BLACKSBURG – On Saturday, July 15, Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. presented the annual Art at the Market event.
This popular annual Art show and sidewalk exposition of unique works featured abstract acrylics, collage, flowers, wood, still life, photography, and metal work. Mimosas and breakfast plates were available from downtown business Champs Sports Bar. Children’s activities were provided by The Art Factory. Live music was provided by Fats Holler and MA’AM.
Brian Holcombe and Laura Higgins from the Moss Arts served as the judges for the show this year. Brian Holcombe is curator for the Moss Arts Center. With visual arts experience spanning nearly two decades, curator, artist, and educator Brian Holcombe joined the Moss Arts Center as its curator in 2021, leading the center’s year-round program of art exhibitions and related educational and engagement activities in its galleries and public spaces.
Laura Higgins is the Exhibitions Program Manager for the Moss Arts Center.
Working in Atlanta, then New York, manager Laura brings over 20 years of creativity and skill to the galleries at the Moss Arts Center. Laura joined the team in 2022 and works to bring the community together through the arts.
Art at the Market was presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. with sponsoring support from New River Art and Fiber, Moss Arts Center, Matrix Gallery, New River Osteopathy, and Steve Jacobs.
Prizes were awarded in two categories: 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional works.
1st: LAC Studio – Lisa Acciai
2nd: Blake Gore Miniature Art
3rd: Douglas Cave
Honorable Mention: Kelsie Brumet
1st: Charity Hall Designs
2nd: DSF Ceramics
3rd: Anvil Fire and Time
Honorable Mention: Jack of All Creative
Winners received ribbons and monetary awards: 1st Place- $100, 2nd Place- $50, 3rd Place- $25 and Honorable Mention- ribbon only.
Submitted by Downtown Blacksburg