Martinsville, Virginia


Upcoming Events at Piedmont Arts December 2023

By: Piedmont Arts

December 5, 2023


From China to Appalachia
Saturday, Jan. 13 • Reception at 6:30 pm • Concert at 7 pm
GRAMMY Award-winning American roots artists Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer join with Chinese classical hammered dulcimer player Chao Tian in a show that combines music from China to Appalachia and beyond. Instrumentation includes yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), gourd banjo, five-string banjo, ukulele, guitars, dumbek, cello-banjo and mandolin.

The group’s repertoire includes traditional Chinese and Appalachian music as well as contemporary and traditional music from around the world. Unusual combinations explore new arrangements to old music, such as “Dark Eyes.” Ukulele, yangqin and guitar create a new pallet for this Russian folk song turned jazz manouche tune. Cathy and Marcy join Chao in singing a Chinese lullaby, “Nani Wan” and Chao easily adds her love of American old-time music to fiddle tunes and songs.

Watercolor artist Z.L. Feng will create a painting during the performance.
• $20 General Admission
• $10 Student (K-12)

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Venus Inferred
On view through Jan. 13

Watercolors by Z.L. Feng
On view through Jan. 13

The Journey
On view through Jan. 13

Dancing for the Arts
March 9 • 4 pm • MHS Auditorium
Piedmont Arts' fabulous fundraiser returns with a fresh slate teams dancing in support of the arts in MHC.
• $30 Reserved Seating
• $20 General Admission
• $5 Student (K-12) GA

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Your votes ($1 = 1 vote) benefit your favorite teams and raise money to support Piedmont Arts programming in Martinsville-Henry County. Each team's final score is made up of a combination of your votes and the judges’ scores. The team with the highest final score wins the grand prize.

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Joy to the World: Smith River Singers
Dec. 11 • 7 pm • Galilean House of Worship • Free
• Smith River Singer, Brass 5 of Roanoke, First United Methodist Youth Choir, Pianists Beth Chapman & Jill Gardner

Preschool in the Galleries
Dec. 13 • 9:30 + 10:30 am
• Gale Buck: Storytelling Santa, Campbell Court Elementary Choir

Foster Gallery Reception
Jan. 9 • 4 – 6 pm • Free
• Artwork by students from Bassett, Martinsville and
Magna Vista high schools


Wee Create!
Dec. 6
3 – 4 pm

Bob Ross Class
Dec. 7
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Yoga in the Galleries
Dec. 9
10:30 – 11:30 am

Chix with Stix
Dec. 12
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yoga in the Galleries: 108 Sun Salutations
Dec. 21
5:30 pm

Chix with Stix
Jan. 9, 23
10:30 am – 12:30 pm