If you would like your arts-related event listed here, please email us

View events by week:

Aug 27 - Sept 1  |  Sept 2 - 7  |  Sept 8 - 14  |  Sept 15 - 21  |  Sept 22 - 28  |  Sept 29 - Oct 5  |  Oct 6 - 12

You may also view a complete list of events below.


Choose the month you with to view:

Showing Results for: Aug 28, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014

Tramp Art
Event Website

Notch or chip carving required few tools and little training. In the most common form of tramp art, notches were carved into the edges of cigar box wood, usually with a penknife, and the carved wood was then stacked and fastened with small nails or glue to create detailed, three dimensional designs. Men with spare time in the evenings created wonderfully layered objects that decorated the homes of family and friends. Furniture pieces like the cheval glass were made from large chunks of wood but with the same notched/chip carved technique.

09/29/2012 - 09/07/2014
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM


Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America, 1700 – 1830
Event Website

Explore the evolution of spinets, harpsichords, and pianos in the 18th century in this exhibition of more than 25 instruments. Examine the differences in the various types of keyboards as well as the evolution of the instrument over time.  At the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. 800-HISTORY

12/12/2012 - 09/07/2014


“Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America”
Event Website

Fraktur A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery. The 100-year-old term “fraktur” initially described colorful and fancifully designed watercolors and illuminated manuscripts, usually recording births, baptisms, marriages and, in some instances, deaths, before the advent of centralized vital recordkeeping. For formal documents, the German-language scriveners favored an elaborate alphabet with letters that had a broken — or fractured — appearance.

06/29/2013 - 06/30/2015


A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
Event Website

rich and varied culture exhibitThis wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early southern style. The exhibition was made possible by Carolyn and Michael McNamara.

02/14/2014 - 12/31/2015


Wine Tastings at Riverwalk Restaurant
Event Website

In our lobby, every Friday, sample delicious wines from various vineyards and regions. Free. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information.

03/14/2014 - 08/29/2014
6 - 8 pm


China of the Most Fashionable Sort Exhibition
Event Website

Capture 1China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America will open March 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of eighteenth-century colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it indicated wealth and status. This exhibit will illustrate the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia. Objects recovered from archaeological excavations will also be featured.

03/15/2014 - 12/31/2014


Gallery at York Hall
Event Website

CaptureThe Gallery at York Hall opened for its 13th season on Tuesday, April 1.  The Gallery is operated by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and managed by volunteer Sharon Owen. Located in York Hall, the Gallery features a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The exhibits feature the works of over 30 local artists, increasing the awareness of high quality art in the community and showcasing historic Yorktown as an arts destination. The Gallery’s 30-plus volunteers also serve the community by maintaining a visitor information area, offering brochures, maps, discounts, and friendly service and hospitality to over 17,000 guests annually. Exhibits at the gallery include quilts, mixed media, and pottery, featuring local botanical artist Linda Miller and pottery artist Brenda Mahoney.  From April 30 through May 3, the Gallery will host an artist reception and print signing by Linda Miller. Brenda Mahoney will be at the gallery on May 4 for a pottery demonstration.  The spring/summer exhibits at the gallery are as follows:

APRIL – MAY  ‘Quilts’ Exhibit
  • April 30 – May 3 Artist reception and printsigning by botanical artist Linda Miller
  • May 4 Brenda Mahoney, pottery
JUNE - ‘Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring Brenda Mahoney
  • June 7-8 Linda Miller, demos & print signing
JULY - Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring all gallery Potters
AUGUST - ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings

04/01/2014 - 12/30/2014
Tues - Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1-4pm


Kabuki Theater Woodcuts Exhibit
Event Website

EventKabuki (its name comprised of the Kanji  characters for “sing”, “dance”, and “skill”) is a form of Japanese theatre  known for its elaborate costumes, striking makeup, and intricate choreography.  The ancient celebration of the beautiful and the bizarre is immortalized in this  exhibition of Kabuki theatre woodcuts from the permanent collection.

04/29/2014 - 01/11/2015


New Town Art Gallery Guest Artists
Event Website

Capture 1New Town Art Gallery is happy to announce that watercolor artists Richard DePaul and Holly Etheridge will be our new guest artists for three months beginning in June 2014. Richard DePaul is a native of the Philadelphia area and a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art.   DePaul chronicles the Williamsburg and Tidewater areas with his award winning watercolors. Holly Etheridge enjoys creating very detailed, realistic watercolors and pencil drawings that feature strong contrasts and textures, and are inspired by local nature and European travels. Two Photos:  1) 'Capitol Morning' by Richard DePaul;  2) 'Place d'Italie, Paris' by Holly Etheridge

06/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12-5pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market
Event Website

1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

06/07/2014 - 11/29/2014
8:00 AM -12:00 PM


A Celebration of Quilts
Event Website

Capture 1June 7, 2014 Through June 2016 Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts include a variety of techniques, from whole cloth to appliqué and piecing. They represent makers from many regions and ethnic groups, including Anglo-Americans, African-Americans, Hawaiians, and Amish.

06/07/2014 - 06/30/2016


The Gallery at York Hall Art Exhibit
Event Website

Event photoA welcome center for visitors and gathering place for residents, The Gallery features artwork for show and sell year-round.  In addition, limited engagement shows are presented, displaying themed exhibits. Featured in August: ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings Visit often to see what's new!

08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm | Sunday 1-4 pm


Yorktown Market Days
Event Website

Event photoFresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free. Visit the Market Days website.

08/02/2014 - 08/30/2014
8:00 am- 12:00 pm


21st Century Diplomacy: Ballet, Ballots, and Bullets
Event Website

EventPhotojournalists from around the world point  their lenses at culture, ballot boxes and the pain of war.  More than four dozen stunning images  will be on view through September 28, 2014.   This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Diplomatic Courier magazine and curated  by Kathryn H. Floyd, Department of Government at The College of William &  Mary.

