Months of hard work and planning are now behind the Montgomery Museum and Great Road on Main team as the event came to fruition Feb. 15-16.
Eighteen artists offered their works for sale in two of the largest spaces of the facility. The variety offered included paintings in various media, jewelry, sculpture, photography, pottery and more. Artists came from Floyd, Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Pulaski.
Still more artists participated by directing workshops for children in which vacant seats were happily filled by parents.
Evening hours were filled with the art of music and speaking as ticket holders enjoyed lectures by historian Scott Crawford and visual artist P. Buckley Moss. The world of music was represented by the Classic Strings Duo of Christiansburg, Justin Craig of Blacksburg, Harry Lester of Georgia and the Loose Strings Band of Galax, Va.
Sue Farrar, director of the Montgomery Museum appreciates all who participated. “This is our second annual H’Arts event in the Great Road on Main,” she said. “We use this weekend as a fund raiser for the museum and to give as many artists as possible in our area a place to showcase and sell their work in the comfort of the indoors in winter.”
“It takes the efforts of many people to pull these two days together and I would like to thank all those who participated,” she continued, “especially our planning committee and museum board members.”
“We learn something to do different every year and would appreciate any comments from both artists and attendees regarding how we can make it better next year.
Director Farrar gave a special thanks to Sherri Box of Events by Sherri.
“Sherri energetically headed the project from the beginning and also to Alex Crookshanks, a graphic artist in Blacksburg, for designing our wonderful new logo.”
Comments concerning the event may be forwarded to email@example.com.
— Gerri Young, President of the Blacksburg Regional Art Association