Upcoming Events

April 21, 2021  

Art + Flowers: Historic Garden Week Tour

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Hosted by the Martinsville Garden Club and the Garden Study Club

This April, visitors can tour inspired private landscapes, public gardens and historic sites across Virginia, enjoying our beautiful state at the peak of spring. Over 1,000 world-class floral arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members will enhance tour properties.

Martinsville's tour showcases the city's mulberry-lined streets—from one of its oldest properties to newer spaces—reflecting the growth and evolution of the community. The area’s earliest history was rooted in tobacco and lumber. Now, art and culture play an integral part in the revitalization of this former mill town. All of the showcased destinations branch off of Mulberry Road.

The Piedmont Arts galleries will showcase flower arrangements that complement works on display in American Watercolor Society 153rd Annual ExhibitionJane Iten Memorial Exhibition and Water Ladies.

Admission to Piedmont Arts is free of charge. Other Historic Garden Week locations require a ticket for entry.

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April 24, 2021  

Recycled Art Family Day

11:00AM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust

Celebrate Earth Day at this free Family Day for all ages. Create bird feeders using recycled materials and enjoy story time with Blue Ridge Regional Library. It's also International Sculpture Day — the perfect day to spend time in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden, surrounded by sculptures created by local and regional artists. Complimentary refreshments provided.

You can extend the fun with a self-guided tour of the Piedmont Arts galleries. Kids can follow along with a Discovery Guide and find take-home crafts on the Discovery Board. The museum is open from 10 am – 3 pm and admission is free of charge.

Admission Free

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April 29, 2021  

Art at Happy Hour

5:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Enjoy happy hour with a self-guided tour of the museum's current exhibits. Complimentary drinks and light snacks provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild.

Social distancing and masks required. Limited capacity. RSVP required by Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

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Admission Free

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April 29, 2021  

Canceled – Virginia Opera

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

The performance by Virginia Opera, scheduled for Thursday, April 29, has been canceled.


Former Education Coordinator Becki Williams Vasquez with 2019 scholarship recipients Caitlyn Kidd, Anna Hatchett and Breanna Ferguson.
May 3, 2021  

Scholarship Applications Due

Piedmont Arts is accepting applications for the Nicodemus Hufford Memorial Arts Scholarship and the Harold Knowlton Work Memorial Scholarship, which provide funds for students from Martinsville or Henry County to pursue an degree in the visual or performing arts at an accredited four-year institution.

The Hufford Scholarship — named in honor of famed portrait artist Nick Hufford — is available to graduating high school seniors from Martinsville or Henry County who plan to pursue a degree in the visual or performing arts. Hufford scholarships of up to $1,000 are available. 

The Work Scholarship is available to rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors who graduated from a high school in Martinsville or Henry County and are currently pursuing a degree in the visual or performing arts at an accredited four-year institution. Work scholarships of up to $2,500 are available. 

Applicants for both scholarships are required to attend a personal interview and audition with the Piedmont Arts Scholarship Committee. Applications are due at Piedmont Arts by Monday, May 3, 2021 at 5 pm.

Applications are available at the museum and online here.

For questions, contact Education Coordinator Sarah Short at sshort@piedmontarts.org.


May 8, 2021  

Artwork Entry for Expressions 2021

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Presented by Lynwood Artists + Piedmont Arts • Opening Reception Sponsored by King's Grant • Best in Show Sponsored by Virginia Glass & Mirror

Expressions entries will be accepted on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 10 am – 2 pm 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. This year’s exhibition will be judged by Amanda Honore Donley, owner of Rose Window Studio in Woolwine, Virginia.

Entry Date

Saturday, May 8, 2021
10 am – 2 pm
Piedmont Arts

To enter work, read the Expressions entry rules and complete and entry form below.


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May 21, 2021  

Opening Reception

6:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by King's Grant

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. 

Social distancing and masks required. Limited Capacity. RSVP Required by May 18, 2021. 

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Admission Free

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June 11, 2021  

60th Anniversary Jubilee

7:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for a jubilee celebrating the museum's 60th anniversary.

Spend the night surrounded by artwork at this artsy gala, which will take place in the museum's galleries and outside on the front patio. Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary bar with beer, wine and the event's signature cocktail, White Diamond. The evening will be accented with music in the galleries and on the patio. 

Semi-formal attire suggested. 

Buy Tickets:

Jubilee - Friday, June 11, 2021 - 7:00 PM

@ $ 60.00 ea. - General Admission

Luncheon - Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 12:00 PM

@ $ 30.00 ea. - Single
@ $180.00 ea. - Table of 6


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June 22, 2021  

60th Anniversary Luncheon

at Piedmont Arts

Celebrate the museum's 60th anniversary at this catered luncheon featuring speakers on the history of Piedmont Arts.

Buy Tickets:

Jubilee - Friday, June 11, 2021 - 12:00 PM

@ $ 60.00 ea. - General Admission

Luncheon - Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 12:00 PM

@ $ 30.00 ea. - Single
@ $180.00 ea. - Table of Six


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Geoff Marsh
August 28, 2021  

60th Anniversary Family Day

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Celebrate the museum's 60th anniversary with a fun Family Day for all ages. 

Enjoy crafts, face painting and caricatures, plus magic workshops and a performance by acrobat/juggler/magician Geoff Marsh. Marsh has performed his unique circus stunts and zany marionette puppet shows at schools, family festivals and Renaissance fairs all over the world.

Complimentary refreshments. Food trucks available on-site. Social distancing and masks required.

Admission Free

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September 10, 2021  

Savory September

7:00PM at Piedmont Arts


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