Floyd Plein Air Festival Patron Passes

Two types of tickets are available! Exclusive All-Access Patron Pass $100 (Limit of 25 available): Thursday, August 16, 6-10pm: Farm to Table Dinner with Festival Artists.  Organic and farm-fresh foods will be prepared for this unique experience at Riverstone Organic Farm by Chef .  Dinner will feature wines from Chateau Morrisette Winery.  Artist works from the day of painting will be on display and available for purchase to dinner...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Artists

Artist’s Name, Origin & Website Sarah Baptist of Wilmington DE  www.sarahbaptistart.com Joanna Barnum of Abingdon, MD www.joannabarnum.com Thomas Bradshaw of Blackstone, VA www.thomasbradshaw.net Nancy Brittle of Remington, VA www.nancybrittle.com Kyle Buckland of Abington, VA www.artpal.com/bucklandfineart Arlene Daniel of Winston Salem, NC www.arleneedaniel.com Jan Finn-Duffy of Woodford, VA www.janfinnduffy.com David Finnell of...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Juror & Prizes

Prizes include: Best in Week Platinum Award – $1,000 and a ¼ page artist’s ad in an upcoming issue of Plein Air Magazine valued at $1,200! Quick Paint Competition Winner – $500 Gold Award -Gift Package of Premium Panels from SourceTek, valued at $250 Silver Award – $200 Gift Certificate from Golden Artists Colors Bronze Award – $150 Gift Package from Ampersand Art Best Local Artist Award – $200 Gift...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Schedule

Proposed Schedule: Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017: Monday, August 14  Apple Ridge Farm – Visit to Apple Ridge Farm to “get acquainted” with Floyd County – Open paint for artists – Welcome reception for artists, patrons, partners, and hosts in the evening Tuesday, August 15  Blue Ridge Parkway & Beyond – Open paint for artists in the county and Dinner outing for the artists    6 – 8 pm TBA Wednesday, August 16 Blue Ridge Parkway...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 14-19
Feb08

Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 14-19

The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016’s Floyd Plein Air Crush weekend. Expanding to a week-long event, the festival will bring national and regional artists to paint the beauty of the county’s open spaces and favorite places. Partnering with The Center in this endeavor are Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morissette Winery, Riverstone...

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Floyd Artisan Trail Participant Applications and Information
Feb03

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 9-11, 2017. 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 1, 2017 to the Floyd Center for the Arts.   Click here to download a PDF version of the application to print...

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Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19
Dec30

Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19

The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016 Plein Air Crush weekend. We invite artists to come and join fellow national and regional painters for a WEEK of plein air painting in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia!  Patrons of the arts will be invited to participate in many free and ticketed portions of the week.  More information about how to buy patron tickets will be available in...

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Winterfest! December 3-4, 2016
Nov18

Winterfest! December 3-4, 2016

The Floyd Center for the Arts 22nd Annual Winterfest Arts & Crafts Festival will be held December 3 & 4, 2016, from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday and 11AM to 5PM on Sunday, featuring more than 30 local artisans and vendors this year. Plus, Santa Claus will be making a special appearance for children’s photos from 2:30-4:30 on Saturday. The first Winterfest was designed as a year-end showcase of local artisanship and creativity, in...

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Halloween Kidsfest: Sunday, October 23!
Oct17

Halloween Kidsfest: Sunday, October 23!

This year’s family-friendly seasonal event is bigger and better than ever! Begun by Chris Shackelford back in 2001, Halloween Kidsfest has been a free community service for 14 years. 2016 will be no different with many traditional aspects and several new activities for all ages! Come for the tots, come for the frightening fun, come for the games and make-it-yourself workshops: Sunday, October 23, 1 to 4 PM all around the center....

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2016 Winterfest Applications Now Available!
Aug16

2016 Winterfest Applications Now Available!

The Jacksonville Center’s 22nd Annual Winterfest Holiday Celebration will be held on December 3-4, 2016 – Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00am- 5:00pm along with other community celebrations.    Our festival will include local art and crafts exhibits, refreshments, children’s activities, Santa visit and other festive activities. Other businesses and organizations in Floyd will also be hosting special events that weekend...

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