08/11/2014 - 09/28/2014
Docent led-tours are available every Saturday & Sunday The new tour schedule is as follows: 1PM (Saturday and Sunday)


Jacques Callot Studies from the Permanent Collection
Event Website

EventThis collection of etchings, by the 17th-century  French printmaker Jacques Callot, represents a significant acquisition for the  Museum.  A variety of series that Callot  completed over his career are on view, including a pristine impression of one  of his best-known works, the etching of Saint  Amond. Shown in the Herman Print Study Room, the viewer will have a chance  to explore the provenance, or history of ownership, of the works on view.

08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015


European Paintings from the Permanent Collection and Important Loans
Event Website

EventThis exhibition is comprised of  a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the  Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent  collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection  of Francesco and Oletta Lauro.  Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca  Giordano are among the important artists on view.

08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015


CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SCENE: Painters of the Federal Art Program
Event Website

EventThe paintings and watercolors in this  exhibition were commissioned by the Federal Arts Project (1935—1943), a sector  of the Works Progress Administration that promoted the creation of hundreds of  thousands of works of art around the country for display in schools, libraries,  and other public buildings.  This  collection of works, on loan from U.S. General Services Administration, portrays the growing urbanization of American  rural landscape and its people from the beginnings of the Depression into World  War II.

08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015


American Naturalism: Selections from the Owens Foundation Exhibit
Event Website

EventThis exhibition highlights the idea of the  beauty of nature in art, a key theme of 19th-century American  landscape painters. Generously lent from the Owens Foundation, works by Thomas Cole,  Robert Henri and Edward Potthast are among the artists represented.

08/13/2014 - 01/11/2015


New Town Art Gallery – Guest Artists Mary Montague Sikes and Kristen Dahms
Event Website

New TownNew Town Art Gallery is happy to announce that artists Mary Montague Sikes and Kristen Dahms  will  be our new guest artists for three months beginning August 26th, 2014. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with an MFA in Painting, Mary Montague Sikes is a professional artist, published author, and art workshop instructor who creates acrylic, pastel and mixed media paintings. Kristen Dahms is a mixed media and watercolor artist who has shown at galleries and art festivals in Virginia.

08/26/2014 - 11/24/2014
Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12-5pm


Music Under The Stars with U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND BAND Concert Band
Event Website

Capture 1Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an outreach asset for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Soldiers of the band have passed a highly selective audition, and are among the finest musicians in the U.S. Army band program. The TRADOC Band performs numerous concerts in support of local, regional, and national events, including festivals, parades, and both city and state commemorations. The band's various ensembles frequently travel throughout the country, in performance of their missions. The band also supports military ceremonies on and off Fort Eustis.

08/28/20147:00 p.m.


Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Free Concert at Lake Matoaka
Event Website

Event photoThe Virginia Symphony, which includes about 10 members of William & Mary music faculty, will perform a free concert at the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre. The concert, sponsored by William & Mary and the City of Williamsburg. Ben Rous will conduct a program with highlights of the 2014-15 season. Guests are invited to bring family and friends, beach chairs and blankets. Personal coolers and picnic baskets will be permitted; however, no external alcohol will be allowed. Wine will be available for purchase on site. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held at Phi Beta Kappa Hall.

08/28/20147:30 pm


The Taste Tradition presents Bushels & Barrels
Event Website

IMG_9083taste-squareIt's a culinary revolution in the Revolutionary City! Colonial Williamsburg's esteemed culinary brigade from our 10 restaurants invites you to enjoy the sights and sounds of our colonial past, while savoring the complex flavors of today's centuries-inspired cuisine.   Paid Event Ticket Required. Please call to make reservations or purchase ticket bundles: (855) 666-6248

08/29/20146:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Yorktown Celebrates Arts Month Opening Night
Event Website

Event photoYorktown Celebrates Arts Month "Opening Night" featuring a Gallery of Original Ceramics & Pottery accompanied by music, food & beverages, and a silent auction. This a fundraiser to support visual and performing arts in our community. $40 per person advance purchase, $45 at the door. Tickets available in the Gallery at York Hall or reserve tickets at the door by sending checks to "Celebrate Yorktown Committee" PO Box 557, Yorktown, VA 23690.

08/29/20145:30 - 8:00 pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market
Event Website

1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

08/30/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


The Virginia Symphony Orchestra to perform 18th Annual Concert at Riverwalk Landing
Event Website

riverwalk in concert tentThe Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Benjamin Rous, returns to Yorktown for its 18th annual outdoor concert.  This year’s concert will be held at Riverwalk Landing on Water Street in historic Yorktown. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and picnic baskets. A just-for-fun blue ribbon judging for the most creative picnic set-up will be awarded prior to the concert.  The award-winning Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform a pre-concert show at 6 p.m. No rain date is scheduled for the concert.  In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 890-3520 for updated information.

08/30/20147:30 p.m. Concert Starts


A Touch of Earth presents “In The Clay Zone”
Event Website

Event photoBill Campbell Art Porcelain is the special Pottery exhibit for the month. Campbell makes exquisite porcelain dinnerware for every occasion along with vases and containers for flowers, wall art and many other functional art pieces for everyday use. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month......Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demonstrations by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month.

09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sun: noon-5:00 pm


The Civil War in 7 Songs
Event Website

Capture 1Join musician and historian Carson Hudson as he uses the themes of patriotism, home, freedom, bravery, loss and hope, to explore the moving story of the catastrophe that overtook Williamsburg and America in the 1860s.

