Martinsville, Virginia


Join us for the Expressions 2024 Opening Reception

By: Lauren Brooke Ellis | Programs and Public Relations Coordinator

May 29, 2024

Art, Entertainment, Family Fun

Galleries Closed
Galleries, Discovery Room, Gift Shop, and Library are closed for exhibit installation through May 31, 2024.

On Friday, May 31, artists and art lovers from all over Southwest Virginia will gather in the Piedmont Arts galleries to celebrate the opening of Expressions 2024. This reception is free and open to the public. There will be beer, wine, and light refreshments available. The event will also feature an Awards Ceremony hosted by Piedmont Arts and the Lynwood Artists. Judged by Jennifer Reis, artist and Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, awards will be given in all catergories in addition to Best in Show, sponsored by Virginia Glass & Mirror. Expressions 2024 features works of art created by over 100 local artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles. The exhibit will open on Saturday, June 1st and close on Saturday, July 26.

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: May 31, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

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Upcoming Events and Classes
It is with great pride that Piedmont Arts announces this year’s recipients of the J. Clyde Hooker Award: Guy Stanley, a pillar of Piedmont Arts and Martinsville and Henry County, and Rooster Walk, the beloved music festival that is integral to this community. The Arts in Education award recipients and Scholarship recipients will be honored in a special ceremony on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Piedmont Arts gallery.

The Arts in Education award recipients, Anne Norman Young teacher at Carlisle School, Bryan Dunn teacher at Magna Vista High School, and the Martinsville City Public Schools' Performing Arts Academy. 


It's not too late!
Summer camps at Piedmont Arts are a terrific way to beat the heat and provide your children with some amazing skills and unlock some new talents. Sign-ups are still available, though some sessions are limited. Call Piedmont Arts at 276-632-3221 for more information.
Imagination runs wild at Curtains Up! Theatre Camp.

Open Studio
Every Tuesday starting June 4 from  1-3 PM  
All ages welcome

Bob Ross Painting
June 6
July 11
Aug. 5
9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Yoga in the Galleries
Tuesday, June 11
6 PM 

3-D Felt Class
June 25
July 30
Aug 2
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Summer Art Camp
Grade K-2: June 10-14
Grade 3-5: June 17-21
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Curtains Up! Camp
Grade K-2: July 15-19
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Grade 3-5: July 22-26
1 PM-5 PM