Arts month in Yorktown

September is “Arts Month” in the Tri-City area of Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. As the children get back to school, we can start to focus on ourselves. New classes are being offered for the Fall. One of the most popular is “Starting at the Beginning”, if you have wanted to learn the fundamentals in art this is the best introduction in the area. If you are not busy, Wednesday mornings come by and take part in a free “Creative Art Support Group. This group will share and learn new and old art techniques, talk about new mediums, if you have an unfinished piece this is a great group to get creative suggestions.

Our hands have not been idle, as we have welcomed a number of new artists to our gallery. If you are looking for creative artwork stop by our gallery at 402 Main Street in Historic Yorktown, and you will find something that is sure to please you. New to our gallery is a variety of floral, nautical, historical themed paintings in a variety of artistic mediums. Throughout our gallery on the walls, you will notice an eclectic new genre of art called encaustic painting (painting with hot wax). The colors and techniques which are combined to create these pieces of art are vibrant and stunning, leaving one to question how hot wax could be so beautiful.

Recent Activity

Opening Night ~ Art inspired by water

Friday, September 2, 2016 at Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown

This special event to celebrate the arts and a fundraiser to support visual and performing arts in our community featured a gallery of art inspired by water.

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Freight shed - Opening night - art inspired by water    
Neighborhood Block Party
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Yorktown Arts Foundation would like to express a sincere THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who assisted us at the Tabb Library for the Neighborhood Block Party, Saturday, August 27, 2016. Children and adults that stopped by our tent had a wonderful time creating chalk art designs.

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Yorktown Art Foundation exists to promote art/artists in our community. Volunteers are the backbone of our foundation and we would like to thank our volunteer coordinator, Lydia Kinsey, for working hard the day of the block party to sign up volunteers to carry out our mission. If you are interest in volunteering with Yorktown Arts Foundation or On the Hill Gallery please contact Lydia at (757) 369-1108.

What’s Happening Now

5th Annual Yorktown Art Stroll

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown

35 Artists will be displaying their finest works along Water Street at this annual event. Each year keeps getting better and better. Please join us this year, browse, stroll, or throw out a blanket and listen to music. This day will sure to be grand.

Wednesday Morning Artist Support Group

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10 – 11 am

Join us on Wednesday morning beginning in October to jump start your creative side. The first few Wednesdays will be discussions about brushes, paints, all types of art. We will continue meeting and learning/sharing with each other. We will be meeting at On the Hill Gallery, 402 Main Street, in Historic Yorktown

Attendance to each session is not mandatory, come when you need that extra boost to make it through your next artwork.

There is no charge for this group be prepared to share.

5x5@5 Art show and silent auction fundraiser of 5 by 5 inches themes

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Art show and silent auction of 5 by 5 inches works of art donated to the Yorktown Arts Foundation will take place during Holiday Open House at the On the Hill Gallery, November 5th from 5 to 8 pm.

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Classes & Events

More classes and events coming soon...