09/02/201411:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


America’s Music Series at Colonial Williamsburg
Event Website

Event photoDiscover the origins of music that we know and love as essentially American--much coming to us from distant shores. Each week, explore this fascinating musical history with performers. Learn about ethnic influences and a variety of different instruments. Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,

Sept. 2 - The Civil War in 7 Songs  Join musician and historian Carson Hudson as he explores the moving story of the catastrophe that overtook America in the 1860s.

Sept. 9 - Unique 18th-century Musical Instruments Join Stephen Christoff to explore history and culture through song and the demonstration of the musical saw, octave mandolin, baroque guitar, comb and paper, musical bottles and sackbut.

Sept 16 - Dulcimers and Folk Flutes Timothy Seaman demonstrates four kinds of folk musical instruments: the hammered dulcimer, the mountain dulcimer, the transverse bamboo flute, and the pennywhistle.

Sept. 23 – Southern Music on the Front Porch Join Kelly Kennedy for an informal jam of tunes and songs that make up our southern American folk lexicon.

Sept. 30 - From Scotland to Amerikay Join Master Fiddler John Turner for an hour of tunes and stories about Scottish traditions and how they made their way into American culture

09/02/2014 - 09/30/2014
11:30 am to 12:30 pm


A Touch of Earth presents “Artful Visions”
Event Website

Event photoAn exhibit of original watercolors by Mary Pat Wilson and Lianne Lurie. M. Pat Wilson has had 2 of her lily paintings chosen to be Easter Seal Stamps. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month......Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demonstrations by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month.

09/02/2014 - 09/30/2014
Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sun: noon-5:00 pm


21st Century Diplomacy Panel Discussion at Muscarelle Museum of Art
Event Website

Event21st Century Diplomacy: Ballet, Ballots, and Bullets is an international photography exhibition brought to the Muscarelle Museum in collaboration with the Diplomatic Courier that explores culture, ballot boxes, and the pain of war through the lenses of photojournalists. Curated by Kathryn H. Floyd, Visiting Instructor at the College of William & Mary, the exhibition features not only established photographers but up-and-coming talent as well. The exhibit will be on Display through September 28.

09/02/20146:00pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventCandlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church

Organ Recital :  Cheryl van Ornam, Organist from Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia. Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/02/20148:00 pm


Black Dog Gallery presents Southern Pottery Exhibit
Event Website

armsSee traditional and innovative ceramic pieces by leading Southern potters. From face jugs and other whimsical figures to utilitarian, but decorative, plates and bowls, these items showcase a variety of styles. This special exhibit brings together works by potters from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

09/02/2014 - 10/31/2014
Tues-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 10am-4pm | Sun Noon - 5pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventOrgan Recital  Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish. Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/04/20148:00 pm


“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series
Event Website

Capture 1York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring three Fridays of toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band followed by two Fridays of knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. No rain dates are scheduled for Rhythms on the Riverwalk. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 757-890-3520 for updated event information.

09/05/20146:30 PM -8:30 PM


Hog Wild for the Arts
Event Website

CaptureMark your calendar for the Hog Wild for the Arts festival. More information will be updated when available. The City of Williamsburg created its Arts District in February 2011.  The District provides tax incentives and regulatory relief to qualified creative businesses and artists who do business in the District.

09/05/20145:00 - 8:30 PM


Chef David Everetts 4th Annual Farm to Table Dinner
Event Website

Event photoOur most popular event of the year is quickly approaching! After being inundated with phone calls for ticket requests, The Trellis Restaurant, Blue Talon Bistro, and DoG Street Pub, in  association with Williamsburg Occasions, are happy to announce Chef David Everett's 4th Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner. Chefs David Everett, Scott Hoyland and Mark Thomas will be working with local farmers and wineries to create a fantastic menu that will be served family-style on one long, lantern-lit table in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg's Merchant Square.  Before dinner, guests will be able to mingle and enjoy the late-summer evening while sipping on a variety of beer from the Dog Street Pub. Dinner will be served alfresco on Duke of Gloucester Street, the most beautiful street in Williamsburg. Guests that have attended previous farm-to-table dinners will remember abundant platters of perfectly prepared locally sourced meat and vegetables filling the gorgeous outdoor table. This is a magical event that you will not want to miss. We can not emphasize enough how quickly seats for the Farm-to-Table dinner sell out. Tickets are limited, so call soon to reserve your place at the table! Rain date: September 6th *Tickets non-refundable.

09/05/20146:30 pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Arts Month
Event Website

1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

09/06/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


Yorktown Market Days
Event Website

Event photoFresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free. Visit the Market Days website.

09/06/2014 - 09/27/2014
8:00 am- 12:00 pm


A Touch of Earth presents special Guest Bob Oller
Event Website

Event photoCome see special guest. Bob Oller, as he will be sketching or sculpting. A Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing a variety of unique original works in stoneware and porcelain, wearable art jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, watercolors and the newest addition of one of a kind quilted art wall hangings.

09/06/20141-3pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventOrgan Recital:      Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia. Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/06/20148:00 pm


Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel
Event Website

Bruton Parish’s Music Director, Rebecca Davy, oversees a series of weekly concerts on the historic 18th-century organ in the Christopher Wren Chapel. These half-hour concerts are held each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel on the campus of The College of William and Mary. Please us the link below for the upcoming schedule of Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church and Historical Organ Recitals at the Christopher Wren Chapel.

09/06/201410:00 am


New Town Art Gallery – Curtain-raiser – Williamsburg Players -Cats!
Event Website

CatsNew Town Art Gallery is pleased to announce that The Williamsburg Players will be at the gallery on Saturday, September 6th between 5-8PM to present a 'curtain-raiser' of their upcoming performance of 'CATS.'  Food and refreshments will be served.   It will also be possible to purchase tickets for 'CATS' at this event.

