Upcoming Events

February 25, 2023  

African American Read-In + Family Day

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Sovah Health and Carter Bank & Trust

Take part in the museum’s annual celebration of African American artists, performers and writers with story time, crafts and a public read-aloud.

Held in conjunction with the National African American Read-In established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.

Admission Free

March 16, 2023  

Riddick Dance

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

Riddick Dance is a contemporary African American dance company featuring a broad repertory, expressive movement and a fusion of dance styles.

Riddick will perform three pieces: Limerick of Our Souls, a dance-theater assortment including love stories, poems, and speeches; ONE, a mixed media piece dealing with love, loss, forgiveness, and conflict resolution through the enlightening, meditative music of Alice Coltrane; and The King Project, improvisational dance theater laced in visual projections based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches, "I Have a Dream" and "I’ve Been to the Mountain Top," and his "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

Reception at 6:30 pm. Performance at 7 pm.

Buy Tickets:

Riddick Dance - Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 6:30 PM

@ $ 20.00 ea. - General Admission


March 31, 2023  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served.

Admission Free

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April 22, 2023  

Earth Day Family Day

10:00AM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Sponsored by Sovah Health and Carter Bank & Trust

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun Family Day for all ages. Enjoy face painting, games and crafts with the Teen Arts Council. 

Admission Free

Photo by Johnny Shryock
April 27, 2023  

Synetic Theater: Cyrano de Bergerac

7:00PM at Martinsville High School Auditorium

The Washington Post says Synetic Theater's wordless adaptation of this literary classic "frolics in jewel tones, with movement, dance, ingenious prop use and piquant stage business teasing out the story."

A brilliant poet and soldier, Cyrano de Bergerac apparently has it all — except the confidence to win the heart of his beloved Roxane. Lacking traditional good looks and the ability to truly fit in, Cyrano partners with his handsome friend Christian, also in love with Roxane, but lacking Cyrano’s way with words. Together, the two make a formidable suitor as Cyrano expresses his true feelings for Roxane in the only we he feels he can — through love letters apparently written by Christian.

Buy Tickets:

Synetic Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac - Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 7:00 PM

@ $ 5.00 ea. - Student
@ $ 20.00 ea. - General Admission
@ $ 25.00 ea. - Reserved Seating


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June 2, 2023  

Exhibit Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served.


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June 11, 2023  

Music in the Art Garden

2:00PM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Enjoy classical music in the Art Garden with a performance by The Alma Ensemble. Bring a lawn chair of blanket for seating.

The Alma Ensemble was founded by flutist Sarah Wardle Jones, clarinetist Michelle Smith Johnson and pianist Erica Sipes. It was birthed from a desire to create music that is empowering and resonant. The group places a high priority on playing music by other women composers, and is named in recognition of Alma Mahler, a composer who never received the opportunities afforded to the male composers with whom she was romantically linked. Alma also means “nourishment” or “soul” which is something the ensemble endeavors to bring to every performance.

Admission Free

June 23, 2023  

Double Down for the Arts

7:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Double down for the arts at this fun casino night fundraiser. Live music, games, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, photo booth and more. Black tie optional.

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Double Down for the Arts - Friday, June 23, 2023 - 7:00 PM

@ $ 75.00 ea. - General Admission


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