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Art by Night Gallery Crawl

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. ” –Pablo Picasso


Attention all art lovers! Downtown Roanoke will be presenting its next monthly gallery crawl on November 6, and you definitely won’t want to miss out! The Art by Night Gallery Crawl features some incredibly talented artisans, and their displays: “Art by Night showcases Roanoke’s thriving arts community, featuring diverse galleries, museums and artist’s studios. This event supports Roanoke’s talented, local artists, and brings the community together through art openings, live music and demonstrations” (

Fast Facts:

When: November 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Roanoke (Free parking will be available at the Warehouse Row lot on Salem Avenue, the Williamson Road lots between Franklin Road and Church Avenue, and the Elmwood lot at Williamson Road.)

Cost: Free

Participating Galleries:

– Wilson Hughes Gallery (
– Art on Kirk (
– LinDor Arts (
– Villages of Africa (
– 202 Market Square Gallery (
– LIMINAL: alternative artspace (
– Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (
– The Market Gallery (
– Taubman Museum of Art (
– Ripple (
– Art & Iron, An Artistan Gallery (
– Alexander / Heath Contemporary (

Lodging: A Shenandoah Valley B&B!

Fall Photography in the Shenandoah Valley


It should come as no surprise the fall is one of the most photographed times of year. From professional photographers to casual passers-by with a camera phone, almost everyone is eager to capture the colorful brilliance of autumn. The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia happens to be a particularly picturesque locale for your photography, so grab your camera, book your room at one of our BBHSV Inns, and let these tips help you get started:

Take photos at sunrise and sunset.
“The first and last hours of sun during the day (the times right around both sunrise and sunset) have a brilliant quality to the light that can yield great photos” (PhotoJojo).

Use water in your photography.
“Still water in lakes and lochs is ideal for capturing reflections. If you get down to the water’s edge you can create sublime, symmetrical compositions, with the landscape occupying the top half of the shot and its reflection filling the foreground” (DigitalCameraWorld).

Use subtleties.
“Consider some close-ups that are related to autumn but not to the season’s bright colors, like the image of mushrooms growing on the side of a tree, or the photo of a milkweed seed pod with seeds being dispersed by the wind…Fall color is an excuse to go out in the woods; it doesn’t mean that everything you photograph has to be defined by colorful leaves” (NikonUSA).

Ready for an autumn adventure in the Shenandoah Valley? Choose an Inn now!