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Thursday September 4, 2014

Celebrate arts and culture in Martinsville! Join the fun by visiting Martinsville's museums, art studios, shops and restaurants from 4 - 8 pm. Special events, including live music and community theatre, will take place at select venues. Martinsville Culture Crawl is a free community event.

NEW! This year, you can enhance your Culture Crawl experience by purchasing 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. Look for events marked with an * to find wristband-only deals.

Event Schedule

4 - 6 pm
"Crawl" from venue to venue
Uptown businesses open until 6 pm or later

6 - 7 pm
Community party with food, drinks and music at MHC Heritage Center

7 - 8 pm
Dinner in Uptown
Improv at the Black Box

8 - 11 pm
Live music at Rives Theatre
Doors 8 pm / Concert 9 pm

Participating Venues

Arts + Culture

Piedmont Arts
215 Starling Ave
Press It!-Create an original community print, enjoy refreshments and live music by Amy Stewart and Ann Nichols and meet up for a Yo Pros Scavenger Hunt at 4 pm, * One free drink

Little Post Office
207 Starling Ave
Lemonade Stand, art on display, tours

The Simmons House
209 Starling Ave
Refreshments on porch

Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Ave
Free fossil dig-keep up to 3 fossils, post pics of your fossil finds to VMNH's Facebook page for identification

The Grey Lady
324 E Church St
Tours and refreshments

Martinsville Branch Blue Ridge Regional Library
310 E Church St
Have past due fines? Dance or sing your bill away!

Rives Theatre
215 E Church St
Music by Left Hip Pocket and Dr. Z and the Riff Raff at 9 pm, * $2 off concert admission

Studio 107
105 E Church St
* 10% off select items

Gallery 22
22 Walnut St
Blacksmithing demo by Noah Vogler, * 10 - 15% off select items

The Artisan Center
54 W Church St
Performance by Patriot Players at 4:30 pm, Fab Lab tours and demos, mozzarella cheese making demo by Stonehaus Farms at 4 and 5 pm, * Free apps and 10% off retail items

MHC Heritage Center and Museum
1 E Main St
Party on lawn from 6 - 7 pm with live music, drinks and food by Uptown restaurants and caterers, * One free drink

TheatreWorks Community Players
44 Franklin St
Improv at 7 pm, * $1 off admission

FAHI African American Museum and Cultural Center
211 Fayette St
Tours, Patriot Players at 5 pm


Martin Plaza
115 E Church St
* Fall Sale!-25% off all in stock sofas and chairs

As Is Outlet
107 A E Church St
* Discount on framing

The Pierced Ear
7 E Church St
* BOGO 1/2 off on anything in store

Rucker's Antique Emporium and Auction House
20 E Church St
Discount coupon and food

Shelia's This and That
35 E Church St
* 20% off

Sleep, Love, Play
10 E Church St
*10% off purchases from 4 - 8 pm
Sleep, Love, Play needs your young artist's help decorating their window for the Culture Crawl. Kids are invited to submit their version of the shop's mascot monkey. All entrants will receive a goodie bag and their artwork will be displayed in the shop's window. Plus, parents will receive a 20% off coupon! Enter by Fri, Sep 5 at 5 pm!

Fido's Finds + Kittie's Collectibles
133 E Main St
Gift Basket Raffle

A Junkin' Gypsy
107 E Main St
* 10% off on purchases over $5

MHC Visitor Center
191 Fayette St
Exhibit by Spencer-Penn Centre and Philpott Lake (US Army Corps of Engineers), * 10% off souvenirs


Daily Grind Coffee House + Cafe
303 E Church St
* Free small smoothie w/po of signature sandwich

Mtn' Jax Restaurant and Pub
43 E Church St
* Half price appetizer

Uptown Sweets
1 E Church St
Decorate your own cupcake, * 10% discount on purchase

37 East
37 E Main St

Rania's Italian Restaurant 
147 E Main St
Dinner special

Wild Magnolia
730 E Church St
*Discount on dinner wristband

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