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”
Category Archives: Partner News
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”
» Culture Calendar
WFIR reporter Gene Marrano puts together a handy weekly cultural calendar. Hear voices from our arts community and hear what’s planned for the coming weekend. Grab the latest episode below. https://wfirnews.com/news/culture-calendar-for-this-weekend The Roanoke Arts Commission is pleased to sponsor the Culture Calendar during the first half of 2023.
» 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”
» June Newsletter
This month, see the work in progress…a miniature by Amanda Kelly for the Roanoke Self-Portrait Project. Get all the news in this month’s newsletter!
» 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”
» Free Youth Artists Workshops for Roanoke City Youth
Calling Roanoke’s top youth artists! Attend free workshops this summer to help produce work that will be added to the City of Roanoke’s permanent collection. The workshops, led by artist Heather Marshall will result in six works to be installed in the Oliver Hill Justice Center waiting room for Juvenile and Domestic Court. Get allContinue reading “» Free Youth Artists Workshops for Roanoke City Youth”