Q&A: Applying for our artist in residence program

We’re pumped (excited, jazzed, amped, very happy) to announce the expansion of our artist in residence program. For the coming year (2023-2024) we’re including seven emerging artists. The application is open now!!! Applications are due at midnight June 12. But what’s an emerging artist, and how will all of this work? We’re answering these burningContinue reading “Q&A: Applying for our artist in residence program”

Roanoke Regional Partnership seeks four artists for interior mural project

HISTORY Since 1983, the Roanoke Regional Partnership has built an impressive record of delivering on a program of economic development activities that focus on attracting jobs, people, money, and ideas to create a superior quality of life in the Roanoke Region. The Roanoke Region has a thriving, innovative and growing economy that is inclusive ofContinue reading “Roanoke Regional Partnership seeks four artists for interior mural project”

Neighborhood Arts effort to receive $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Arts Connect Neighborhoods to hire local artists and arts organizations to provide activities, performances, and workshops for Roanoke residents in support of stronger neighborhoods. Roanoke, Va.— (May 24, 2023, 10 AM) — The City of Roanoke has been approved for a $75,000 Our Town award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to supportContinue reading “Neighborhood Arts effort to receive $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)”

Iconic Mural Gets Refresh to Celebrate Roanoke Arts Commission’s 40th Anniversary

Roanoke, Va.— (May 12) — Fresh coats of paint have been added to “Accentuated Forms in Space,” the well loved but much faded work of public art on the side wall of downtown Roanoke’s 312 2nd Street, SW. The mural was rededicated on Monday, May 15, at 11:30 AM. PRESSWDBJ, April 25, 2023Cardinal News, AprilContinue reading “Iconic Mural Gets Refresh to Celebrate Roanoke Arts Commission’s 40th Anniversary”

2023 Writer by Bus

THIS CALL HAS CLOSED. WATCH FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT SOON! After a pandemic hiatus, Ride Solutions, the City of Roanoke Arts Commission, and the Greater Roanoke Transit Authority are once again partnering to present a unique suite of public art projects celebrating the role of transit and artists in our community. Project Elements: The Writer byContinue reading “2023 Writer by Bus”

»  Muralist sought for River’s Edge North Wall

We’re looking for the artist to paint Roanoke’s next mural on public property. The large canvas at River’s Edge North Park is extremely visible from a variety of vantage points, including the playing fields, local streets, and even Route 220 as it passes through South Roanoke. Get the full call here. The City of RoanokeContinue reading “»  Muralist sought for River’s Edge North Wall”

» Beth Macy in Conversation at the Grandin, Friday 10/28

Join our community in a free conversation with Raising Lazarus author Beth Macy on Friday, October 28, at 10 AM. Beth Macy in ConversationFriday, October 2810 – 11:30 AMGrandin Theatre1310 Grandin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24015 Presented by Roanoke Public Libraries and the Roanoke Public Library Foundation, this event celebrates the role of reading together and theContinue reading “» Beth Macy in Conversation at the Grandin, Friday 10/28”

 » Roanoke Self-Portrait Project: THIRD MONDAY Gallery Talks!

Join neighbors, artists and new friends at the Third Monday Gallery Talks as we explore the role of art in connecting us around the world and across the city. Prior to the third Monday evening City Council Meetings, the Municipal Building at 215 Church Avenue, SW will be open for a 6 PM Gallery Talk. Each third Monday listedContinue reading ” » Roanoke Self-Portrait Project: THIRD MONDAY Gallery Talks!”

Golden Key Scavenger Hunt through October 8

There’s one more week for the Golden Key Scavenger Hunt. Funded through ARPA arts and cultural marketing funds, Virginia Children’s Theatre has led the charge to market arts and cultural offerings and bring shoppers into downtown businesses. The effort ends on Saturday, October 8. Learn more at the Golden Key Landing page. THE GOLDEN KEYContinue reading “Golden Key Scavenger Hunt through October 8”