Events

Gazebo Gatherings Summer Concert Series Returns June 14!

April 3 Annual Dinner honoring Lorraine Hultquist Arts Citizen of the Year

Annual Dinner & Arts Citizen of the Year honoring Lorraine Hultquist
April 3, 2019

Blue Ridge Arts Council will honor Lorraine Hultquist as their Arts Citizen of the Year at the 16th Annual Dinner Roast on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal. Lorraine is active in many community organizations including St. Luke’s Community Clinic, Warren Heritage Society, and Blue Ridge Arts Council to name a few. She is a strong advocate for the arts in our community and in 2017 established the first set of playable, musical instruments at Rockland Park, now known as the Lorraine LeHew Hultquist Music Garden. A second music park has been created at Happy Creek Fantasyland and was completed earlier this year.

Warren Heritage Society, and Blue Ridge Arts Council to name a few. She is a strong advocate for the arts in our community and in 2017 established the first set of playable, musical instruments at Rockland Park, now known as the Lorraine LeHew Hultquist Music Garden. A second music park has been created at Happy Creek Fantasyland and was completed earlier this year.

The evening features the arts council’s annual business meeting and a light-hearted “roast” of outstanding member of the community who have exhibited dedication, vision and commitment to the arts.

Doug Stanley and Pam McInnis will serve as emcees for the evening, which will include remarks from several invited speakers. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a social, followed by dinner and program at 7:00pm.

Reservations for dinner and program are $60 per person and can be made by calling the arts council at 540.635.9909, or purchased online at https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/16th-Annual-Arts-Citizen-Award-33047.

Sponsorships are also available at the following levels: Platinum $1000 (table of 8); Gold $600 (table of 8); and Hospitality Sponsor $500 (bar sponsor and 2 tickets).Blue Ridge Arts Council is a 30-year old community arts organization and the proceeds of this event will benefit the ongoing arts and cultural programming of the council.

Postponed to Fall 2019: Love Letters

POSTPONED TO FALL 2019.

Join us for a sweetheart of an evening on Friday, March 22 as we present a dramatic reading of Love Letters, A Play by A.R. Gurney, featuring our own Mary Ruth Alred Follett and Special Guest! Tickets are $25 per person and includes a cheese and dessert buffet.

Tickets can be purchased online https://events.ticketprinting.com/…/Love-Letters-A-Play-By-…
or by calling 540.635.9909

Love Letters is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

16th Annual Deck the Halls Success! Thank YOU!

16th Annual Deck the Halls Success!

Thankful. Grateful. Overwhelmed. Thank you to each and every one of you that contributed so much to the success of our 16th Annual Deck the Halls! Just a few short weeks ago our gallery was filled to the brim with over 100 trees, wreaths, and silent auction baskets, and more people than we could count! Holly Jolly Saturday brought us a visit from Santa, and a kid tree and wreath decorating activity. We started the day with 25 items left, and finished the day SOLD OUT!! We thank you all for our great success – we raised $13,400!

A special shout out to our creative tree and wreath donors – you really outdid yourselves and we heard this comment over and over! Also thanks to the small army of volunteers that freely give of time, talent, and dollars to make this event the success it is.

We would also like to recognize and thank our Event Sponsors:
Window: Bill Powers, State Farm
Cheers: Culligan; Michael & Jenn Patton
Reindeer: Tim & Tammy Darr; Raleigh Kraft
Mistletoe: CBM Mortgage; Edward Jones – Bret Hrbek; Edward Jones – Bryon Biggs; HL Borden Hardware & Lumber; Lorraine Hultquist; Jeff & Sondra LeHew; Melting Pot; Danny & Donna McEathron; McGreevy Insurance; No Doubt Accounting; Royal Entertainment.

As Charlie Brown says “It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who’s around it” We couldn’t agree more – thanks for surrounding us!

 

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