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Paint the Town

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 22, 2016

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Calling all plein air artists and art collectors for this special one-time-only event to support the Festival's fine art prizes in Juried Fine Art, Photography, and Youth Art. On Saturday, May 21 from 10 am - 3 pm artists will gather in downtown Abingdon with their easels for a plein air painting day. Mark your calendars for this unique opportunity to see artists at work capturing the beauty of our town. Artists, this is a great opportunity to try something…

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William King Museum of Art – Mask Making Workshop

May 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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William King Museum of Art - Mask Making Workshop - Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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Paint the Town

May 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 22, 2016

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Calling all plein air artists and art collectors for this special one-time-only event to support the Festival's fine art prizes in Juried Fine Art, Photography, and Youth Art. On Saturday, May 21 from 10 am - 3 pm artists will gather in downtown Abingdon with their easels for a plein air painting day. Mark your calendars for this unique opportunity to see artists at work capturing the beauty of our town. Artists, this is a great opportunity to try something…

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William King Museum of Art – Masquerade Art Ball 2016

June 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Each year at the Art Ball, William King Museum of Art honors an artist or philanthropist that has made a significant impact on the region. The 2016 Ball will honor the late G. R. C. Stuart, Mrs. Mary Stuart, and family for their generous support of the Museum. Proceeds will benefit the Van Gogh Outreach program. To RSVP contact Deb Kerr, Director of Administration, at 276.628.5005 ext. 111, or at dkerr@wkmuseum.org.

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William King Museum of Art – 2nd Annual Big Messy

July 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Photography Intake Days

July 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 17, 2016

Event Dates: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 1:00 to 5:00pm Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 1:00 to 5:00pm Photographers may drop off their entries into the competition in the basement of the William King Museum of Art. Intake Days are July 16-17, 2016. Please attach Entry Form in upper left-hand corner on the back of each entry and bring completed Application and appropriate Fees. Download Photography Rules and Requirements Here (PDF) Download Photography Entry Forms Here (PDF)

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Photography Intake Days

July 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until July 17, 2016

Event Dates: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 1:00 to 5:00pm Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 1:00 to 5:00pm Photographers may drop off their entries into the competition in the basement of the William King Museum of Art. Intake Days are July 16-17, 2016. Please attach Entry Form in upper left-hand corner on the back of each entry and bring completed Application and appropriate Fees. Download Photography Rules and Requirements Here (PDF) Download Photography Entry Forms Here (PDF)

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Library Book Sale

July 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 7, 2016

Event Dates:
Preview Night: Friday July 22, 5 to 8 pm. Friends of the Library members only ($10 membership at door)
Sale Opens to Public
Saturday, July 23: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 24: 1 to 5 pm
Monday through Thursday, July 25 to 28: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 29th & 30: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 31: 1 to 5 pm
Monday to Thursday, August 1 to 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 7: Bag Sale 1 to 5 pm (bag of books $5)
Restock your library at the Friends of the Library Highlands Festival Book Sale. Find thousands of titles all for bargain prices, and support the Friends of the Library with the proceeds.

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What Am I Supposed To Do Now? A Tribute to Helen Lewis

July 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Date:
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 7:30 to 9:30pm
Georgia actress Brenda Bynum will perform a one-woman tribute to the life and career of Abingdon resident Helen Matthews Lewis. Often referred to one of the founders of Appalachian Studies, Helen Matthews Lewis linked scholarship with activism and encouraged deeper analysis of the region, shaping the field of Appalachian Studies by emphasizing community participation and challenging traditional perceptions of the region and its people.

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Library Book Sale

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 7, 2016

Event Dates:
Preview Night: Friday July 22, 5 to 8 pm. Friends of the Library members only ($10 membership at door)
Sale Opens to Public
Saturday, July 23: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 24: 1 to 5 pm
Monday through Thursday, July 25 to 28: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 29th & 30: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 31: 1 to 5 pm
Monday to Thursday, August 1 to 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 7: Bag Sale 1 to 5 pm (bag of books $5)
Restock your library at the Friends of the Library Highlands Festival Book Sale. Find thousands of titles all for bargain prices, and support the Friends of the Library with the proceeds.

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Juried Fine Arts Intake Days

July 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until July 24, 2016

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Dates: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00 to 5:00pm Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 2:00 to 5:00pm Artists may drop off their submissions for the Juried Fine Arts Show and Gallery at the Arts Depot. Please bring your completed form and checks (made out to Virginia Highlands Festival) or cash.

