Martinsville, Virginia


Don't miss Savory September this Friday!

Piedmont Arts annual fundraiser, Savory September: 50 Years of LOVE, will flash back to 1969 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth's slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

This groovy party for the arts will also celebrate the foods that Virginia made famous by featuring Virginia-themed dishes by local chefs, creative cocktails and an open bar. Themed attire is encouraged, but not required.

“Piedmont Arts hosts Savory September every fall and this year’s theme is sure to make for a fun time and great food,” said Executive Director Heidi Pinkston. “Everyone knows Virginia’s slogan, ‘Virginia is for Lovers’, and Savory September is a fun way to celebrate the Commonwealth while supporting the arts and sampling delicious dishes by our local chefs.”

Savory September Chefs + Dishes

Jimmy Warren and Hamlet Kitchens
Chicken a la France

Meritha Rucker and Rachael Wingfield
Peanut Butter Pie, Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes, Fruit and Marshmallow Salad

Lucy Coleman and Donna McGarry
Pimento Mac and Cheese, Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage Hash, Tang Cocktail

Beverly Pitzer, Jennifer Reis and Julian Mei
Moon Pies, Spaceballs, Tang Cocktail

Janet Ashby
Fondue, Chocolate Fountain, Vodka Gimlet

Rita, Mike and Sarah Hodges
Jello Shots, Jello Salad

Staci and Nancy Soper
Pigs in a Blanket, Swedish Meatballs

Robby Burton and Billy Kirby
Lettuce Wraps with Virginia Peanuts

Franz-Hahr and Bobby Phillips
Cheese Straws, Ham Biscuits

Kiah and Cameron Cooper
Shrimp 'n' Grits with Virginia Ham

 In addition to the party, guests can win major prizes in the museum’s biggest raffle to date. Raffle tickets are $10 each or $50 for six (one free). Raffle tickets are available at Piedmont Arts leading up to and during the event.

Raffle prizes include:
• Two VIP Rooster Walk 12 Passes
Festival May 21 – 25, 2020 at Pop’s Farm

• Custom Pet or Home Portrait by Karen Despot
11 in. x 14 in. watercolor painting

• Party for 50 at One Starling
Includes overnight stay (sleeps nine)

Hamlet Vineyard Package
Sunday lunch for four with two bottles of wine
Tickets to Savory September: 50 Years of LOVE are $40 each and include admission, food and bar. Tickets are on sale now at Piedmont Arts and online at Proceeds benefit the arts in Martinsville-Henry County.

Savory September: 50 Years of LOVE is sponsored by Martinsville-Henry County EDC's Tourism Division, Angler's Choice, Roo's Reliable Lawn Maintenance, South Print, Inc. and Dorothy Campbell CLT Trust.