As the holidays approach and thoughts turn to the tradition of gift giving, there are many unique, handcrafted items that make thoughtful, heart-warming gifts and support local artists and small businesses.
The Birthplace of Country Music has announced 49 Winchester, one of the hottest acts to emerge from Southwest Virginia,will perform at its 22nd annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival in 2023.
Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that Virginia Tourism Corporation awarded more than $300,000 for 64 local and regional tourism marketing programs across the state to help increase off-season visitation to tourism businesses and destinations.
Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., of Johnson City, Tennessee, announces the nationwide release of "Around the Next Bend: An Adventure in Borne"by Carol Ann Patterson Boyles-Jernigan.
Individual performance ticket sales for ETSU Martin Center’s inaugural Broadway Season have begun.
Rouja Green, a professional with 13 years of experience running a music and art school, has been selected as director ofTusculum University’s Center for the Arts.
A visit to Bristol now sounds better than ever.
HollerHouse is a non-traditional gallery and retail space rooted on State Street in historic downtown Bristol, Virginia. Its mission is to expand conceptions and celebrate what it means to be an “Appalachian artist” — offering affordable an
Appalachian Spirit Gallery holds artwalk events featuring special art exhibits, music concerts and reception food on the Second Friday of each month from May through December.
R Dean Barr, proprietor of The Gallery @ Barr Photographics, announces its re-opening at a new location, in the historic Train Station, located at 308 Depot Square SW, Abingdon, Virginia.
The Museum Store at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is a shopping destination for local and regional shoppers as well as tourists traveling from all around the world.
CDR Frame Shop and Art Gallery is a professional frame shop with over 1,000 frames to choose from, along with discount framing in stock for those last minute gifts.
Fischman Gallery has monthly shows highlighting local and regional artists from Northeast Tennessee, SouthwestVirginia and Western North Carolina.
The Ford Studios is a smallworks, studio gallery and home to featured artists Jon Ives of Jive Pottery and mixed media artist Rachel Gibson.
Holston Mountain Artisans began as the Holston Mountain Arts and Crafts Cooperative in the spring of 1971.
Impressions Fine Art is a co-op gallery representing 23 artists and crafts people from the Appalachian Highlands region.
Sonder Salon is located in Abingdon, Virginia, and is a unique business.
The Arts Depot is home to seven resident artists and 200 members.
The Generalist’s retail collective is an experiment in economic empowerment to shine a light on talented artists and makers in Appalachia.
A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts is a cooperative Art Gallery in historic downtown Bristol.
The Sullivan County Tennessee School System holds an annual Christmas Card Art Contest for its students.
The Heart of Appalachia Community Orchestra shares a wide range of seasonal music at their concerts Dec. 9 at Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, Virginia, and Dec. 10 at Lebanon High School, Lebanon, Virginia.
Colorful creatures, surreal stories and embellished expressions are all phrases that describe Abingdon artist Eric Drummond Smith’s upcoming exhibition, “Big Ugly Hullabaloo,” on view at William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virgini
The Bristol Ballet, now in its 74th season, celebrates a family holiday tradition with the company’s performance of “The Nutcracker” in historic downtown Bristol and Richlands, Virginia.
Throughout December the McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia, welcomes audiences for performances that celebrate the Christmas season, including a symphony performance, a ballet production and a brass concert.
Santa Claus, otherwise known as Saint Nicholas or sometimes Kris Kringle—has a long history that is steeped in Christmas traditions.
It’s not often that someone with the title Library of Congress Living Legend asks if you will help premiere an original work.
Do you know a Southwest Virginia high school-aged student interested in poetry, or looking to gain or develop public speaking skills?
Audiences around the Tri-Cities are invited to join the choirs of the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy as they present their slate of holiday concerts.
Cantemus, the Tri-Cities premiere women’s choir, opens its ninth season with a concert titled “Hodie.”