The mission of this Arts Festival is to celebrate the written, visual, and performance arts, to showcase the many talented artists of Danville, and to highlight the beauty of the River District. While this is an inaugural event, we hope that this festival will take root and expand throughout the years, reflecting Danville’s growth over time.
This year, the festival will take place from September 22 to 24 (additional dates may be added if needed) and will culminate with an interpretive performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” at Union Street Park presented by Dean Knight of the Richmond Poe Museum.
River District merchants and community partners interested in hosting a workshop, performance, class, or event that embodies the arts and the mission of the festival can request inclusion to the festival calendar by submitting a proposal to the program selection committee via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no cost to be featured in the event’s lineup; however, any city-required insurance, reservations, or forms must be completed prior to submission if any are required. The deadline to be included in advertising is August 1. Submissions received and approved prior to July 10 will be included in the “PlayDanvilleVA” magazine distributed by Danville Parks and Recreation.