» 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”

» Submit your artwork and “Color Your Corner!”

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! Artwork submissions must meet the following criteria: Original artwork Incorporates the message “Every Corner is a Crosswalk” in a positive way Highlights theContinue reading “» Submit your artwork and “Color Your Corner!””

» Schedule set for Saturdays in September: Story Hours at the Arches

Stroll, wheel, bike, or walk the neighborhood and greenway to get the kids to Arches on Saturdays in September at 11 AM. See the full schedule below or download the flyer. Celebrating the Roanoke River Greenway as a diverse and welcoming space was a primary goal for the neighborhood and community leaders who guided theContinue reading “» Schedule set for Saturdays in September: Story Hours at the Arches”

» T-Bone spotlights the Public Art Program in his “Best of Roanoke”

Radio Free Roanoke hosts T-Bone and H.B. sat down with Arts & Culture Coordinator Douglas Jackson to catch up on the program and hear what’s next. T-Bone and H.B. did a terrific job with the episode, clearly researching and structuring the conversation to hit the highs and history of the work of the Roanoke ArtsContinue reading “» T-Bone spotlights the Public Art Program in his “Best of Roanoke””

» Fall Artists’ Series

The Roanoke Arts Commission invites regional artists to a seasonal online series designed to strengthen networking and submission opportunities. Through ongoing initiatives such as the artists’ series, the Roanoke Arts Commission aims to: catalyze the engagement of artists in the public sphere and  expedite the development of meaningful opportunities. Click on the title to watchContinue reading “» Fall Artists’ Series”