Upcoming Events

December 2, 2021  

Christmas Tree Lighting

4:00PM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Sponsored by State Farm - Chip Wyatt

Piedmont Arts will kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Art Garden Christmas tree. Enjoy holiday music by the First Baptist Church and Chatham Heights Baptist Church choirs, Christmas cookies and hot cocoa, and a visit from Santa. 

Just like the sculptures in the Art Garden, the Christmas tree will be a work of art. Created by Ian Hogg using more than 3,000 lights, the tree will be lit at sunset on December 2 and brighten the Art Garden through New Year’s Day.

Event Schedule  
4–6 pm Socially-distanced Visits/Take Your Own Pictures with Santa
4–5 pm Christmas Wreath Ornament Craft
5 pm Story Time with “Elsa”
Sunset Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Admission Free

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December 5, 2021  

Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops Spectacular

3:00PM at MHS Auditorium

This performance is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

The most highly anticipated holiday event of the season returns with an all-new matinee performance. There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with the music of the season delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. This year, David Stewart Wiley conducts the Holiday Pops with all the magical elements you have come to expect—high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth.

Altrusa will collect non-perishable food items for Grace Network in the lobby during the symphony's performance.

A Note About COVID-19: We expect this special gathering to take place in person, and will advise guests of any recommended or required health and safety protocols just before the event. If conditions related to COVID-19 change as the event nears, we will be in touch with updates. Thank you for your support and understanding. In adherence with Virginia Department of Health and Martinsville City Public Schools guidelines, masks are required at this performance.

Buy Tickets:

Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops - Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 3:00 PM

@ $ 15.00 ea. - General Admission
@ $ 5.00 ea. - Student (K–12) General Admission
@ $ 25.00 ea. - Reserved


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Omens, 2017, Georgia Deal, screen print on handmade paper
January 6, 2022  

Art at Happy Hour

5:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Enjoy happy hour with a casual gallery walk and talk through the museum's current exhibits. Complimentary drinks and light snacks provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild.

RSVP here by January 5, 2022.

Admission Free

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Ironing Board Sam, Tim Duffy, wet-plate collodion photography printed with the platinum/palladium process
January 21, 2022  

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. 

RSVP here by January 18, 2022. 

Admission Free

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February 4, 2022  

Daddy Daughter Dance

6:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Create lasting memories at this special dance. Arrive in style on the red carpet and enjoy a night of dancing, crafts and fun activities. Light snacks provided. 

Buy Tickets:

Daddy Daughter Dance - Friday, February 4, 2022 - 6:00 PM

@ $ 20.00 ea. - Non-member Couple
@ $ 5.00 ea. - per Additional Child

Free to Members

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February 19, 2022  

African American Read-In + Family Day

11:00AM at Piedmont Arts

In conjunction with the National African American Read-In, Piedmont Arts invites the community to take part in a celebration of African American artists, performers and writers. Community members will read excerpts from books, stories and poems by their favorite African American authors and a selection of books by African American authors will be on display. Complimentary snacks will be provided. All ages are welcome.

Admission Free

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March 5, 2022  

Dancing for the Arts

4:00PM at MHS Auditorium

Sponsored by MHC Chamber of Commerce, Draper Flower & Gifts, Campbell Family Group, American National Bank, Martinsville Smiles, Burr Fox Specialized Woodworking, Inc., Sovah, Triangle Electric, King's Grant, VisitMartinsville, Stateline Heart and Vascular Health, Inc., Blue Ridge Bank, State Farm - Chip Wyatt

Piedmont Arts' fabulous fundraiser returns with a fresh slate of local celebrities dancing in support of the arts in Martinsville-Henry County. The contest features eight teams competing to win the most votes, the highest score from the judges and a set of gorgeous mirror ball trophies handcrafted by local artist Terry Mitchell.

Teams  Coaches
Jennifer Bowles + Justin Chandler  Stacey Davis
Rebecca Crabtree + Gerald Kidd  Jane Leizer
Kathy Deacon + Jim Wilson  Stacey Davis
Brooke Holyfield-Quirk + Brian Williams  Catherine Rodenbough
Marlana Lackey + Ian Hogg  Stacey Davis
Demi Chapman + Hasan Davis  Catherine Rodenbough
Joyce Staples + Josh Bires-Grodensky  Shannon Hornsby
Sandy Strayer + Taylor Shank  Jane Leizer

 

Voting

Your votes ($1 = 1 vote) benefit your favorite teams and raise money to support Piedmont Arts programming in Martinsville-Henry County. Each team's final score is made up of a combination of your votes and the judges’ scores. The team with the highest final score wins the grand prize.

To double your votes ($1 = 2 votes) and make those dollars really count, you can apply your total donation toward a Piedmont Arts membership. A $40 minimum is required for this option.

Buy Tickets:

Dancing for the Arts - Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 4:00 PM

@ $ 10.00 ea. - General Admission
@ $ 25.00 ea. - Reserved

Vote Now

Ironing Board Sam, Tim Duffy, wet-plate collodion photography printed with the platinum/palladium process
March 10, 2022  

Art at Happy Hour

5:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Enjoy happy hour with a casual gallery walk and talk through the museum's current exhibits. Complimentary drinks and light snacks provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild.

