Rawls Byrd School arts instructor Adelaide Grattan received An Occasion for the Arts’ first-ever Community Contribution Award for her outstanding contributions in the advancement of the arts in greater Williamsburg. Grattan has been a part of the community for the past 30 years with Williamsburg-James City County Schools.
In the past, her students have received the AOFTA trophy and they have been awarded the Land Conservancy Beautification Award.
The 2009 award was presented at the Williamsburg Symphonia Concert on Saturday Night, October 2, 2009 before An Occasion for the Arts on Sunday.
—It’s Williamsburg’s Premier Art Show and Music Festival
Since 1968, An Occasion For The Arts has brought this major cultural event to the residents and visitors of the Historic Triangle. Held on the first weekend of October, this art show and music festival brightens the streets around Colonial Williamsburg with a two day celebration of the Fine Arts – a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, fabrics, jewelry, and photographs combined with music and food.
This art show and music festival attracts local and out-of-town visitors each year bringing the work of talented fine artists, local youth artists, and lively performing artists together for an exciting day of youth and family activities.