Arts Connect Neighbors

This year, we’re providing the resources and know-how of our arts and cultural community to help you to connect neighbors, engage new residents, and celebrate the people and the neighborhoods around us. We’re just looking for your energy and leadership. So are you ready to help us show how Arts Connect Neighbors?

Check out the PDF version of the catalog right here. Look for the catalog in the hands of a neighbor, at a library, city offices, various spots around town, or swing by 117 Church Ave. SW and pick one up!

The 2024 Timeline

January 3, 2024: The Arts Connect Neighbors catalog was released in print and online in collaboration with an RVTV promo trailer with Buzz on Blue Ridge PBS featuring Anstey Hodge Advertising Group. Watch the promo reel here.

January 24, 6 PM: FREE Buzz episode screening at the Grandin Theatre. Download a PDF of the 1/25 Roanoke Times story.

January 31, 7 PM: Buzz televised premiere on Blue Ridge PBS. Watch the full show here.

Winter 2023-24: Neighbors talk about how they might use the catalog, incorporating the artists and arts organizations into their spring and summer ’24 plans.

Spring 2024: Neighbors and neighborhood organizations work with Arts and Culture staff and the artists and arts organizations to arrange the engagements. The Office of Arts & Culture will pay all fees listed in the catalog.

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2024: Events continue.

Fall 2024: Building on success. Neighbors who have put on successful events are encouraged to apply to the Roanoke Arts Commission for next-step project funding. Tell us how you want to grow your effort and we’ll put a project fund to work to help you.

Arts Connect Neighbors is an effort of the Roanoke Arts Commission, the Roanoke Cultural Endowment, and Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates with funding from the City of Roanoke and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Roanoker Podcast
Buzz Promo Reel, January 3, 2024
WFIR January 17, 2024
Roanoke Times January 25, 2024 (PDF here)
Buzz Episode, January 31, 2024
Noke News, January 2024

Hear a description of the project on Print to Podcast with Liz Long from The Roanoker.