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These are the blog entries for the selected month.

Blue-Emu To Sponsor First NASCAR Cup Series Night Race At Martinsville Speedway

Friday February 28, 2020

Multi-year Blue-Emu, NASCAR Official Partnership Spotlights Martinsville Speedway

Lonesome River Band is Friday, April 24th

Friday February 28, 2020

Lonesome River Band at HJDB Event Center in Bassett, Va.

Rediscover Martinsville’s Museums: Bassett Historical Center

Friday February 28, 2020

*This is the fourth in a series of blog stories

New Sculpture Honors Martinsville’s Bill “DaffyBill” Pannill

Thursday February 27, 2020

A new sculpture was installed in Piedmont Arts’ Gravely-Lester Art Garden on Tuesday.

New Exhibits Opening at Piedmont Arts

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Appalachian crafts by 16 Hands, assemblages by Davis Choun.

Ensemble To Perform World Premier By Local Composer

Tuesday February 25, 2020

Chamber Music to perform world premiere highlighting local composers.

Artists to Discuss Exhibits at Art at Happy Hour, Feb. 27

Friday February 21, 2020

Artists Tawny Chatmon, Halide Salam to Discuss Exhibits at Art at Happy Hour

Event explores lyrics as a soundtrack to the black American experience

Wednesday February 19, 2020

Local producer, wordsmith Natalie Hodge presents ‘Lyrics to my Life’ at PHCC

LEAPing into the Year

Wednesday February 19, 2020

Roughly every four years, a special day occurs around the world: leap day!

Brass 5 Brings Sounds of the Big Bands and More to Piedmont Arts

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Brass 5 will perform Sounds of the Big Bands and Beyond, featuring music by the best artists of the big band era and more, on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Piedmont Arts.

Rediscover Martinsville’s Museums: FAHI African American Museum & Cultural Center

Thursday February 13, 2020

*This is the third in a series of blog stories

Piedmont Arts Scholarship Applications Due May 1

Thursday February 13, 2020

Area high school, college students eligible to apply for museum’s art scholarships

Rooster Walk Adds 14 More Bands to Memorial Day Weekend Festival

Tuesday February 11, 2020

12th annual Rooster Walk to take place in Martinsville, Va.

Speak Easy open mic is Tuesday, February 11th at Black Box

Friday February 7, 2020

Calling all poets, spoken wordsmiths, and songwriters...

Rooster Walk Ticket Price Increase & Lineup Announcement Coming Soon

Wednesday February 5, 2020

Ticket Price Increase and Lineup Announcement for Rooster Walk 12 Coming February 12th.

Sweets, Treats, and Eats for Your Valentine

Tuesday February 4, 2020

Fantastic ways to surprise your valentine this February!

Piedmont Arts Hosts Annual African American Read-In and Family Day

Tuesday February 4, 2020

Free family fun for all ages, Feb. 22

#LOVE is in Bloom in MHC this Valentine’s Day

Tuesday February 4, 2020

Valentine’s Day is here and, for many ladies, so is the moment they have been waiting for! The VisitMartinsville team is here to help you from your proposal, to your wedding day. Valentine’s Day is a fun and loving day for many people and we want to take the work out of it for you. From the jeweler to the “I Do” venue, let us help you start those plans!

It all starts with a ring! Martinsville – Henry County is home to two locally-owned and operated jewelry stores that can help you pick the perfect engagement ring for your soulmate. Whether you prefer a modern style, a ring with a vintage flare, or you want to design your own, our local jewelers are ready to help. You can also shop for wedding bands and gifts for your wedding party.

The Jeweler’s Edge offers more than 30 years of experience in jewelry sales and repairs. They are also a member of the Diamond Council of America and are certified in Diamonds and Gemstones. Stop by the store to browse their extensive collection, including estate pieces, or to have them create a one-of-a-kind piece for your future bride. You will also find an assortment of jewelry that will make perfect gifts for your groomsmen and bridal party.

Mark’s Jewelers, located in Uptown Martinsville, is owned and operated by local goldsmith Mark Gillipsie who has 32 years bench experience. Drop in and say hello and see what treasures are available. 

You bought the ring, she said yes, now it’s time to pick the perfect venue for your perfect day! What’s your wedding style? Elegant and chic? Charming and rustic? Outdoors and fun? Martinsville – Henry County is home to numerous venues that offer the perfect setting for your perfect day. Consider these venues:

The Bassett Train Station Event Center is located in the renovated historic train station in Bassett, Virginia. The Event Center has a historic appeal with added modern amenities.

The Heritage Conference & Event Center is located on the grounds of the former Bassett Country Club, which opened in 1926. The Lester Group has since modernized the former clubhouse and renamed it.

The Historic Little Post Office is located on a spacious wooded lot in the heart of Martinsville’s Arts & Cultural District. The building and grounds are full of historic charm. The small, gable-front building is lushly detailed in the Queen Anne Style, with beautiful ironwork and an original stained glass door, providing a beautiful backdrop for exhibits and events.

Mountain Valley Artisan Barn offers 7500 square feet of barn space and endless mountain views for the perfect country setting for your perfect day.

Stoneleigh Estate is a 1926 Tudor mansion nestled in the Virginia foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking 56 acres of manicured lawns, forest, and recently refurbished formal gardens. It is crafted out of stone from the nearby Smith River. The interior décor is European chic with modern conveniences. Stoneleigh is listed on the National Historic Registry and once the home of former Virginia Governor Thomas B. Stanley. (Featured in the Weddings edition of Virginia Living Magazine in 2018) 

Then comes the perfect reception venue! If you are looking for a venue for your reception, away from your wedding venue, consider these:
The Baldwin Building
Forest Park Country Club
Grand Fiesta Event Venue

Historic John D. Bassett Special Events Center
Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center& Museum
Mountain Valley Brewing
Piedmont Arts

Spencer Penn Centre
The Uptown Ministry Center
Virginia Museum of Natural History

Need lodging options for your out-of-town guests? Local options include a historic estate, elegant b & b’s, hotels and camping. Find information on the venues below, and others, at VisitMartinsville.com/stay.
Baymont Inn
Comfort Inn
The Fishel Cottage
Hampton Inn 
The Ketchie House
One Starling
Quality-Dutch Inn
The Simmons House

Contact the VisitMartinsville team for more information on local wedding venues and to find out how we can make your planning a little easier. Be sure to ask about obtaining welcome bags for your out-of-town guests by calling (276) 632-8006 or visit us online at www.VisitMartinsville.com/event-planning


February Newsletter from Mountain Valley Brewing

Monday February 3, 2020

February Newsletter

Music Night at Spencer-Penn Centre

Monday February 3, 2020

Music Night at Spencer-Penn Centre is Friday, February 14.