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Library Book Sale

July 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 7, 2016

Event Dates:
Preview Night: Friday July 22, 5 to 8 pm. Friends of the Library members only ($10 membership at door)
Sale Opens to Public
Saturday, July 23: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 24: 1 to 5 pm
Monday through Thursday, July 25 to 28: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 29th & 30: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 31: 1 to 5 pm
Monday to Thursday, August 1 to 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 7: Bag Sale 1 to 5 pm (bag of books $5)
Restock your library at the Friends of the Library Highlands Festival Book Sale. Find thousands of titles all for bargain prices, and support the Friends of the Library with the proceeds.

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Juried Fine Arts Intake Days

July 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until July 24, 2016

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Dates: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00 to 5:00pm Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 2:00 to 5:00pm Artists may drop off their submissions for the Juried Fine Arts Show and Gallery at the Arts Depot. Please bring your completed form and checks (made out to Virginia Highlands Festival) or cash.

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Youth Art Intake Day

July 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 2:00 to 4:00pm Art work will be accepted for the Virginia Highlands Youth Art exhibit on Sunday, July 24, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the basement level of the William King Museum of Art. Youth in Kindergarten through 12th grade, may bring one or two matted, mounted or framed pieces of art to be displayed in the Student Gallery at the museum during the VHF. Small three-dimensional work also accepted. There…

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Library Book Sale

July 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 7, 2016

Event Dates:
Preview Night: Friday July 22, 5 to 8 pm. Friends of the Library members only ($10 membership at door)
Sale Opens to Public
Saturday, July 23: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 24: 1 to 5 pm
Monday through Thursday, July 25 to 28: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 29th & 30: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 31: 1 to 5 pm
Monday to Thursday, August 1 to 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 7: Bag Sale 1 to 5 pm (bag of books $5)
Restock your library at the Friends of the Library Highlands Festival Book Sale. Find thousands of titles all for bargain prices, and support the Friends of the Library with the proceeds.

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Library Book Sale

July 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 7, 2016

Event Dates:
Preview Night: Friday July 22, 5 to 8 pm. Friends of the Library members only ($10 membership at door)
Sale Opens to Public
Saturday, July 23: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 24: 1 to 5 pm
Monday through Thursday, July 25 to 28: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 29th & 30: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 31: 1 to 5 pm
Monday to Thursday, August 1 to 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 7: Bag Sale 1 to 5 pm (bag of books $5)
Restock your library at the Friends of the Library Highlands Festival Book Sale. Find thousands of titles all for bargain prices, and support the Friends of the Library with the proceeds.

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Patrons’ Event: Bill and the Belles

July 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heartwood, 1 Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 7:00 to 9:00pm
With striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation, Bill and the Belles skillfully breathe new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles (Johnson City, Tennessee) continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented. Don't miss hearing this unique musical experience for yourself!

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Library Book Sale

July 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 7, 2016

Event Dates:
Preview Night: Friday July 22, 5 to 8 pm. Friends of the Library members only ($10 membership at door)
Sale Opens to Public
Saturday, July 23: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 24: 1 to 5 pm
Monday through Thursday, July 25 to 28: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 29th & 30: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 31: 1 to 5 pm
Monday to Thursday, August 1 to 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 7: Bag Sale 1 to 5 pm (bag of books $5)
Restock your library at the Friends of the Library Highlands Festival Book Sale. Find thousands of titles all for bargain prices, and support the Friends of the Library with the proceeds.

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Library Book Sale

July 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 7, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until August 7, 2016

Event Dates:
Preview Night: Friday July 22, 5 to 8 pm. Friends of the Library members only ($10 membership at door)
Sale Opens to Public
Saturday, July 23: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 24: 1 to 5 pm
Monday through Thursday, July 25 to 28: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, July 29th & 30: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 31: 1 to 5 pm
Monday to Thursday, August 1 to 4: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, August 7: Bag Sale 1 to 5 pm (bag of books $5)
Restock your library at the Friends of the Library Highlands Festival Book Sale. Find thousands of titles all for bargain prices, and support the Friends of the Library with the proceeds.

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Lecture and Awards Ceremony

July 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30 to 9:00pm The Fine Art Awards will be presented in a lecture given by juror Robin Poteet. Once again we are proud to offer more than $1,500 in cash prizes for work chosen by juror Poteet, with one People’s Choice prize to be voted on by the public. Poteet’s expertise comes from a long-standing career as a graphic designer and illustrator. After transitioning to full time painting in 2010, Watercolor Artist Magazine named her as…

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