Saturday, June 13th ~ 10am-5pm
Mark your calendars! Saturday, June 13th is going to be a great day to be in Historic Gloucester Village! Free live performances with music and dancing! Local community groups as well as professional programs will be on stage. Creative opportunities will be available for the young and young at heart. There will be live art demonstrations by professional artists. The VMFA’s state-of-the-art traveling museum, the Artmobile, will be on site for all to enjoy works of art from the VMFA collection. Fine arts and crafts will be on sale in the Artisan Market.
Plan to come early and stay the day with the entire family in Gloucester Village! Support the Gloucester Arts Festival and help make Village Arts Day an annual event for our community.
Saturday June 13th & Sunday June 14th ~ 10:00am – 5:00pm
VMFA’s state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio launched in October 2018. The climate-controlled 53-foot Volvo trailer includes Wi-Fi to connect visitors with VMFA educators and interactive components to meet their 21st-century expectations. The main attraction of VMFA on the Road, however, is the opportunity for residents of the Commonwealth to see and experience works of art from the VMFA collection up close. Don’t miss their visit to Gloucester during Village Arts Day as well as on Sunday the 14th.
Chrysler Museum’s Mobile Glass Studio
10:00am – 5:00pm
See Glass Art Live! Expect a lot of fun when the highly-skilled members of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio team take their talents into the streets. Thanks to a cleverly-crafted mobile studio, people who have never been exposed to the captivating nature of glass art can see the molten magic live and in person.
Edge Hill Open House
10:00am – 5:00pm
Edge Hill House, circa 1750, is a colonial building in Gloucester Court House. John Field raised the two story frame structure onto a brick first floor circa 1833. During its earlier history it was used for mercantile, carriage and wagon building, blacksmithing, dressmaking, and as a dwelling. The Gloucester Woman’s Club, established in 1913, purchased the property as their headquarters in 1920. The club continues to preserve this landmark for the benefit of its members and the community. The house was placed on Virginia’s Landmarks Register in 1973, and the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue House