Thursday, August 30, 2012

Historic Yorktown Celebrates Arts Month with Yorktown Art Stroll


August 30, 2012
     The Yorktown Arts Foundation and York County invite the public to celebrate Arts Month in Yorktown with the first ever Art Stroll set for Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
     The stroll will feature over 20 local artists displaying their diverse visual arts work throughout the Historic Village of Yorktown and Riverwalk Landing.
     Beginning at 11 a.m., guests will receive a map showing all the locations where participating artists will be available to talk about their unique style and medium of artwork. Pick up a copy of the map at the Gallery at York Hall located at 301 Main Street, in the Yorktown Freight Shed at 331 Water Street or on the Yorktown trolley. Use the map to enjoy an early fall day with a walking tour from artist to artist or conserve your energy for the whole day's event by taking the trolley. Your connection to the visual arts by map and trolley will take you to amazing works of pottery, paintings, photography, fiber arts, music, woodturnings, jewelry, hand blown beads, baskets and decorative painted furniture.
     After the Art Exhibits close at 6 p.m., many of the local restaurants and shops will extend their hours for this special event so that you can enjoy an evening of fine dining and visit the specialty shops in the Village or just sit on a bench to view the scenery of the York River.
     Participating Yorktown businesses include: Hornsby House B&B, Custom House, Carrot Tree, Yorktown Shoppe, River Fruit Tropical Wines, Viccellio Goldsmith, Claire Murray, Riverwalk Restaurant, Yorktown's Charming Battlefield Cottage, Ben & Jerry's, Duke of York, Gallery at York Hall, Yorktown Victory Center, Nancy Thomas Gallery, Patriot Tours & Provisions, Southern Estates, Books & Antiques, and Swan Tavern Antiques.
     The event is free to the public. Free parking is available in several public parking areas throughout Historic Yorktown. The free trolley will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested artists can call 757-898-3076 or e-mail to participate. For more information please contact York County Parks and Recreation at 890-3500 or visit
     The Yorktown Arts Foundation began in Historic Yorktown in 1976 during the days of its early formation in a building called On The Hill, next to the existing new courthouse. The Foundation is proud to again be back to where it started 36 years ago with the support of York County, the Yorktown Arts Commission, the Virginia Commission of the Arts, and private donations. The Yorktown Arts Foundation's primary mission is to provide arts education through presentations and classes and to provide venues for artist to show and sell their work. 

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