Piedmont Arts issues update, plans reopening

Piedmont Arts is closed to visitors through June 10, as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. All programs and events scheduled during this time have been canceled or postponed.

However, special events are planned, including: Arts Business Basics Webinars, May 26 – 27, 2020 • Online via Zoom, $25 per class; Jennifer Reis of Make Do Creative will host a series of Arts Business Basics classes via Zoom on May 26 – 27, 2020, with proceeds supporting Piedmont Arts. Sessions will cover broad entrepreneurship skills and business modeling concepts, understanding what branding means for your creative venture and how to market your artistic work and services. To sign up, visit www.paypal.me/artsbusinessbasics. Use the Notes section to include your email and the name(s) of the session(s) you plan to attend.

Tuesday May 26, 12 – 1 pm: Entrepreneurial Skills and Concepts for Artists and Artisans

Tuesday May 26, 1 – 2 pm: Basic Branding and Marketing for Artists and Artisans

Wednesday May 27, 12 – 1 pm: Adjudicated Opportunities for Artists and Artisans

Wednesday May 27, 1 – 2 pm: Small Business Basics for Artists and Artisans

While Piedmont Arts is still planning to hold summer classes, the museum will continue to monitor the situation and may extend the cancellation period for summer activities. If COVID-19 (coronavirus) developments require further cancellations, all registered students will be refunded. Among the scheduled offerings are:

*Exhibit — 16 Hands: Two Generations, Working Together 

On display June 11 – July 25 • Piedmont Arts, Admission Free

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia, there is an enclave of craftsmen who, over the past 25 years, have solidified deep friendships as well as a network of creative, technical and professional support. Drawn to the area by its beauty and tranquility, with much determination, they established working studios, vital careers and a way of life. Two Generations, Working Together features work by 16 Hands members Ellen Shankin, Brad Warstler, Silvie Granatelli, Benjie Osborne, Josh Manning, Donna Polseno, Hona Knudsen, Wendy Werstlein, Sarah McCarthy, Seth Guzovsky, Andrea Denniston and Josh Copus.

*Dreaming Geometry: An Artistic Exploration of Mathematics will be on display in the Lynwood Artists Gallery.

*Events set after reopening are:

Cheeseburger in Paradise Garden Party  
Friday, June 12, 2020 • 6 p.m. •  Gravely-Lester Art Garden 

$20 General Admission • $10 Under 12 • Cash Bar

Tickets at PiedmontArts.org.


Summer Art Camp: Grades K – 2

June 16 – 19 • 9:30 a.m.noon daily • Piedmont Arts

$65 Members • $75 Non-members

Campers will create fun arts and crafts, while drawing inspiration from the galleries, famous artists and creative activities. Explore a variety of artistic techniques, styles and materials. An art show will take place at the end of camp, showcasing campers’ work for their families to enjoy. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call (276) 6323221. Advanced registration required. 

The Summer Art Camp for Grades 3 – 5 is set for June 23 – 26 • 9:30 a.m.noon daily at Piedmont Arts

$65 Members • $75 Non-members. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call (276) 6323221. Advance registration required. 

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