Events

Save the Date – Deck the Halls November 16 & 17, 2018

Save the Date!

16th Annual Deck the Halls
Presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council
Premier Gala
Friday, November 16, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm
Sales Begin at 7pm
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11am-2pm
Each November, the gallery of Blue Ridge Arts Council is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Deck the Halls has proven to be a tremendous success over the past 15 years. Hundreds of volunteers participate in this event each year by artistically decorating artificial trees and wreaths inspired by clever themes such as “Owl Be Home for Christmas” and “Silver Splendor.” Last year we had over 100 items, including trees, wreaths, and silent auction baskets netting over $14,000 for our programs. Deck the Halls is a major fundraising event for Blue Ridge Arts Council. We appreciate your generous support and hope you will help us continue this cherished holiday tradition!
Premier Gala & Auction
Friday, November 16, 2018 (New Timeline!)    
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Tree & Wreath Sales Begin at 7pm
Live Auction Begins at 8pm
Silent Auction Concludes at 8:30pm
$20 admission-holiday festive buffet catered by The Apple House & Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
Kick-off the holiday season in style! This is your first opportunity to purchase that special item for your holiday home or business. The event also features live auction and silent auction gift baskets. Attire for the evening is holiday festive. *Decorators receive a complimentary ticket to this event*
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Tree Sales and Santa 11am-2pm
Featuring visits with Santa and fun holiday entertainment and activities for the whole family! Remaining trees and wreaths are available for sale.
Like to be a part of the fun? Here are three ways you can help: 
1. Decorate a tree or wreath! We supply the item, you supply the creativity!
2. Donate an item or gift basket to our Silent Auction!
3. Be an event sponsor! We have all levels available!
For Decorating & Event Information click here dth2018brochure
For Sponsorship Information click here DTHSponsor2018

New Exhibit – Fiber Art and Tapestry

NEW EXHIBIT!

Fiber Art and Tapestry

by

Helga Hohn-Heiberg

Exhibit Dates
September 12 – November 3, 2018 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Meet the Artist Reception
Friday, October 5, 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Artist’s Statement: Life is a journey which each of us has chosen individually. Every twist and turn and detour has its purpose but is connected to the previous stage in life. Life is also a series of natural and spontaneous changes; it unfolds as a dynamic process. I am interested crossing disciplinary boundaries in my concept of environmental stimulation with fiber and sculpture.

As an academically trained artist in many disciplines, I have expressed myself in my works mostly in paintings and sculptures but also in fiber arts. About 2 years ago I challenged myself to concentrate only on one medium (discipline), the fiber arts, which has an enormous spectrum of possibilities. I am now ready to show my results of this period of time, although I could expand my journey for some time longer. As you know, an artist is never done with his/her works, it is always a stage of time you have to stop and sign. At that moment I usually have mentally exhausted this work but could continue this communication of this matter in a different discipline.

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Arts Council & Gallery

305 East Main Street

Front Royal, VA 22630

540.635.9909 www.blueridgearts.org

Gazebo Gatherings – Vinyl Tracks – August 24

Vinyl Tracks – All Beatles – August 24
Here Comes the Sun! Let’s try this one last time and ask for Mother Nature’s cooperation as we present the Season Finale of Gazebo Gatherings.
Season Finale!
Join us Friday, August 24 at 7pm, as we welcome Vinyl Tracks – All Beatles Show back to our Gazebo stage

We love traditions, like 30-years of bringing live entertainment at our Gazebo Gatherings concert series to residents and visitors alike, and having our friends at Vinyl Tracks close out the season with their fabulous All Beatles Tribute Show!  Vinyl Tracks is a classic rock band based in Front Royal, VA. They dish out an eclectic mix of 60s, 70s and 80s music, and a terrific All Beatles Tribute Show! Vinyl Tracks has played hundreds of gigs at taverns, festivals and private events in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Shake it up baby!

 

 

Fee: No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time: 7pm
Location: Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found on our Facebook page
Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

Gazebo Gatherings – The Moonlighters – August 10

Traditional American music – swing, jazz, blues and oldies

Since 1990, The Moonlighters have been regional favorites. Critically-acclaimed, they have performed an unprecedented seven times at The Kennedy Center, among other prestigious venues.  Averaging over 200 appearances per year, they offer concert goers strong, soulful vocals and solid instrumentation. Famous for getting people in the dance groove and more importantly, for keeping them there, The Moonlighters have a performance custom-tailored to best suit each audience and occasion. With HUNDREDS of songs in a wide variety of styles, The Moonlighters are musicians truly committed to making each and every show an event to remember.   

