Upcoming Events

March 9, 2024  

Dancing for the Arts

4:00PM at Martinsville High School Auditorium

Piedmont Arts' fabulous fundraiser returns with a fresh slate of local celebrities dancing in support of the arts in Martinsville-Henry County. The contest features eight teams competing to win the most votes, the highest score from the judges and a set of gorgeous mirror ball trophies handcrafted by local artist Terry Mitchell.

Teams: Coaches:
Jewell Drewery + Ouss Sahhar Jane Leizer
Bonnie Favero + Damian Wainwright Jane Leizer
Claudia Graham + Spencer Koger Janeka Hairston
Anna Hatchett + Louis Campbell Stacey Davis
Jennie Rabon + Bobby LaPrade Stacey Davis
Tekela Redd + Pres Garrett Catherine Rodenbough
Jamie Turner + Justin Kline Janeka Hairston
Anna Wheeler + Jacob Frith Catherine Rodenbough


How to Vote

Your votes ($1 = 1 vote) benefit your favorite teams and raise money to support Piedmont Arts programming in Martinsville-Henry County. Each team's final score is made up of a combination of your votes and the judges’ scores. The team with the highest final score wins the grand prize.

To double your votes ($1 = 2 votes) and make those dollars really count, you can apply your total donation toward a Piedmont Arts membership. A $40 minimum is required for this option.

Buy Tickets:

Dancing for the Arts - Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 4:00 PM

@ $30.00 ea. - Reserved Seating
@ $20.00 ea. - General Admission
@ $5.00 ea. - Student (K-12) General Admission

Vote Now

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment. Photo: Troy Wilkinson © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
March 29, 2024  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education Michael R. Taylor, PhD will present a gallery talk at 6:15 pm. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments. Live music.

  • Salvador Dali: Le Chants de Maldoror on loan from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Citizens and Soldiers: The Mostly World War II Paintings of Ken Smith
  • Lintspiration by Meritha Alderman

RSVP attendance here by March 25.

Admission Free

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Lucian Simmons, vice chairman and worldwide head of Sotheby’s Restitution Department and senior specialist, Impressionist and Modern Art Department, Sotheby’s New York
April 11, 2024  

An Evening with Lucian Simmons

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Lucian Simmons is vice chairman and worldwide head of Sotheby’s Restitution Department and Senior Specialist, Global Fine Arts, Sotheby’s New York.

Simmons works extensively with art collectors and their advisors throughout North America and Europe and has been involved in the sale of some of the most significant artworks to come to auction in recent years including the Scream by Edvard Munch (sold for $119m in 2012), Bronzino’s newly discovered self-portrait (sold for $10.5m in January 2023) and Kandinsky’s Murnau mit Kirche II (sold for $44.7m in March 2023). Simmons has worked on restitution and provenance issues since 1997 and has been involved in the resolution of claims to art works worth in excess of $1 billion.

Simmons has spoken widely on art market issues and in particular on the displacement of art during WWII. He has been interviewed on the subject on television and radio and has appeared in a number of film documentaries. He gives regular seminars at universities and law schools across North America and has given evidence to the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport of the House of Commons, London, to the European Parliament, Brussels, and to the Prague Conference on Holocaust Era Assets.

Reception at 6:30 pm. Talk at 7 pm.

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March 12, 2024 - April 16, 2024  

Foster Gallery Reception

4:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Piedmont Arts and Charity League Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County will host a reception for students with work on display in the Foster Gallery. Students, their families and friends are invited to attend. Light snacks provided. 

Exhibit Schedule:

On view Schools Reception
Sept. 1 – 29, 2023
  • Teachers
 Sept. 26 • 4 – 6 pm
Oct. 3 – 21, 2023
  • Albert Harris Elementary
  • Patrick Henry Elementary
Oct. 10, 2023 • 4 – 6 pm
Nov. 7 – 30, 2023
  • Meadow View Elementary
  • Mount Olivet Elementary
Nov. 28, 2023 • 4 – 6 pm
Dec. 5, 2023 – Jan. 31, 2024
(exhibits closed Jan. 16 – 26)
  • Bassett High School
  • Martinsville High School
  • Magna Vista High School

Cancelled due to inclement weather

Feb. 1 – 28, 2024
  • Drewry Mason Elementary
  • GW Carver Elementary
  • Rich Acres Elementary
  • Carlisle Lower School

Feb. 20, 2024 • 4 – 6 pm

March 1 – 16, 2024
  • Laurel Park Middle School
  • FC Middle School
  • Martinsville Middle School
  • Carlisle Middle School

March 12, 2024 • 4 – 6 pm

April 2 – May 10, 2024
  • Sanville Elementary
  • Stanleytown Elementary
  • Axton Elementary
  • Campbell Court Elementary

April 16, 2024 • 4 – 6 pm

Admission Free

April 20, 2024  

Earth Day Family Day

10:00AM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun Family Day for all ages. 

Admission Free

March 13, 2024 - April 23, 2024  

Preschool in the Galleries

9:30AM at Piedmont Arts

Preschool in the Galleries is a series of programs for pre-K students designed to foster a love of the performing and visual arts at a young age. Performances are free of charge to students and schools and feature performers from various arts organizations and schools in Martinsville-Henry County.

Performances take place at 9:30 am and 10:30 am on each date. Contact Christiana Jarrett at cjarrett@piedmontarts.org to reserve a spot for your child or class.


Thursday, November 16, 2023 Martinsville High School Jazz Band
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 Gale Buck: Storytelling Santa, Campbell Court Elementary Choir
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Carlisle School’s Zip Zap Zop Theatre Co.
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Martinsville High School Jazz Band
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Carlisle School’s Zip Zap Zop Theatre Co.

May 9, 2024  

Virginia Stage Company: Every Brilliant Thing

6:30PM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

"[A] heart-wrenching, hilarious play…One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop." – THE GUARDIAN (2014 Edinburgh festival)

This powerful story is told from the perspective of a single performer. An immersive storytelling experience performed in the round that blends comedy, improv, and audience interaction to tell the story of someone growing up in the shadow of their mother's struggle with suicidal depression while learning to grapple with their own journey. Every Brilliant Thing provides a life-affirming jolt of humanism, reminding us that hope comes from the miracles of life’s minutiae. Seating will be “in the round” so that every seat is a great seat.

Buy Tickets:

Virginia Stage Company: Every Brilliant Thing - Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 6:30 PM

@ $20.00 ea. - General Admission

May 18, 2024  

Expressions Artwork Entry

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Entry is open to all artists living within a 100-mile radius of Martinsville, Virginia (check your location here). Artwork submitted for entry must have been completed within the last three years. Work previously exhibited in Expressions is not eligible. Up to two pieces of art may be submitted per artist. Unlike a juried exhibition, Expressions is open-entry, and all submitted works in compliance with the entry rules are accepted.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in seven categories, as well as purchase awards, the Lynwood Artists Award and Best In Show. 

Entry Date
Saturday, May 18, 2024
10 am – 1 pm
Piedmont Arts

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May 31, 2024  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Gallery talk at 6:15 pm. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments. Live music.

  • Expressions 2024

RSVP attendance here by May 28.

Admission Free

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