Museum Day: Showcasing Portsmouth Cultural Arts District

Museum Day: Showcasing Portsmouth Cultural Arts District

Oct 6, 2018 10:00 am - Oct 6, 2018 4:00 pm

Looking for a fun free event? Like trains, history or art? Join us Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10-4 for a great day in Olde Towne showcasing our new Portsmouth Cultural Arts District. We have pulled out all the stops with FREE events and tours of interesting museums, galleries, and churches. With live music and more, there is something for everyone in the family!

Enjoy free entry to the following:

Museums:
Jewish Museum and Cultural Center at 607 Effingham Street. There is on street parking in front of museum.

Lightship PORTSMOUTH Museum at London & Water Streets. Enjoy meeting a retired lightship captain and a fun “make & take” activity with the kids. The Lightship is not handicapped accessible. Closest parking garage is 441 Middle Street.

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center at 400 High Street.
Olde Towne Farmer’s Market 9-1
Food & beverage vendors starting at 10 am
Emily Williams Hot Glass Art demonstrations 10-4
Glitter Tattoos 10-4
The Rhythm Project 11-1
Gail Harts Dancers 3-3:45
Exhibits: To Have & Behold:54-40 African American Quilters Guild
Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad
The Art Annex Gallery Shop at 420 High St. will have an information table in front of the building

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum is approximately a mile away at 904 Elm Avenue. Eric Taylor, gospel violinist will perform at 1 & 3. There is a parking lot beside the museum.

The Railroad Museum of Virginia is having a “Hobo Jamboree” at Court & Wythe Streets. You can access it by walking down the sidewalk to the right of the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion. Closest parking is on Wythe Street, Harbor Center Way or in the Parking Garage on Columbia Street behind City Hall.

Galleries:
Dave Chance Gallery at 610 High St. will have a photography exhibit entitled Explorations in Cuba.
Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz sax with Reggie Gist at 1 & 2 in the courtyard. There is on street parking in front of the gallery.

Olde Towne Arts & Music at 606 Court St. has on street parking in front of the gallery.
Their Art exhibit is entitled The Shape of Things to Come by local artist Paul Moss who will attend the event.
Live Music:
10-10:30 Children’s Chorus
11-11:30 Corey Staton
11:30-12:30 Eric Staap & Aviana Gould
2-3 Karl Werne & Friends
3:15-4:30 Lori Creek featuring Jay Morgan & Aaron Fulcher

Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Art Gallery at 620 High St. will have an art demonstration by Suzanne Erickson. There is on street parking in front of the gallery.

Visual Arts Center at 340 High St. will have an Art Sale by students & faculty on the Court St. side of the building. The exhibition, It Figures: New Work by Bob Sites, Virginia Van Horn & Bill Wagner, will be featured in the galleries. On street parking available as well as parking in the Tidewater Community College Faculty lot on the corner of Court and Queen Streets for the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Trinity Church and the Visual Arts Center.

Art Exhibits at other locations:
Copper & Oak Craft Spirits at 739 High St. will give tours every hour and feature art by Ross Brookes all day
Stellar Wine at 425 High St. will have a display of Ratbots, an exhibit of found object art by David Ratcliff from 12-4
The Coffee Shoppe at 300 High St. will feature an exhibit by Brandi Butcher and an art demonstration from 1-4

Tours:
Emmanuel AME Church at 637 North St. has a tour at 3 pm
First Lutheran Church at 600 King St. has tours all day
St. John’s Episcopal Church at 424 Washington St. has a tour at noon & a chalk art contest from 11-12
St. Paul’s Catholic Church at 522 High St. has tours from 10-2
The Commodore Theatre at 421 High St. has tours at 11:30 and noon
Trinity Episcopal Church at 500 Court St. offer tours all day and an organ demonstration at noon

Other Events:
Middle Street Pedestrian Mall beside the Children’s Museum of Virginia at 221 High St.
Olde Towne Arts & Music Children’s Chorus 11-11:30
Drumming by Corey Staten – noon
Scoops! 20% off sale for Museum Day visitors

Anderson-Wright Rooms & Gardens at 622 High St. welcomes light jazz instrumentalist, Neal Forrester from 1-3 in the courtyard
Fort Norfolk & Frigate Constellation at 704 High St. will conduct a dynamic living history reenactment from 10-2
Little Shoppes on High at 302 High St. will host a book signing with the local authors from their Book Nook from 10-4
St. John’s Episcopal Church at 424 Washington St. has a chalk art contest from 11-12 with cash prizes
The Kitchen Koop at 638 High St. will give away free copies of A Pictorial History of Portsmouth by Alfred Mapp with a purchase
Way Back Yonder Antiques at 462 Washington St. has timeless art from the past with a selection of oil paintings, prints, engravings and literary arts. On street parking is available in front of the shop.

Children’s Story Time – Children’s Department of the Main Branch Library 11-12
Friends of the Library Book Sale – basement of the Main Branch Library 10-2
Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market in the County St. Garage at 200 County St. from 10-2
Wheels on the Water Custom Car Show (free) Union Bank & Trust Pavilion 11-4

Around Olde Towne:
Meet the Portsmouth Mounted Patrol
Watch artists compete for $750 in prizes in the Plein-air contest from 10-4
Catch the Olde Towne Courtesy Shuttle.

Maps will be available the day of the event at all participating locations.

Questions? Message the Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA page!

Please note: Not all locations are handicapped accessible.

Sponsored by the City of Portsmouth, Olde Towne Business Association, Hansel-Union Consulting and the Portsmouth Partnership.

