Art Crawl with Poker Run

The Downtown Blacksburg Art Crawl will be a regular feature of our returning monthly celebration of First Fridays starting March 4th. In addition to a plethora of family friendly activities, you can discover the hidden artistic treasures in a variety of galleries located in the downtown area. Some of the gallery locations are obvious, others …

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Spotlight: Beaux Arts Galleria

A Tour through History and Must-Have Collectibles---Built in 1927, the building which currently houses Beaux Arts Galleria originally served as the Hunter’s Masonic Lodge. The owners, Samir Fayez and Awatif Aoun, purchased the property in 2007 and commenced renovations enabling the Galleria to open its doors on September 11, 2009. This three-story , 10,000 sq. …

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Spotlight: Blacksburg Regional Arts Association

A Work of Art, A Work in Progress—Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA) is an all-volunteer association located in the developing Blacksburg Arts District. The association was founded in 1950 as a community art club made up of general faculty and artists for the enjoyment and appreciation of the arts. The original founders included Dean Carter …

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Music for a Wintry Afternoon

This year Puxantawny Phil did not see his shadow-much to the relief of the winter-weary. On Wednesday, February 2nd, the world’s most famous groundhog predicted an early spring.  Although we are already seeing sunshine and warmer temperatures, let’s face it, we are still in the throes of winter in Southwest Virginia, with spring seemingly still a long way …

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Spotlight: Cabo Fish Taco

Did you know Baja California is right in the heart of Downtown Blacksburg? Co-owner, Gary Walker, established the first Cabo Fish Taco in Charlotte, North Carolina along with co-owners Rob and Maeghan Crenshaw. But he never really left Blacksburg. Originally from Virginia Beach, Walker attended Virginia Tech, earning a finance degree in 1994. Two years later he returned …

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