State of the Arts Weekend

  • Location: Historic Downtown State Street
  • Date: 06-20-2014


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

1:00–3:00 pm    Kids’ Kite DIY Suncatcher Craft at 606 State Street Gallery, registration requested by June 14 (

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
All weekend!
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)


Contact: Believe in Bristol
Phone: 276.644.9700