09/06/20145:00 pm - 8:00pm


Wine Club Pick-Up Social at the Williamsburg Winery.
Event Website

EventA Wine Club Pick-up Social in Wessex Hall at The Williamsburg Winery. We will be pouring three delicious wines paired with an assortment of fine hors d’oeuvres. This relaxing affair is complimentary to all club members and one guest.* We hope to see you all there! Special Musical Guest.

09/07/20142:30 - 5:30 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventOrgan & Harpsichord Recital -  Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/09/20148:00pm


Macro Photography – Evening Programs, Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Event Website

IMG_1401Felice Bond, Historic Rivers Chapter Master Naturalist and expert photographer will show how to achieve “up close and personal” photographs of plants and critters.  The program is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.  Contact Karen Jamison, 880-1893, karenajamison@cox.net for information.

09/11/20147:00 PM


Williamsburg Players presents CATS
Event Website

Capture2What better way to have the family enjoy musical theatre together than with this extraordinary smash hit production that transforms the audience into a fantasy world! This Tony winning, all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular tells the story of a tribe of cats called Jellicles and the night they make the Jellicle choiceand decide which cat will ascend to the Heavyside Layer and come back to a new life. The award winning song Memory is part of what has made Cats the second longest-running show in Broadway history!

  • Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
  • Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber
  • Presented by special arrangement with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Library
  • Directed by Peter Natale
 

09/11/2014 - 09/27/2014
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventHymns of Faith, Comfort & Praise      Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/11/20148:00 pm


Peninsula Glass Guild at The New Town Arts Festival, Legacy Hall
Event Website

EventMembers of the Peninsula Glass Guild will exhibit their work and demonstrate techniques.  Meet the artists accomplished in glass blowing, glass casting, fusing, torchworking, painting and engraving.  Glass art of all descriptions from jewelry to sculpture will be for sale, created by area artists. Opening Reception  Thursday September 11, 5:00-8:00pm. Live Music Friday September 12, 5:00-7:30pm  DOG Street Rhythm Kings. Artists will demonstrate Cameo and Intaglio Engraving  and Vitreous Painting on glass throughout the gallery hours on Friday and Saturday. Refreshments served during all gallery hours.   

09/11/2014 - 09/13/2014
10 am - 8pm


New Town Arts Festival – Legacy Hall
Event Website

logo_newtownAt an annual exhibition and sale that begins Thursday evening, September 11, and runs through Saturday evening, September 13, the Peninsula Glass Guild fillsLegacy Hall in New Town with exceptional works in glass by the region’s topcontemporary artisans. Of particular note are cameo glass pieces by HeatherHartle. Hartle’s cameo glass portraits, carved glass botanicals and geometricshapes are cut on a lathe with painterly precision. Hartle is particularlyskilled in creating baby portraits in glass; just take a favorite portrait ofyour grandchild to the show to discuss a commissioned piece that will become atreasured heirloom. Also at Legacy Hall, and new this year, the New Town Design Center will exhibitmore than 40 artworks that were created for competition by the members of the Design Center

09/11/2014 - 09/14/2014
Visit Website for dates and times


“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series
Event Website

Capture 1York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring three Fridays of toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band followed by two Fridays of knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. No rain dates are scheduled for Rhythms on the Riverwalk. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 757-890-3520 for updated event information.

09/12/20146:30 PM -8:30 PM


Colonial Williamsburg presents Music Then and Now
Event Website

Event photoNothing transports us back in time so vividly as music. Members of The Governor's Musick share how they bring 18th-century music to life using period and reproduction instruments, facsimile scores, journals, inventories, letters, and colonial newspapers. Visit each Friday Sept. 12 - Oct. 3 from  11:15 to 11:45 a.m. ,Free parking behind the museum off Nassau Street.

09/12/2014 - 10/03/2014
11:15 to 11:45 am


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Parents Weekend
Event Website

1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

09/13/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


Third Annual New Town Chalk Fest at New Town
Event Website

Capture 1The Third Annual New Town Chalk Fest begins Saturday, September 13, at 11:00 at Sullivan Square and Center Street. The streets will be covered in colorful chalk paintings by professional artists, amateurs, teens and children who can compete for prizes or draw on the streets for fun. Boxes of high quality chalk pastels are provided as part of the nominal registration fee. This year’s theme for the Chalk Fest is: Happiness is . . .  This open-ended theme should bring a lot of variety to the festival’s artwork.

09/13/201411:00 am - 5:00 pm


A Touch of Earth presents Tim Seaman
Event Website

Event photoTim Seaman will play hammer dulcimer for guests from 1:30-4:30pm. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month......Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demos. by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month.

09/13/20149:30am - 5:30pm


2nd Annual New Town Art Fair
Event Website

Event photo2nd Annual New Town Art Fair (Outside on Sullivan Square) features 25 artists alongside New Town’s Chalk Fest from 12-5p Saturday,  September 13. Quick Sketch, Caricature Artist, face painting, Henna Artist, Live Music all afternoon! Organized by 2nd Sundays Director, Shirley Vermillion.

09/13/2014noon - 5:00 pm


A Touch of Earth presents special guest Bob Oller
Event Website

Event photoCome see special guest. Bob Oller, as he will be sketching or sculpting. A Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing a variety of unique original works in stoneware and porcelain, wearable art jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, watercolors and the newest addition of one of a kind quilted art wall hangings.

09/13/20141-3 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventChoral Concert     Sounds of Gold, Jesse Shearin, Director Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/13/20148:00 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Historical Organ Recitals at the Wren Chapel,
Event Website

Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary

Bruton Parish’s Music Director, Rebecca Davy, oversees a series of weekly concerts on the historic 18th-century organ in the Christopher Wren Chapel. These half-hour concerts are held each Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel on the campus of The College of William and Mary. Please us the link below for the upcoming schedule of Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church and Historical Organ Recitals at the Christopher Wren Chapel.

