A Legacy of Arts and Culture
50 Years of Art in Southern Virginia is a program funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts
and the Virginia Tourism Corporation, which celebrates the rich legacy of the arts in Martinsville-Henry County and the surrounding areas.
This year, Piedmont Arts, Martinsville's premier art museum and educational outreach center, celebrates its 50th anniversary. To mark this momentous occasion Piedmont Arts has partnered with the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Tourism & Film Division, Southern Virginia Artisan Center, Arts at the Rives Theatre and Reynolds Homestead to encourage participation in the many arts-related activities in our area. Please join us in celebrating the arts in Southern Virginia by taking part in the events planned for the upcoming year and beyond.
215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA
Piedmont Arts has been part of the Martinsville-Henry County community for 50 years. They provide exciting On Stage! performances and special events as well as thought-provoking exhibits in their galleries. Gallery admission is always free of charge.
Gallery Hours: Tue - Fri 10 am - 5 pm & Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA
Reynolds Homestead, a Commonwealth Campus of Virginia Tech, features the birthplace and boyhood home of R.J. Reynolds. They offer classes in their Continuing Education Center as well as events such as concerts and lectures. Tours are available of the restored Homestead April - October. Prices are $3 for adults and $2 for children.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm
54 West Church Street, Martinsville, VA
Southern Virginia Artisan Center and School of Craft and Design began in 2004 as a program of Patrick Henry Community College. The School of Craft and Design offers certificate programs and workshops in Glass Arts, Fine Woodworking, Fiber Arts, Pottery, Decorative Painting, and Jewelry Fabrication. The Artisan Center also includes a gallery where more than 90 local and regional artisans showcase and sell their original artwork. In 2007, the Artisan Center developed a partnership with the Martinsville-Henry County EDC's Tourism & Film Division and both the Artisan Center and the Visitor Center are housed together.
Hours: Mon - Sat 9 am - 5 pm
215 East Church Street, Martinsville, VA
The historic Rives Theatre is home to music, performing arts and cinema in Uptown Martinsville. Operated by the nonprofit group, Arts at the Rives Theatre, the Rives hosts First Fridays at the Rives, an artisan concert series, on the first Friday of each month, The Lion's Club's Bluegrass at the Rives every third Saturday of the month and music and performances throughout the year. The Rives is also available for rent for private events and parties.
Additional Partners Include:
- The Cafe at Arts & Deli
- As Is Outlet Custom Framing & Home Decor
- Chris's Custom Framing & Fine Art
- Martha's Baskets, Gifts & More