» NO NEED TO SPEED Signal Box Art Call

The City of Roanoke is accepting submissions for the Color Your Corner Contest. Five selected artists will have their artwork installed on a signal cabinet in Roanoke for the community to see! This art contest is part of the 2021 Roanoke Pedestrian Safety Campaign, which is led by the City of Roanoke and the VirginiaContinue reading “» NO NEED TO SPEED Signal Box Art Call”

» ART CALL! Window Mural to Celebrate Small Businesses

Our partners at the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (RRSBDC) are seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific original artwork for National Small Business Week. The RRSBDC is located in the business district of Downtown Roanoke, physical address: 210 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA. This opportunity is open to established professional artists. The application deadlineContinue reading “» ART CALL! Window Mural to Celebrate Small Businesses”

» Congratulations to our 2021-22 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. 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. They considered funding scenarios. They metContinue reading “» Congratulations to our 2021-22 Grantees”

» Behind the scenes with Fashionista Roanoke’s Garland Gravely

“It’s important as a community that we know how to come together and work together,” says Garland Gravely, a founder of Fashionista Roanoke.   The Roanoke native says it’s all about multiculturalism as the organization develops creative collaborations to benefit nonprofit partners.  Established in 2008, Fashionista Roanoke produces fashion shows for good causes and trains youthContinue reading “» Behind the scenes with Fashionista Roanoke’s Garland Gravely”

» Artist Opportunities in the Healing Arts at Carilion Clinic

The arts and humanities are doing important work in wellness and healthcare, and there are avenues for artist involvement. Locally Carilion Clinic’s ongoing Healing Arts Program has several opportunities. Artists with ties to Virginia are invited to create an interactive healing sculpture that can travel to Carilion healthcare sites in the region. Submissions are due atContinue reading “» Artist Opportunities in the Healing Arts at Carilion Clinic”

» On the Podcast: Heather Marshall and Practices of Mind in the Studio

As a realist, artist Heather Marshall observes the world around her through her painting. She also teaches studio practice to high school students. In doing so, she shares the Eight Studio Practices of Mind, concepts elucidated in Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education by Hetland et al. “You’ll often hear art in schoolsContinue reading “» On the Podcast: Heather Marshall and Practices of Mind in the Studio”

» RCPS Elementary Students say WE ARE ART

Roanoke City Public Schools students have created works of art inspired by a recent Roanoke City Libraries and the Roanoke Arts Commission video. In person and virtual art students chose lyrics from the WE ARE ART Rap Cypher that resonated with them and sparked their imaginations to create unique artworks. Students chose to draw, paint, or collage toContinue reading “» RCPS Elementary Students say WE ARE ART”

» Keeley Healing Arts seeks healing sculpture

The Carilion Clinic Foundation invites artists to submit a proposal for a portable sculpture/vessel to be utilized as a focus for ceremonies of healing in various healthcare and community settings. The sculpture must be interactive, durable, and one-of-a-kind. The chosen work will be of a scale and material suitable for easy transport to locations throughoutContinue reading “» Keeley Healing Arts seeks healing sculpture”

» Recovering Together documentary features Roanoke’s arts community

“After one year of out-of-the-box ideas, reflection, and resilience,” writes Penn State broadcast journalism senior Callaway Turner, “the arts community in the Roanoke Valley has survived.” As her senior thesis in the Schreyer Honors College, Turner completed a short documentary film featuring a look at the pandemic shifts and recovery readiness of Roanoke’s arts communities.Continue reading “» Recovering Together documentary features Roanoke’s arts community”

» Fostering the Future with Roanoke Cultural Endowment’s Katherine Fralin

On the podcast: Join the Roanoke Cultural Endowment Board Secretary Katherine Fralin for a conversation on the arts, the future, and investing in what’s possible. “Roanoke’s culture per capita is off the charts,” says Fralin. As the founding director of the Batten Leadership Institute at Hollins University, Katherine is thoughtful on what drives change andContinue reading “» Fostering the Future with Roanoke Cultural Endowment’s Katherine Fralin”