» 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”

» 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”

» Melrose Avenue Bus Shelters

Two covered bus shelters that incorporate public art are included in the streetscape improvements along Melrose Avenue.   The shelters, to be dedicated on August 5, were a  collaborative partnership between the Roanoke Arts Commission, Valley Metro, HUD  Community Resources and residents and stakeholders of MOTA. These shelters were  designed by local artist Daniel KuehlContinue reading “» Melrose Avenue 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 Exhibit

The Roanoke Arts Commission is pleased to announce the opening of our next temporary sculpture exhibition — A New Life: Reimagining Roanoke. The exhibition includes sculpture in Elmwood Park, at two locations on the Roanoke River Greenway, and on the campus of Hollins University. The exhibition includes work by regional artists and artists from acrossContinue reading “» Reimagining Roanoke Exhibit”