Come celebrate Blacksburg’s vibrant arts community by participating in this year’s Art at the Market presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. with sponsoring support from Fringe Benefit, The Community Arts Information Office, Matrix Gallery, Mellow Mushroom, Main Street Inn & Dr. Steve Jacobs.


Fees: Applications must be received by July1st, together with a non-refundable application fee of $35. This entitles you to display as many works as you wish in your assigned booth space and to be included in the judging. A limited number of freestanding metal grids are available for rental. Artists are encouraged to bring their own display fixtures. Please indicate your request for grid pairs on your application. Early application is encouraged as booth locations will be assigned in order of registration receipt. Work displayed need not be for sale, but works not for sale should be designated “NFS” at the show.

Booth Space: Spaces are 10’ by 10’ in size and are located on the lawn across Draper Road from the Farmers Market. Displays must be contained within your area. Each artist will be assigned one space based on preferences listed on the registration form. Check-in begins at 8:00 am. Booths must be set up by 9 am and must remain in place until 2 pm. Each participant is responsible for her or his own display. Please have your name visible in your booth. Artists are encouraged to demonstrate techniques and create work on-site.

For those organizations with multiple artists sharing the booth space, there is a limit of four artists per booth space, and a separate fee of $10 will be required for each additional artist (one is included in the $35 fee) who wishes to be included in the judging (the booth fee includes judging for one artist). Please submit one application for the organization and include the names of individual artists who wish to be judged, as well as all applicable booth and judging fees.


Friday, June 5, 5-7:30pm
Collect Scavenger Hunt forms from any participating gallery.Completed forms must be returned to Community Arts Information Office by 8pm
Winners will be chosen by a random drawing of forms with correct answers.
A minimum of 6 questions must be answered to qualify for drawing.
Please take your time to enjoy the work on display in as many galleries as possible.

The Alexander Black House
Banjo Making exhibit. It will feature local banjo makers (luthiers) Mac Traynam, Greg Galbreath, and Robert "Bob" Browder.

The Artful Lawyer, A Fine Gallery Inc.
Revel in the expressive truth and allure of the human face and figure as portrayed by Richard Allnutt, Mike Wilson of Bohemian Robot Photography, Leslie Gregg, Ava White Howard, Allie Kelley, and Felta Virginia, plus self-portraits from Blacksburg Middle School.
On display until April 8. Light refreshments will be available during the Art Walk and our Gallery Store will remain open until 7:00pm as well.

Blacksburg Public Library
“Priceless: Only the Heart Knows what is Beyond the Mere Value of Money”
Textile Exhibit on display throughout May and June at the Blacksburg Library

Art Walk, June 5- Meet the Textile Artists and Create a Small “Art” Quilt, a Fabric Postcard Suitable for Mailing, Framing or Hanging.
This is an adult craft because we’ll be using sharp scissors and hot irons! Those interested should register by calling the Blacksburg Library at 540-552-8246 or e-mailing Cathy Prati at Supplies will be provided to the first 20 registered for the program.
*The Blacksburg Library will be open extended hours on Friday, 6/5 to participate in the Blacksburg Art Walk.

Mason-Jar “Time Capsules”
Exhibit on display throughout May and June at the Blacksburg Library

Community Arts Information Office
Featuring the work of Larry Mitchell, with refreshments.
Larry Mitchell is a Fused Glass Artist who creates fused Glass Art Panels, dishes, platters, vases and other functional art pieces. He has been teaching Fused Glass Art and Jewelry for more than seven year and continues to do so under the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation Program. He does about 12 Arts and Craft shows a year and has pieces in 4 Virginia Galleries and has been invited to submit his "catalogue" to the Corning Museum of Glass, Glass Market in Corning, NY.

The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech in the Moss Arts Center
We are featuring three individual shows- Wanderings (upper gallery), Tangled (lower gallery), and Unleashed (upper gallery, hallway, and lobby).

Pat West
Ruth C. Horton Gallery

Charlotte Chan, Marie Collier, and Betty Moore
Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery

Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery, Francis T. Eck Exhibition Corridor, and Grand Lobby

Eucalyptus Massage Therapy
Meet the artist, Perx, Abstract Painter at Eucalyptus 5-8pm ~ Join us to view his stirring multi-layered & textured abstracts that both calm and energize the senses ~ refreshments and family friendly! Call 552-CALM for more info!

