In the coming weeks, Piedmont Arts will bring many exciting events to the Martinsville-Henry County area. Read on for more information about these upcoming events that can enjoy here in MHC!
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Tonight, Piedmont Arts On Stage is proud to present Virginia Symphony Orchestra's debut performance in Martinsville as part of the VSO's first-ever tour of the Commonwealth.
Virginia Symphony Orchestra will present a program featuring extraordinary works by Mozart, Gershwin and Debussy, with a concerto by Virginia composer Adolphus Hailstork performed by virtuoso violinist, Brendon Elliott.
Maria In The Shower
Maria in the Shower's mix of Tin Pan Alley ditties, Cuban shuffles, hollow hills spirituals, roots and rockabilly is readymade for live performance. Part vaudeville show, part cabaret, part punk and part folk, Maria in the Shower is a deceptive name for a musical collaboration that seeks to defy description.
Born in Vancouver in 2005, the band has been a fixture of the city's underground music scene for a number of years, exploring the fringe of music and theatre. The four-piece act blends influences into a creative and unpredictable sound. Coming May 2 to the Rives Theatre!
Expressions 2014 Call For Artists
Artists living within a 100-mile radius of Martinsville are invited to enter work in Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts annual open-entry art exhibit, Expressions. This event will be held this Saturday at Piedmont Arts.
On Sunday, June 1, take the Bus to Broadway to Durham Performing Arts Center for the smash-hit musical, Mamma Mia!, featuring ABBA's greatest hits. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!
Bus departs from Piedmont Arts at 4 pm and returns by 12 am. Please bring food and beverage of your choice, or purchase a boxed dinner for $10. Only three seats are left, so register by Monday, April 28.
Painting + Pinot
Ready for a fun-filled night out? Bring your enthusiasm, some friends and your beverage of choice for a night of painting at Piedmont Arts. During Painting + Pinot, explore your creative side in a casual studio environment, while instructor Pepper Martin guides you, step-by-step, through your own acrylic masterpiece. All experience levels are welcome. Register early, class size is limited to 20 students.
First Friday Art Walk
First Fridays are a great time to visit Uptown Martinsville. Enjoy art, food, music and fun along the city's historic streets during the First Friday Art Walk. Over 20 galleries, restaurants and shops are open with live music and other events happening on select First Fridays.
First Fridays are always free, self-guided and held rain or shine.
Bob Ross Workshop
Happy little trees are calling! Master the art of oil painting like everyone's favorite PBS star at instructor Ed Gowen's monthly Bob Ross Technique Workshop at Piedmont Arts. Each class has a different subject. For a list of classes and subjects, visit www.PiedmontArts.org.