Previous Events

June 5, 2024  

Hooker Awards

5:30PM

It is with great pride that Piedmont Arts announces this year’s recipients of the J. Clyde Hooker Award: Guy Stanley, a pillar of Piedmont Arts and Martinsville and Henry County, and Rooster Walk, the beloved music festival that is integral to this community.
The Arts in Education award recipients and Scholarship recipients will be honored in a special ceremony on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Piedmont Arts gallery.

The Arts in Education award recipients, Anne Norman Young teacher at Carlisle School, Bryan Dunn teacher at Magna Vista High School, and the Martinsville City Public Schools' Performing Arts Academy. 

 

Click here to RSVP


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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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 two 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

Click here for the online entry form.


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May 9, 2024  

Virginia Stage Company: Every Brilliant Thing -Frith Gallery

6:30PM at Frith Gallery

Presented in partnership with The Harvest Foundation's Pick Up the Pace! program.    


 

Now in the Frith Gallery. 

 

"[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.

Before the show, join us for a special Make Some Noise: Open Mic Night hosted by Greg Hackenberg. Various community resources and mental health services will be set up in the Art Garden for this event.

 

Organizations coming to the community resource fair:

Henry County Food Bank

Just Call Granny

Grace Network

Harvest Foundation

United Way

Virginia Harm Reduction

Peer Recovery Connection

YMCA

Blue Ridge Regional Library

Beegins With You Foundation

Piedmont Community Services


 

Schedule of Events

Community Resource Fair: 5:30-7:30 

Make Some Noise Open Mic: 6:30-7:30

Every Brilliant Thing: 7:30-9:00 


May 9, 2024  

Make Some Noise: After-hours Open Mic Series

7:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Grab the mic and express yourself through music, poetry, comedy or spoken word. Performers should sign up for a five-minute (max) spot upon arrival. Free to performers and audience. Cash bar.

Open mic emcees:

July 20 Natalie Hodge 7 pm
October 12 Bryan Hancock 7 pm
February 8 Monique Holland 7 pm
May 9 Greg Hackenberg 6:30 pm

 

Admission Free

December 13, 2023 - 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.

Schedule:

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.


April 20, 2024  

Earth Day Family Day

10:00AM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust, in partnership with the Bee Flight Festival

Join us Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our annual Earth Day Family Day in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden! Come celebrate Earth Day with free fun for all ages!

  •  Crafts and face painting
  •  Planting day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with C.D. Prillaman
  •  Activities from the Blue Ridge Regional Library
  •  Starling Ave. Scavenger Hunt
  •  Plein air painting by Lynwood Artists and Bull Mountain Artists
  •  Arts and craft vendors
  •  Bee City logo contest
  •  Snacks provided by Food Lion

Join the Teen Arts Council for face painting and pollinator-themed crafts. The Blue Ridge Regional Library, the Lynwood Artists, and Bull Mountain Arts will be present with activities, art, and educational information. Join in planting on the Pollinator Path from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and participate in the Starling Ave. Scavenger Hunt! Food Lion will be on hand with an assortment of snacks. 

The Bee City Logo Contest kickoff will also begin in the Art Garden. Grab some crayons, pens, or markers and sketch a rendering for the new Bee Flight logo! The winning design will be converted into a digital logo for use in future Bee Flight festivals and the winner will be credited and win a prize. More information will be available at the Bee City booth in the Art Garden during Saturday's event. 


 In addition to activities in the Art Garden, Bee Flight events will be taking place all day at the YMCA and Virginia Museum of Natural History. 

The day kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at the YMCA with a Pollinator Fun Run around Starling Ave. The Fun Run will be followed by Healthy Kids Day activities at the YMCA. More information about this event and registration can be found here

Slither your way to the museum on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day for the annual Reptile Festival! Bee City's festival headquarters will be housed here. Admission rates apply for VMNH. For more information and rates, please click here.

The Starling Ave. Scavenger Hunt will take place among the YMCA, the VMNH, the Gravely-Lester Art Garden, and Piedmont Arts. Rates apply for admission into VMNH where participants will pick up their cards. There are 9 stops with hints scattered down both blocks of Starling Avenue. Once your card is complete, drop it off in the designated box in the lobby of Piedmont Arts for the chance to win fabulous Uptown Martinsville prizes. Cards must be dropped off by 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. 