09/13/201410:00 am


Poetic Pottery “In the Clay Zone” at – A Touch of Earth
Event Website

A Touch of EarthOn September 13, 2014 while you shop, enjoy a concert by Tim Seaman and meet clay artist Elizabeth Krome at this year’s A Touch of Earth “In the Clay Zone” celebration of fine American Craft. The event will feature Flambeaux crystalline glazed porcelain by Pennsylvania artist Bill Campbell. Campbell is noted as a “top three” contemporary American potter, and his works are celestial, dreamy, spiritual and functional.

09/13/2014

Williamsburg Library presents – Dewey Decibel Concerts – Jimmy Masters Other Borders
Event Website

Williamsburg Libruary LogoJimmy Masters Other Borders quartet will feature Greg Dudzienski (tenor saxophone), Alan Parker (guitar), DeVonne Harris (drums), and Jimmy on bass. The quartet will be performing “A Little Bass Music: the music of prominent jazz bassists over the last 60 years", with discussion.

09/13/20147:30 pm


Chalkapalooza 5k and One Mile Fun Run
Event Website

Capture 1Start out the race wearing a plain white tee and end up with all the colors of the rainbow! Non-toxic, colored corn starch is thrown in the air throughout the race. Come run through New Town and have some Color Fun!

The Williamsburg Trolley goes to New Town for every event! Williamsburg Area Transportation is an inexpensive, fun, and efficient way to visit New Town and lots of other places in Williamsburg and James City County.

09/14/20148:00 - 10:00 am


2nd Sunday Festival
Event Website

Capture 1Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html

09/14/201411:00am - 5:00pm


Ovens on the Edge: How the First European Colonists Baked Bread, 1590-1640: A Lecture & Book Signing
Event Website

Event photoPaula Marcoux, author of Cooking with Fire, will relate the story of the earliest colonial baking, revealing how colonists deployed a range of strategies and adapted their technologies, and ultimately their expectations, to local conditions.  As part of her research, she has constructed and used a series of historic ovens to supplement the documentary and archaeological evidence found at Jamestown and other historic sites.

09/14/20142:00 pm


Self-Expression Mixed Media with Artist, Kristen Dahms
Event Website

EventIn this new class, students will explore ideas that inspire and then learn how to utilize specific techniques to bring their ideas to life.  Water based media, such as watercolor, ink, coffee, patterned paper, color pencils, ink transfers, markers and soft pastels in any combination will be explored.  Students will be encouraged to break down their ideas into color, mood, images, patterns, and composition.  Students will experiment with different ways to use the materials to develop vibrant texture in their painting.  Students will start painting with a foundational stain before building layers of images and patterns with watercolor, ink and paper.  Composition and image emphasis will be emphasized while building up multiple layers to a finished project.  Open to all skill levels.

09/14/20141 - 3:30 pm


Shirley Vermillion’s Tented Art Show & Chalkapalooza 5K and One mile Run
Event Website

Chalkapalooza 5kReturn to New Town on Sunday, September 14, for the Chalkapalooza 5k and One Mile Fun Run that is sponsored by the New Town Commercial Association. The event starts at 8:00a.m. and ends at 10:00a.m. Runners start the race with a white tee-shirt. By the end of the race the shirt will have been covered with splashes of rainbow-colored cornstarch that is thrown into the air throughout the race. Visit www.familyfunrunsva.com for registration details.

09/14/2014Race starts 8:00 am - 10:00am


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventOrgan Recital Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/16/20148:00 pm


“To Support & Defend” 6th Annual Constitution Day Event
Event Website

CaptureMerchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg celebrate the founding of the U.S. Constitution with “To Support and Defend,” the sixth annual event. Through powerful, moving music and the spoken word, the framework of our nation’s government and cherished founding document will be honored on the anniversary of its adoption. The program features a combined ensemble comprised of members of the USAF Heritage of America Band and the USA Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band, playing works by eminent American composers. In addition, the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums will perform both independently and in concert with the band. The program also features guest narrators including Colonial Williamsburg interpreters Ron Carnegie as George Washington and Bryan Austin as James Madison and Raymond Jones of WHRO. In 2004, Congress passed a provision that every school and college that receives federal money must teach about the Constitution on September 17, the day the document was adopted in 1787. Merchants Square, the USAF Heritage of America Band, and Colonial Williamsburg are proud to honor Constitution Day with this special event. Rain Date: Thursday, September 18.

09/17/20147:00 PM


Williamsburg School of Needlework – Needle arts and Contemporary Canvas Work
Event Website

Williamsburg Needlewok Freidrich Girl Embroidering paintingCanvas expert Jane Wilson will be the guest lecturer at the Williamsburg School of Needlework  The lecture is free to the public and wine and refreshments will be provided.  Wilson’s discussion includes the history of the decorative arts utilizing canvas work. She will illustrate the changes in needlepoint through time using her own work and other examples that will feature the collection from the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

09/17/20147:00 pm


Williamsburg Library – Dewey Decibel Concerts – The Virginia Symphony
Event Website

Williamsburg Libruary LogoThe Virginia Symphony Presents. . . Isn't it Romantic -  A String Quartet will kick off the series at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. This program made possible by Friends of Williamsburg Regional Libray features musicians from the Virginia Symphony. The musicians will explain the music performed and will answer audience questions. Cost: Admission is FREE and open to all

09/17/20147:30 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventOrgan Recital    Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/18/20148:00 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventOrgan Recital   Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/18/20148:00 pm


“Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
Event Website

"The manner of making their boats," Theodor De Bry, 1590 engraving, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation collectionObjects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum, including a 19th-century cypress canoe, wood samples, photographic images, woodworking and boatbuilding tools, and scale models, will illustrate the fabrication, employment, sailing and racing of the Chesapeake Bay log canoe. A related "Community Day: On the Riverfront" event on September 20 features tours of the special exhibition, chantey musical performances, maritime interpretive programs, period games and children's crafts. Visitors can visit the re-created Powhatan Indian village to learn the process of making a dugout canoe.  