Museum Day: Showcasing Portsmouth Cultural Arts District

Oct 6, 2018 10:00 am - Oct 6, 2018 4:00 pm

Looking for a fun free event? Like trains, history or art? Join us Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10-4 for a great day in Olde Towne showcasing our new Portsmouth Cultural Arts District. We have pulled out all the stops with FREE events and tours of interesting museums, galleries, and churches. With live music and more, there is something for everyone in the family!

Enjoy free entry to the following:

Museums:
Jewish Museum and Cultural Center at 607 Effingham Street. There is on street parking in front of museum.

Lightship PORTSMOUTH Museum at London & Water Streets. Enjoy meeting a retired lightship captain and a fun “make & take” activity with the kids. The Lightship is not handicapped accessible. Closest parking garage is 441 Middle Street.

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center at 400 High Street.
Olde Towne Farmer’s Market 9-1
Food & beverage vendors starting at 10 am
Emily Williams Hot Glass Art demonstrations 10-4
Glitter Tattoos 10-4
The Rhythm Project 11-1
Gail Harts Dancers 3-3:45
Exhibits: To Have & Behold:54-40 African American Quilters Guild
Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad
The Art Annex Gallery Shop at 420 High St. will have an information table in front of the building

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum is approximately a mile away at 904 Elm Avenue. Eric Taylor, gospel violinist will perform at 1 & 3. There is a parking lot beside the museum.

The Railroad Museum of Virginia is having a “Hobo Jamboree” at Court & Wythe Streets. You can access it by walking down the sidewalk to the right of the Union Bank & Trust Pavilion. Closest parking is on Wythe Street, Harbor Center Way or in the Parking Garage on Columbia Street behind City Hall.

Galleries:
Dave Chance Gallery at 610 High St. will have a photography exhibit entitled Explorations in Cuba.
Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz sax with Reggie Gist at 1 & 2 in the courtyard. There is on street parking in front of the gallery.

Olde Towne Arts & Music at 606 Court St. has on street parking in front of the gallery.
Their Art exhibit is entitled The Shape of Things to Come by local artist Paul Moss who will attend the event.
Live Music:
10-10:30 Children’s Chorus
11-11:30 Corey Staton
11:30-12:30 Eric Staap & Aviana Gould
2-3 Karl Werne & Friends
3:15-4:30 Lori Creek featuring Jay Morgan & Aaron Fulcher

Skipjack Nautical Wares and Marine Art Gallery at 620 High St. will have an art demonstration by Suzanne Erickson. There is on street parking in front of the gallery.

Visual Arts Center at 340 High St. will have an Art Sale by students & faculty on the Court St. side of the building. The exhibition, It Figures: New Work by Bob Sites, Virginia Van Horn & Bill Wagner, will be featured in the galleries. On street parking available as well as parking in the Tidewater Community College Faculty lot on the corner of Court and Queen Streets for the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Trinity Church and the Visual Arts Center.

Art Exhibits at other locations:
Copper & Oak Craft Spirits at 739 High St. will give tours every hour and feature art by Ross Brookes all day
Stellar Wine at 425 High St. will have a display of Ratbots, an exhibit of found object art by David Ratcliff from 12-4
The Coffee Shoppe at 300 High St. will feature an exhibit by Brandi Butcher and an art demonstration from 1-4

Tours:
Emmanuel AME Church at 637 North St. has a tour at 3 pm
First Lutheran Church at 600 King St. has tours all day
St. John’s Episcopal Church at 424 Washington St. has a tour at noon & a chalk art contest from 11-12
St. Paul’s Catholic Church at 522 High St. has tours from 10-2
The Commodore Theatre at 421 High St. has tours at 11:30 and noon
Trinity Episcopal Church at 500 Court St. offer tours all day and an organ demonstration at noon

Other Events:
Middle Street Pedestrian Mall beside the Children’s Museum of Virginia at 221 High St.
Olde Towne Arts & Music Children’s Chorus 11-11:30
Drumming by Corey Staten – noon
Scoops! 20% off sale for Museum Day visitors

Anderson-Wright Rooms & Gardens at 622 High St. welcomes light jazz instrumentalist, Neal Forrester from 1-3 in the courtyard
Fort Norfolk & Frigate Constellation at 704 High St. will conduct a dynamic living history reenactment from 10-2
Little Shoppes on High at 302 High St. will host a book signing with the local authors from their Book Nook from 10-4
St. John’s Episcopal Church at 424 Washington St. has a chalk art contest from 11-12 with cash prizes
The Kitchen Koop at 638 High St. will give away free copies of A Pictorial History of Portsmouth by Alfred Mapp with a purchase
Way Back Yonder Antiques at 462 Washington St. has timeless art from the past with a selection of oil paintings, prints, engravings and literary arts. On street parking is available in front of the shop.

Children’s Story Time – Children’s Department of the Main Branch Library 11-12
Friends of the Library Book Sale – basement of the Main Branch Library 10-2
Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques to Flea Market in the County St. Garage at 200 County St. from 10-2
Wheels on the Water Custom Car Show (free) Union Bank & Trust Pavilion 11-4

Around Olde Towne:
Meet the Portsmouth Mounted Patrol
Watch artists compete for $750 in prizes in the Plein-air contest from 10-4
Catch the Olde Towne Courtesy Shuttle.

Maps will be available the day of the event at all participating locations.

Questions? Message the Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA page!

Please note: Not all locations are handicapped accessible.

Sponsored by the City of Portsmouth, Olde Towne Business Association, Hansel-Union Consulting and the Portsmouth Partnership.

Location

High Street Corridor

206 High Street

Portsmouth, VA, VA

Organizer

Olde Towne Business Association

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