Upcoming Events

September 9, 2022  

Savory September: The Art of Tailgating

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by VisitMartinsville, Alliancebee, Collinsville Printing Co., Stateline Heart and Vascular, King Kidz, SouthPrint, Ameristaff, Dr. David & Dr. Susan Morris, Olivia & Pres Garrett, Draper Flowers & Gifts, TAD Space, Rooster Walk, Bassett Furniture

Bring your crew and all your wacky tailgating traditions for a night of friendly rivalries, great food and ice cold refreshments. Food and custom cocktails by local chefs. Live music by Jake Earles. Ticket price includes food and drinks. Proceeds support Piedmont Arts programming in Martinsville-Henry County.


Savory September Raffle

Raffle tickets are $10 each or $50 for a book of six. Raffle tickets are available at Piedmont Arts and from Piedmont Arts Board members.

Raffle Prizes:

  • (4) Tickets and (1) parking pass to Virginia Tech vs. Wofford football game, September 17, 2022
  • (2) Tickets on the 50 yard line and (1) parking pass to NC State vs. Texas Tech, September 17, 2022; Includes hotel (1 night, Embassy Suites, Harrison Ave, Cary, NC, 3 miles from Carter Finley Stadium)
  • (2) Four-day general admission tickets to Rooster Walk 13, May 25 – 28, 2023
  • (1) Free rental at the TAD Space
  • (1) Lounge chair and cushion set from Bassett Furniture
  • (1) Three-section bookcase from Bassett Furniture
  • (1) Tailgating prize package

Buy Tickets:

Savory September: The Art of Tailgating - Friday, September 9, 2022 - 6:30 PM

@ $ 50.00 ea. - General Admission


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September 29, 2022  

Traumedy: A Poetry and Comedy Performance by Roscoe Burnems

6:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Mature Content • Recommended for ages 18+

Roscoe Burnems' groundbreaking performance combines funny stories, jokes and sarcasm into prolific spoken word poems. His dynamic performance uses comedy and poetry to discuss trauma, resilience and the human experience.

Burnems — also known as Douglas Powell — is an author, spoken-word artist, educator and Richmond, Virginia’s first poet laureate. His performances have been seen everywhere from coffee shops to universities to theaters. In 2019, he added a TEDx Talk to his list of accomplishments, speaking at a TEDxYouth event. 

Open Poetry Slam, DJWhat?! and light refreshments prior to performance. Sign up to participate in the open poetry slam (participant tickets are $10) by calling 276.632.3221 or emailing bjohnson@piedmontarts.org.

Event Schedule  
Poetry Slam emceed by DJ WHAT?! 6 - 7 pm
Open bar 6 - 7 pm
Traumedy performance 7 - 8 pm

Buy Tickets:

Traumedy Performance by Roscoe Burnems - Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:00 PM

@ $ 20.00 ea. - General Admission


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October 14, 2022  

Blues, Brews + Stews

6:00PM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Celebrate all things fall at Blues, Brews + Stews. Stay toasty by the fire pit while enjoying Brunswick stew, a cash bar with craft beer and wine and live music by Griffin Haley Band.

Meal by Hylton's Wood-Cooking Grill included with ticket price. Meal includes Brunswick stew, cornbread, banana pudding and water/tea.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. No outside food or drinks. In case of rain, Blues, Brews + Stews will be held at Piedmont Arts.

Buy Tickets:

Blues, Brews + Stews - Friday, October 14, 2022 - 6:00 PM

@ $ 20.00 ea. - General Admission


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November 4, 2022  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served.

Admission Free

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November 17, 2022  

A Beautifully Broken Virginia

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Come experience a unique photographic journey through the beautifully decaying rural places within our state with which so many Virginians have become fascinated.

Photographer John Plashal has commemorated these abandoned gems by capturing their beauty and delivering them to you in a presentation full of powerful imagery and emotional stories. Experience the unseen side of Virginia with all of the houses, churches, schools, asylums, diners and secret societies that have been frozen in time.

