FEBRUARY 3, 2020

Roanoke Arts & Culture News is a service of the City of Roanoke's Office of Arts and Culture to advance our collective work and provide updates on opportunities for artists and creative changemakers throughout our community. Click here for more information. Submit potential content to Arts and Culture Coordinator Douglas Jackson.


Hear and see CHIMES in Market Square

Head down to Market Square to experience an interactive art installation sponsored by Downtown Roanoke, Inc. Created by Canadian art group Collectif Blackbox, the installation brings light and sound to the Market through February.

Market Square is located at 1 Market Square SE in Downtown Roanoke and is open daily from 7:00am - 3:00am. Plan on visiting both at daytime and in the evening, perhaps after dinner downtown

Post a picture or video with #ChimesRoanoke for your chance to win one of 5 $100 Visa Gift Cards provided by ValleyStar Credit Union!

healing arts


Teaching Artist Sought for Artist-in-Residence Program at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 

The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program at Carilion Clinic is looking for a teaching artist who is skilled in sharing creativity with others to provide bedside experiences for adult patients and their caregivers, demonstrations in public spaces, and occasional workshops for employees. Artists-in-Residence serve across inpatient medical units. Visual artists such as painters and sculptors are especially encouraged to apply. A stipend will be provided as well as orientation and supplies. Time commitment is 8 hours weekly to amount to 312 hours over a 9-month period. A background check is required. For an application or more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Foundation at [email protected] or 540-224-4548. Applications received by February 21, 2020 will be considered for a current opportunity at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA.

Learn more about the Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program here.

art by bus

Apply to be the 2020 WRITER BY BUS

The City of Roanoke Arts Commission, Ride Solutions and the Greater Roanoke Transit Authority are partnering to once again to present a unique literary opportunity in summer 2020. Application packets will be accepted until 5 PM on Wednesday, March 18.

A writer (or writers) will be provided a bus pass and paid an honorarium of $1,000 to create a unique work of literature while riding different bus routes. The work may be in any genre including short stories, poetry, essays, plays, etc. and may also include art, music or photography. The work will be published in the form of a chapbook as well as on the participating organizations’ websites and other venues as available.



Roanoke arts organizations were well represented at the Virginia Commission for the Arts annual Artworks for Virginia conference. The theme this year was Arts + Social Impact. Representatives from Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Mill Mountain Theatre, the Roanoke Cultural Endowment, the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke City Schools, and the City of Roanoke attended the conference, and many stayed on to be part of a second day informing state legislators of the power art's playing in our community. Thanks Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for the picture!

art by night


Go ahead and mark that new calendar. Every first Friday of the month is ART BY NIGHT at downtown galleries. We try to list some of what's happening below, but there's so much we often don't catch it. Head out and stumble across new art and new friends. 5-9 at participating galleries.

ARTS in the NEWS 

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  • Gabrielle King at Left of Center Art Space (through February, Reception 2/7)
  • Light and Shadow: Jimmy Deck at O. Winston Link (Through May 5)
  • Left of Center artists at Grandin Theatre (through February)

  • Reed Dillon continues at Alexander/Heath Contemporary Art Gallery 
  • Riverrun: New Works by Ray Kass at the Taubman (through Apr. 11)
  • Huntopia at the Taubman (through Mar. 29)
  • Pop Power at the Taubman (through Mar. 8) 
  • Gerry Hubert and Rebecca Talbot at Brandon Oaks (through March 15)






We live in a creative region. Get out there!


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