» Designing Creative Communities: Book read begins April 11

Got a creative project that will make the community a better place? We’re taking a look at creating change locally through in our next Change Academy read.   We found a fun book that is available at Book No Further.  While the book is self-published by Spud Marshall through Amazon, you can buy it locallyContinue reading ” » Designing Creative Communities: Book read begins April 11″

» Call for inlet art! Use your creativity to help keep our river clean

THIS CALL HAS CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF ARTISTS. The City of Roanoke is seeking up to eight artists or artist teams to transform storm drains in the City of Roanoke into works of art. Artists will be provided materials, safety equipment, and an honorarium of $400 for their work. See pictures andContinue reading “» Call for inlet art! Use your creativity to help keep our river clean”

» ART MATTERS: A call for works that advance wellness, justice & inclusion

ART MATTERS GRANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH AUGUST 1 AND ARE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS. To celebrate 2022-23 as Roanoke’s YEAR OF THE ARTIST and advance the role of arts and culture in recovery and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) seeks artists to undertake projects that advance community wellness,Continue reading “» ART MATTERS: A call for works that advance wellness, justice & inclusion”

» WE ARE ART: The Roanoke Self-Portrait Project

THIS CALL HAS CLOSED. Our first call to the YEAR OF THE ARTIST network was for WE ARE ART: The Roanoke Self-Portrait Project. To celebrate 2022 as Roanoke’s YEAR OF THE ARTIST and advance the role of arts and culture in recovery and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) seeks exhibition-ready artContinue reading “» WE ARE ART: The Roanoke Self-Portrait Project”

» Southeast Greenway Gateways

THIS CALL HAS NOW CLOSED With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, we’re partnering with the Southeast Neighborhood to strengthen some neighborhood gateways along the Roanoke River Greenway.  This section of the greenway is already beautiful, historic, and accessible to the neighborhood. For visitors using the greenway, it can be an introduction toContinue reading “» Southeast Greenway Gateways”

» FLOATING, TOGETHER by Josh Nolan

Josh Nolan’s Floating, Together is the first mural funded under a new pilot program by the Roanoke Arts Commission. The public/private funding strategy triples a city investment in getting more public facing art in place by partnering with interested property owners and neighborhood or business associations. Learn more about the ART IN PLACE program here.Continue reading “» FLOATING, TOGETHER by Josh Nolan”

» New program puts ART IN PLACE

In 2021, the City of Roanoke began a pilot public/private partnership strategy to encourage public facing art on private property. Dubbed ART IN PLACE, the program requires a 2 to 1 match provided by the property owner and a neighborhood or business association. To date, three projects have received approval from the Roanoke Arts Commission:Continue reading “» New program puts ART IN PLACE”

» Play BINGO!

Celebrate our arts and cultural scene by getting out to performances, museums, lectures, and creating something new. They are all fun activities that make life richer all around. Plus you can win prizes. You can still register your cards. There will be one more drawing on November 16. Congratulations to our winners to date: RachelContinue reading “» Play BINGO!”

» Artists at work on designs for the GRANDIN ART WALK

OVERVIEW The Roanoke Co+op, the Roanoke Arts Commission, and the Grandin Village Business Association are seeking exhibition-ready installation pieces and will unveil the Grandin Village Art Walk in the spring/summer of 2022. The project will be a multi-mural installation comprised of nine (9) separate murals to be installed on the south facing wall of theContinue reading “» Artists at work on designs for the GRANDIN ART WALK”

» Home sought for Eaton’s “Chairway to Heaven”

Chairway to Heaven is a site-specific installation at Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge, in Roanoke, Va. It was originally made for the Laybrinth Exhibition as part of the 2011 Marginal Arts Festival, but was retained by the church as a permanent installation. The church will no longer be have access to the space, so a new homeContinue reading “» Home sought for Eaton’s “Chairway to Heaven””