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Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019, 5:00 PM
Gravely-Lester Art Garden

Sponsored by Martinizing Dry Cleaning and Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce



For the second year, Piedmont Arts will host a Christmas tree lighting in the Gravely-Lester Art Garden. Join the museum for crafts, hot cider and a live performance by Martinsville High School Jazz Band. Kids can create Christmas ornaments to take home and Santa Claus, the jolly old elf himself, will make an appearance.

Just like the sculptures in its Art Garden, the museum’s Christmas tree will be a work of art. Created by Ian Hogg using lights strung on wire, the tree will be lit at sunset on December 5 and brighten the Art Garden through New Year’s Day.

Roanoke Symphony Holiday Pops Spectacular
Sunday, Dec 8, 2019, 3:00 PM
Martinsville High School Auditorium
351 Commonwealth Blvd, Martinsville, VA 24112



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.

$25 Reserved • $15 General Admission • $5 Student

Bus Trip to NCMA: Frida Kahlo
Thursday, Jan 9, 2020, 8:00 AM
North Carolina Museum of Art

Take a bus trip from Piedmont Arts to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh to view the exhibits Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection and Scott Avett: I N V I S I B L E.

Bus will leave Piedmont Arts at 8 am and arrive at North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh at 10 am. Self-guided tours of the exhibits until 11:45 am. Lunch at 12 pm at Iris Restaurant inside NCMA. Estimated arrival back at Piedmont Arts will be 3:30 pm.

Ticket includes transportation, admission and a reserved lunch at Iris Restaurant.

$70 per person

TOP: FRIDA KAHLO, DIEGO ON MY MIND, 1943, OIL ON MASONITE, 29 7/8 X 24 IN., THE JACQUES AND NATASHA GELMAN COLLECTION OF 20TH CENTURY MEXICAN ART, THE VERGEL FOUNDATION, CONACULTA/INBA, © 2018 BANCO DE MÉXICO DIEGO RIVERA FRIDA KAHLO MUSEUMS TRUST, MEXICO, D.F. / ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK; BOTTOM: SCOTT AVETT, COLOR WHEEL, 2014, LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINT, 45 X 43 IN., COURTESY OF THE ARTIST, © 2018 SCOTT AVETT; PHOTOGRAPH: LYDIA BITTNER-BAIRD.

Daddy Daughter Dance
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020, 6:00 PM
Piedmont Arts

Create lasting memories at Piedmont Arts' Daddy Daughter Dance. Arrive in style on the red carpet and be treated to a fun night of dancing.

Free to Members
$20 Non-Member Couple • $5 per Additional Child




Mike Wiley's Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020, 6:30 PM
Piedmont Arts

Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever.

$20 General Admission

Brass 5: The Sounds of the Big Bands
Thursday, Mar 5, 2020, 7:00 PM
Piedmont Arts

The Star City's favorite quintet returns to Martinsville with a live performance featuring the group's signature sound. Playing a variety of music, from renaissance and classical, to dixieland and jazz, to rock and country, "The 5" bring something for everyone.

$20 General Admission




Dancing for the Arts
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020, 4:00 PM
Martinsville High School Auditorium
351 Commonwealth Blvd, Martinsville, VA 24112

Join Piedmont Arts for Dancing for the Arts, a fabulous fundraiser featuring local "celebrities" dancing in support of the arts in Martinsville-Henry County. This Dancing with the Stars-style contest features eight teams competing to win the most votes, the highest judges' score and the big prize – a gorgeous mirror ball trophy.

$10 General Admission • $25 Reserved

Virginia Opera: Pirates of Penzance
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020, 6:30 PM
Piedmont Arts

Frederic, a junior pirate, plans to mark his 21st birthday by breaking free from the Pirate King and beginning his courtship of Mabel. But because he was born on Feb. 29, a date that only arrives every fourth year, Frederic isn’t technically 21 – and the Pirate King is still his master. Unless something gives, Frederic will soon be on a collision course with the Pirate King’s new nemesis: Mabel’s father, the Major General.

$20 General Admission

VIRGINIA OPERA, HMS PINAFORE

Garden Party
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020, 6:00 PM
Piedmont Arts

Enjoy beer, wine, snacks and games at the museum's annual Garden Party.

$20 General Admission