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Fairview Homestead Tour

April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fairview Homestead, 908 Hillman Hwy NE
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Tour the Fairview Homestead Cabin.

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William King Museum of Art – Ralph Slatton: Animal Nature

June 2, 2017 - September 17, 2017
William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
June 2, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Ralph Slatton is a professor of art at East Tennessee State University. His intaglio prints evoke a sense of unease and awe. His animal forms are stand-ins for people and events in his own life but, in a broader sense, explore the trials, tribulations, and joys of the human experience.

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Photography Intake Days

July 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:00 to 5:00pm Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 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 15-17, 2017. 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 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2017 at 1:00pm

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 1:00 to 5:00pm Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 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 15-17, 2017. 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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Juried Fine Arts Intake Days

July 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 2:00 to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 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 23, 2017 @ 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 23, 2017 - 2:00 to 4:00pm

Young artists may drop off their submissions for the Youth Art Exhibit on Sunday July 23 from 2-4 pm on the basement level of William King Museum of Art.

$3 per student entry

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Juried Fine Arts Intake Days

July 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 2:00 to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 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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Friends of the Washington County Public Library Book Sale

July 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2017

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 6, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 6, 2017

Washington County Public Library, 205 Oak Hill Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Preview Night: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:00 to 8:00pm. Friends of the Library members only
Sale Opens to the Public
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 1:00 to 5:00pm (Bag sale - $5 per bag)

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Friends of the Washington County Public Library Preview Night

July 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington County Public Library, 205 Oak Hill Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Preview Night: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:00 to 8:00pm. Friends of the Library members only
Sale Opens to the Public
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 1:00 to 5:00pm (Bag sale - $5 per bag)

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William King Museum of Art – Fred Carter Primitive Things of Toil and Love

July 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018
William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
July 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Enjoy an extensive exhibit of the life, legacy, and works of one of Southwest Virginia's finest artists, Fred Carter. Carter began his art career in his fifties and spent thirty years of his life giving form to his beliefs in stonework, poetry, short stories, painting, and woodcarving.

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2017 Writers’ Day

July 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Writers’ Day is a day-long series of workshops on a variety of writing genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting, culminating in a “Words and Music” celebration in the evening. This year’s participants include writers John Hardy, Jim Minick, Thorpe Moeckel, and Mark Powell, plus musicians Wyatt Rice and Claiborne Woodall.

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2017 Juried Fine Arts Show & Gallery

July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2017

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 6, 2017

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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The Fine Arts Committee of the 69th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival welcomes your participation and support of the Juried Fine Arts Show and Gallery with over $1,500 in cash prizes! Who will win the People's Choice prize?

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Friends of the Washington County Public Library Book Sale

July 28, 2017 @ 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 6, 2017

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 6, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 6, 2017

Washington County Public Library, 205 Oak Hill Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Preview Night: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:00 to 8:00pm. Friends of the Library members only
Sale Opens to the Public
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 1:00 to 5:00pm (Bag sale - $5 per bag)

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Express It Face and BodyArt

July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 6, 2017

Youth Tent on the Barter Square, 127 West Main St.
Abingdon , VA United States
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Event Dates
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

Fanciful face-painting and glitter tattoos created by Aline Backes and friends.

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Portraits by Aline

July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 6, 2017

Youth Tent on the Barter Square, 127 West Main St.
Abingdon , VA United States
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Event Dates:
Friday, July 28, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:30pm

Commission hand-drawn portraits of your favorite people or pets by Aline Backes either in oil, pastel, or charcoal, as well as caricature. Reasonably priced according to size and medium selected. Portraits created live or by photos and shipped upon completion. Portrait price based on individual order.

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Colonial Trade Faire

July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fields-Penn House, 208 W Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Friday, July 28, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 10:00am to 6:00pm

The Colonial Trade Faire features trades from America’s past. Learn about leather-working and purchase a journal. See a skilled miniaturist create exceptional art. Watch woodcarvers craft items used by your ancestors and in your home today. Experience the past and buy for your present.

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Meet the Alpacas

July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2017

Fields-Penn House, 208 W Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm Friday, August 4, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 6:00pm Come pet the friendly Dreamland Alpacas while browsing items made from their soft fleece.

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Photography Competition and Exhibition

July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2017

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Friday, repeating until August 6, 2017

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Friday, July 28, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 1:00 to 5:00pm

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Youth Art Exhibit

July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2017

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 6, 2017

Event Dates:
Friday, July 28, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 31, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 1:00 to 5:00pm

Come see our talented young artists' work!

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Juried Arts and Crafts Show

July 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 6, 2017

On the Barter Green, 127 West Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates Friday, July 28 - Sunday, August 6 · 10 am-6 pm Visit the Arts & Crafts show named "Best in Virginia" for seven years in a row! Vendors throughout the U.S. bring their beautifully handcrafted items to The Barter Green for a spectacular presentation. Browse, shop, and be sure to check out our live art demos. You'll find one-of-a-kind items at price points for yourself or as gifts! (hint, hint) Vendors may change without notice, so check the…

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