Kids Art Camp! July 16-20
Jun02

Kids Art Camp! July 16-20

Returning again this year is our ever-popular annual Kids Art Camp – many adults want to join us, but sorry – it’s just for kids!  This year will include lessons in printmaking, working with clay, fabric dyeing, and many more arts activities.  Each year we strive to teach campers about all kinds of art, art techniques, and of course, we make art! Recommended for children 8 to 12 years old.  However 6-7 year olds and...

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Annual Juried Exhibition – Call for Artists
Jun01

Annual Juried Exhibition – Call for Artists

The Floyd Center for the Arts invites visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in this juried show.  Top cash prize for this exhibition is $500, and other cash prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded. Artwork will be selected by Juror Dorsey Taylor, Owner of LinDor Arts Gallery in Roanoke, VA. This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past two years....

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A Conversation about Contemporary Art July 31, 7-9 pm
Jun01

A Conversation about Contemporary Art July 31, 7-9 pm

The current exhibition at the Floyd Center for the Arts presents work by 6 recent winners of Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowships. Their work provides a broad sampling of contemporary art ranging from the historical tradition of oil painting to common objects being repurposed into sculpture. Although several of the artists use photography, they practice it in unique and unusual ways. This exhibition provides an appropriate setting...

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Jazz and Blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts – August 24, 2018
Jun01

Jazz and Blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts – August 24, 2018

In Floyd for one performance: Shawn Spencer & The Jacksonville Five Shawn Spencer is the vocalist for Star City Swag, a group based in Roanoke, VA, that harkens to a bygone era of classic blues and jazz. Drawn to the elegance and sophistication of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson, Spencer pays homage to these Sovereign Sirens. The Jacksonville Five features Chris Prokosch on Bass, Tom Floyd, Piano;...

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Author Rebecca Godwin July 22  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Jun01

Author Rebecca Godwin July 22 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Rebecca Godwin has published two novels, Private Parts (Longstreet Press) and Keeper of the House (St. Martin’s Press), which was named a Top 10 Book of 1995 by the Charleston, SC, Post and Courier. Her short fiction has appeared in Paris Review, South Carolina Review, The Sun, and elsewhere, including in The Oxford American’s “Best of the South” issue. Among her honors is a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a MacDowell...

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Opening Reception – VMFA Fellowship Winners – June 9th 5-7pm
May31

Opening Reception – VMFA Fellowship Winners – June 9th 5-7pm

The Floyd Center for the Arts is presenting an exhibition of work by seven artists who recently won Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowships. The opening reception is on Saturday, June 9, from 5-7pm and is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.  The exhibition continues through August 4.   The works on display include photography, paintings, sculptures, and mixed mediums. Floyd...

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2018 House & Garden Tour, June 30
May03

2018 House & Garden Tour, June 30

Saturday, June 30, 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm You can buy tickets at the Center, online (scroll down to the “buy now” link), or at each individual house on Saturday, June 30th.  Please use cash or check at the houses only. Tickets $30 including gourmet box lunch Our 4th House & Garden Tour offers perhaps the most eclectic group of homes we’ve presented so far. The Bell House, oldest on the tour, is closest to Floyd...

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GIVE BIG NRV 2018
Apr13

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
Apr11

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...

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Mayfaire Celebration – May 5 & 6, 2018
Apr05

Mayfaire Celebration – May 5 & 6, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, the grounds of the Floyd Center for the Arts will be transformed into an old-world village square at the Center’s first Mayfaire. All are welcome to join in this family-friendly FREE event, which includes art and craft vendors, live music, artisan demonstrations, kids’ activities and lots more. “We are so excited to host the community at this first-of-its-kind event at the Center!” says Becky...

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