Post Written by Megan Vazquez Though Blacksburg has a multitude of art galleries downtown, only one is soley managed by students. XYZ Art Gallery is the student-run gallery located on Main Street. It was founded by Studio Art students 20 years ago as a way to showcase their talent. “It’s kind of like … Continue reading Student gallery showcased in monthly Art Walk
Post Written by Erin Jenkins Part 2 of our Dogs of Downtown series! Right down the road from Matrix Gallery, and Mr. Keefer Dogg are the Sister dogs of Clay Corner Inn-Minkie and Caly. These gals enjoy lawn games with their parents and the B&B guests. Caly is an expert cornhole player, frisbee golfer, and … Continue reading Dogs of Downtown- meet Minkie & Caly
Post written by Erin Jenkins and Laureen Blakemore The dogs of downtown are fancy and enjoy “the finer things in life”, but they want you to know they are just like all the other dogs out there. The Sister dogs of Clay Corner Inn Minkie and Caly enjoy lawn games with their parents and guests. … Continue reading Dogs of Downtown- meet Keefer Dogg
Post written by Erin Jenkins Jack- "Algy, you're always talking nonsense." Algy- "It's better than listening to it." “This play is a classic comedy,” Amanda Snediker told me while we stood in the hall of the Christiansburg Library. She was dressed in full 19th century garb and continued, “it’s a story about love and mistaken … Continue reading The vital Importance of Being Earnest
10. Product Diversity- a multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. 9. ELEPHANT POOP PAPER! 8. Protect Local Character and Prosperity. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, … Continue reading Top Ten reasons to shop downtown!
Passionate about art? Love our Blacksburg Farmers Market? Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? Love to buy local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have the event for you! Saturday, July 16th, sees the return of Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.'s annual Art at the Market. The event has been around … Continue reading Art at the Market
Since its establishment in 1990, Southwestern Virginia Social Dance Society or SVSDS, a local non-profit organization, has been encouraging dance in Blacksburg community by bringing together dancers from other local dance organizations under an inclusive dance family. These dance organizations include Solely Swing, Ballroom Dance at Virginia Tech, and SalsaTech. SVSDS's current President, Chaky Sriranganathan, … Continue reading Spotlight: Southwestern Virginia Social Dance Society
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 … Continue reading Music for a Wintry Afternoon
“Our aims are to make quality art events affordable, attractive and accessible to our members and to the public; and to encourage and support one another while fostering creativity and joyfully exploring the arts.” Promoting the arts in the New River Valley since 1950, the Blacksburg Regional Arts Association is a Virginia Museum of Fine … Continue reading The Gift of Art
Get into the holiday spirit while supporting your local merchants- join us for our special holiday shopping nights in downtown Blacksburg. For unique and unusual gifts, eclectic dining choices and a variety of special activities there is no better place to go. The activities on Ladies' and Gents' Nights are not restricted to the venues … Continue reading It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be local!