RSVP here by March 9, 2022.

Admission Free

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Hawks Nest Overlook, Fayette County, West Virginia, Roger May
March 25, 2022  

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. 

RSVP here by March 22, 2022. 

Admission Free

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March 26, 2022  

VMFA Artmobile Family Day

11:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Enjoy crafts, snacks and tours of VMFA on the Road, traveling art museum from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, that brings art to remote corners of Virginia by way of the museum's Statewide Partners program.

Tour A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia, featuring paintings, photographs, woodblock prints and engravings from the VMFA's permanent collection representing various styles and periods. Featured artists include Adele Clark, Hullihen Williams Moore, George H. Benjamin Johnson, Miwako Nishizawa, and others. A View from Home takes the place of VMFA on the Road’s first exhibition, How Far Can Creativity Take You: VMFA Fellowship Artists, which included works by Sally Mann, Cy Twombly, Dennis Winston and others.

Complimentary crafts and snacks. All ages are welcome.

Admission Free

April 7, 2022  

Earl White String Band

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Fiddlin' Earl White has been a mainstay in the old-time, folk and dance community for more 45 years. An original and founding member of the famed Green Grass Cloggers, he is one of few Black Americans preserving and playing Appalachian old-time string band music, which was an intricate part of Black communities and formed the foundation of American music of today. Earl White is well known for his extensive repertoire of tunes, and his heartfelt, syncopated, driving style. He has played in numerous old time string bands, and he currently leads the Earl White String Band, featuring Mark Olitsky (banjo), Adrienne Davis (guitar) and Joseph Desjarnette (bass).

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

Buy Tickets:

Earl White String Band - Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 6:30 PM

@ $ 20.00 ea. - General Admission


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April 23, 2022  

Earth Day Family Day

11:00AM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

This performance is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun Family Day for all ages. Create crafts using recycled materials. Complimentary snacks.

Admission Free

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April 29, 2022  

Garden Party featuring After Jack

6:00PM at Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Kick back in the Art Garden at Piedmont Arts' annual Garden Party. After Jack will perform hot folk from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This all-female trio performs music from, and inspired by, the rich musical traditions of the region. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. No outside food or drinks. 

Buy Tickets:

Garden Party feat. After Jack - Friday, April 29, 2022 - 6:00 PM

@ $ 20.00 ea. - General Admission


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Eastern Panthea (Panthea Furcilla), Deborah Davis, acrylic on canvas
May 5, 2022  

Art at Happy Hour

5:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Enjoy happy hour with a self-guided tour of museum's current exhibits, along with an Ekphrastic Poetry Open Mic led by Poetry Society of Virginia. Complimentary drinks and light snacks provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild.

RSVP here by May 4, 2022.

Admission Free

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May 15, 2022  

USAF Heritage of America Concert Band

3:00PM at MHS Auditorium

For nearly eighty years, the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band has entertained, educated and inspired millions across the east coast. The band has performed at thousands of high-profile community outreach and military events, produced over 55 highly-acclaimed recordings and collaborated with many world-renowned artists. The band is often featured on television, radio and social media, conveying the Air Force core values of integrity, service and excellence.

The Concert Band is comprised of 45 professional Airmen who captivate audiences by telling the Air Force story, and also performing numerous renditions of great symphonic classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, movie music and patriotic favorites. In addition to performing standard repertoire, the Band is also a champion of new music, embodying the spirit of innovation that is inherent in today’s Air Force.

Through the universal language of music, we HONOR all who have nobly served in the United States Armed Forces past and present - both at home and around the world. We INSPIRE Americans by displaying the highest level of professionalism, military precision, artistry and excellence. We RECRUIT our nation's best and brightest, spotlighting the vast opportunities available in the Armed Forces. Finally, we CONNECT with audiences by building lasting community partnerships, instilling pride and patriotism in all those who see us, and demonstrating American values to the world.

Admission Free

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June 2, 2022  

Bus to Broadway: Hamilton

5:00PM at Durham Performing Arts Center

HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

Limited tickets available. Guests may bring food and beverages to enjoy on the bus. Boxed dinners available for purchase for $10 (pre-sale only). Bus leaves Piedmont Arts at 5 pm for a 7:30 pm performance at Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC.

Special Notice from DPAC: As required by this touring Broadway show, DPAC guests and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face cover.

Buy Tickets:

Bus to Broadway: Hamilton - Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 5:00 PM

@ $155.00 ea. - per person
@ $ 10.00 ea. - Add Boxed Dinner


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June 3, 2022  

Opening Reception

6:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Awards ceremony at 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. 

RSP here by May 31, 2022.

Admission Free

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July 28, 2022  

Art at Happy Hour

5:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Enjoy happy hour with a casual gallery walk and talk through the museum's current exhibits. Complimentary drinks and light snacks provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild.

RSVP here by July 27, 2022.

Admission Free

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