Sector 3: Art & Culture

The Art & Culture Sector focuses on music, theater, video, photography, fine and folk art, dance, sculpture, and literature. It is the “stuff” dreams are made of and a primary outlet for the evolutionary impulse which infuses the Universe. Usually, art is a by-product of culture – the environmental influence that inspires artists. Yet, in this age of global communication, artists may be impressed and aroused by ideas generated on the other side of the Earth … and beyond. Consequently, this Sector is a true barometer and precursor of what we will manifest together as we build the New World.

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Sep 11, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017 11 Days of Global Unity

When you get right down to it, as a human race we have what it takes to transform our world. We have the will, the intelligence, the resources, the heart and the leaders to address and heal the areas of our planet that need it most...

There are brilliant changemakers all over the globe making meaningful progress on critical issues — the environment, health, human rights, women’s issues, economic justice and peace, to name a few.

So what’s keeping us from achieving global transformation?

The fragmentation of changemakers around the world — like environmentalists, human rights advocates and healthcare workers, each working in their own silos.

We’re being called to work in collaboration and partnership like never before, to create the comprehensive changes we need... for a world that works for all.

The 11 Days of Global Unity summit, taking place September 11-21, bridges these gaps by connecting and promoting agents for change who are working within each of the identified “themes” — such as Environment, Health, Human Rights and Peace — to create a comprehensive blueprint for global transformation.

11 Days of Global Unity, produced by The Shift Network in partnership with We, The World, has become a worldwide platform, linking changemakers and their awareness and action campaigns to an inspiring global movement for the promotion of peace, justice, sustainability and transformation.

Online Event
May 13, 2017
4:00pm - 10:30pm
30th Annual Festival Argentino

A celebration of Argentine culture, Festival Argentino features classic Argentinean performances of folklore, tango, pop and rock.

Arlington, Virginia, 
Thomas Jefferson Community Theater
Jun 03, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
Heritage Day
ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS HERITAGE DAY & C&O HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Alleghany Highlands sixth anniversary Heritage Day on June 3 from 10:00 to 5:00. Heritage Day is partnering with C&O Historical Society for the Heritage Festival that celebrates train history.

Clifton Forge, Virginia, 
Clifton Forge - Multiple, see listing
Jul 04, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony

Join us and celebrate "the great birthday of our republic" and experience the 55th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello.

Charlottesville, Virginia
Jul 14, 2017 to Jul 15, 2017
5:00pm - 11:00pm
ANNUAL NORFOLK WATERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY AT&T

At the Annual Waterfront Jazz Festival, Jazz enthusiasts can relax to the sounds of National legendary smooth jazz artist in the casual waterfront setting of Downtown Norfolk. The Annual Waterfront Jazz Festival is the region’s longest running outdoor Jazz Festival.

Norfolk, Virginia
Jul 01, 2017 to Jul 23, 2017
12:00pm - 6:00pm
cropped sample of two weavings
Cantores De Luz by Maximo Laura

Maximo Laura is Peru’s most prestigious weaver and is attributed for preserving the ancient methods of weaving. This exhibit Cantores De Luz (Singers of Light) is full of color, movement and symbolism that intertwine ancestral Peruvian techniques, symbols, memories and myths with contemporary aesthetics.

Richmond, Virginia, 
Art Works
Aug 12, 2017
10:00am - 10:00pm
CaribFest Festival
CaribFest Festival

dazzling fusion of colors, creativity, music, masquerades and incredible art at the street parade. Then enjoy Live authentic Caribbean music

Norfolk, Virginia, 
TOWN POINT PARK, Norfolk, Virginia
Jul 06, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm
Doah Fest - Music, Arts & Camping Festival

Doah Fest is more than a music festival, it’s an opportunity to get away and relax, a chance to get in touch with nature, be exposed to new ideas, music and art, but above all, Doah Fest is a beautiful community that comes together to celebrate all that is worth celebrating. Doah Fest cannot be described as just the sum of its parts.

