» 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”

» Artists needed for Melrose-Orange Bus Shelters

The City of Roanoke seeks artists to provide permanent works of art to be incorporated into four (4) new bus shelters in the Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA). Proposals are due by 2 PM on April 12, 2021. In partnership with Valley Metro, the City will install uniform bus shelters with custom details such as shelterContinue reading “» Artists needed for Melrose-Orange Bus Shelters”

» Equity Planning for Arts & Culture

The Roanoke Arts Commission is charged with overseeing arts and cultural planning in the community. With the 2011 Arts & Cultural Plan.about 80% accomplished, the community has changed much since coming together to develop it. While it’s important to develop the next plan, in the next 18 months, we’ll operate in a hybrid state, continuingContinue reading “» Equity Planning for Arts & Culture”

» Safer Neighborhoods team seeks artist

Safer Neighborhoods, a sub-committee of Roanoke City’s Task Force to Reduce Gun Violence, seeks an artist to serve on the committee to help guide its vision for a public art project.  The committee’s primary purpose is to address the root causes that contribute to acts of violence and to create meaningful and transformative efforts that,Continue reading “» Safer Neighborhoods team seeks artist”

» Roanoke Rap Cypher: WE ARE ART

A collaboration of the Roanoke Public Libraries, the Roanoke Arts Commission, the Grandin Theatre, and the Feeding Southwest Virginia Community Solutions Center has led to the creation of the “We Are Art” rap cypher. Want to do more in our community? Find local anti-racism resources here. The project, led by Creative Director Macklyn Mosley, aContinue reading “» Roanoke Rap Cypher: WE ARE ART”

» 10 things to be happy about from 2020

It’s been a tough year, but among the challenges, and even because of them, we’re finding a lot to be grateful for. Here are just ten things from 2020 that made us happy. The Star City Strong Recovery Task Force When the pandemic overtook the world, the Federal and state governments sent resources to localities.Continue reading “» 10 things to be happy about from 2020”

» Reimagining Roanoke Sculpture Call

The Roanoke Arts Commission is pleased to announce a call for outdoor sculpture for a two-year, temporary exhibition running May 17, 2021 through April 14, 2023. The City is accepting submissions now through January 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM  for freestanding sculpture responding to the theme “A New Life: Reimagining Roanoke.”  Artwork may incorporate interactive asContinue reading “» Reimagining Roanoke Sculpture Call”

» ARTS CREATE HOPE – October is Arts and Humanities Month: Be part of the proclamation Monday, 10/5

October is National Arts & Humanities Month. Here in Roanoke we like to kick it off by getting a together a bunch of folks together who care about what the arts and humanities do for us. We can’t do that as well right now, so we’ll mark the occasion virtually: Monday, 10/5 2 PM CityContinue reading “» ARTS CREATE HOPE – October is Arts and Humanities Month: Be part of the proclamation Monday, 10/5”