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From in-studio artist demonstrations and art fairs to museum exhibitions and concert series, make an arts event part of your Williamsburg vacation. Stroll through Colonial Williamsburg and browse the plentiful antique shops and boutiques. Along Riverwalk Landing you can find live music and good dancing during the summertime. Each spring, alongside the many galleries, the Virginia Arts Festival is hosted in Williamsburg, showcasing local artists and their work. Take a break from the dancing and head over to one of the many museums in Williamsburg to expand your mind. 

E.g., 10/23/2017
E.g., 10/23/2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
York County Historical Museum
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
Every Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 2 - 30, 2017

The Marquis de Lafayette was one of the heroes of the American Revolution and was with Washington here in Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis, October 19, 1781!  After the Yorktown campaign, he returned to France, became embroiled in the French Revolution, was imprisoned for more than five years, was released, and was then entertained in the United States like a rock star, at the invitation of President James Monroe, on his visit Aug. 15, 1824 - Sept. 7, 1825.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, ends on Oct 30, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
402 Main Street Yorktown 23690
October 21 - 31, 2017

Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre. His art is detailed, focused and believable. Over 40 years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects. A solo exhibition of Lew’s extraordinary works will be on display in the Gallery Oct. 7-31. Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the show 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Meet Lew and enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Andrews Gallery/ College of William & Mary/Art & Art History Department Williamsburg 23185
October 19 - November 10, 2017

East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration is a show organized from eastern painters referred to as the East Coast Group and painters from the collective called the Midwest Paint Group. In 2010, after showing in Chicago, St. Louis and New York City, the show culminated at the College of William & Mary. Fortunately we have the opportunity, again, to experience their work in The Andrews Gallery, located in our Art & Art History Department.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
October 23 - November 6, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children's author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 06, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
402 Main St Yorktown 23690
October 19, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
October 23, 2017, 10am - 3pm
November 12, 2017, 10am - 2pm

We will be offering three new mosaic art classes, pick one or pick all three!  Participants will learn the proper techniques to break, glue and grout their masterpiece.  Cost includes supplies.

Thurs.  10/19 - 6-9pm  Mosaic Colonial Tray for Beginners

Mon. 10/23 - 10-3 pm  Beginner Mosaic Class

Sun. 11/12 - 10-2 pm  Mosaic Address Sign

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Fourth Monday. Repeats Monthly.
September 25 - December 26, 2017, 7pm - 8:30pm

Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.  7 PM - Storytellers Presentation.  8 to 8:30 PM - Audience Stories.

Monday, October 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the fourth Monday of the month, ends on Dec 26, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
402 Main Street Yorktown 23690
October 21 - 31, 2017

Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre. His art is detailed, focused and believable. Over 40 years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects. A solo exhibition of Lew’s extraordinary works will be on display in the Gallery Oct. 7-31. Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the show 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Meet Lew and enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Andrews Gallery/ College of William & Mary/Art & Art History Department Williamsburg 23185
October 19 - November 10, 2017

East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration is a show organized from eastern painters referred to as the East Coast Group and painters from the collective called the Midwest Paint Group. In 2010, after showing in Chicago, St. Louis and New York City, the show culminated at the College of William & Mary. Fortunately we have the opportunity, again, to experience their work in The Andrews Gallery, located in our Art & Art History Department.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
October 23 - November 6, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children's author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 06, 2017
Blue Building
110 Westover Avenue Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
October 19 - November 9, 2017, 11am - 3pm

The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's inaugural regional juried show is open to the public through Nov. 9. Gulay Berryman, owner of the award-winning Williamsburg Art Gallery, judged the show-which includes 81 pieces from 59 local and regional artists-and presented cash awards to the winners at the artists' reception preceding the exhibit's opening.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 09, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Hennage Auditorium
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
October 3 - 31, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others. (45 minutes) 

Tour free with Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
3:30pm to 4:15pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Oct 31, 2017
Kimball Theatre
428 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
October 20, 2017, 8pm - 11pm
October 22, 2017, 2pm - 5pm
October 24, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

Live fully-staged opera with world-class cast. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. The Barber of Seville is one of the world's most popular comic operas, with well-known favorite melodies. The cast of Opera in Williamsburg does it full justice in the intimate setting of the 400-seat Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, Virginia. In Italian with English supertitles.  Friday October 20 at 8 PM, Sunday October 22 at 2 PM, Tuesday October 24 at 7 PM.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
402 Main Street Yorktown 23690
October 21 - 31, 2017

Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre. His art is detailed, focused and believable. Over 40 years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects. A solo exhibition of Lew’s extraordinary works will be on display in the Gallery Oct. 7-31. Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the show 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Meet Lew and enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Andrews Gallery/ College of William & Mary/Art & Art History Department Williamsburg 23185
October 19 - November 10, 2017

East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration is a show organized from eastern painters referred to as the East Coast Group and painters from the collective called the Midwest Paint Group. In 2010, after showing in Chicago, St. Louis and New York City, the show culminated at the College of William & Mary. Fortunately we have the opportunity, again, to experience their work in The Andrews Gallery, located in our Art & Art History Department.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
October 23 - November 6, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children's author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 06, 2017
Blue Building
110 Westover Avenue Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
October 19 - November 9, 2017, 11am - 3pm

The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's inaugural regional juried show is open to the public through Nov. 9. Gulay Berryman, owner of the award-winning Williamsburg Art Gallery, judged the show-which includes 81 pieces from 59 local and regional artists-and presented cash awards to the winners at the artists' reception preceding the exhibit's opening.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 09, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 W. Francis St. Williamsburg 23185
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017
York County Historical Museum
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
Every Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 2 - 30, 2017

The Marquis de Lafayette was one of the heroes of the American Revolution and was with Washington here in Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis, October 19, 1781!  After the Yorktown campaign, he returned to France, became embroiled in the French Revolution, was imprisoned for more than five years, was released, and was then entertained in the United States like a rock star, at the invitation of President James Monroe, on his visit Aug. 15, 1824 - Sept. 7, 1825.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, ends on Oct 30, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
402 Main Street Yorktown 23690
October 21 - 31, 2017

Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre. His art is detailed, focused and believable. Over 40 years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects. A solo exhibition of Lew’s extraordinary works will be on display in the Gallery Oct. 7-31. Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the show 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Meet Lew and enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Andrews Gallery/ College of William & Mary/Art & Art History Department Williamsburg 23185
October 19 - November 10, 2017

East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration is a show organized from eastern painters referred to as the East Coast Group and painters from the collective called the Midwest Paint Group. In 2010, after showing in Chicago, St. Louis and New York City, the show culminated at the College of William & Mary. Fortunately we have the opportunity, again, to experience their work in The Andrews Gallery, located in our Art & Art History Department.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
October 23 - November 6, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children's author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 06, 2017
Blue Building
110 Westover Avenue Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
October 19 - November 9, 2017, 11am - 3pm

The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's inaugural regional juried show is open to the public through Nov. 9. Gulay Berryman, owner of the award-winning Williamsburg Art Gallery, judged the show-which includes 81 pieces from 59 local and regional artists-and presented cash awards to the winners at the artists' reception preceding the exhibit's opening.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 09, 2017

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