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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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Afternoon Arts – Now on Thursdays, too!

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Afternoon Arts – Now on Thursdays, too!

Please join us for Thursday Afternoon Arts every Thursday, from 4-5pm, in the Classroom at the Floyd Center for the Arts! Tuesday’s Afternoon Arts will still be in the Pottery Studio from 4-5pm, as usual. Over the next few months, on Thursdays in the classroom, we will experiment with Painting, Mixed Media, Crafts, and More, with Center Staff & Guest Artists. Please sign up and pay at the Front Desk before bringing your children to the Classroom in the Center. The cost is $3 per class or 4 classes for $10 For ages 6 – 12 For questions please call the Center at 540-745-2784, or email...

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16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Opening Reception October 13, 5:00 – 7:00

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16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Opening Reception October 13, 5:00 – 7:00

All are invited to join us at the Opening Reception for the 16th Annual New Works Exhibition on Saturday, October 13, from 5 – 7 pm.  28 artists from throughout the region were selected for the New Works exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery by the Floyd Center for the Arts Gallery Committee. This yearly exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within our community. All artwork for this show was created within the last year and has not been previously shown at the Center. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite piece and the winner of the $50 “People’s Choice” award will be announced after the end of the exhibit.  Many of the featured artists will be in attendance and available to discuss their work.  Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will also be available. Opening the same night are exhibitions in the Falcon and Breezeway Galleries. Nick Milinazzo’s show, “New Pathways”, featuring recent abstract oil paintings, will be on display in the Falcon Gallery. Nick grew up in California where he earned his BFA in Painting from California State University, Stanislaus in 2009. In 2012 he received his MFA in Painting from Radford University. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA where he continues to paint and exhibit his art. Julie Dameron Fogle will exhibit her colorful acryclic and mixed media paintings in a show titled “Abstracts in Color” in the Beezeway Gallery. Julie grew up in Martinsville VA and received her BA in Studio Art from Virginia Tech in 1998. She currently resides in Roanoke VA. Forms of media for the16th Annual New Works Show include oil paint, photography, ceramics, wood, batik, handmade paper, watercolor, fiber art and more. The following is the list of artists that are included in the New Works Exhibition: Jonnie Anderson, Floyd Charlie Brouwer, Willis Patricia Carr, Roanoke Eric Cowan, Radford Susan Crockett, Dublin Holly Cromer, Blacksburg Kathleen Dawe, Ferrum Chris DeMaria, Floyd Aileen Fletcher, Christiansburg Carrie Gault, Floyd Barbara Gilespie, Floyd Rosana Lopez, Floyd Cheryl Mackian, Willis Megan Nilsson, Blacksburg Suzanne Paddock, Lynch Station Nathan Popp, Radford Tina Powers, Vinton Suzie Ross, Floyd Daniel Sanchez, Willis Martha Sawyer, Christiansburg Jennifer Spoon, Willis Claire Stankus, Salem Amie Thorpe, Roanoke Janice Upham, Riner Roz Waiwaiole, Fieldale Howard Wenger, Pilot Adija Wolf, Riner Joli Ayn Wood, Floyd 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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