This week Destination ARTS! is sooooo BIG that we could not hide it. So we decided to just put it out there in the street. Back by popular demand, STREET MUSIC ! Six full galleries of ARTS and Entertaiment just for your enjoyment. Come Downtown and see what the fuss is about. Don’t forget about “Wine Down Friday!”
This special “Destination ARTS!” weekend marks the beginning of our second full year of operation. Join us for the launch of another 15-week run of artwork, live music and a variety of special events in downtown Waynesboro. Starting on Friday night, six galleries will be open each week from Thursday through Sunday, with entertainment and other activities planned inside and out on the sidewalks.
A Grand Opening Reception for the launch of this summer’s “Destination ARTS!” initiative is scheduled to begin at 5:00 inside Gallery 50 on Friday evening. Several special guests and many members of the community are expected to be in attendance. Wine and light refreshments will be served inside all of the galleries.
More than 80 new pieces of artwork have been installed in Gallery 50 and will be on display, including two shows in each of the gallery’s windows. “A Sixties Kinda’ Happening” features the work of Hilary Papuchis, Donna Mason and a chair created by Cheryl Kipe Yeagy. “Shades of Summer” contains projects created by Harrisburg-based artists Lynne Yancha, Mary l. Davis, Carolind Parson, Janet Bricker and Patricia Lambert Marshall.
The “Prism” exhibit launches inside of Gallery 20 East this weekend. The walls will be filled with the abstract art of Colleen Clapp and Ed Ramsburg, who are both well known out of Frederick County, Md.
A new exhibit is also set to open at 42 West ARTS Co-Op on Friday evening. Starting at 5:00, guests of the gallery can experience the abstract “Interpretation Imagination.” An reception will be held Friday evening to celebrate the new season, new show and give the public a chance to meet the artists whose work is featured in the Co-Op. Friday’s reception will have wine, beer and snacks. Musical entertainment will be The Little Sisters Band providing live bluegrass, gospel and folk music. The “Miniature and Small Works” exhibit is also on display.
Come to The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro and see the newly decorated facility and equipment. There are many beautiful pieces of handmade pottery for sale and inspection. Check the schedule of classes and inquire about membership.
A new photography gallery! Watch for more information!
Meanwhile, over at The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, this weekend marks a final opportunity to see the oil paintings of Donna Bingaman and the wildlife photography of her husband, Denny, on display at The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery.
A long list of other artists and entertainers are scheduled to perform in Waynesboro’s Downtown District throughout the weekend.
7:00 PM – Mateo Monk Concert at Renfrew Park, 1010 East Main Street
5:00 – 8:00 PM – Negley Brothers, Acoustic Classic Rock at Center Square, 8 West Main
5:00 – 8:00 PM – The Little Sisters Band, Folk, Bluegrass and Gospel at 42 West Main Street
5:00 – 8:00 PM – G@G, Gillian Hollen & Garrett Smith, Contemporary Sounds at 20 East Main
5:00- 8:00 PM – Brown Lyon, Contemporary, at Christine’s Cafe, 81 West Main Street
7:00 – 10:00 PM – Old Tyme Jam, Bluegrass, Beck & Benedict Music Theatre, $4,
118 Walnut Street
1:00 – 3:00 PM – Brad Munn, Bluegrass & Rock, at Center Square, 8 West Main
2:00 – PM – “Unheard Of”, Eric & Brian Wengert, Ukelele and Bass, 50 West Main Street
4:00 PM – Waynesboro Children’s Theatre Troupe, at Center Square, 8 East Main Street
“Music Through the Decades”, a musical revue of the
decades from the ’50’s to today’s hits.
1:00 – 4:00 PM – Book Signing by Bob Shryock at The Waynesboro Historical Society, 81 West Main
5:00 PM – Block Party at Gold’s Gym, 118 Walnut Street
8:00 PM – “The Lowdown Grass Kickers” and “On Tap” at the Eagles Club, 22 East Main Street
Doors open at 6:00 PM – $5
2:00 – 3:00 PM – The Wayne Band – Community Concert Band, Center Square, 8 West Main
2:00 – 4:00 PM – Daniel Lawson, Classical Piano, 50 West Main Street
The 2014 version of “Destination ARTS!” features Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street), Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street), 42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street), The Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery (10 East Main Street), The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street) and “Through the Lens” – Gallery 74 West (74 West Main Street).
All of the galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, photographs, furniture, prints and much more. They are open each weekend on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Fridays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, visit artsalliancegw.org.