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!

Visit Valley ArtsFest, Harrisonburg, Virginia

830395_10151742460693266_565712955_o“As the first designated Arts & Cultural District in Virginia, Harrisonburg is home to a thriving arts community. Our galleries glorify the dedicated work of local artists and artisans, our theaters proudly boast exciting lineups of performing arts entertainment, and our museums capture enriching history and culture. During the month of June, Valley ArtsFest celebrates the best of the arts in Harrisonburg.”

Whether you’re a fan of dancing, modern art exhibits, musical performances, children’s art activities, or all of the above, you’ll want to attend as many of the upcoming Valley ArtsFest events as possible! From railroads to Civil War history, this celebration of the arts covers it all. Here are some examples of what you can experience at the 2015 ArtsFest:

June 12, 26: Fridays On The Square Summer Music Fest, featuring The Woodshedders (Americana) and The Nighthawks (Blues) (Location: Location: Court Square Lawn, Court Square, Downtown Harrisonburg)

June 19: Open House and Celebration of National Milling Day (Location: Breneman-Turner Mill, 5001 Turners Mill Lane, Harrisonburg)

June 19-21: Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival (Location: Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University – 1200 Park Road)

All of June: Rockingham Railroads: A 100 Year Review (Location: The Heritage Museum, 382 High Street, Dayton, VA, 22821)

Click here for more info. (Need lodging? Check out By the Side of the Road Bed & Breakfast and Stonewall Jackson Inn.)


A Cultural Collection at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

msvThe Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has a mission to “to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley.” Located in Winchester, Virginia, this preserver of history presents everything from artwork to outdoor events to historic exhibitions: “Designed by Michael Graves, the MSV anchors a regional history museum complex that also includes the Glen Burnie Historic House and six acres of spectacular gardens” (Shenandoah at War). Besides the exhibits, the museum also provides its guests with a Museum Store and a Museum Café, where you can browse, eat, and drink amidst the displays.


Upcoming Events:

August 23, 2014: Shenandoah Valley TasteFest– This free event offers cooking demonstrations, local food samples, vegetable lectures, and children’s activities, all of which goes encourages the Valley’s agricultural traditions.

August 24, 2014: Circa Blue Concert: Enjoy the instrumentations of bluegrass and “newgrass” from this West Virginia band that made its album debut in 2012.

September 3, 2014: Garden Walkabout: Take a guided tour through the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s gardens with the Director of Gardens, Perry Mathewes.

September 6, 2014: Second Time Around Preview Art Party: This is a celebration of the MSV’s first contemporary art exhibition.

September 14, 2014: Skyline Indie Film Fest: The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will host Winchester’s Second Annual Skyline Indie Film Fest.

Explore the history, art, and culture of the Shenandoah Valley at this museum, then return to the historic comfort of your own room at one of our inns. We look forward to seeing you!