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!

Rock Out with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

joanjett“I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn’t play rock ‘n’ roll.” –Joan Jett

Summertime seems to be synonymous with outdoor musical performances. Visitors from all over gather picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and cold drinks and join together to listen to their favorite musicians play in spite of the muggy heat of summer.

Roanoke, Virginia is a hub of musical talent, so it should come as no surprise that our city will be rocking out in a few weeks. August 20, 2015 will bring a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who “helped build the groundwork for America’s punk-rock scene with her hard-changing guitar prowess, altitudinal vocals and a string of anthems so positively vibrant, they could’ve been recorded yesterday.” If you haven’t guessed by now (or seen the title of this blog), we’re talking about Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

As part of a tour to promote their new album “Unvarnished,” Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be performing in downtown Roanoke’s Summer Concert Series. Tickets for this concert are going quickly, so grab yours now, and don’t forget to book your room at a Shenandoah Valley Bed & Breakfast!

Fast Facts:

Where: Elmwood Park, 706 S Jefferson St, Roanoke, VA

When: August 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Tickets: $25 plus tax at the Berglund Center Box Office. $27 online.

Lodging: A BBHSV inn!