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Floyd County High School Art Exhibit- Opening Reception December 7th, 4-6pm

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Floyd County High School Art Exhibit- Opening Reception December 7th, 4-6pm

All are invited to join us at Opening Reception on Friday, Dec 7th, 4-6pm Floyd, VA – Floyd County High School students open their annual show at the Floyd Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 7th, 4-6PM. Also opening the same evening – Russell Young’s “Sacred Spaces” and Ken Pease’s “The Blues Hounds and Other Rock and Roll Animals.” Each year, Floyd County High School Art students and teachers prepare, hang, and display their artwork in the Hayloft Gallery.   This show is a learning experience for students as it allows them to understand the entire process of a professional artist. This year instructors Aven Tanner and Kimberly Ingram will introduce over 200 pieces of work from over 70 Floyd Co. High School students. Media includes pottery, sculptures in paper mache’, cardboard and clay, drawings in pencil, chalk and oil pastels, colored pencil and ink, and paintings in acrylic and oil. The High School show will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery until Jan. 19th 2019. Opening the same night, Floyd photographer, Dr. Russell Young will present his exhibition, “Sacred Spaces” in the Falcon Gallery. Dr. Young’s work explores some of Scotland’s hidden spaces as well as some of its most monumental architecture. Dr. Young said of his show, “My visual interest lies in permanence and decay, renewing and revisiting, places where time moves on a non-human scale. Such places with their quiet, serene surroundings nonetheless are rife with decades, or perhaps centuries, of tension, especially concerning memory and loss. The most difficult task is to transcribe the whispers of the spirits that are carried on the breezes into a visual media.” In the Breezeway gallery, Ken Pease displays his fun and whimsical work in wood and paint. Mr. Pease has been listening to his music too loud and painting weird and colorful pictures since he was a kid.  He has worked as a graphic and folk artist, a teacher, and a gallery manager. He is inspired by great music and musicians, his family, and stuff that makes folks laugh and feel good about this crazy world we all live in. For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: FloydArtCenter.org or call 540-745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM. If you have any questions regarding the exhibit or about the Center in general, please contact us at info@floydartcenter.org or...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 12 – 17, 2019

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Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 12 – 17, 2019

2019 Floyd Plein Air Festival Artists Application and Information Festival Dates: August 12-17, 2019 Call to Artists:   December 1, 2018 Deadline February 15, 2019 Notification by March 4, 2019 Combination of invitational and juried. $30 application fee for members, $40 for non-members. Those not accepted to the festival MAY participate in the Quick Draw event. Paint Southwestern Virginia’s most picturesque attractions on the Blue Ridge Platueau! Artists will enjoy discovering the mountains, hills, streams, and fields of beautiful Floyd County, Virginia. Painting venues including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Château Morrisette Winery, the Floyd EcoVillage, Apple Ridge Farm, and the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demos, wine tastings, farm-to-table dinner, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, art sale and Gala! Floyd Plein Air Biennial 2019 – Schedule (so far, check back soon for more information!) Current Schedule: Sun., August 11:                 Arrival – Artists arrive and settle into housing, register at the Center, materials stamping, pick up welcome bags Mon., August 12:               Apple Ridge Farm, Copper Hill Tues., August 13:               Blue Ridge Parkway Painting all day along the BRP, social media live feeds and pics noting where artists are set up. Wed., August 12:               Chateau Morrisette Winery Painting in and around the winery and vineyards all day. Thurs., August 13:             Floyd Eco Village Painting in and around the Eco Village and farm all day. Demo in afternoon by a Healing Arts Program Artist-in-Residence Fri., August 14:                   Town of Floyd Painting in and around the town limits of Floyd all day. Quick Draw:  The Friday Night Jamboree, 6-9pm Sat., August 15th              Collector’s Reception 5-6pm, (ticketed, open bar) Gala and Sale 6-9pm, cash bar Main sale/show in Hayloft (2019 Curated Show) Quick Draw works in Falcon Gallery Artists may have their painting supports stamped throughout the event at the art center and at the venues– only stamped supports will be eligible for judging and sale. Artists are encouraged to turn in framed paintings during the week – all work with the exception of the Quick Draw pieces, must be turned in by 4pm on Friday the 14th. Quick Draw pieces must be turned into the Center directly after the Friday night event. FPAB 2019 Application Form Artist Application Fee Center Member $35.00 USDNon-Member $40.00 USD                                             Ray’s Restaurant & Catering...

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Mayfaire Vendor Applications Coming soon!

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Mayfaire Vendor Applications Coming soon!

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24th Annual Winterfest and Festival of Trees – Dec 1 & 2, 2018

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24th Annual Winterfest and Festival of Trees – Dec 1 & 2, 2018

