Art Walks in Downtown Blacksburg

Art Walk- April 6, 2018

Alexander Black House & Cultural Center
Join us for a "Meet the Artist" reception from 5 to 7 p.m. with local artist Christy Mackie, as we open her new exhibit "Explorations." The inspiration for this show came largely from a workshop Christy took at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina in 2016. The class, called "Beeswax and Bindings," introduced participants to the art of creating small journals using beeswax, or encaustic paints, and a variety of multi-media techniques. Along with this new technique, this exhibit includes examples of her work in collage, drawing, and a first time experience with ink on ceramic tile. Christy's encaustic work here is presented in three forms: in twelve of the 16 Squares of the Blacksburg logo, the small journals produced in the workshop, and as parts of several other pieces in the show.

"In these recent explorations, I have been fascinated by the difference in process and result: with encaustic and even collage, I have no idea what the finished piece will look like, but with a drawing the result is usually quite close to what I had envisioned from its conception. I have learned a lot on this journey, and am grateful for continuing inspiration and the increasing courage to try new things!" - Christy Mackie

The Artful Lawyer
See what's currently on exhibit at The Artful Lawyer! All things transportation, featuring railroad photography by Kirk Carter, paintings by Marie Collier, travel photography from India by Alex Crookshanks, travel journal paintings by Zoe Katz, the “Train Diaries” series by printmaker and photographer L.S. King, travel photography from Cuba by Susan Lockwood, and prints and paintings by Michele Walter. Light snacks will be included.

Art Pannonia
Meet the artist reception, 5 - 7pm
Please come to the opening. Mix, mingle, meet new art-lovers! Introduce yourself to Knic Umstead and let him explain the mistery behind "Traces of the Bumenati"!

Community Arts Information Office
149 College Ave
Art at the Market Preview- featuring work from local artists participating in Art At the Market on July 21.
Meet the artists reception with light refreshments.

Featuring work by local artist George Wills

The Gallery at Mish Mish
125 N. Main St
Details coming soon

Matrix Gallery
115 N. Main St
Featuring work by Nancyne Willoughby of Fringe Benefit, Lana Juarez of Matrix Gallery and our awesomely talented painting instructor, Jesi Pace-Berkley... Meet the artist reception with light refreshments.

Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea
Katie Prock - photography
Jeannette Bowker - acrylics

Nest Realty
400 N. Main St
Featuring the work of Phil Ramsey
Meet the artist reception

Perspective Gallery
Squires Student Center
"What Color is Water?" A community Created Art Installation
Serving Free Tea

XYZ Gallery
223 N. Main St (upstairs)
Details to follow soon


Art Walks

Downtown Blacksburg Inc. Art Walks take place on the first Friday of the following months each year:
February, April, June, October and December