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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Open Studio Opportunities

May 1 - May 31
$60

Open studio opportunities in the Virginia Ross Education Studio are available to printmakers and ceramic artists. Access to top of the line clay and printmaking equipment and space to work will be furnished for $60 per quarter. Apply on line at www.SVACart.com.

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Ongoing

Second Saturdays Art Opening @ Art on the Trax with Tom Tartaglino

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - May 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Art on the Trax at Creative Framing & The Art Box will be hosting demos and an opening reception on May 11th to celebrate the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival! If you’re feeling inspired, at 12PM stop by as you visit other local venues for a demonstration on pour painting using Golden pouring mediums, an […]

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Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative

January 16 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 12:00 pm

Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative 8AM to 12PM. Under the big white tent, a producer-only market featuring live music, fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, fine crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. Live music to be announced. Open every Saturday through October 26, 2019. 804-761-7581. 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Summer Art Camp Opportunities for Kids!

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm
POR

SAVE THE DATE! SVAC has opened registration for Summer Art Camps for kids! Please check out the Shenandoah Valley Art Center website for class descriptions and to make your reservations now! Classes fill up quickly!

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Class: Raku for Adults

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm
$160

SVAC has opened registration for summer adult classes. Study the Japanese art of Raku with Ceramic Artist, Lynn Hilton Conyers in her Lyndhurst, Va. pottery studio. The class covers hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and firing techniques for the production of Raku ware. The class covers three days of work, June 21, 27, & 28. […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center: Fall Foliage Art Festival Applications Accepted

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 4:00 pm
$210

Applications from professional artists and artisans are now being accepted for the 49th Annual Fall Foliage Art Show to be held October 12 – 13. One hundred and fifty of the artists selected by the standards committee will showcase their works including painting, printmaking, wood, pottery, glass, jewelry, sculpture and mixed media. The artists bring […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center: Art SPARKS: Lunch Preview Event

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - May 29 @ 1:00 pm
Free

Check out the newest FREE program: ART Sparks: Lunch Preview. Joy Tartter, SVAC studio artist, will be on hand Wednesdays and Saturdays at noon with a preview of a new art instruction video. Bring a brown bag lunch and settle in to watch the screening. Maybe your interest will be *sparked* and you will be […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center: Weekly Painting Group

May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 12:00 pm
Free

Check out the newest FREE program: ART Sparks: Lunch Preview. Joy Tartter, SVAC studio artist, will be on hand Wednesdays and Saturdays at noon with a preview of a new art instruction video. Bring a brown bag lunch and settle in to watch the screening. Maybe your interest will be *sparked* and you will be […]

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8:00 am

Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative 8AM to 12PM. Under the big white tent, a producer-only market featuring live music, fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, fine crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. Live music to be announced. Open every Saturday through October 26, 2019. 804-761-7581. nelsonfarmersmarketmanager@gmail.com 3079 Rockfish Valley […]

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9:00 am

Nelson Downriver Canoe and Kayak Race

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Nelson Downriver Canoe and Kayak Race. 9AM to 3PM. Sponsored by Nelson Area Paddlers and Nelson County Parks and Recreation. This 8 mile race on the lower Tye River is suitable for experienced canoe and kayak paddlers. Up to Class II/III-whitewater. (Course subject to change due to water level). Registration begins at 9AM to 10:45AM. […]

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10:00 am

25th Nelson County Historic Homes and Properties Tour

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

25th Nelson County Historic Homes and Properties Tour. Beech Grove and Nellysford Communities. 10AM to 4PM. Dodd Cabin, Beech Grove Christian Church, The Prizery at Elk Hill, Wintergreen Store (Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center), Glenthorne, The Samuel Woods Witt House (Nellysford Country Inn). The tour sites are located in the Southern Rockfish Valley along […]

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Hoop Dreams Basketball Tournament at RVCC

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hoop Dreams Basketball Tournament at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. 10AM to 4PM. Hoop Dreams 3-ON-3 Basketball Tournament—Team Brackets for youth, young adults, adults, and seniors! Team Registrations Due By April 30! Contact us at rockfishcc@gmail.com or 434-361-0100. TIME TO LIGHT IT UP! Proceeds go toward lighting the RVCC basketball court! Hoop Dreams is sponsored […]

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May the 4th Be With You Fun Run at Devils Backbone

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

May the 4th Be With You Fun Run at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. 10AM to 12PM. Celebrate Star Wars Day with a fun trail run full of obstacles, costume competitions, and fun swag for everyone! Tickets available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1039870299735073/ First 100 runners will receive a free pair of May the 4th Be With You DB […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Exhibits in May

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 4:00 pm
Free

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of May, is exhibiting in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery the artwork of Angus Carter, a Staunton based artist working in mixed media, photography, and film. This series of recent paintings are full of raw movement and powerful mark making. In his own words: “The intent of my work […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Class: Saturday Art for Kids

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 25 @ 12:00 pm
$15

For the young artist, the ever popular Saturday Art for Kids is designed as a program that expands upon art offered in school or as an art experience for the home schooled. The classes are taught by artists who are amazing with kids. All supplies and snacks are included for children ages 6 – 10. […]

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11:00 am

Derby Day Party at The Virginia Distillery Company

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Derby Day Party at The Virginia Distillery Company. 11AM to 6PM. And they're off! Join us for our annual Derby Day event and sip a Virginia Julep while enjoying live music by the Jason Burke Band 2PM to 5PM. Food truck details coming soon. Book our Virginia Whisky Experience tour in advance. 434-285-2900. 299 Eades […]

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Batesville Day

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Batesville Day, Saturday May 4, 2019 Make plans to come to the 44th annual celebration of this vibrant community in the glorious foothills of the Blue Ridge – the famous 10K race; the biggest little parade around featuring the Henley Middle School Marching Band, the Albemarle Morris Men, the Crozet Lion’s Club Broom Brigade, kids […]

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4:00 pm

Derby Day at Devils Backbone Distilling Co.

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Derby Day at Devils Backbone Distilling Co. 4PM to 8PM. Watch the Derby in style with us in the Distillery Lounge! We will have Derby inspired cocktails all day, and a best hat and best dressed competition, so dress to impress and get ready for a fun evening watching the races! Crossroads of Route 151 […]

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5:00 pm

Shenandoah Valley Art Center Exhibits Opening: Angus Carter

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of May, is exhibiting in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery the artwork of Angus Carter, a Staunton based artist working in mixed media, photography, and film. This series of recent paintings are full of raw movement and powerful mark making. In his own words: “The intent of my work […]

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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Exhibits Opening: Andrea Stuart

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

In the Upstairs Gallery, Andrea Stuart, a Front Royal photographer, will be exhibiting Cabinet of Memories. Stuart commented, “My obsession comes from the past. Years ago, circumstances led me to abandon many precious antiques- a marble wash table, my grandmother's, pots and pans, my other grandmother's feathered hats, and many other sentimental objects of beauty […]

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