09/19/2014 - 09/08/2015
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.


“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series
Event Website

Capture 1York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring three Fridays of toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band followed by two Fridays of knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.No rain dates are scheduled for Rhythms on the Riverwalk. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 757-890-3520 for updated event information.  

09/19/20146:30 PM -8:30 PM


Tucker-Arnold 5th Annual Storytelling Concert featuring Syd Lieberman
Event Website

Event5th Annual Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Festival and Retreat with Syd Lieberman, Sheila Arnold and Darci Tucker

Syd Lieberman is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, author, award-winning teacher and highly sought-after storytelling festival teller.  He is known for telling many types of stories, and will present his highly acclaimed Civil War focused program, “Abraham and Isaac:  Sacrifice at Gettysburg”.  President Abraham Lincoln called soldiers like Private Isaac Taylor “my boys,” and they called him Father Abraham. But saving the Union required Father Abraham to send tens of thousands of Isaacs to fight and perhaps to die. In July 1863, the Civil War’s bloodiest battle left 40,000 men dead or wounded. The president would honor their sacrifice in the Gettysburg Address even as he launched our young nation toward its future. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Syd's work has garnered awards from ALA, Parent's Choice, and Storytelling World.  He has taught storytelling at the Kennedy Center and Disney World, and received commissions to write pieces for NASA; the Smithsonian Institution; Historic Philadelphia; and more. He has hosted American Public Radio's Good Evening, he performs at festivals nationally and internationally, and is a regular presenter at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN.  He will be joined by local tellers Sheila Arnold Jones and Darci Tucker. Sponsored in part by the Williamsburg Arts Commission, the National Storytelling Network and the Virginia Storytelling Alliance (VASA).  For more information email darci@americanlives.net  

09/19/20147:00 pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Arts Month
Event Website

1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

09/20/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


“Community Day: On the Riverfront” at Jamestown Settlement
Event Website

Community Day: On the Riverfront at Jamestown SettlementIn connection with “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” special exhibition in partnership with The Mariners' Museum, discover the progression of log canoes through the centuries during special exhibition tours, chantey musical performances, maritime programs, Powhatan-style dugout canoe demonstrations, period games and children’s crafts.    

09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily


Williamsburg Players Children’s Theatre presents A Pirate Party
Event Website

Capture 1"Ahoy Maties!" The show is a happy salute to beach movies of the 1960's. There are villains (this time pirates), surfer boys, a beautiful mermaid, a talking octopus, and a legendary movie star. It doesn't make a lot of sense but it will be a lot of fun with the audience joining in on a pirate shout-out contest and a big dance at the finale. The highlight is four-foot high talking Blackbeard head that tells the story of one of history's most infamous pirates. Presented by Rainbow Puppet Productions

09/20/201411:00 AM


A Touch of Earth presents Mark Strang
Event Website

Event photoMARK STRANG  will present a wood lathe demonstration on turning wooden bowls from 10am - 2pm. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month......Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demos. by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month.

09/20/20149:30am - 5:30pm


Williamsburg Book Festival
Event Website

EventThe Williamsburg Book Festival is a free event celebrating the written word and creativity. The Festival is made up of a book fair and a series of workshops. The book fair introduces area authors discussing and signing their books. The workshops focus on book clubs, the craft of writing, and the business of publishing. A free souvenir program book is available at the festival to collect autographs and serve as a reminder of the authors and books highlighted in 2014.

09/20/20149:30 am - 4:00 pm


PechaKucha Night
Event Website

EventIt's Arts Month in Williamsburg! This year our PechaKucha Night will be under the plein air tent in Merchant's Square, in front of the William and Mary Bookstore. Bring your chair and bring your curiosity. An evening of storytelling under the Plein Air Tent in Merchants Square. PechaKucha 20x20 is an international storytelling phenomenon that originated in Japan. It is open to topics on every imaginable subject. The storyteller develops 20 incredible images, and the images are shown on a screen for just 20 seconds each. The storyteller must synchronize the telling of her/his story with the changing images. It is mesmerizing to watch, and the original stories alternate between surprising, marvelous, intellectual, inpirational, touching, humorous, and...a must see to believe. It's free to attend, bring your folding chairs, and evening picnics are welcome.

09/20/20147:00 - 10:00pm


Plein Air Show on DoG Street
Event Website

arms Join us! Paint outdoors, promote your work and catch the excitement in Colonial Williamsburg as thousands of visitors enjoy Family Weekend at the College of William & Mary.

The day-long festival will include a Quick Draw Competition for cash prizes and a Plein Air Show and Sell for artists to display and sell their work. A percentage of sales will benefit Housing Partnership, Inc., a non-profilt corporation that provides emergency home repairs to low-to-moderate income level repairs to low-to-moderate income levels.  

09/20/20147am-5pm


A Touch of Earth features artist Andrea Groft demonstration
Event Website

Event photoCome see special guest. Andrea Groft,  as she will be loom weaving. A Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing a variety of unique original works in stoneware and porcelain, wearable art jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, watercolors and the newest addition of one of a kind quilted art wall hangings.

