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2019 Juried Fine Art Intake Days

Saturday, July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until July 21, 2019

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Dates
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Bring your submissions for consideration in this year's competition.

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2019 Juried Fine Art Intake Days

Sunday, July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until July 21, 2019

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Dates
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Bring your submissions for consideration in this year's competition.

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2019 Library Book Sale

Thursday, July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 4, 2019

One event on August 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

Washington County Public Library, 205 Oak Hill Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States

Event Dates:
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 5:00 to 8:00pm Members-Only Book Sale Preview, $10 memberships available at the door
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm $5 bag day; Fill a bag with books for $5

The Friends of the Library holds their annual book sale in the conference room at the Washington County Public Library. Select from thousands of books, including popular fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, romance, reference, cooking, gardening, classics, inspirational, and children's books for available at bargain prices. Visit the collector's section of vintage and out-of-print books. A selection of DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs is available.

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Juried Fine Art Awards Ceremony

Thursday, July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Date:
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Explore work from local fine artists and possibly even add to your personal collection. The 2019 exhibit is jurored by Suzanne Dittenber of UNC Asheville.

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Festival Opening Ceremony: The Wolf Crystal

Thursday, July 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

We kick off the Festival with pageantry and puppets! Come meet Abbi the Wolf, the wolf pack, and her friends Crow and Butterfly in this stunning opening night performance. You’ll get a first glimpse of the actual Wolf Crystal—said to be the source of the wolves’ power.

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2019 Writer’s Day

Friday, July 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Virginia Highlands Community College, 100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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$40

This year’s Writers’ Day is a unique opportunity to learn from regional authors writing about Appalachia. Not just for writers or those aspiring to write, this event will also appeal to avid readers as well as those who are simply curious about the methods and processes authors use to create their works and get them published. REGISTRATION $40; students admitted free Register HERE. Schedule & Registration FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019 VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE LRC BUILDING, KEYSER-ADAY THEATRE EXIT 14,…

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2019 Library Book Sale

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 4, 2019

One event on August 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

Washington County Public Library, 205 Oak Hill Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States

Event Dates:
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 5:00 to 8:00pm Members-Only Book Sale Preview, $10 memberships available at the door
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm $5 bag day; Fill a bag with books for $5

The Friends of the Library holds their annual book sale in the conference room at the Washington County Public Library. Select from thousands of books, including popular fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, romance, reference, cooking, gardening, classics, inspirational, and children's books for available at bargain prices. Visit the collector's section of vintage and out-of-print books. A selection of DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs is available.

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Stream Discovery

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
White’s Mill, 12314 Whites Mill Road
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Date: Friday, July 26 10:00am-12 noon
Free Admission. Registration required.
Register by Thursday, July 25, by calling 276-628-1600.

White’s Mill, 12314 White’s Mill Road, Abingdon, VA 24210
Rain date: Friday, August 2 10:00 AM-Noon

Upper Tennessee River Roundtable's Save Our Streams Coordinator Cathy Landy will demonstrate how to catch and identify macroinvertebrates, the tiny creatures that live in healthy streams. This interactive event is suitable for children, parents, and teachers.

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2019 Juried Arts and Crafts Show

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2019

Barter Square, 127 West Main St.
Abingdon, 24210
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Event Dates
Friday, July 26, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 10:00am to 6:00pm

The “Best in Virginia” Juried Arts and Crafts show will once again set up on the beautiful Barter Square at Barter Stage II. Browse the booths and get inspired at this Pinterest-worthy show, running Friday, July 26 through Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 10 AM – 6 PM daily.

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2019 Juried Fine Art Exhibit

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 3, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 4, 2019

Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24212 United States
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Event Dates
Friday, July 26, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm

The Fine Arts Committee of the 71st Annual Virginia Highlands Festival is excited to announce the 2019 Juried Fine Arts Exhibit at the Abingdon Arts Depot beginning July 26th through Sunday August 4th. Entries will be accepted at the Arts Depot in Abingdon on Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st from 2-5pm. $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded for work selected by our juror, including one People’s Choice prize that will be voted on by the public. Following our annual tradition, this year’s juror, Suzie Dittenber of UNC Asheville, present awards on Thursday evening July 25th. Much of the art on display at the Festival Gallery will be for sale, making this a great opportunity for art enthusiast to add to their collection! Don’t miss this year’s Juried Fine Art Exhibit! Come witness the talent of your local artists and vote to select this year’s People’s Choice award winner!

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VHF Photography Competition and Exhibition

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 4, 2019

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

The theme for this year’s photography competition is “Acceptance.” With that, our panel of jurors is expanding the prize categories to include cell phone images. Cell phone photography doesn’t have to mean blurry action shots and duck-faced selfies. People are taking extraordinary images with their phones, and we think that deserves artistic recognition—and Acceptance!

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Become an Outdoor Adventurer!

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2019

Lois H. Humpreys Park, 301 W Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

ATTENTION KIDS!

Become a VHF Outdoors Adventurer! Learn about Abingdon’s parks. Did you know we have one for butterflies, one for munchkins, and one to honor our veterans? Find out about wyes, muster grounds, and two kinds of Virginia Creepers.

Show your completed book at the VHF or Arts and Crafts Information Booths to receive your Outdoors Adventurer button.

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2019 Tours of Historic White’s Mill and Mercantile

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 4, 2019

White’s Mill, 12314 Whites Mill Road
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Enjoy a self-guided tour of one of the last remaining working grist mills in Southwest Virginia. Cornmeal and grits milled on location are available for purchase, along with handcrafted items from local artisans.

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Colonial Trade Faire

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Fields-Penn House, 208 W Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Step back in time to when everyday things were handmade and many were truly works of art. See live demonstrations of wood carving, metal working, spinning and weaving, leatherworking, and more. All are available for purchase.

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Holston Mountain Artisans Quilt Show

Friday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 4, 2019

Holston Mountain Artisans Center, 214 Park Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates
Friday, July 26, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Enjoy one hundred beautiful works of spectacular fabric art.

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Duncansville One-Room School Tour

Friday, July 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on August 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on July 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

One event on August 3, 2019 at 10:30 am

Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 26, 2019 – 10:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 – 10:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 – 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Tour this fully restored late 19th-century schoolhouse, hosted by Washington County Retired Teachers. Gain a glimpse of what early education was like, including wooden desks, inkwells, slates, and a pot-bellied stove. Located on Elementary Drive between The Coomes Center and E. B. Stanley Middle School.

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Barter Theatre: History and Backstage Tour

Friday, July 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 2, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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$10

Learn the history of the State Theatre of Virginia and take a tour of the backstage areas and the dressing rooms—and even get to see the mysterious “Barter Tunnel,” a Civil War-era underground tunnel that once connected Barter to Martha Washington College, now the Inn across the street.

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The Wolf Crystal

Friday, July 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Lois H. Humpreys Park, 301 W Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Join Abbi the Wolf and her friends on a treasure hunt through the park to find the missing Wolf Crystal—said to be the source of the wolves’ power.

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Antiques Market Preview

Friday, July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington County Fairgrounds, 17046 Fairground Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for an exclusive preview opportunity! $25 includes a season pass, so you can attend all week for no additional charge. Vendors' inventory changes daily.

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The Wolf Crystal

Friday, July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Lois H. Humpreys Park, 301 W Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Join Abbi the Wolf and her friends on a treasure hunt through the park to find the missing Wolf Crystal—said to be the source of the wolves’ power.

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