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2nd Annual Heart the Arts Festival

Jun 24, 2012 12-5pm

Children's Musuem of Richmond - Short Pump
Culture comes to Short Pump at the second annual Heart the Arts Fest 2012 on Sunday, June 24, from 12 - 5pm in the heart of West Broad Village. This FREE street festival features a line-up of live music and dance performances, artist demos, games and hands-on projects, along with delicious food offerings and all kinds of festival fun. Don't miss it!

Michelle Rosman

NRAO Astronomy Festival

Nov 5, 2011 11am-4pm

NRAO, 520 Edgemont Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903
Saturday, November 5, 2011 with an Open House from 11am-4pm at 520 Edgemont Road. A fun, educational day for all ages with dozens of hands-on activities, lectures, and demonstrations to learn about our Universe. Then join Dr. John Grunsfeld Hubble Astronaut as he shares his experiences as the “Hubble Space Telescope Repairman” at 7 pm in UVa Chemistry 402. Free admission and parking for all events. For more information call 434-244-6808 or visit our website at

Karen Ransom

WINE, Wings & Wheels Fall Wine & Beer Festival

Oct 22, 2011 11am-5pm

Oct 23, 2011 11am-5pm

Booster Park, 19046 Constitution Hwy, Orange VA
Wine & Beer Tasting, Vintage Airplanes & Cars, Childrens Activities, Cooking with Wine, Great Food & Easy Listening Music

Carolyn Sharp

Bubbles Salon Fall Festival & Fund Rasier

Oct 29, 2011 5pm-7pm

Bubbles Salon 205 Conner Dr. Chville va 22911
We will be raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Orange For Anna. We encourage you to dress your kiddies in their Halloween Costumes and come on out and join in the festivities which include: face painting & mini makeovers for $5, show your support and get either a pink or orange hair extension for $5 or one of each color for $8, there will be a costume contest, candy,& more. 100% of the proceeds will go towards these causes.

Jessy Morris Or Angie Britton @ Bubbles Salon (434)973-0450

Fall Fest 2011

Oct 29, 2011 12pm-2pm

Marshall's Parking Lot, Seminole Square
Free community event open to everyone on October 29th from 12pm-2pm. Halloween games, prizes, costume contests, bake sale, bounce house, and a lot of board breaking!

ATA Martial Arts will be hosting their annual Board Break-A-Thon. This is a charity event to raise money for the H.U. Lee Scholarship Foundation. Every penny donated is given back to kids through scholarships to help them to go to college.

In honor of October's Fire Prevention Week (9th-15th), the Charlottesville Fire Department will also be on-site with a fire truck for safety and preparedness demonstrations.

Join us in some family and community fun!

Franziska Matiuk

Harvest Bazaar

Oct 22, 0011 9am-2pm

Zion United Methodist Church 1674 Zion Rd Troy, VA
Arts and crafts over 30 vendors, a bake sale, and chili for sale Hosted by Zion United Methodist Women

Church Office 434-589-1665

5th annual Chocolate Festival

Oct 15, 2011 9am - 3pm

Lee Park, Charlottesville, VA
First United Methodist Church is sponsoring the 5th annual Chocolate Chase (5 K run/walk) and Chocolate Festival. The 5k race begins at 7:45 AM and the pancake breakfast at 8 AM. Homemade chocolate confections will be sold between 9 AM and 3 PM. There will be music, children's activities, and lunch foods. All proceeds benefit local, national, and international charities.

Andrew Guertler

9th Annual Art in the Vineyard Festival

Oct 15, 2011 11am - 5pm both days

Oct 16, 2011 11am - 5pm both days

White Hall Vineyards
Come see what local artisans have on display while tasting our award-winning wines and touring the winery! Be sure to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

A $10 entry fee includes a tour, tasting, and embossed wine glass to keep!

Lisa Champ

Technosonics XII: Light

Sep 23, 2011 8pm

Rotunda Dome Room, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
FREE! TechnoSonics XII - Light, The annual festival of the Virginia Center for Computer Music in the McIntire Department of Music, featuring internationally recognized composers and performers will occur on Friday, September 23rd at 8:00 PM in the Rotunda Dome Room at the University of Virginia. This year's concert presents a program of curated works on the theme of light -- as sonic cause, correlate and effect, as metaphor, counterpoint, and more. Guest composer Jeff Herriott will be on hand for the occasion, as will UVA composers Matthew Burtner, Ted Coffey and Judith Shatin. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts: fostering access + innovation. For more information, please call 434.924.3052.

Marcy Day

Bastille Day Festival

Jul 14, 2011 - Jul 16, 2011 10am - 10pm

Downtown Mall and 2nd Street
Bastille Days! 3 Days of everything "French" with Food,Fashion. Wine Art, Salons, Music and even a Flea Market and French language activities for kids.Fun for the whole family.Detailed schedule at

Ariane Bailey

Scottsville Batteau Festival

Jun 22, 2011 TBA

celebrating part of the towns history as well as the history of the James river Batteau that used to ply the river which helped build scottsville

the town Offices and businesses

Festival of the Photograph

Jun 3, 2011 - Jun 26, 2011 All Day

Downtown Charlottesville
Exhibitions Presented by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph -- Openings on First Friday, June 3rd:

Nan Goldin


The Love of Looking

Second Street Gallery

Reception 5:30-7:30

Antonin Kratochvil



306 E. Main St (on the Mall next to Bank of America)

(open but no reception)

