Martinsville, Virginia


New Pavilion Construction at Piedmont Arts

By: Lauren Brooke Ellis | Programs and Public Relations Coordinator

August 17, 2023


Piedmont Arts broke ground on the construction of new pavilion on Aug. 11, 2023. A project of the Growth + Restoration Campaign, this addition will provide expanded space for bigger and better events.

“The Growth + Restoration Campaign is integral to the continued success of Piedmont Arts,” said Executive Director Heidi Pinkston. “With these vital funds, many projects that allow us to better serve the community have been completed. The new pavilion is the next step in creating a functional and inviting space for guests.”

Pinkston says the pavilion is scheduled to be completed in winter 2023.

Other Growth + Restoration Campaign projects include renovations to the building and grounds, equipping the galleries with state-of-the-art lighting and climate control systems,  and reducing the museum’s carbon footprint. Visit for more information on the Growth + Restoration Campaign.

Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville, Virginia that inspires and engages the diverse Martinsville-Henry County community and surrounding areas through visual arts, performing arts and arts education. Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Piedmont Arts programming is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Piedmont Arts is located at 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at