A Beautifully Broken Virginia is part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Statewide Programs. 


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December 1, 2022  

Christmas Tree Lighting

4:00PM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Piedmont Arts will kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Art Garden Christmas tree. Enjoy holiday music by the Martinsville High School Jazz Band, candy canes, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa. 

Just like the sculptures in the Art Garden, the Christmas tree will be a work of art. Created by Ian Hogg using more than 3,000 lights, the tree will be lit at sunset and brighten the Art Garden through New Year’s Day.

Admission Free

December 4, 2022  

Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops Spectacular

3:00PM at Martinsville High School Auditorium

The most highly anticipated holiday event of the season returns with an all-new matinee performance. There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with the music of the season delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. This year, David Stewart Wiley conducts the Holiday Pops with all the magical elements you have come to expect — high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth.

Altrusa will collect non-perishable food items for Grace Network in the lobby during the symphony's performance.

 


Image by Lonnie Timmons III/UNLV Creative Services, Courtesy the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
January 27, 2023  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served.

Admission Free

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February 25, 2023  

African American Read-In + Family Day

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Sovah Health and Carter Bank & Trust

Take part in the museum’s annual celebration of African American artists, performers and writers. The event will feature story time, crafts and a public read-aloud.

Held in conjunction with the National African American Read-In established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.

Admission Free

March 16, 2023  

Riddick Dance

6:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Riddick Dance is a contemporary dance company known for its broad dance repertory, expressive movement, athleticism and fusion of dance styles. In performance, Riddick Dance uses diverse platforms of presentation including, visual media, spoken word, live music and visual art.

Buy Tickets:

Riddick Dance - Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 6:30 PM

@ $ 20.00 ea. - General Admission


March 31, 2023  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served.

Admission Free

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April 22, 2023  

Earth Day Family Day

10:00AM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Sponsored by Sovah Health and Carter Bank & Trust

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun Family Day for all ages. Enjoy face painting, games and crafts with the Teen Arts Council. 

Admission Free

Photo by Johnny Shryock
April 27, 2023  

Synetic Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac

7:00PM at Martinsville High School Auditorium

The Washington Post says Synetic Theater's wordless adaptation of this literary classic "frolics in jewel tones, with movement, dance, ingenious prop use and piquant stage business teasing out the story."

A brilliant poet and soldier, Cyrano de Bergerac apparently has it all — except the confidence to win the heart of his beloved Roxane. Lacking traditional good looks and the ability to truly fit in, Cyrano partners with his handsome friend Christian, also in love with Roxane, but lacking Cyrano’s way with words. Together, the two make a formidable suitor as Cyrano expresses his true feelings for Roxane in the only we he feels he can — through love letters apparently written by Christian.

Buy Tickets:

Synetic Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac - Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 7:00 PM

@ $ 5.00 ea. - Student
@ $ 20.00 ea. - General Admission
@ $ 25.00 ea. - Reserved Seating


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May 12, 2023  

Spring for the Arts

7:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Celebrate the arts in Martinsville-Henry County at Piedmont Arts' spring fundraiser. This fun gala will take place under the museum's new pavilion.

 


June 11, 2023  

Music in the Art Garden

2:00PM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Enjoy classical music in the Art Garden with a performance by The Alma Ensemble. Bring a lawn chair of blanket for seating.

The Alma Ensemble was founded by flutist Sarah Wardle Jones, clarinetist Michelle Smith Johnson and pianist Erica Sipes. It was birthed from a desire to create music that is empowering and resonant. The group places a high priority on playing music by other women composers, and is named in recognition of Alma Mahler, a composer who never received the opportunities afforded to the male composers with whom she was romantically linked. Alma also means “nourishment” or “soul” which is something the ensemble endeavors to bring to every performance.

Admission Free

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