Apply to be the 2023 Writer by Bus

Deadline: Midnight, February 28, 2023 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 by Bus call was announcedContinue reading “Apply to be the 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”

» Congratulations to our 2022-23 Grantees

We’re pleased to announce that the Roanoke City Council supported a consistent level of funding for arts and cultural programming at $336,500 for FY 2022-23. The Agency Funding Advisory Committee (AFAC) worked hard this spring reviewing applications for the coming year. They looked at past performance and the work of our partners. See the fundingContinue reading “» Congratulations to our 2022-23 Grantees”

» First ART MATTERS Grants Announced

We’re celebrating our first ten Art Matters grant awards with a Virtual Meet the Artist. Learn all about the awards in this press release and in this article from the June 1 Roanoke Times, “Roanoke Arts Commission funds 10 art projects.” Read the June 7 Roanoke Times editorial, “Art Matters grants humble start to aContinue reading “» First ART MATTERS Grants Announced”

» National Youth Poet Laureate Program Launching in Roanoke

In Fall 2023, the City of Roanoke will have its first Youth Poet Laureate. Funded through an Art Matters grant, local leader, spoken word artist, and musician Bryan “Harvest Blaque” Hancock, will work with community partners through the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023 to provide opportunities to area youth to explore community, place,Continue reading “» National Youth Poet Laureate Program Launching in Roanoke”