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Oct 05

The Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival is Back Next Weekend

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 9:55 AM by Communications Department

10-5 art fest 2Next weekend, October 14-15, residents and guests can enjoy world class art, live music, food, dance and art demonstrations at the 13th Annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival. On Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., join more than 90 talented artists, local and from across the country, in Port Warwick on Loftis Boulevard at Jefferson Avenue. Art displays include fiber, paintings, ceramics, mixed media, sculptures, glass, photography, drawing & graphics, furniture, wood, printmaking, and jewelry.   

The festival is a draw for art enthusiasts at any budget as many artists offer a wide range of price points to choose from. In addition, enjoy live acoustic music from Narissa Bond, Matt Thomas, The Jukes and much more.  View Tidewater Dance Theater Inc. led by Debbi Evans Davidson and the "Living Elements Project," which answers the question “If a sculpture could speak, what would it say?” The stories and routines being presented were built around Newport News Public Art Foundation sculptures that beautify the city and feature original music and choreography by local artists. 
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Returning is the “Young Collectors Tent,” where children can buy art at huge discounts, spending as little as $5 on art valued for as much as $300.  A portion of the proceeds from this tent will help fund an emerging artist scholarship.  Kids also get a chance to be artists with “Make and Take Pottery” at the Starving Artist Studio tent.
The festival will go on, rain or shine, and free parking is available.  For more information visit