Arts Connect Neighbors

In 2024, we’re offering more than 50 FREE arts engagements that your neighborhood can organize to celebrate, connect, and advance your corner of the Star City.

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Daisy Art Parade Highlights!

Wow! This is our community. Check out this year’s parade highlights and start dreaming up your 2025 entry with neighbors, colleagues, and new friends!


Artspace ROA is a targeted initiative working with to provide affordable live/work and creative spaces at Riverdale Village, the visionary transformation strategy for the former American Viscose property by developer Ed Walker.

The Arts Market Survey is officially closed! 813 of you awesome folks showed up for our city and took the survey.

Our goal was to hit between 450-600 total participants, which seemed pretty daunting when we started this process.

You, Roanoke’s creative community, astounded us with your engagement as you blew WAY past that goal.

Stay tuned for more info about what comes next for the Artspace ROA initiative!


Celebrating 40 years of progress, fun, & art.

Thanks for 40 years!

We’re building the community we want to live in, and you’re a big part of that. Together, let’s keep advancing community goals, having fun, and centering our energies around Roanoke’s positive, creative, and collaborative spirit of the arts.


Explore fun and meaningful opportunities to get involved in our city through network building, training, and community-driven, artist-led strategies.

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The arts can help you create the community and the neighborhood you want to live in. Explore how you can bring the arts to your corner of the Star City.

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The surprising vitality of Roanoke’s arts & cultural scene is fueled by our partners at more than 30 active arts and humanities organizations. Learn more here.

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It’s Here!

Are you checking out Roanoke? We’ve got lots of reasons for you to locate here! Join us in a region that welcomes and supports creative people and innovative businesses!

“The Year of the Artist has increased awareness of the potential in artmaking and building relationships. I’ve witnessed the arts bringing people together toward a common goal, helping us approach community issues in very different ways.”

Polly Branch

City of Roanoke Artist in Residence 2022-24