Expressions returns to Piedmont Arts opening reception set for Friday, May 21

Canceled in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions, Expressions is back this year to showcase artwork by local and regional artists. The exhibit will be on display May 22 – July 16 at Piedmont Arts.

“We are excited to bring Expressions back this year,” said Director of Exhibitions and Marketing Bernadette Moore. “Sharing the work of our local and regional artists is so important, and Expressions is the perfect opportunity for the community and visitors to see the amazing talent we have in our region.”

Presented by Piedmont Arts and Lynwood Artists, Expressions is a judged exhibition that awards artists with prizes in seven entry categories, as well as purchase awards, the Lynwood Artists Award and Best In Show. This year’s exhibition is judged by Amanda Honore Donley, owner of Rose Window Studio in Woolwine, Virginia. 

King’s Grant, Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts will host an Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony in honor of Expressions on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 6 – 8 pm at the museum. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Masks and social distancing required. Limited capacity. RSVP required by May 18, 2021 by calling 276.632.3221 or visiting

Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville. It is located at 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Learn more at


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