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A message from the Roanoke Arts Commission

Our lives pulse with creativity. Choruses sing. Students dance. Writers try their voice at an open mic night. And a wide range of performances, lectures, book clubs and exhibitions keep us learning well into retirement. We create art. We explore art. We ARE art.

The Roanoke Arts Commission increases the collective impact of arts and culture in the community by 

  • Advocating for arts and cultural initiatives and investment. 
  • Developing and Implementing the City’s Public Art Plan. 
  • Advancing the City’s Arts and Cultural Plan. 
  • Guiding City investments in arts and culture. 

Learn more below. But before you do, sign up for our announcements.

THE PUBLIC ART COLLECTION

We’re growing a collection of more than 160 works in public buildings and outdoor spaces to enliven neighborhoods, prompt thought, and celebrate our place.

 

FUNDING FOR
ARTS & CULTURAL PROGRAMS

We’re currently funding 24 local nonprofit organizations as they inspire, enlighten, and engage Roanoke residents.

 

ARTS & CULTURAL PLANNING

Collectively, our community is aligning our arts and cultural assets to foster engaged neighborhoods, lifelong learning and a strong regional economy.

 

Roanoke Arts Commission, 117 Church Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
540-853-5652