Various programs, art exhibitions and activities


HOPEWELL – The Lamb Center for Arts and Healing is celebrating its fifth anniversary by hosting the Hopewell Arts Fest on Saturday, November 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the second time.

The public is invited to an afternoon of art exhibitions and activities in downtown Hopewell on East Broadway and Library Street.

VMFA on the road at Hopewell Arts Fest in 2019

Lamb Center for the Arts and Healing [Lamb Arts] was founded in 2016. The non-profit organization is dedicated to helping underserved communities in Hopewell and surrounding areas thrive through accessible, high-quality artistic programming and opportunities for healing the mind, soul, and soul. body and mind.

Lamb Arts is thrilled to partner with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to present its mobile museum exhibit in Hopewell. VMFA on the road showcases some of the most influential Virginia artists of our time, bringing items from the VMFA’s world-class collection directly to the Tri-Cities.

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Participants will have the opportunity to meet Author Katana Collins who wrote the DC comic “Batman: White Knight presents Harley Quinn“illustrated by Matteo scalera. Collins will be present to sign books and postcards.

The event will feature many community partners and diverse programming, including:

Button making and watercolor provided by Lamb Arts staff and volunteers

Studio Two Three screen printing station

Art on Wheels activity tent

Clay pots with the Hopewell library

Theatrical performances with Illuminated Stage Theater Company

Exhibitions of student work

Opportunities to meet and chat with local artists

Free hot chocolate, provided by American Virginia Water

The launch of the Lamb Arts Button Project

Food will be available for purchase downtown during the Arts Fest from Café Guncotton and gallery, Paddy’s Irish Pub, Crook’s hut, Hayley’s Honey Meadery, Wonder City Bakery, and Saucy’s barbecue.

Hopewell Arts Festival 2019

Families can participate in free practical activities offered by Lamb Center for the Arts and Healing, VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Appomattox Regional Library System, The Illuminated Theater Company, Studio Two Three, Art on wheels, and more.

“We are delighted to celebrate our fifth year of service to the Tri-Cities by bringing back the Hopewell Arts Fest. Hopewell deserves incredible events like this and it is our honor to make it happen, ”said Eliza Lamb, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lamb Arts.

Dr Lamb graduated from Prince George High School who moved to the area five years ago from New York City, where she was a curator at the Children’s Museum of the Arts and an instructor at Columbia University.

The event is made possible thanks to many partners and sponsors including Breez-In Associates, LC and the James River Ball Patrons Committee.

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