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Love Sport? Love Art? Love music?

The City of Williamsburg, a known "bicycling community" and a designated "Bike Friendly Community" by The League of American Bicyclists, is a perfect location for Spoke & Art, a one-week long combination sport, art and culinary event that will take place on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Francis Street (formerly the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum) beginning today through Sunday, September 27, 2015. 326 West Francis Street in Colonial Williamsburg. image

Under the Spoke & Art tent you will find a pop-up sports bar, The HandleBar, with a big screen TV to watch the races in real-time; fresh, local restaurant food and beverage for purchase and a gallery of sports paintings, sculptures and photography curated by John Lee Matney, owner of Linda Matney Art Gallery, plus a large display of Las Bicicletas bicycle sculptures in three sizes to purchase and enjoy.

Come out for lunch everyday and watch the race LIVE.

There are many more events like morning yoga sessions, business night, and the Williamsburg Celebrates Art Contemporary Artisans Show. A list of all the events can be found at www.spoke-n-art.com.

Spoke & art kickoff night

Monday 9/21 from 5-9 PM

 

imageCome on out to kickoff this week of fun and excitement.  The DOG Street Pub Running Club will be ending their weekly 5K run under the tent. Legend has it that they love to drink a beer or two when they’re done, so why not join them?

Live music by The Hark.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Dog Street Pub.

More events here

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Festival Williamsburg announces lineup for 2014 Season

On Memorial Day Weekend 2014, the Virginia Arts Festival brings a special series of performances to the historic city of Williamsburg and James City County. On Friday, May 23, Britain’s “amazing, explosive, exhilarating” (The New York Times) Richard Alston Dance Company joins Festival Williamsburg for the first time. Saturday, Festival favorite, virtuoso banjo player Béla Fleck will perform—joined by his wife, clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn, who has her own legion of admirers. On Sunday, audiences will do some dancing of their own as the swinging big band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its signature dance-driving music, including hits like “You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three” and “Go Daddy O.”  And for classical music lovers, a pair of chamber music concerts is planned on May 22 and 23, featuring André-Michel Schub and the Miami String Quartet.

More info here

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Williamsburg Regional Library again rated one of the best in the U.S

imageA national ranking of public libraries has once again made Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) a star.
For the fifth consecutive time the national publication “Library Journal” has rated WRL as one of the best public libraries in the U.S. by giving it four-stars, the only four-star rated library in Virginia.  WRL is one of 111 public libraries nationwide, out of more than 7,500 measured, that have received a star rating for all five editions of the publication.
The magazine’s rankings assign libraries star ratings similar to those used by Michelin and other travel guides. The ratings measure circulation of collection materials, number of visits, program attendance and Internet use. The statistical category in which WRL excels is program attendance per capita.  “Our program attendance was the third highest of any star library in our category,” said library director John A. Moorman.  “Our point total in all measured areas placed us in the upper range of the 4-star libraries,” he said.
“I thank all who have made this recognition possible,” said Moorman.  “It is wonderful to be in a community that loves and supports its public library and to be surrounded by intelligent, hard working individuals who are dedicated to providing excellent service to all our users.”
Williamsburg Regional Library consists of the James City County Library, Mobile Library Services and the Williamsburg Library and serves more than 85,000 people in the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County.

Read more about Libraries in Williamsburg VA here

Michelangelo show is coming to Williamsburg

The first major show of Michelangelo drawings in the United States in more than a decade is  headed to the Muscarelle Museum of Art, part of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,Virginia. With only a dozen drawings by Michelangelo in the United States in total, any comprehensive exhibition that offers insight into his working techniques is a special occasion.

Cleopatra by Michelangelo The exhibit is scheduled for Feb. 9 through April 14, 2013 and then travels to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The landmark exhibition is being organized in honor of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the Muscarelle Museum of Art in 1983. Ragionieri, the director of the Casa Buonarroti museum in Florence who owns the drawings, will also attend the opening ceremonies and will be honored for her contributions to the studies of the great master.

Many of Michelangelo’s most renowned drawings will be showcased in this rich and varied selection of 26 drawings.

One of the last American showings of Michelangelo’s drawings was at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art in 2000.

Half of the drawings in the upcoming show are of figures, including one of Madonna and Child. Many of these were sketches for Michelangelo’s paintings and sculptures.

The other half are plans for churches and fortifications, some of which were built.

The show will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Muscarelle, which opened in 1983.

Alongside this exhibition, the Muscarelle has organized its first-ever show featuring major Italian Baroque paintings. Mattia Preti was a master painter very close to Caravaggio and is the artist showcased in "Mattia Preti (1613-1699) Paintings from North American Collections in Honor of the Fourth Centennial of his Birth." Lenders to this exhibition include the National Gallery of Art, the Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and other institutions.

General Information

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is located on Jamestown Road on the campus of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information about this exhibit or the Museum in general, please call (757)-221-2700 or visit www.wm.edu/muscarelle .

Hours

The Museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays. Docent tours are available at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sundays, and other times as announced.

Admission

During this exhibition, there is an admission fee of $15. Admission is free for Museum members, William & Mary faculty, staff, and students, as well as children under twelve.

Farm to Table Dinner!!

An invite from the Blue Talon Restaurant in Williamsburg VA



imageWe know that our loyal followers are more food savvy than most but, even for out group, not everyone is all that familiar with the concept of "Farm to Table" and what it really means.

Well, here’s your chance.  You can join Chef David Everett and more than a dozen of our local farmers as he works with them to put out a feast that truly celebrates the amazing bounty of our area.  You will enjoy this huge dinner at a massively long table with all these farmers and their products, great wines, cheeses and more – all right on Duke of Gloucester Street.

This fantastic dinner is only open to the first 50 couples that respond, so please check with your friends and significant others and snag your tickets as soon as possible.  It was a sellout last year – and that was in the rain!

Chef David Everett’s Farm to Table Dinner
Friday, September 14 @ 6:30
$85 per ticket
Call
The Trellis to reserve your tickets!  757.229.8610

Occasion for Fun!

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Arts Month 2012 in Williamsburg VA

A host of wonderful events welcome both local and visiting art lovers. 

Next Thursday night’s concert by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, kicks off  Arts Month in Williamsburg, VA  The annual concert, co-sponsored by the City of Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary, marks the beginning of Williamsburg’s second month-long celebration of the arts.

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Galleries and performing arts venues throughout the area will be holding special Arts Month Events during September, culminating with an open air concert in Merchants Square Friday, October 5th as prelude to An Occasion for the Arts, October 6-7, 2012. Events include gallery strolls, artisan demonstrations, live musical performances, wine tastings, behind -the-scenes tours and more!

Be sure to visit the Arts in Williamsburg website for complete information on area events

VA Arts Fest 2012

imageThe time has come! All tickets for the Virginia Arts Festival are on sale now—your chance to get best seats for spring performances by Academy Award winning actor Al Pacino, the legendary American Ballet Theatre, Grammy Award winning trumpeter Chris Botti, Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, the awe-inspiring Virginia International Tattoo—plus electrifying dance, theater, and music for every taste. Choose from dozens of performances!

The festival runs from April 16 through June 6, 2012  this 16th annual  festival is a star-packed event with performances by opera singer Renee Fleming, actor Al Pacino, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Click here for a calendar of this years performances across the Hampton Roads Va area

For more information and to order your tickets, visit VaFest.org or call 757 282-2822.