Finally, at 6:30 p.m., join The Beegins With You Foundation for their Alice in Wonderland-themed "High Tea." This event is a fundraiser for the Foundation and includes games, food, music, and other entertainment. More information about this event can be found here

 

Admission Free

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

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

Sponsored by Diversified Trust.

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. Talk at 7.

RSVP Attendance Here by Monday, April 8.

 


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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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February 15, 2024  

Art Talk with Suellen Coelho

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Suellen Coelho will discuss fashion and costume design. Coelho studied costume design in her home country of Brazil and holds an MFA in costume design from Louisiana State University, where she was also a teaching assistant. She joined the Hollins University theatre department in fall 2021 as an assistant professor teaching costume design and construction, stage makeup and props-related special topics courses in the theatre department.

Reception at 6:30 pm. Talk at 7 pm. Free with suggested donation of $20.


February 10, 2024  

African American Read-In + Family Day

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust and Sovah Health

Take part in the museum’s annual celebration of African American artists, performers and writers. Enjoy story time, themed crafts, a public read-aloud and tours of the VMFA Artmobile.

About the Artmobile:

VMFA on the Road is the museum’s 21st-century Artmobile, coming to you from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. VMFA on the Road will showcase the exhibition Love, Laughter, Tears: An Artist’s Guide to Emotions. This compilation of works from the VMFA collection examines the relationship between art and emotion across various cultures and time periods to explore human emotion as a unifying and universal factor.

Piedmont Arts' African American Read-In + Family Day is 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.

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. VMFA Artmobile and Top Dawgs Mobile food truck will be set up outside. Crafts, snacks, and face painting inside.

10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Live music by Taye the Truth

12 to 1 p.m. African American Read-In in the galleries


Jonathan Lee, Diana
January 26, 2024  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Betty Blessin, Imogene & Isadore Draper, Ben Gravely, Mallory & Richard Joyce, Debra Poirier & George Mehaffey, Jennifer Reis & Pete Mannen, Joan & Monty Montgomery, Madie & Jim Rountree, Gail Vogler, Brenda & Joe Williams and Lynwood Artists

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 by Ann Gardner.

  • The Gee's Bend Experience
  • Antiquity Second Hand: Jonathan Lee
  • Life's Journey: Works by Karen Despot

RSVP attendance here or call 276.632.3221 by January 22.

Admission Free

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January 13, 2024  

From China to Appalachia

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

GRAMMY Award-winning American roots artists Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer join with Chinese classical hammered dulcimer player Chao Tian in a show that combines music from China to Appalachia and beyond. Instrumentation includes yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), gourd banjo, five-string banjo, ukulele, guitars, dumbek, cello-banjo and mandolin.

The group’s repertoire includes traditional Chinese and Appalachian music as well as contemporary and traditional music from around the world. Unusual combinations explore new arrangements to old music, such as “Dark Eyes.” Ukulele, yangqin and guitar create a new pallet for this Russian folk song turned jazz manouche tune. Cathy and Marcy join Chao in singing a Chinese lullaby, “Nani Wan” and Chao easily adds her love of American old-time music to fiddle tunes and songs.

Watercolor artist Z.L. Feng will create a painting during the performance.

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

 

Notice: 

Tickets for this event are completely sold out. Please call 276-632-3221 to be added to the waitlist.


December 3, 2023  

Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops Spectacular

3:00PM at Martinsville High School Auditorium

This performance is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

Online ticket sales end Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 pm. Tickets available at the door.

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.

Event Schedule

1:30 pm Lobby and Box Office open
2 pm Auditorium opens
3 pm Concert begins

If you need assistance with your online transaction or have questions, please call 276.632.3221.


November 30, 2023  

Christmas Tree Lighting

4:00PM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Sponsored by Chip Wyatt - State Farm, Press Glass

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 and the First Baptist Church Choir, Gale Buck: Storytelling Santa, snacks and crafts.

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

November 28, 2023  

Giving Day

10:00AM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Join Piedmont Arts for a Giving Day on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 10 am – 4 pm at Piedmont Arts.

