View the Gallery of Fine Artwork of the outstanding artists selected to exhibit in this October’s show. A 38% increase in applications resulted in over 40 new artists being accepted into An Occasion for the Arts. Artists from 29 states across the USA, including the entire Eastern seaboard, applied. You will see the new artists tagged plus new work from your favorite returning artists. Sort by artist’s category or name.
New Venue for Youth Events!
Find amazing artwork by children from all the area schools inside the South Henry Street mall. Bubbles the Clown will be just outside to paint kid’s faces, and The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center will have a table of intriguing art projects for children to enjoy. The Junior Women’s Club will also have their popular sand painting table.
Finding a parking space will no longer be a problem during An Occasion for the Arts weekend. You can leave your car at the auxiliary lot just across from the Woodlands,105 Visitor Center Drive. Free shuttle service will run between the lot and the corner of Lafayette and Boundary Streets from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday.
Win Fine Art!
Stop by any of the three Information Booths to pick up a 2015 Passport. Information booths are at the corner of Duke Of Gloucester and North Henry Streets and two are on Boundary Street. (Check the map for locations.) Have your passport stamped at all three Information Booths, plus the Youth Art Center and/or the Food Court. Return your completed stamped passport to any Information Booth to enter it into a drawing. A late afternoon drawing each day will award three winners $100 gift certificates to be used to purchase art by our exhibiting artists.
Discover your next favorite author at the Williamsburg Book Festival. Meet 40 local and regional authors, both new and nationally renown, as they talk about and sign their books. From children’s books to sports to romance to self-help to poetry to historical to contemporary novels, the Williamsburg Book Festival has it from cover to cover. Just on Saturday. At Bruton Parish Hall on Duke of Gloucester Street.