09/20/20141-4pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventOrgan & Harpsichord Recital Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/20/20148:00 pm


ArtSpeaks: Old and New
Event Website

Visit Wmbg imageThis Century Art Gallery (TCAG) will hold its fall fundraiser ArtSpeaks: Old and New.  TCAG is dedicating this event to the memory of local artist Polly Nunn, a longtime member, inspiring teacher and dedicated supporter of the Gallery. The Committee (pictured) is working hard to make this a gala evening of art appreciation and musical entertainment. Auctioneers Rick Overy and Aaron Williams will oversee events, including silent and live auctions of new and pre-owned artwork (including three Polly Nunn paintings) and other exceptional items. There will also be a special musical performance by Song Stylist Tempy Barbru (TCAG’s Executive Director) and Pianist/Composer Bobby Jasinski. $75 per person – includes heavy hors d’oeuvres (think dinner) and open wine & beverage bar. For information & reservations, call Janis Wood at 220-2217, or email ArtSpeaks@thiscenturyartgallery.org.

Pictured in photo – left to right: Patricia Rublein, Michael Kirby, Karen Schwartz, Sally Frazer, Sue Donaldson, Pat Cowan, Cindy May, Debby Philp, and Janis Wood.

09/21/20145:30 pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventChoral Evensong Canticles of John Rutter   Bruton Parish Choirs. Rebecca Davy, Director. JanEl Will, Organist Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/21/20145:30 pm


Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians and Musical Events in Colonial Virginia
Event Website

Music eventJoin us for four very special afternoon presentations: Tuesday, Sept. 23, Peter Pelham and Cuthbert Ogle: Rivals or Colleagues? Michael Monaco of The Governor’s Musik presents a lecture/performance highlighting the possible relationship or rivalry of two of Williamsburg’s 18th-century musicians, Cuthbert Ogle and Peter Pelham. Included in museum admission. Wednesday, Sept. 24, Music of Virginia: The First 100 Years, A lecture/performance documenting the musical life of 17th-century Virginia, by Sarah Glosson of The Governor’s Musick and The College of William and Mary. $5 ticket required in addition to museum admission. Thursday, Sept. 25, Thomas Arne’s “Thomas and Sally,” and Theater Music in Eighteenth-Century America, Dr. Sterling Murray presents a lecture/performance introducing Thomas Arne’s “Thomas and Sally” and explore how it might have been understood by colonial audiences. An introduction to the evening presentation. $5 ticket required in addition to museum admission. Friday, Sept. 26 George Washington: Music for the First President, David and Ginger Hildebrand, nationally renowned performers of early American music, present a program of music honoring George Washington. $10 ticket required in addition to museum admission. Free parking behind the museum off Nassau Street.  

09/23/2014 - 09/26/2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm


Colonial Williamsburg presents A Palace Concert: From the Collection
Event Website

Music eventJoin us for a very special evening presentation.  Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. A special evening of music featuring The Governor’s Musick and original instruments from Colonial Williamsburg’s collection. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $25 ticket required.   Enjoy the rest of the the Festival events each night through Sept. 26: Wednesday, Sept 24 – Music for Viols in Concert A rare musical event with members of The Governor’s Musick with music for one, two and more viola da gambas with harpsichord. House of Burgesses, The Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, $25 ticket required. Thursday, Sept 25 – Thomas and Sally or the Sailor’s Return Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg VA, $10 ticket required. Friday, Sept. 26 – Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $35 ticket required.

09/23/20147:30 - 9:00pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventOrgan Recital  John Cannon, Organist from Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/23/20148:00 pm


Simplify and Paint by Instinct in Acrylics with Artist, Gloria Coker
Event Website

EventThis special workshop is for those interested in finding inspiration and using your skills to free yourself from the constraints of the usual "how to do it" approach to art or just learning techniques in art.  Leave your fears of failure at home. Think excitement and the joy of the act of applying paint to a canvas or board.  Also leave your bad habits at home and be open to stretching.   Bad habits include fixating on doing something exactly right. Our role is to interpret not depict. We want to go past the act of copying.  We will bypass the rules. We will not be drawing with a pencil. We will use our brushes to establish our shapes. There will be ample time to consider the direction you want to go.  You will paint for yourself. If nothing else, this will be a workshop that is cathartic - breaking the old bonds that tie us all down to timid painting.

09/23/20149 AM to Noon


Tech Solutions for Growing Your Art Business! with Artist, Bob Mandala
Event Website

EventDoes technology intimidate you?  Are you looking for creative solutions to improve your ability to share your artwork with more people and also increase your art sales?  This workshop will teach you how to share your work with potential buyers through your very own website, which is easy to develop and maintain with minimal cost.  Learn how to create a basic website through use of an on-line template that includes multiple page options, photographs, music, and easy editing and updating.  You will learn how easy it is to accept credit cards at art shows or any location.  Learn the mechanics of art sales using Square or PayPal apps and credit card readers.  If you do not yet have a credit card reader, a limited number of the Square, which fits iPhones or iPads, will be available at no cost.  There will also be a drawing for a one year website subscription!

09/23/20141 PM to 4 PM


Colonial Williamsburg presents Music for Viols in Concert
Event Website

Music eventJoin us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. A rare musical event with members of The Governor’s Musick with music for one, two and more viola da gambas with harpsichord. House of Burgesses, The Capitol, Colonial Williamsburg, $25 ticket required. Enjoy the rest of the the Festival events each night through Sept. 26: Thursday, Sept 25 – Thomas and Sally or the Sailor’s Return Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. Kimball Theater, 428 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg VA, $10 ticket required. Friday, Sept. 26 – Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $35 ticket required.

09/24/20147:30 - 9:00 pm


Colonial Williamsburg presents Thomas and Sally or the Sailor’s Return
Event Website

Music event Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. Take in the rest of the the festival events through Sept. 26: Friday, Sept. 26 – Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $35 ket required.

09/25/20147:30 - 9:00 pm


ShinDIG at Jamestown
Event Website

Event photoGuests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue and beautiful views of the James River Thursday, on Jamestown Island at the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown. The event benefits the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne.

