Martinsville, Virginia


Piedmont Arts Uses Social Media to Engage and Inspire During Coronavirus Closure

Piedmont Arts is closed to visitors through June 10, 2020, as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). All programs and events scheduled during this time have been canceled or postponed. Because of this closure, the museum has been forced to cancel its annual open-entry art exhibit, Expressions.

“We are truly saddened that the community will miss out on Expressions this year,” said Director of Exhibitions and Marketing Bernadette Moore. “The exhibit offers a wonderful chance to showcase the artists in our region. Expressions will return next year and we look forward to sharing the work of these talented artists with our community.”

To keep the community engaged while the museum is closed, Piedmont Arts staff members are coming up with new ways to provide helpful and engaging content. Starting this week, Piedmont Arts' social media accounts will feature daily themed posts to help engage and inspire followers during this difficult time.

Follow Piedmont Arts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, look for the following hashtags, and use them to share posts with the museum:

Sundays – #ShareTheLoveSunday
Using words, art, poetry, music or any other form of expression, tell Piedmont Arts where you are finding hope in the world right now.

Mondays – #MomentOfZenMonday
Sharing images and videos of artwork from around the world to offer followers a moment of zen.

Tuesdays – #TryItOutTuesdayStay connected with the arts at home with fun, arts-based activities for kids and adults to enjoy.

Wednesdays – #WheresYourArtWednesday
Learn more about the community’s permanent collection of sculptures and murals, as well as exhibits currently on display at the museum.

Thursdays – #TourTheWorldThursday
Take virtual tours of museums and cultural attractions around the world.

Fridays – #FreePerformanceFriday
Watch free videos of plays, operas, concerts and more from artists and arts organizations around the world.

Saturdays – #StayEngagedSaturday
The museum will highlight a famous work of art and challenge you to recreate the work using items you have at home.

The museum has also created Piedmont Arts @ Home, a virtual activities guide, featuring free resources from Piedmont Arts and arts organizations around the country. Visit to view the guide and find fun, at-home activities for adults and children.