The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 - Day 2
Venue: Downtown Floyd, Floyd
Organizations: The Floyd Plein Air Festival
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre
Cost:
Tuesday Events: Free

Event Passes:
• Exclusive All-Access Patron Pass: $100.00
• Standard Patron Pass: $25.00

Description:
The Floyd Center for the Arts (Formerly Jacksonville Center) presents The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 starting on Monday, August 14, 2017 through Saturday, August 19, 2017 at locations throughout Floyd, VA.

The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016’s Floyd Plein Air Crush weekend. Expanding to a week-long event, the festival will bring 25 national and regional artists to paint the beauty of the county’s open spaces and favorite places. Spectators are invited to observe, learn and interact with the artists.

Tuesday Schedule:
• All Day: Open painting time for artists on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Free to Spectators)
• 6:00-8:00 pm: Dinner outing for the artists at Oddfellows in downtown Floyd, VA

Tuesday is an Open Paint Day for the artists along the Blue Ridge Parkway and other Floyd area locations. Volunteers will be scouting out where artists are set up on the Parkway and posting updates on social media.

Patrons are invited to visit artists while they are painting throughout the day.

Artists are invited to dine at local eatery Oddfellows in downtown Floyd and will receive a 10% discount on their dinner.

Our mission for the festival is to bring visibility and opportunity to the artists, participating venues, and partners, while providing an inspirational, educational, and memorable experience for the patrons attending. It is our hope that the festival will not only be an annual fundraising opportunity for the Floyd Center for the Arts, but also an activity to boost the sustainability of its partner venues and hosts.

More than $3,500.00 in prizes will be given away to participating artists! And we are pleased to announce Valerie Craig from St. Davids, Pennsylvania, as our judge for the events.

Some portions of the week long festival are ticketed while others are not. All week patron passes for either all-access or standard are available for purchase.

Partnering with The Center in this endeavor are Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morissette Winery, Riverstone Organic Farm, Apple Ridge Farm, and the Town of Floyd, as well as several host families and farms in and around the county.

For more information, visit: http://floydartcenter.org/floyd-plein-air-festival/ or https://www.facebook.com/FloydArts or call 540-745-2784.
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