09/25/20146:00pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventTenor & Lute Recital Songs of the English Renaissance      James Henderson, Tenor | Phillip Rukavina, Lute Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/25/20148:00 pm


“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series
Event Website

Capture 1York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring three Fridays of toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band followed by two Fridays of knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.No rain dates are scheduled for Rhythms on the Riverwalk. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 757-890-3520 for updated event information.

09/26/20146:30 PM -8:30 PM


Colonial Williamsburg presents Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg
Event Website

Music eventJoin us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Event in Colonial Virginia. The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow.

09/26/20147:30 - 9:00 pm


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Arts Month
Event Website

1 photoProducers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat's milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the residents and visitors in the Greater Williamsburg area for the purpose of:

  • Providing healthy regionally produced food to the Williamsburg Community.
  • Stimulating the farm economy and preserving agricultural land.
  • Reviving the historic role of the Williamsburg town center as a place for markets.
  • Creating a fun and educational venue to enhance community life in Williamsburg.

09/27/20148:00 AM -12:00 PM


Star Spangled Banner Anniversary
Event Website

A day of programs celebrating the 200th anniversary of the writing of our national anthem.Music event

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon  and 4:30 to 6 p.m. - Anthem This documentary tells the story behind the writing of our national anthem and the role of music during the War of 1812 with Q&A with the director, Mark Hildebrand. $5 in addition to museum admission.
  •  12:30 to 1:15 p.m. – The Story of Our National Anthem With guessing games and group songwriting activities, early music experts David and Ginger Hildebrand tell the story of our national anthem. $2 in addition to museum admission.
  •  2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation Author Steve Vogel takes you through the summer of 1814 when the United States teetered on the brink of disaster. $5 in addition to museum admission.
  •  7 to 8 p.m. The Star Spangled Banner and Music of the War of 1812 200 years ago popular melodies inspired Francis Scott Key and other to set their thoughts to music. This concert is presented by musicians and musical historians David and Ginger Hilderbrand.
$15 in addition to museum admission. Included in Museum Admission or with additional program ticket which can be purchased at the museum store (which is included in locals Good Neighbor Pass, any Colonial Williamsburg Pass or day passes to the museums are available in the museum store for $12.95), Free parking behind the museum off Nassau Street. (Good Neighbors can purchase a discounted package which includes the 2:30 p.m. lecture, the 4:30 p.m. showing of the documentary Anthem and the 7 p.m. concert at any Colonial Williamsburg Ticket location.)  

09/27/201410:30 am - 12 noon and 4:30 to 6 pm - Anthem | 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. – The Story of Our National Anthem |2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation | 7 to 8 p.m. The Star Spangled Banner and Music of the War of 1812 |The Star Spangled Banner and Music of the War of 1812 - $15 in addition to museum admission


WILLIAMSBURG BOTANICAL GARDEN – Plant Sale
Event Website

The Art of the Garden - Fall Perennials and Shrubs, Butterfly-friendly plants, Mums, Garden Artists & CraftersWmsbg Botanical butterfly Native Plants, Perennials, Daffodils & Bulbs, Iris, Fall Mums, Garden Books & More! Cash, check, credit cards accepted. All proceeds to benefit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Saturday September 27, 2014. Rain date will be Sunday September 28, 2014    

09/27/20149:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.


A Taste of the James
Event Website

Event photoThis event will feature many different “tastes” including delicious seafood and other great food, a full bar, including local beer and wine, water/nature themed art, history, unique auction items, and lots of fun and educational children’s activities.  The goal of the event is to create awareness for the James River Association and our important work to protect America’s Founding River, as well as to provide much needed operating support to support our programs. Artist Bob Oller is Art Directing this new riverfront event that takes place just off Jamestown Road near the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Dock across from Jamestown Settlement. Attendees will be able to order limited edition giclee prints that will inaugurate a Lower Waters of the James: America's Founding River artwork series. Table Sponsorships are $1,000 and include tickets and table for 10, party favors to commemorate the event, and advertising in event publications. The James River Association is a 501(c)(3) organization that was started by a group of landowners in 1976 with the mission to be guardian of the James River and to provide a voice for the river, taking action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources.  JRA is the only organization in Virginia working solely to protect and enhance the unique resources in the James River watershed.  From the headwaters in the Alleghany Mountains to the mouth at the Chesapeake Bay, JRA works through its core programs of River Advocacy, James RiverKeeper, Watershed Restoration, Education and Outreach to restore and protect America’s Founding River.

09/27/2014

Calling All Parrot Heads…PIPE Concert, benefit for Housing Partnerships Inc., at Lake Matoaka
Event Website

Pipe ConcertParrots of the Caribbean - "#1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act in the Country...Bar None". Buy your tickets online and save! No paypal account is needed: just click "Pay with a debit or credit card" on the paypal page and pay as a guest. Food and beverages will be available on site. No outside food allowed. PIPE Concert, benefit for Housing Partnerships Inc.

09/27/20147pm | Doors open at 5pm


Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Event Website

EventViolin Recital  Lucy Manning, Violin | Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own talented musicians. All guest musicians are approved by our staff and perform gratis. Parking is permitted on the Duke of Gloucester Street during worship services and concerts.

09/27/20148:00 pm


The Art of the Garden:” Williamsburg Botanical Garden Plant and Garden Art Sale
Event Website

Wmsbg Botanical butterflyWilliamsburg Botanical Garden Fall Fundraiser: The Art of the Garden Plant and Garden Art Sale. Plants include: Perennials and shrubs; Butterfly-friendly and Native Plants; Fall Mums and Pumpkins, Iris, Daffodil Bulbs and MORE. Local Artists and Crafters will display and sell their work.):  Rain Date: Sunday, Sept 28. Free Parking in Freedom Park. All proceeds benefit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.    

09/27/20149:00 am - 2:00 pm