How you can give:

  • Drop off a donation of canned goods and/or hygiene products for Patrick & Henry Community College's food pantry. View needed items below.
  • Make a donation to support Piedmont Arts programs.
  • Chalk the Walk — Using sidewalk chalk, leave an inspiring message on the Piedmont Arts sidewalks or around town. Chalk available for use at Piedmont Arts.

When you support Piedmont Arts on GivingTuesday—or any day—you help bring quality visual arts, performing arts and arts education programs to Martinsville-Henry County. With your support the museum can do SO. MUCH. MORE.

Give now

November 9, 2023  

Elliot Engel: The Cold Genius of Robert Frost

6:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by King’s Grant

SOLD OUT

Robert Frost is one the most beloved American poets of the twentieth century — despite having a notoriously difficult personality. In this lecture, Dr. Elliot Engel reveals a wealth of fascinating details concerning Frost's extraordinary life, which shaped both his art and his relationships with his family and fellow writers. Engel analyzes many of Frost’s best poems — most of them famous, but some undeservedly obscure — lavishing particular care and close reading on 'Stopping by Woods,' which is considered by many to be Frost’s most brilliant work.

Optional seated dinner at 6 pm. Lecture at 7:30 pm.


November 3, 2023  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Olivia and Pres Garrett, Charlie Knighton, Blanche and Tom Mahoney, Kim and Jason Spratley, Kerry Y. Tillery and Lynwood Artists

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. Music by Ann Nichols.

  • Venus Inferred: Annie Waldrop
  • Watercolors by Z.L. Feng
  • The Journey: Portraits by Dianne L. Greene

RSVP attendance here by October 30.

Admission Free

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October 26, 2023  

Mark Nizer: 4D

6:30PM at Martinsville High School Auditorium

Sponsored by Carter Bank & Trust and Charity League of Martinsville & Henry County

The only 3D live show in the world!

Imagine robots juggling glowing orbs, lasers spinning at 1,000 rpm and dancing neon balls playing music in a 3D world that changes with each note. Welcome to the spectacle that is Mark Nizer: 4D.

Nizer is the first ever performer to harness 3D technology for a live show. His original mix of comedy, juggling and music is fun for the whole family.


October 14, 2023  

Arts Festival

11:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Arts Festival will take place at Piedmont Arts from 11 am – 4 pm.

Shop for fine art and crafts by local artisans at the museum's inaugural outdoor art show. Arts and crafts vendors, face painting and food trucks on-site all day.

Overflow parking is available at Virginia Museum of Natural History and the DMV. Parking will be available at First Baptist Church after 12 pm.

Food trucks:

  • Daddy Q’s BBQ
  • Bahama Sno Shack
  • Triple Dog Dare Ya
  • Crystal Lenehan’s Funnel Cakes

Music schedule:

  • 11 am — Bill Charles
  • 12 pm — Iowa Goatsinger
  • 1 pm — Taye the Truth
  • 2 pm — Technical Foul
  • 3 pm — Harvest Blaque & The Trouble

Admission Free

October 3, 2023  

Pollinator Path Work Day

12:00AM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Join Piedmont Arts on its new Pollinator Path for a community work day. Your presence and time are greatly appreciated as the community works to sow, plant and grow together.

Dates and Times

  • March 28 • 4 – 6 pm
  • April 11 • 4 – 6 pm
  • April 22 • 10 am – 1 pm
  • May 6 • 10 am – 1 pm
  • June 6 • 4 – 6 pm
  • October 3 • 4 – 6 pm

Contact Lauren at lellis@piedmontarts.org to arrange a time for you, your club or organization to pitch in, or just drop by!


September 22, 2023  

Savory September: Buon Appetito!

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Beegins with You Foundation, Burton & Co., Collinsville Printing Co., Diversified Trust, VisitMartinsville, Martinsville Eyecare, Draper Flowers & Gifts, Ameristaff, Third Bay, Hairston Funeral Home

SOLD OUT

Celebrate all things Italy at Savory September: Buon Appetito! Sample delicious food by local chefs, try your luck in the 50/50 raffle and enjoy live music by Jake Earles. 

