With its mission to support the arts and artists of the New River Valley, the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley is pleased to announce multiple opportunities for local artists to showcase their talents. Applications are available on the center’s website at facnrv.org/artist-opportunities.
The first is an extension of the popular Rhythm & Ribs concert at Jackson Park in historic downtown Pulaski on Saturday August 13 called Art in the Park. Along with a day of food, fun and musical performances, the event will include an opportunity for local artists to display and sell their original handmade works of art.
August will mark the opening of the “Menagerie” Community Art Exhibit, one of FACNRV’s most popular exhibits that has been on hiatus for the past two years. All interested artists in the NRV region aged 18 or over are encouraged to apply. Multiple art forms will be accepted. Due to the challenges faced by all artists over the past two years, the registration price has been reduced to $5 for non-members, free for members, and fee waivers are available upon request. (The center’s goal is to showcase the area’s wide array of talented performers and doesn’t want cost to be a barrier.) This year’s show will feature a $100 People’s Choice Award prize. Participating artists are encouraged, but not required, to offer their work for sale. The application deadline is July 31.
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Artists interested in establishing a longer-term relationship with the arts center can apply to sell their work in the center’s newly renovated artisan gift shop or teach a class. To be considered for the gift shop, artwork must be original, handcrafted and ready for display. The center has long offered classes for children and adults, and artists interested in giving a class or workshop can apply online. The duration of the sessions can be a two hour workshop, a one or two day course, or a series of workshops or courses over several weeks. Again, applications for all of these opportunities are available on the center’s website at facnrv.org/artist-opportunities.
The New River Valley Center for Fine Arts is located at 21 W. Main St. in historic downtown Pulaski. The center is supported, in part, by funding from the City of Pulaski, County of Pulaski, the CE Richardson Benevolent Foundation, the Randolph Foundation, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, as well as memberships and donations .
For more information and to view other events or to register for a class, please visit FACNRV.org.
— Submitted by Becky Lattuca