Floyd Center for the Arts

220 Parkway Lane South

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Floyd, VA 24091

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Phone: 540-745-2784

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Updated: A Call to Artists - The Art of Music



Please Note: This Exhibit was originally scheduled to open in April, 2020, but its schedule has been adjusted due to the current COVID-19 emergency. The health and well-being of our community of artists, visitors, local residents, volunteers and staff members is of the utmost importance to us. As a result, the timeline for delivery of artwork, installing the show and the opening reception may need to be adjusted based on federal, state and local guidelines in place at that time. We thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.


“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.” – Maya Angelou


“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything; It is the essence of order and lends to all that is good, just, and beautiful.” – Plato


Artists, instrument makers, musicians, and all other community members, the Floyd Center for the Arts invites you to submit your work to be considered for inclusion in The Art of Music Exhibit in the Hayloft Gallery, opening in June 2020. Applications are due by Saturday, April 25, 2020.


It is no secret that Floyd county and its surrounding area is rich in creativity and that it’s particularly rich with visual art and music. With such a wealth of visual artists, luthiers, and makers of all kinds, as well as songwriters, musicians and lovers of all things music, we decided to bring all of this creative energy together in one exhibit in celebration of our area’s musical and visual art riches. For this exhibit, we ask you to share your interpretation of The Art of Music. This might be an instrument you made, a painting depicting a musical scene, a photograph of a beloved heirloom instrument, a mixed media piece about what music looks like to you, or even an audio/video installation, or, maybe it is something completely different. Whatever your interpretation and whatever your medium(s), we want to share it with the entire community! All media welcome. This exhibit will open on Saturday, June 13, 2020 with an opening reception in honor of the participants from 5 - 7 pm that evening, and will remain on display through Saturday, August 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 25, 2020.


In conjunction with The Art of Music exhibit, the Floyd Center for the Arts is also accepting proposals for music-related events to be held during the exhibit period, June 13 - August 1, 2020. These can include live music events, instrument demonstrations, luthier talks, etc. To propose such an event, or for more information, please contact the Center’s Associate Director, Becky Lattuca, at becky@floydartcenter.org or 540-745-2784.


In the Center’s Breezeway Gallery, also in conjunction with The Art of Music, we are pleased to present Music Matters, an exhibit comprised entirely of the written word inspired by, documenting, instructing, or otherwise pertaining to the theme of music.

Our vision for this exhibit is to include song lyrics, essays, poetry, and more. All submissions will be printed out by the art center for display. More information about this exhibit and how to submit your work will be available soon.


Visit www.FloydArtCenter.org to apply on line, call 540-745-2784, or email programming@floydartcenter.org. Artist will submit digital images. The Center’s Gallery Committee will review and select entries for the exhibition.


A “People’s Choice” award of $50 will be awarded. Visitors to the Center will be invited to vote for their favorite piece. The winner will be announced after the end of the exhibit.


The Art of Music Themed Exhibit Application Form, Important Dates:

− Applications Due: Saturday, April 25, 2020

− Accepted Artwork Due: Early to mid-May, Exact Dates TBD

− Artists’ Reception will be Saturday, June 13, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 pm


Submit Your Entry: https://www.floydartcenter.org/call-to-artists

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