Matrix Gallery
Featured artist is Local Potter Abby Reczek, from Floyd Va.
" I like to think of my pottery as a bond to the earth in its purest form...the designs that go on my pieces are all taken directly from nature; things I observe then recreate through line...
I hope that my pots bring the beauty and comfort of nature to everyone that uses them..."
Please join us for a Meet the Artist Reception from 5:00-7:30pm

Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea
Betty Moore: watercolors, pastels, mixed water media and more...
Kathy Elich: serigraphs and pottery

Nest Realty
Featuring the work of Steven White, aka Sketchy Steven! Steven will be finishing a new work of art on the Nest window during the Art Walk so stop by and say hello!
Steven White is a Virginia-based, self-taught illustrator and painter. Steven is currently working on a project to paint 100 portraits in 100 days, which he began in April. He recently appeared as a sketch artist on the Travel Channel's “The Dead Files,” which investigates paranormal phenomena in locations across America. He provided real-time sketching at the request of poet Nikki Giovanni during her 2012 celebratory event for author Toni Morrison, “Sheer Good Fortune.” He was recently commissioned by Volvo Trucks North America to create portraits of industry executives and staff members. You can follow Steven’s portrait journey on Instagram @sketchy_steven and also on Twitter (@sketchysteven) or view his pocket sketchbook posts on When he's not sketching, Steven hoards pens and markers and also builds websites for Virginia Tech.

P. Buckley Moss Gallery
The gallery houses an extensive collection of original water colors etchings and Giclee prints as well ornaments and other collectibles by the artist P Buckley Moss

Perspective Gallery
Paintings by Donald Sunshine and Weavings by Joanna Sunshine
The artists spend their winters in Florida and have been working on a series documenting the historic fishing village of Goodland, a threatened historic village through their art.
Opening Reception Friday June 5, 5 – 7p.m.
Opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy live music and refreshments.
Exhibit runs through August 15

Friday June 5
Friday October 2
Friday December 4



The artwork of approved BRAA exhibiting members can always be found in Blacksburg. Various businesses in the area support us through an agreement which welcomes 2D and/or 3D artworks to be exhibited in their establishments on a quarterly or longer schedule.

Those community galleries are:
Community Arts Information Office
Brown Insurance
Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea
Real Life Dental Care
See Mark Optical
VTLS, Inc.
Zeppoli's Restaurant
VT Women's Center
Pointe West Management
Blue Ridge Cancer Care



Take a self-guided Tour of all of the Gallery Spaces in Blacksburg anytime you like but on the following First Fridays participating Galleries will remain open until 7pm.

Friday June 5
Friday October 2
Friday December 4

Art Pannonia
114 Main St.
Phone: 552 - 0336

Aureus Jewelry
119 N Main St, Suite 101
Phone: 552-3300

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation
Alexander Black House
204 Draper Rd
Phone: 558-0746

Blacksburg Public Library
200 Miller Street
Phone: 552-8246

Bollo’s Gallery
206 Draper Rd.
Phone: 953-1669

Capone’s Fine Jewelry
101 N. Main St
Phone: 953-1000

Center for the Arts at VT
Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall
Phone: 540-231-5300

Community Arts Information Office
149 College Avenue
Phone: 951-1772

Eucalyptus Massage Studio
201 S. Main St.
Phone: 540-552- CALM

Gillie’s Gallery
153 College Avenue
Phone: 961-2703

Hahn Horticulture Garden Gallery
200 Garden Lane

Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Phone: 231-6285

John's Camera Corner & Gentry Studio
213 Draper Rd
Phone: 552-2319

Kent Jewelers
210 South Main St.
Phone: 552-3241

Matrix Gallery
115 North Main Street
Phone: 951-3566

Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea
700 N. Main St.
Phone: 552-7442

Nest Realty
400 N. Main St.
Phone: 800-325-6378

P. Buckley Moss Gallery
223 Gilbert St
Phone: 552-6446

Perspective Gallery
290 College Avenue Suite 225
Phone: 231-4053

Pita Vera
235 N. Main St
Phone: 552-9222

Pointe West Management
401 South Main St. Suite #102
Phone: 953-1341

The Artful Lawyer A Fine Gallery Inc.
The Creekmore Law Firm 318 N. Main St.
Phone: 443-9350

The Artful Place, A Fine Studio (A project of the Artful Lawyer)
106 Faculty Street
Phone: 443-9350

The Gallery at Mish Mish
125 North Main Street
Phone: 552-1020

The Social House
103 South Main Street
Phone: 961-0407

Warm Hearth Village
2387 Warm Hearth Drive
Phone: 443-3810

XYZ Gallery
223 N. Main St (upstairs)
Hours of Operation: Vary with show

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:

Laureen Blakemore, Director
Tel: 540-951-0454 Email:

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