Come early, stay late, enjoy our downtown, check out the shops restaurants, and make an evening of it!

Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

Fee: No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time: 7pm
Location: Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia Concert
Weather updates can be found on our Facebook page
Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council

1st Annual Cash Bash! Win $1000! Support the Arts

Don’t be a CHICKEN! Come and PIG Out for the ARTS!

Blue Ridge Arts Council

1st Annual End of Summer Cash Bash

Win $1000!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 

Celebrate the end of summer by joining the Blue Ridge Arts Council for a Pig Picking, BBQ Chicken Eating, Boot Shaking Good Time! Our good friends from The Apple House will roast a pig and Shenandoah Valley Golf Club will round out a fantastic summer buffet for your enjoyment! Music for dancing will be provided by Five by Five Variety Band, and there will be a few summer games to enjoy – cornhole anyone? Silent auction items and one of a kind artfully produced cornhole boards will be up for auction. Oh yeah, and one lucky person will win $1000!

Your $45 Ticket Includes:

Entry into drawing for $1000! Music by Five by Five Variety Band! Art Activities & Artisan Booths! Chicken & Pig Buffet! Beer, Iced Tea, & Lemonade!

  •  $20 Tickets available for 17 and under – food only, not eligible for drawing
  •  Cash bar available for wine and mixed drink purchase

Tickets can be purchased online at https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/Blue-Ridge-Arts-Council-1st-Annual-End-Of-Summer-29773from BRAC Board Members, or by calling 540.635.9909

Blue Ridge Arts Council is a 501 (C) 3 organization. Proceeds from this event will support their ongoing mission and programs of building community through the arts.

Gazebo Gathering – August 3 – The Con Burch Band

Join us tonight, Friday, August 3, at 7pm – rain or shine – for The Con Burch Band! The Con Burch Band is a spunky combination of talented musicians who love to play all that is the music of Americana, covering folk, blues, country, pop and rock.
A weather decision will be made by 6pm – in the event the concert is moved indoors it will be held in our gallery location at 305 East Main Street (First Citizens Bank Building across street from Town Clock). Please bring your lawn chairs as we have limited seating available. 

Come early, stay late, enjoy our downtown, check out the shops restaurants, and make an evening of it!

Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time – 7pm
Location – Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found on Facebook

Gazebo Gathering – July 27 – Five by Five Variety Band

Weather update for tonight’s concert: Due to the strong storms forecast for tonight from 3pm to 10pm, from a multitude of weather sources, we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s Gazebo Gathering with Five by Five Variety Band. We appreciate your understanding in making sure our musicians and audiences have the safest experience possible! Look for info soon as we have invited the Five by Five Variety Band to play at an event for us in September! Stay tuned!

 

Rain rain go away! Friday is on the horizon and we are ready for a great night at Gazebo Gatherings on July 27 at 7pm when Five By Five Variety Band reunites for this one and only evening in 2018. Join us for great sounds, songs, dancing-a little bit of everything you love-Rock/R&B/Pop/Country/Variety!

Come early, stay late, enjoy our downtown, check out the shops restaurants, and make an evening of it!

Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time – 7pm
Location – Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found here on Facebook

Gazebo Gathering – July 20 – Vinyl Tracks

 

Join us Friday, July 20, at Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome our friends Vinyl Tracks back to our Gazebo stage with the classic sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s! Summertime at it’s finest!

Come early, stay late, enjoy our downtown, check out the shops restaurants, and make an evening of it!

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time – 7pm
Location – Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found on our Facebook page


Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

 

 

 

 

Gazebo Gatherings – Joe Martin – July 13

 

Join us Friday, July 13 at 7pm, for Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome Joe Martin (Slow Creek) to our stage. Relax and enjoy Joe’s performance of a wide array of exciting Rock, Jazz and Classical guitar arrangements. See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time – 7pm
Location – Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found on our Facebook page


Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.

Gazebo Gatherings – July 6 – ATriuM 3

 

 

Join us Friday, July 6 at 7pm, for Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome ATriuM 3 back to our stage. ATriuM 3 is a folk/rock trio of seasoned musicians, specializing in a diverse set of music and vocal harmonies, featuring Mark Clay on guitar/vocals, Ted Seely on guitar/vocals, and Amy Lelito on keyboard/vocals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Admission Charge, Donations Gratefully Accepted
Concert Time – 7pm
Location – Town Commons, Main & Chester Streets, Front Royal, Virginia
Concert Weather updates can be found on our Facebook page


Concert series presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council, and sponsored in part by Virginia Commission for the Arts, County of Warren, and Town of Front Royal.