Apr 04 2016

Local Food, Music and Kids Art at the Community Market

Local Food, Music and Kids Art at the Community Market

The Giles Arts Council in partnership with the Town of Pearisburg are pleased to announce that the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, have awarded a Local Government Challenge grant to Pearisburg to integrate free weekly kids art activities and free monthly live music performances into the Pearisburg Community Market 2016 schedule.

Terry Reed of WNRV and Betty Herbert, President of Giles Arts Council, have been busy lining up the bands that will perform on the scheduled Thursday evenings.

The first Thursday outdoor concert will be held on May 12 from 5:00-8:30pm with the band performing from 6-8pm.

From June to October, music concerts will be held on the third Thursday of each month

There will be a different genre of bands performing every month also 5:00-8:30pm with the band performing from 6-8pm.

The bands or genre scheduled are as follows:

May 12: The Wild Turkeys

June 16:  Sugar Run (this concert a part of The Crooked Road’s 2016 Mountains of Music Homecoming series)Reed Music Pearisburg Community Market

August 18: 60’s/70’s Rock Band

July 21: PanJammers Steel Drum Orchestra

September 15:  Ratatouille Jazz Band

October 20: Dixieland Band

The free Kids Art for Kids Program will be held every Saturday during the market season from May 7- November 5 from 10-noon.

Weekly art activities have been developed by Beverly Boehm, Kids Art Program Organizer, in partnership with the Giles Arts Council, local Extension Office and the Carilion Health Educator. Art activities will utilize food art as the primary medium.

The art curriculum will inspire healthy eating through art project ideas that integrate healthy habit themes (nutrition, food choices/gardening/ awareness of seasonal local food products/etc.

The ACCE program will provide a Giles County high school student, Paige Muchler, as a volunteer to assist with art instruction.

Pearisburg Community Market


Share Post