Martinsville, Virginia


Earth Day Family Day at Piedmont Arts

Earth Day Family Day at Piedmont Arts

Piedmont Arts is hosting their annual Earth Day Family Day at the museum on April 22nd from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. There will be plenty of activities for children spanning from face painting and games to nature-themed arts and crafts. The museum will also be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Pollinator Path with a community planting day immediately following. Free snacks will be provided. All events are free and open to the public. Family Days are sponsored by Sovah Health and Carter Bank and Trust.

In addition to the planned Earth Day activities, the museum will also be revealing its new Pollinator Path, funded in part by the Harvest Foundation’s Project Hope grant. This grant was created to fund projects that spark hope in the community, and Piedmont Arts utilized it to create an accessible path that connects the museum to the Gravely-Lester Art Garden. The pathway will be lined by native pollinator plants and artwork created by local artists. There will be a section of raised garden beds for an Adopt-A-Bed program with educational signage scattered throughout so every element of the pathway is an opportunity to learn, participate, and steward the land to protect local pollinators. Other projects are underway that will directly benefit birds, bats, and bees. After the ribbon cutting, there will be time at Family Day devoted to planting garden beds for the path. For those interested in adopting a garden bed, volunteering, or donating to the Pollinator Path, please reach out to Lauren Ellis at

Family Days are beloved community events that open the museum to the public for exploration and fun. The galleries will be open during Family Day, so the community can take time participating in themed events and activities as well as exploring the artwork on display.