State of the Arts Weekend
Historic Downtown State Street
The 4th Annual State of the Arts is aweekend-long celebration that plays host to a large variety of arts and entertainment activities held throughout Historic Downtown Bristol on June 20 — 22, 2014. With numerous events — including Art D'Vine,a gallery hop and wine tasting; live music at the Border Bash summer concert and a variety of venues; art sales and promotions; a kids' art day; an artist competition; an art swap; a movie in the park; and extended hours for businesses downtown on Sunday — Bristol is gearing up to be the premier arts and entertainment destination for the area this weekend!
Friday, June 20
12:00 pm Tunes @ Noon with Rex Ward and the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Paramount Center for the Arts
6:00–9:00 pm Art D'Vine, a gallery hop and wine tasting throughout Historic Downtown Bristol
6:00–10:30 pm Border Bash, a summer concert series featuring JP Parsons and Jon Ladeau, along with children’s activities and food and arts & crafts vendors
10:00 pm Roots of the Rebellion at 620 State
Time TBA Electric Soulpandemic at O’Mainnin’s Pub
Saturday, June 21
10:00 am–12 noon State of the Arts Kids Day at the TriSummit Parking lot – This FREE event will feature a hands-on craft project, face painting, balloon animals, cookie decorating, dance movement class, and sidewalk chalk for creative expression. Sponsored by the Junior League of Bristol, Blackbird Bakery, City of Bristol, VA, and TriSummit Bank
11:00 am–noon State of the Arts POWER HOUR art competition at State Street Farmers Market – Artists from all over the area are invited to come out and complete a work of art of their choosing from start to finish in one hour. The winning artist will be featured on the Believe in Bristol website, along with our Facebook page, and also displayed in a local gallery for one month. For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:00–3:00 pm Kids’ Kite DIY Suncatcher Craft at 606 State Street Gallery, registration requested by June 14 (www.606statestreetgallery.com)
1:00–3:00 pm Strike a pose! Check out the ballerinas in the Bristol Ballet window.
At dark Special FREE screening of 2013’s “The Great Gatsby” at Cumberland Square Park, sponsored by BVU
10:00 pm The Deep Fried Five at 620 State
Time TBA Craig Street Ramblers, Josh Wingate, and Effrin at O’Mainnin’s Pub
Sunday, June 22
3:00–6:00 pm Local Talent Showcase at 606 State Street Gallery, featuring Steve Gilbert, Samantha Gray, Jimi Hall, Annie Robinette, and Kat Rush
Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm Theatre Bristol’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Paramount Center for the Arts
Friday & Saturday Rising Stars Art Show at One of a Kind Gallery, plus an extra 10% off all discounted art supplies
Friday & Saturday At the Benjamin Walls Gallery, view the two pieces chosen by the Smithsonian for their exclusive exhibit in September, along with 30 new images created by Ben since last year’s State of the Arts weekend!
Friday & Saturday 20% off select items at Kil’n Time
Friday & Saturday 20% off all braided rugs at Cranberry Lane
Friday & Saturday 10% off all jewelry items at Studio 6
Friday & Saturday 10% off storewide at Pretty Girl Station
Art in Public Places self-guided sculpture walk (pick up your map from various outlets downtown)
Historic Downtown Bristol self-guided walking tour (pick up your map from various outlets downtown)
ContactContact: Believe in Bristol