On Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, the grounds of the Floyd Center for the Arts will be transformed into an old-world village square at the Center’s second Mayfaire. All are welcome to join in this family-friendly FREE event, which includes art and craft vendors, live music, artisan demonstrations, kids’ activities and lots more. “We are so excited to host the community at this first-of-its-kind event at the Center!” says Becky Lattuca, the Center’s Director of Programming, “We wanted to have an outdoor event showcasing the area’s creative talents, and we wanted it to be more than just an art and craft sale – we wanted it to be an interactive, fun and festive gathering that all ages would enjoy. So, during the cold, dreary days of winter while longing for the warmth and color of springtime, we decided a Mayfaire would be the perfect way to get together and celebrate our creative community!”
In addition to art and craft vendors, there will be free entertainment and activities throughout the weekend.
Festive, renaissance and fairy attire are all welcome and encouraged! Along with all of the amazing artisanal items available, fairy crowns, face-painting and other hand-made festive accouterments will also be available for sale. The event hours are 10 am – 7pm on Saturday, and 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday.
Please join us at this FREE event as we celebrate springtime in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
The Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour is a 3-day tour featuring sites across Floyd County with activities at artisan home studios; galleries and shops; farms and farm markets; and restaurant and lodging sites.
Site activities include the sales and exhibit of fine art, hand-crafted and farm products; classes and demonstrations, and talks at sites throughout the county.
Demonstrations and talks including furniture-making, pottery, patchwork quilting, woodworking, blacksmithing, painting, medicinal herb growth and use, alpaca ownership & products, honeybees, and more.
Information during the tour is available at the Floyd Center for the Arts and the Floyd County Visitor Center (downtown). Stop by to pick up a brochure and map, or additional directions.
Returning again this year is our ever-popular annual Kids Art Camp – many adults want to join us, but sorry – it’s just for kids! Each year we strive to teach campers about all kinds of art and art techniques by making art in a variety of mediums with a broad range of guest artists.
This year’s theme, ‘With My Own Two Hands’, will focus on the everyday art that surrounds us, and the importance of the handmade lifestyle, including the satisfaction of making and decorating some of those items that we use everyday with our own two hands. We will try our hands at several types of everyday art, including soap-making, pottery, fabric dyeing, sewing projects and lots more functional craft activities.
During the week your child will engage in at least 2 different art classes during the day, have time outside to play and get some exercise, have their lunch with friends, and have a healthy snack. Tuition includes all materials and classes and the healthy daily snack. Lunches will need to be packed and brought from home. The week will culminate with a Friday Art Exhibit. Parents/family/friends are invited join us at 3:00 pm for a special art show that the campers will produce themselves.
Class Description: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Each Day, Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19, 2019
Paint Southwestern Virginia’s most picturesque attractions on the Blue Ridge Plateau! Artists will enjoy discovering the mountains, hills, streams, and fields of beautiful Floyd County, Virginia. Painting venues including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Château Morrisette Winery, the Floyd EcoVillage, Apple Ridge Farm, and the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demos, wine tastings, farm-to-table dinner, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, art sale and Gala!
Winterfest is the Center’s oldest annual event, featuring local artists and artisans, Festival of Trees, holiday craft activities for kids and a special café. The Café will offer homemade snacks, treats and refreshments made by center volunteers. Children can participate in the free, supervised children’s holiday arts and crafts activities offered. Admission is free.