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What: Martinsville Culture Crawl
When: Saturday, September 7, 2013, 4 – 8 pm
Where: Uptown Martinsville
Tickets: Prior to event, call 276.632.3221 or visit www.piedmontarts.org; Available at Piedmont Arts, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Studio 107 and The Artisan Center during the Culture Crawl
Martinsville Culture Crawl Brings a Celebration of Arts and Culture to Uptown
MARTINSVILLE — On September 7, Uptown Martinsville will be alive with arts and cultural events during the first-ever Martinsville Culture Crawl, a celebration of arts and culture in Martinsville.
From 4 – 8 pm, museums, art studios, retails shops and restaurants will be open to the public and many will offer special programming, refreshments and door prizes for participants.
Participants will start the Culture Crawl at one of four locations: Piedmont Arts; Virginia Museum of Natural History; Studio 107; or The Artisan Center, where they will purchase a $10 wristband, which provides access to special events and over 16 local attractions in and around the Uptown area. Culture Crawl wristbands will also allow guests to ride the Culture Crawl bus, provided by the City of Martinsville, which will shuttle participants between venues. With each wristband, participants will receive a map, providing information on all participating venues and special events taking place during the Culture Crawl.
Piedmont Arts Director of Marketing and Public Relations Bernadette Moore says the Martinsville Culture Crawl will be a great way to showcase the many arts and culture opportunities in Martinsville. “Martinsville has lots to offer when it comes to the arts,” said Moore. “And we are excited to encourage residents of the City, County and surrounding areas to take advantage of these opportunities.”
Representatives from several arts and cultural organizations have worked closely as part of the Martinsville Culture Crawl committee to plan the event, including Piedmont Arts, Virginia Museum of Natural History, The Artisan Center, Arts at the Rives Theatre, Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum and Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation Tourism and Film Division.
“We have such a culturally rich city, I think it is super that we are working together to celebrate so much of what Martinsville has to offer,” said Joe Kieper, Executive Director of Virginia Museum of Natural History. “We hope the public will come and experience our first Culture Crawl.”For the price of additional event tickets, Culture Crawl participants can extend their evening by attending TheatreWorks’ musical, Lend Me A Tenor, at the Black Box Theatre at 7 pm and the Live at the Rives Theatre Series concert featuring Lizzy Ross Band at Rives Theatre at 9 pm. Guests with a Culture Crawl wristband will receive a $5 discount (reg. price $10) on Lizzy Ross Band tickets, courtesy of Arts at the Rives Theatre.
For more information on participating venues, visit www.piedmontarts.org.
Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum and educational outreach center in Martinsville, Virginia that facilitates ongoing enrichment of the lives of the people of Martinsville, Henry County and the surrounding area, through positive exposure, education and experiences in the visual and performing arts. Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Learn more at www.piedmontarts.org.