Luray, Virginia, 
Luray Virginia
Sep 16, 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Fredericksburg Welsh Festival

The Welsh Festival is presented by the Welsh Society of Fredericksburg and the James Monroe Museum. This popular street festival honors the Welsh heritage of James Monroe (through his mother Elizabeth Jones).

Fredricksburg, Virginia
Jul 04, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Front of Va Historical Society Building
Independence Day Celebration

In celebration of the 241st anniversary of American independence, the VHS will host a full day of patriotic festivities, including the opening of a new exhibition, a community concert, a family scavenger hunt and picnic on the lawn. One hundred candidates for citizenship from nearly 50 countries will take the Oath of Allegiance on the front terrace of the museum (weather permitting) at 10:30 a.m.

Richmond, Virginia, 
VA Historical Society
Jun 10, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Chalk on the Water
LAKE ANNE PLAZA’S - CHALK ON THE WATER FESTIVAL

The 2017 Chalk on the Water Lake Anne is a two-day street-painting festival right on Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, VA where participants will create amazing art.

Reston, Virginia
May 28, 2017 LYRICS ON THE LAKE - SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

In the course of five days and nights, local musicians and over 20 singer-songwriters from Nashville will partake in a series of 10 musical performances at seven different area venues around the lake.

Moneta, Virginia, 
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, VA
Sep 16, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
PLEIN AIR ART SHOW ON DOG STREET

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.

Williamsburg, Virginia, 
Williamsburg Va
Aug 10, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017
6:00pm - 11:00pm
artists on stage
Richmond Jazz Festival

Experience the roots of American culture at the Richmond Jazz Festival. This festival is a world-class jazz event worth traveling for. The Richmond Jazz Festival is renowned for its dynamic, lively atmosphere, appetizing cuisine and phenomenal lineup with some of the best in jazz, funk and blues, and it attracts over 10,000 fans each year. In addition to the main festival at Maymont, the Hippodrome Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery showcase the genre’s best local and national talent.

Richmond, Virginia, 
Varies by day, see schedule
Aug 10, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont
Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont

August 10 – 13th for the eighth annual Richmond Jazz Festival, the premier musical event on the east coast.

Richmond, Virginia
May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
Stockley Gardens Art Festival

The 33rd Annual Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival includes over 130 artists, featuring painting, glass, sculpture, photography, and jewelry.

Norfolk, Virginia, 
Stockley Gardens
Sep 22, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
10:00am - 11:00pm
Tomtoberfest

2 DAYS. 11 BANDS. HUNDREDS OF ENTREPRENEURS AND ARTISTS

The sixth annual Tomtoberfest is the can’t-miss party of the year, celebrating the creativity, inclusivity, and inventiveness of the Charlottesville community. Join us September 22 and 23! tomtomfest.com/tomtoberfest.

Charlottesville, Virginia
Aug 06, 2017
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Virginia Ballet Company's  "Precedence"
Virginia Ballet Company's "Precedence"

Virginia Ballet Company's summer performance "Precedence" combines contemporary dance styles with classical ballet technique,

Annandale, Virginia
May 07, 2017
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Virginia Folk Life Apprenticeship Showcase

Join Virginia’s folk masters and their apprentices for a celebration of traditional music, food, and crafts at James Monroe’s Highland, just outside of Charlottesville.

Chlarlottesville, Virginia, 
James Monroe's Highland

Member Events

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Singers Mar 10, 2017 Oracle Spirituality and Singing Salon

Join us in raising our voices and our spirits at the Oracle Temple, a new church that was launched in January 2015 by The Oracle Institute for the Valley of Light micro-community and the public.

The Oracle Oratorio will be a recurring event on the second Friday of each month. We will embark on a multi-cultural vocal adventure, which will include American folk songs and diverse traditions. Familiar songs will be made new, and new songs will be made familiar.

Independence,
Virginia