Local chefs/dishes:

Julia and Blake Shumate Gluten and dairy-free tortellini skewers; Pizza, tiramisu; Limoncello aperitif
Ouss Sahar and Kerry Smith Pasta salad
Beverly Lyle and Jennifer Reis Italian meatballs and caprese salad; Negronis
Spencer Koger Olive oil cake
Susan Critz and Marty Gardner Gazpacho, fig and prosciutto pizza; Bellinis
Blanche Mahoney, Barbara Stanley and Esther Schilbe Calzone pinwheels; Sweet pea pesto on baguette; Antipasto skewers; Strawberry mousse
Anna Wheeler and Monique Holland Bite-sized eclairs; Espresso martinis
Laura Frazier, Christina Slate and Liz Harris Two varieties of Bruschetta; Limoncello spritzes
Holly and Robby Burton Tiramisu; Coffee Drink
Luke Pollom and Janet Ashby of King’s Grant Butternut squash ravioli with marsala cream sauce topped with crispy pancetta and toasted pumpkin seeds; Cannoli martinis


August 24, 2023  

Canceled – Bus to Broadway: Wicked

12:00AM

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

The Bus to Broadway leaves Piedmont Arts at 5 pm for a 7:30 pm at Durham Performing Arts Center. A boxed dinner is available for purchase in advance. Guests may brink snacks to enjoy on the bus.

Bus to Broadway: Wicked has been canceled.


August 23, 2023  

Growth + Restoration Campaign Donor Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Donors to Piedmont Arts' Growth + Restoration Campaign are invited to attend a special reception honoring their contribution.

  • Unveiling of Gallery of Giving
  • Music
  • Refreshments

RSVP by August 18, 2023 to 276.632.3221 or frontdesk@piedmontarts.org.


RENI GOWER, Pivot.27, 2018, acrylic on paper mounted on canvas-wrapped panel
August 11, 2023  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Liz and Doug Goldstein, Annette and Paul Huckfeldt, Susan and David Morris, Anne and Eric Smith, Barbara and Guy Stanley and Lynwood Artists

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 by Spencer Koger.

  • Compulsory Measures
  • Photographs by Rick Dawson

RSVP attendance here by August 7.

Admission Free

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July 29, 2023  

Expressions Artwork Pick Up

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Artists with work on display in Expressions must pick up their work on the designated date. Piedmont Arts will not assume responsibility for artwork that is left in the gallery after the designated pickup date. Any artwork (including that which has been purchased) will be resold, donated or otherwise removed from the premises if unclaimed after 30 days. All work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit. For more, see the Expressions entry rules below.

Pick Up Date
Saturday, July 29, 2023
10 am – 1 pm
Piedmont Arts


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June 23, 2023  

Double Down for the Arts

7:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Online ticket sales end at noon on June 23. Tickets available at the door.

Sponsored by VisitMartinsville, Service Roofing, J Peyton Moore DDS, Laurel Park Community Booster Club, Martinsville Family Medicine, American Elevator Company, Bassett Office Supply, Draper Flowers & Gifts, Martinsville Eyecare Center, Starling Ave Cards & Comics

Have a blast supporting the arts in Martinsville-Henry County at this fun "casino night" fundraiser for Piedmont Arts.

  • Try your luck at the blackjack, poker and roulette tables.
  • Play the Heads or Tails 50/50 Game for a chance to win a cash prize.
  • Dance the night away to the smooth sounds of the Bob Peckman Jazz Band.
  • Sample a full menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
  • Complimentary bar with beer, wine and a specialty cocktail, the Casino Royale.
  • Black tie optional.

Play Heads or Tails to win big at Double Down for the Arts!

  • Purchase a blinky light or lights (more lights = more chances to win).
  • Compete to guess whether a coin flip will result in heads (put hands on head) or tails (put hands on tail).
  • Winner splits the proceeds 50/50 with Piedmont Arts.

Blinky lights ($20 each) available during event


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.

Piedmont Arts will also host a ribbon cutting for its new Pollinator Path prior to the performance. 

Admission Free

June 2, 2023  

Exhibit Opening Reception

6:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Reception sponsored by King's Grant • Best in Show sponsored by Virginia Glass & Mirror

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. Awards ceremony at 6:30 pm.

RSVP attendance here by May 30.

Admission Free

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