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Wednesday September 9, 2015


The Third Annual Martinsville Culture Crawl, which was originally scheduled forMartinsville Culture Crawl Saturday, September 12, has been rescheduled for 

Friday, September 18 due to the threat of inclement weather.

The Culture Crawl will now coincide with Third Friday Art Walk and the TGIF Summer Concert Series in Uptown Martinsville.

Martinsville Culture Crawl is designed to celebrate arts and culture in Martinsville by showcasing the many cultural opportunities available in the community. Visitors to Uptown can enjoy music, art, tours, activities, food and special discounts at area businesses and restaurants.

“We are happy that the Culture Crawl will be joining Third Friday Art Walk and TGIF this year, to bring visitors to Uptown,” said Piedmont Arts Director of Marketing, Communications and Design Bernadette Moore. “Art Walks take place monthly, and many of the same businesses participate in both events, but it’s nice to have the opportunity to draw in more of our community with so many special events and discounts.”

“The Culture Crawl is an event put together by local arts and culture organizations,” said Piedmont Arts Executive Director Kathy Rogers. “Visitors will be able to experience a wide array of activities during the event as they walk along Starling, Church, Main and Fayette Streets. After visiting our Uptown businesses, we hope everyone will enjoy an evening of fun and live music at TGIF.”

Participants who wish to enhance their Culture Crawl experience can purchase a Culture Crawl wristband. Wristbands are $10 each and allow wearers access to special discounts, events and giveaways. Wristbands are also required to ride the Culture Crawl shuttle, which will taxi guests around Uptown during the event. Wristbands are available at Piedmont Arts, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville-Henry County Visitors Center and Patrick Henry Community College.


Culture Crawl Event Schedule:

4 – 7 pm
"Crawl" from venue to venue
Uptown businesses open until 7 pm or later

6 – 10 pm
TGIF Summer Concert Series
• Live music by BuckShot, a country band from Virginia Beach
• $5 admission
• Cash Bar

Every 15 Minutes
Culture Crawl Shuttle Rides From:
• Piedmont Arts
• Daily Grind
• MHC Visitors Center

Culture Crawl maps will be available at participating venues on the night of the event. The maps outline all the activities taking place during the crawl, as well as special discounts offered with the Culture Crawl wristband. A full listing of events is also available online at PiedmontArts.org.

Martinsville Culture Crawl is made possible through generous sponsorships by Martinsville-Henry County Visitors Center, Grooming Tails Doggie Boarding & Day Care, Stifel, First United Methodist Church and Martinsville Branch Blue Ridge Regional Library.

Tags: MHC Visitor Center, Piedmont Arts