March 23-25, 2018 – Downtown Luray VA
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The Festival of the Arts will be a three-day family-friendly event featuring exhibitions and demonstrations by more than 50 artists, including painters, potters, fiber artists, basket-weavers, jewelry-makers, woodworkers, musicians, writers, and performers. The event will be held at venues in downtown Luray that include Warehouse Art Gallery, Regional center for the Performing Arts of Luray, Inc. (PAL), Trackside Theater, and the Arts and Artisans Gallery.
The festivities will begin on at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 23 at PAL, with rotating performances by regional musicians who will perform as trios, duos, and soloists.
Saturday’s activities begin at 10:00 am, with artist exhibitions, demonstrations, and sales of original hand-crafted work at all venues. Participants include painters, ceramicists, woodworkers, jewelry makers, basket-weavers, quilters, spinners, and fabric artists. There will also be spin art for children and more. In the evening, musicians once again take the stage at PAL.
On Sunday, events continue from 11:00 to 4:00, with highlights that include dances by Civil War era performers and a performance by Shenandoah Valley cloggers.
The Arts Council is in the process of forming a 501(c)3 structure. It consists of an all-volunteer group of individuals dedicated to celebrating, promoting, and enhancing the arts and cultural heritage of the local community.
Its core objective is to showcase arts and artists in the region and help promote Page County as a destination for visitors interested in the arts and traditional and contemporary crafts.
- Fine Arts: Painting, sculpture, performance
- Crafts: Traditional and cutting edge creations from woodworkers, fiber artists, basket-weavers, potters, and more
- Music: Traditional and contemporary forms
- Dance: Period and historic dances, modern interpretations
- And many, many more!