ART WALK- OCTOBER 3

Join us downtown on Friday October 3, 5-7pm for an Art Walk & Artsy Scavenger Hunt. Participating galleries will host Meet the Artist Receptions, serve light refreshments and have the answer to one of the questions on the Scavenger Hunt List.

Scavenger Hunt Forms can be collected from any participating gallery and completed forms must be returned to the Community Arts Information Office by 7:30pm (149 College Avenue).

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.

Prizes Donated by:

Eucalyptus Massage Therapy
The Holzman Alumni Center
Art Pannonia

Participating Galleries

Armory Art Gallery
203 Draper Road
Phone: 231-5547
To Market We Go- art, advertizing and the multiple

Art Pannonia
114 Main St.
Phone: 552 – 0336
Art Pannonia features : "Mind Travel - From Realism to Abstraction”
Recent oil paintings by American Traditionalist: MARIE COLLIER
Meet the artist reception 5-7pm

Marie is an excellent artist. She had a studio and was an active member at the distinguished Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. She painted and studied art all her life. For her, the greatest joy in painting is the manipulation of color. Her art awakens from music, and melody drives her between abstraction to realism.

Bollo’s Gallery

206 Draper Rd.
Phone: 953-1669
Bakery/coffee shop displaying works by local artist, George Wills

Community Arts Information Office
149 College Avenue
Phone: 951-1772
Displaying work Jeanette Bowker, BRAA member. Meet the artist Reception 5-7pm.

Eucalyptus Massage Studio
201 S. Main St.
Phone: 540-552- CALM
Susan Hensley, Artist & Photographer
First Friday October 3rd, 5-8pm ~ Meet Susan! She will be displaying a wide range of work and many new pieces from oils, to watercolors, to collage, to digital photography. She uses ink to acrylic, from recycled materials to metals. A wonderfully vibrant and calm inducing art show!

Gillie’s Gallery
153 College Avenue
Phone: 961-2703
Vegetarian Restaurant displaying works by local artists

Matrix Gallery
115 North Main Street
Phone: 951-3566
Blacksburg Artist Nancy Norton will be here with her colorful new work using Alcohol Ink, along with her beautiful Stained Glass
Meet the Artist Reception from 5:00pm-7pm

Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea
700 N. Main St.
Phone: 552-7442
Featuring the work of Lois Stephens, Original Oil Paintings (Landscapes), Kathy Elich, Serigraphs and Functional Pottery

Nest Realty
400 N. Main St.
Phone: 800-325-6378
Nest Realty will be featuring the art work of Jamie Nervo: "My work depicts life’s everyday events and characters with a twist, masking the harsh realities of life and focusing instead on the positive and light-hearted issues we encounter each day. We are bombarded with negative imagery and events that echo over and over in our minds. My whimsical, satirical work shuts out those unsavory events and looks at life in a patchwork of pleasant ideas and color."

We will also have a balloon artist present to make creations for the kids. West of Nest will have numerous handmade note cards on display for sale with all proceeds going to Micah's Backpack.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served.


P. Buckley Moss Gallery
223 Gilbert St
Phone: 552-6446
Our Gallery features a broad selection of original paintings, etchings, offset and giclee prints, ornaments and other collectible items by P. Buckley Moss.

Perspective Gallery

290 College Avenue Suite 225
Phone: 231-4053
Virgil Wong
Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine
This is a multidisciplinary exhibition on the visualization of health data used to influence patient physician interaction and behavior change. Virgil Wong, a New York City-based artist and cognition technology researcher at Columbia University, creates digital portraits of people with chronic diseases in the Roanoke and Blacksburg area based on their own self-tracked symptom data.

This exhibit illustrates how art and technology can meld to aid people in visualizing how their health choices affect their physical beings. Through the use of an app and “digital health portraits” people create personalized avatars and timelines to more effectively communicate complex medical histories to their doctors. The exhibit was created by Virgil Wong, a New York based artist who graduated from Blacksburg High School.

Pita Vera
235 N. Main St
Phone: 552-9222
Delicious Mediterranean cuisine restaurant displaying art by local artists Diane Relf, Den Bento and Jackie Pontious.

The Artful Lawyer A Fine Gallery Inc.
The Creekmore Law Firm 318 N. Main St.
Phone: 443-9350
Landscapes by Nathan Firebaugh Photography, Danie Janov, Ruth Lefko Art, Chris Lively Pottery, Donald & Joanna Sunshine, George Wills, Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood, and Gordie Zeigler. We also have a sampling from the Blacksburg Regional Art Association’s plein art group, a true delight! The Gallery Store will also remain open during our Art Walk.

The Artful Place, A Fine Studio

106 Faculty Street
Phone: 443-9350
The artists who will have open studios are Darcy Meeker, Jen Huffman, Karen Osborne, Zoe Katz and Jenny Zia.

The Gallery at Mish Mish
125 North Main Street
Phone: 552-1020
The artist showing is Becca Imbur. Meet the artist reception 5-7pm

The Social House
103 South Main Street
Phone: 961-0407
Showcasing the murals painted by Virginia McLaughlin as well as paintings from Vietnam and Thailand.

ART PARTIES AT THE ARTFUL PLACE

October 1: Guest Artist, Steven White, Historic Blacksburg
November 5: Sunflowers
December 3: Cozy Cardinals

All parties start at 7:00pm and run until about 9:30pm and are conducting at The Artful Place, located at 106 Faculty Street. Each party costs $25/person except where noted. Details can be found at

http://artfullawyergallery.org/calendar-events-2

BLACKSBURG REGIONAL ARTS ASSOCIATION

Blacksburg Regional Art Association artists exhibiting at Brown Insurance, Real Life Dental, See Mark Optical, VTLS, Zeppoli's, VT Women's Center, Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea, the Community Arts Information Office, and ICTAS on campus.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS 2014

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 October 3
Friday December 5
Gallery Guide & Art Walk brochures available in downtown stores, the Virginia Tech Visitor's Center and participating galleries.


DOWNLOAD BROCHURE HERE

BLACKSBURG ART  GALLERIES

Armory Art Gallery
203 Draper Road

Art Pannonia
114 Main St.
Phone: 552 - 0336

Blacksburg Public Library
200 Miller Street
Phone: 552-8246

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation

Alexander Black House
204 Draper Rd
Phone: 558-0746


Bollo’s Gallery
206 Draper Rd.
Phone: 953-1669
Bakery/coffee shop displaying works by local artist, George Wills

Campus Automotive
1208 N. Main St
540-951-7398

Capone’s Fine Jewelry
101 N. Main St
Phone: 953-1000
Custom designs which incorporate only the highest quality gems, stones and metals. Displaying work by the owner/artist Truman Capone.

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
Displaying work by BRAA artist Sally Mook

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

Gillie’s Gallery
153 College Avenue
Phone: 961-2703
Vegetarian Restaurant displaying works by local artists

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

John's Camera Corner & Gentry Studio
213 Draper Rd
Phone: 552-2319
Camera store displaying historical photos and paintings of Blacksburg. Open until 6:30pm

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

Matrix Gallery
115 North Main Street
Phone: 951-3566
Featuring quality crafts by local, regional & national Artists.

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
Delicious Mediterranean cuisine restaurant displaying art by local artists Diane Relf.

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

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

Warm Hearth Village
Showing the work of Donald Sunshine through September 28. He is an architect, artist and author. His art, entitled “AppalachianCountry” has a dual meaning. First, the beautiful scenic area and second, the area’s rural character.

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: events@downtownblacksburg.com

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