Massimo Vitali


Chroma Projects

418 East Main (on the Mall)

Reception 5:30-7:30

Christopher Anderson


Warm Springs Gallery

Reception 5:30-7:30

LaToya Ruby Frazier


McGuffey Art Center - Sarah B. Smith Gallery

Reception 5:30-7:30

World Press Photo ‘11


McGuffey Art Center - upstairs and downstairs hallways

Reception 5:30-7:30

BD Hope for a Healthy World

105 S. First St (on the Mall next to The Southern)

Reception 5:30-7:30

Pictures of the Year International

105 Fifth St SE (next to Bikram Yoga)

Open but no reception

Ashley Gilbertson


Outdoors, across from Free Speech Wall


World Press Photo ‘11


McGuffey Art Center - upstairs and downstairs hallways

Reception and Press Conference: Thursday, June 9, 5:00 -6:30pm
Remarks by Michiel Munneke, World Press Managing Director from Amsteradam and David Burnett, Jury Chair
Winning artists in attendance: Sarah Elliott, Ed Ou, Marcus Yam


BD Hope for a Healthy World Exhibit

105 S. First St (on the Mall next to The Southern)

Saturday, June 11: 9 - 10 AM
Breakfast refreshments served

Ticketed Events:

Wednesday, June 8th:

George Steinmetz “Wild Air: Intimate Aerial Portraits of our Planet”

(Exhibit in the Trees along the Downtown Mall)

Paramount Theater

June 8, 2011, 7:30pm

Tickets: $15, adult; $12 youth through LOOK3 ( or Paramount website (

Thursday, June 9th:

Antonin Kratochvil

INsight Conversation

Paramount Theater

June 9, 2011, 7-9pm

Interviewed by Scott Thode, LOOK3 Guest Curator
(included in Festival Pass)
Book signing in his gallery: 9pm (free)

Friday, June 10th:

Christopher Anderson

Masters Talk

Paramount Theater

June 10, 11am-1pm

(Included in Festival Pass)

Ashley Gilbertson

Masters Talk

Paramount Theater

June 10, 2011, 11am-1pm

(Included in Festival Pass)

Martin Bell and Mary Ellen Mark
PROM -- Film Screening

Masters Talk

Paramount Theater

June 10, 11am -1pm

(Included in Festival Pass)

Massimo Vitali

INsight Conversation

Paramount Theater

June 10, 2011, 4-6pm

Interviewed by Alex Chadwick
(Included in Festival Pass)

Book signing in Chroma Gallery: 7 - 8pm (free)


Charlottesville Pavilion

June 10, 9-11pm

Music: Beleza Brasil, 7-8:30pm

FREE and open to public


David Liittschwager

Master’s Talk

Paramount Theater

June 11, 2011, 11am-1pm
(Included in Festival Pass)

Steve McCurry

Masters Talk

Interview with Tony Bannon

Paramount Theater

June 11, 2011, 11am-1pm

(Included in Festival Pass)

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Masters Talk

Paramount Theater

June 11, 2011, 11am-1pm

(Included in Festival Pass)

Nan Goldin

INsight Conversation

Paramount Theater

June 11, 2011, 4-6pm

Interviewed by Sally Mann
(Included in Festival Pass)

Book signing in Second Street Gallery: 6 - 7 pm (free)


Charlottesville Pavilion

June 11, 9-11pm

(Included in Festival Pass)

Single tickets in advance (LOOK3 or Pavilion websites) or at the door: $10


Graves Mountain Festival of Music

Jun 2, 2011 June 2: 1:50pm - 9:30pm; June 3: 12:30pm - 9:40pm; June 4: 11am - 9:50pm

Jun 3, 2011 June 2: 1:50pm - 9:30pm; June 3: 12:30pm - 9:40pm; June 4: 11am - 9:50pm

Jun 4, 2011 June 2: 1:50pm - 9:30pm; June 3: 12:30pm - 9:40pm; June 4: 11am - 9:50pm

Graves' Mountain Lodge, Old Blueridge Turnpike, Syria, VA 22743
19th Annual Festival of Music, Bluegrass Music, Food and Rough Camping, Outdoor Actitivies

Graves' Mountain Lodge, 540-923-4231

Music Festival

Jun 4, 2011 10am - 6pm

intersection of Route 29 and Rt 760
Bands include:
Glory Road - 10:00 AM
James River Cutups - 11: 15 AM
Ridge Runners - 1:00 PM
Milltown - 2:15 PM
The Announcers from Clifton Forge - 3:30 PM ,
Glory Road - 4:45PM
Open Band Jam - 5:15 PM

Lunch available: Barbeque Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Drinks
DONATIONS accepted

James Starr

Charlottesville Festival of Cultures

May 14, 2011 10am - 4pm

Lee Park on Market St in downtown Charlottesville
Come and celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity in our local community at the Eighth Annual Festival of Cultures. Free family-friendly fun and all-day entertainment: music, dance, song, and storytelling. Enjoy hands-on children’s crafts activities, visit cultural exhibits, food, and artisan vendors.
The Festival is a gathering place where all can meet, share in, and learn about each others' cultures.
Here you can take a passport and "travel the world in Lee Park" by collecting stamps at exhibits. Prizes for all completed passports.

The Festival is organized by the Charlottesville City Schools Adult Learning Center with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations and provides an opportunity for building bridges of communication between new Americans and established residents.

Debra Tuler 434-245-2819

Family Fitness Fair

May 1, 2011 1pm

Panorama Farms
Join us for an afternoon of fun and fitness at the 4th Annual Family Fitness Fair with cross country races for all ages and a live concert by Ellis Paul.

Kim Kotarski

Arts Festival and Health Fair

Apr 9, 2011 10am - 4pm

William Monroe High and Middle Schools
Arts Festival and Health Fair

Jennifer Richter