Events

Windrow Silent Auction “Save our Gateway”

Silent Auction benefiting Blue Ridge Arts Council
(Bidding Concludes September 29, 2017 12 noon)
Save Our Gateway (Circa 2005) By Artist Patricia Windrow

THE CURRENT BID AS OF THIS POST  (September 19) IS $700!!

 

 

The owner of yorkie cuts, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered this piece to the Blue Ridge Arts Council as a fundraising item – the proceeds will benefit our ongoing programs. The painting was created by Patricia Windrow around 2005, and donated by Patricia for a raffle benefiting Save Our Gateway, a local non-profit organized to protest the building of a Wal-Mart on the corner of 522 (Winchester Road) and 55 (Strasburg Road). If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Save Our Gateway Committee, please visit http://www.saveourgateway.com/.

You can view the work in our gallery located at 305 East Main, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and leave your bid on the auction sheet displayed with the item. Please remember to leave your name, bid price, and a contact phone number or email. It is crucial that we be able to reach you once the bidding ends if you have the winning bid. If we do not have complete information your bid will be invalid. You can also contact the office at kcrump@blueridgearts.org or 540.635.9909 to continue bidding. We will update the bidding on Facebook, so you can follow the progress there as well.

In the Gallery: Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna,  An exhibition of work by Patricia Windrow

Opening Reception Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:00pm to 4:00pm with program at 2:30pm

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Opening Reception

Sunday, September 10, 2017 2pm to 4pm

Hors d’oeuvres by Element and Desserts b y Joan Kay, The Woodward House on Manor Grade

Music by Jimmy Gaudreau, mandolin, and Moondi Klein, guitar

This second annual exhibition of paintings by Patricia Windrow (1921-2013) brings together two of the Front Royal artist’s favorite things to paint: flowers and fish. Known widely for her keenly observed floral paintings, Patricia Windrow produced a series of large paintings (measuring four feet square) of single blossoms – roses, iris, bromeliads – a number of which will be included in this show. She also took great pleasure and care in making wooden sculptures of various kinds of fish. A realist painter, she created highly detailed Piscean pieces which are accurate as well as decorative. These colorful and quirky items will punctuate the show.

The exhibition will also include work by the three winners of this year’s Patricia Windrow Young Artist Awards. The winners are Savannah Long, a graduate of Skyline High School; Cheyenne Jenkins, a graduate of Warren County High School; and Cameron Lower, a graduate of Warren County High School. The awards consisted of a cash prize of $500 and a gift card from Michaels Stores worth $200. The awards were presented May 24 and 25 at Warren County High School and Skyline High School at each school’s senior awards ceremonies.

About Patricia Windrow

Patricia Windrow was a master artist who lived and worked in Front Royal. Largely self-taught, Windrow mastered her craft through keen observation, hard work, and constant effort. She modestly called herself “an American painter,” and she produced thousands of works of art. She ran her own gallery on Main Street to which an appreciative public came, looked, and bought. She was born in London in 1921, and died here in 2013 at the age of 91. That year, the Mayor and Town Council “in recognition of the manifest and numerous contributions of Patricia Windrow Klein to the community as a whole,” proclaimed September 12 as “Patricia Windrow Day” in the Town of Front Royal.

Gazebo Gatherings – August 25 – Vinyl Tracks

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Season Finale! Join us Friday, August 25 at 7pm, as we welcome Vinyl Tracks – All Beatles Show back to our Gazebo stage!

We love traditions, like over a quarter of a century 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 Trackshas played hundreds of gigs at taverns, festivals and private events in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Always a treat, the group consists of singer/rhythm guitarist Mark Clay, bassist Mike DeLaFleur, lead guitarist Ted Seely and drummer Doug Briggs. 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 – August 18 – ATriuM 3

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Join us Friday, August 18, at Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome ATriuM 3 back to our Gazebo 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 – August 11 – Slow Creek

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Weather Update: Tonight’s concert (Friday, August 11) with Slow Creek has been postponed due to the extreme weather issues! We will announce a reschedule date in the near future. Stay safe out there!

Join us Friday, August 11, at Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome Slow Creek back to our Gazebo stage. Slow Creek is an acoustic trio from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia featuring heartfelt vocals combined with stellar guitar licks backed by the steady solid pulse of an upright bass.

 

 

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 – August 4 – Troy and Paula Haag

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Join us Friday, August 4, at Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome Troy and Paula Haag back to our Gazebo stage. Troy and Paula are a husband-and-wife duo whose sound is steeped in folk, country, alternative pop, and some mighty fine original work. For more information visit https://www.troyandpaulahaag.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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 – July 28 – Rich Follett

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* Concert moved indoors to Blue Ridge Arts Council due to rain. *

Join us Friday, July 28, at Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome Rich Follett back to our Gazebo stage for encore performance, with Rich’s brand of “feel good folk” and supreme storytelling!

(Note: This is a change from our published schedule due to cancellation from the group).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 – July 21 – River Driven

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Join us Friday, July 21 at 7pm as welcome River Driven to our Gazebo stage! River Driven is an Americana, traditional roots based rock band, featuring Stacy Horton on drums, Tim Grant on guitar/vocals & Shae Parker on bass/vocals.

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 – July 14 – Con Burch Trio

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Join us Friday, July 14, at Gazebo Gatherings as we welcome Con Burch Trio to our Gazebo stage, with acoustic variety from country classics and popular oldies to originals!

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Benefit Golf Tournament – Friday, August 18

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Shenandoah Valley Golf Club’s Annual Wine & Nine
Scotch Doubles Golf Social
To benefit Blue Ridge Arts Council

Friday, August 18, 2017, 5:00 pm Shotgun
Social Hour & Player Check-In starting at 4:00 pm

 

 

Teams: Two-person teams (1 Male & 1 Female). Form your own team or we will help you find partner.
Format: Two-person Scramble. Flights will be based on team score.
Entry Fee: $50.00 Per player – Non-Members $40 Per player – SVGC Members.
Entry fee includes cart, green fees, reception following play, and prizes
Prizes: Team and closest to pins.
Entry Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Questions and Registraiton: Please call Host PGA Professional Jeffrey Forman, PGA, (540) 636-4653 or (540) 636-2641.

Tournament Registration Form click here 2017 SVGC-BRAC SCOTCH DOUBLES Entry

Sponsorship Opportunities Available Also! 2017 BRAC GOLF SPONSORSHIP

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