronwen Valentine Art Bryan Fritts JK Woodworking Starry Mountain Nights Gingerly Shaped Woodruff and Woodruff Pottery Burning Leaf Forge Eagle River Crafts Potrafka Pottery Fanciful Fun Fairy Wagon Emilio Santini Dominique Francesca Blue Ridge Hardwood Bowls BeaDazzled DKFizzles Tropical Zombies Art New River Nature Golden Morning Gardens Little Raven Clayworks Studio 119 Appalachian Ties Nikki Pynn Studio Frog Hollow Pottery Moore Design Floyd County Humane Society Green Deva Tom Perry – Author Cristal’s Unique Collection Interested in volunteering? Want more information? Contact us at programming@floydartcenter.org or...

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Puccini is Passion – April 28

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Puccini is Passion – April 28

Opera Roanoke Apprentices Present Puccini’s Masterpieces Opera Roanoke Apprentice Artists present the 2017-18 “Puccini is Passion” season preview featuring scenes and arias from Opera Roanoke’s 42nd season of Tosca and La Bohéme. We invite you to join us for an evening of lush melodies and delightful music sure to entice you. Puccini is Passion Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00...

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Spring Time Themed Exhibit – Call for Artists!

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Spring Time Themed Exhibit – Call for Artists!

Deadline Extended One Week! Applications Now Due by Friday, March 16, 2018 The Floyd Center for the Arts announces an open exhibition on the theme of Spring Time.  All artists, community members and organizations are welcome to submit work in any medium(s). As long winter nights are quickly replaced by lengthening days, thoughts often turn toward warmer weather and new growth, but there are other meanings to the words Spring and Time, too. We encourage you to interpret these words in your own way, whether a traditional interpretation of the changing season or a very literal exploration of the word(s) Spring and/or Time, expressed in any mediums, we ask you, “From flowers to Slinkys, what does Spring Time mean to you?” Spring Time Themed Exhibit Application Form Important Dates:       Applications Due: Friday, March 9, 2018  Friday, March 16, 2018 Accepted Artwork Due: Saturday April 7, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  or Monday, April 9, 10:00am—4:00pm Artists’ Reception will be Saturday, April 14, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00...

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Author Tracee de Hahn – April 15

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Author Tracee de Hahn – April 15

Tracee de Hahn writes the Agnes Lüthi mystery series set in Switzerland and will be speaking in Floyd at the Floyd Center for the Arts, Sunday, April 15th at 3PM. Join Tracee as she discusses her latest...

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Madison String Quartet, March 17

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Madison String Quartet, March 17

The Floyd Center for the Arts and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival welcome the talented Madison String Quartet to Floyd VA. Along with the concert Saturday evening the Quartet will lead a Master Class for local music students. The Quartet will be appearing at The Floyd Center for the Arts on March 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Tickets for adults are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, student tickets are $15 in advance and at the door. The Madison String Quartet, praised for its energetic performances and inventive programming, is bringing a new side of classical music to the New York metropolitan area. Drawing on the international experience of its members, the Quartet “has carved a niche out for themselves by exploring Hispanic literature from both sides of the Atlantic”. (Paul Somers, Classical New Jersey) The Quartet is involved in blurring the line between performer and audience, creating a comfortable performance atmosphere for masterworks from past and present. The Madison String Quartet is essential listening. Madison String Quartet Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00...

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Floyd Artisan Trail Participant Applications and Information

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Floyd Artisan Trail Participant Applications and Information

The Floyd Artisan Trail is a tour of artisans, farms, galleries and more throughout Floyd County.  The tour dates for this year are Friday through Sunday, June 8-10, 2018. Anyone interested in being represented on the tour as a stop or a sponsor is asked to fill out the application and return it with payment by Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to the Floyd Center for the Arts.   2018 Floyd Artisan Trail Application Here 2018 June Tour: Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10, 2018 Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm The June Tour is a 3-day tour featuring sites across Floyd County area with activities at artisan home studios; galleries and shops; wineries; farms and farm markets; and restaurant and lodging sites. Site activities include the sales and exhibit of fine art, hand-craft and farm products; classes and demonstrations, and talks at sites throughout the county. Retail sites must sell or promote local hand-craft, art or agricultural products. 2018 Timeline/ Deadlines March 7  Deadline Extended!  Applications Now Due by March 14! – Participant application and payment deadline. March 16 – Photos and text from participants. Early April – Trail Tour Guide ready for distribution End of May/ Early June – Heavy NPR advertising/Print Ads/Facebook Ad Campaign June 8-10 – Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour Guidelines for Participants Participants must be linked to local art, hand-craft or agriculture in what you promote, sell or create. Restaurants and lodging sites must reflect a local cultural aspect. Must be open all hours of June Artisan Trail Tour: Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. Fee: $150. For June tour, all-season marketing, potential fall or other activities. ($75 Additional fee to be listed more than once as a sight in another site category. Must be located in Floyd County, or by special request approved by committee. Site is responsible for own business issues- liability insurance, sales tax collection.                                  (There are no county business license requirements of trail sites) 2-Wheel drive accessible site. Visitor friendly, signage if home site. Participate actively in this event and it’s promotion! Participate in gathering information from visitors and in evaluation of project to help us assess best marketing strategies and provide data for sponsors/supporters. OPTIONAL: Floyd Artisan Trail Tour Committee. Join us! Marketing Components (examples, not total list) Website: floydartisantrail.org Print Artisan Trail Brochure with map and contact information good all year. Facebook Page with active posts and a Facebook Ad Campaign leading up to the June Tour. Print ads Public Radio – Roanoke & NC Other social networking Partnered & free marketing   To learn more about the tour, visit...

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