Shop local, shop handmade, shop FUN!  The Floyd Center for the Arts 24th Annual Winterfest Arts & Crafts Festival and the 5th Annual Festival of Trees will be held on Saturday December 1, 10 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, December 2, 11 am – 5 pm.  This year’s event features more than 30 artisan vendors selling their wares, kids’ holiday-themed art activities, our ever-popular Art Cafe offering breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks, and more than 50 trees and wreaths decorated by local businesses and organizations available in a silent auction.  Admission is FREE and all are welcome to join in the festive family fun! The first Winterfest was designed as a year-end showcase of local artisanship and creativity, in time for local residents’ holiday shopping, many of whom have a policy of buying locally made handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Twenty-three years later, Winterfest remains the best opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of handmade, local, unique gifts all offered at one place, allowing shoppers to connect with makers and learn the stories behind the gifts. Back for its fifth year, Festival of Trees features a silent auction of decorated trees and wreaths. The Floyd Center for the Arts has partnered with Floyd businesses and organizations to celebrate the holiday season and also encourage shoppers to visit local outlets for gifts, decorations, and food for the season.  This year’s Festival of Trees has over 50 participating businesses.  Each pre-decorated, tabletop holiday tree or hanging wreath will be on display at Winterfest, with the final bidding for visitors to win a tree to take home for the holidays finishing at 4:30PM on Sunday, Dec 2.  A complete list of participating businesses will be posted to this page once it is available. The Art Café will again be a significant element of the offerings, full of homemade delicacies, baked goods, soups, snacks, and more.  A special FREE kids’ holiday ornament craft activity is also planned for the little ones to enjoy. Floyd County’s Annual Holiday Christmas Parade will also be held on Sunday, December 2  at 3:00 pm, presented by Floyd Co Merchants & Businessmen Associates.  The theme for 2018 is “Toyland”.  So, come shop at Winterfest then stay for the parade and have a great day in Floyd!  (Please note, the road will be closed during the parade, so if you are still north of the Center on Route 8 at 3, you won’t be able to get through to reach the Floyd Center for the Arts until the parade ends at about 4:30, and, conversely, if you are at the Center at 3:00 pm, you will not be able to get through downtown Floyd, heading north on Route 8, until about 4:30 pm. Winterfest is open until 5, though, with final bidding on the silent auction Festival of Trees closing at 4:30 pm, so you’re welcome to stay)! For more information, call or email 540-745-2784 or info@floydartcenter.org Artisan Vendors Include: A Crooked Little House Abby Reczek Pottery Aileen Fletcher Avery Crafty Gal Ayurveda Posters, Staengl Design Barbara Von Claparede-Crola BeaDazzled Betse Dunham Boyds Woodcrafts Bronwen Valentine Art Carrino Arts Chris Frazier Fancy Scrap Flashy Glass Creations Floyd County Humane Society Frog Hollow Pottery Green Deva Hardscuffle Handcrafts Heritage Arts Jan’s Crafts Little Raven Clayworks Little River Turning Locust Grove...

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#GivingTuesday at Floyd Center for the Arts November 27

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#GivingTuesday at Floyd Center for the Arts November 27

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Beth Macy Speaks about “Dopesick” Sunday, November 25 at 3:00 pm

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Beth Macy Speaks about “Dopesick” Sunday, November 25 at 3:00 pm

“Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America” on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm Beth Macy will talk about and read from her new and already best-selling book, “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” followed by a book signing and reception.  We are expecting a crowd so come early if you’d like to secure your seat. Doors open at 2PM. Talk begins at 3. Book signing after talk.  More information about Beth Macy can be found HERE This talk was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 14, but was postponed due to...

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Creative on Purpose – A Conversation with Artist Charlie Brouwer

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Creative on Purpose – A Conversation with Artist Charlie Brouwer

Friday, October 26th 6-7:30pm in the Hayloft Gallery Join Charlie Brouwer and Scott Perry for a conversation about art, meaning, and life at The Floyd Center for the Arts. This event is free, open to the public, and includes a Q&A with the audience. Charlie creates outdoor sculptures that enhance the community and reflect human dreams and aspirations. Learn more here: https://www.charliebrouwer.com. Scott cultivates the health and happiness of the community by building music makers. Learn more here: http://www.becreativeonpurpose.com. Scott Perry, Founder of Creative on Purpose; a weekly email newsletter and broadcast about flying higher in deliberate endeavors that make a difference. Lifeboat III by Charlie Brouwer Charlie Brouwer on site with one of his art sculptures. A sculpture by Charlie...

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2019 Floyd County June Artisan Trail Tour Applications Now Available!

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2019 Floyd County June Artisan Trail Tour Applications Now Available!

Interested in being a part of the June tour?  2019 Applications now available!  Applications and deadline information can be found HERE.  

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FREE! Halloween Kid Fest Sunday October 28, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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FREE!  Halloween Kid Fest Sunday October 28, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Kids (and their accompanying adults) are invited to dress up, get creative, and get spooky on a special day of Halloween fun at The Floyd Center for the Arts.  There will be Halloween-themed craft activities, healthy snacks, games, a Halloween photo booth, candy and a costume parade!  All activities are free to the public and all are welcome. Special Thanks to the Floyd Country Store for its generous donation of candy  (’cause you can’t have a halloween Kid Fest without candy).  We’d also like to thank our amazing corps of volunteers who help set up, break down and facilitate the event, we couldn’t do this without their...

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Maria Yefimova – October 21, 2018, 3:00 PM

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Maria Yefimova – October 21, 2018, 3:00 PM

Internationally acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova will be in concert, Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00PM at the Floyd Center for the Arts. Presented by the Floyd Center for the Arts and Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival. Tickets are $25 in advance. Internationally acclaimed pianist Maria Yefimova has performed in Italy, Spain, England, Slovakia, Croatia, Russia, and the United States. She appeared in such major venues as Carnegie Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Malii and Rachmaninoff Halls, Steinway Hall (NYC), Teatro Puccini di Merano (Italy), Lisinsky Hall (Zagreb), and Slovak Philharmonic Hall, among others. Her performances were described by critics as “highly artistic” (Virginia Gazette), “brilliant” (Novosti, Russia), filled with “passion and energy” (America Oggi), “judged to a ‘T’” (New York Concert Review), and “truly outstanding” (Berkshire Review for the Arts). Tickets can be purchased in person at the Floyd Center for the Arts, by telephone at 540-745-2784 or by clicking the link below. Maria Yefimova Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00 USD  ...

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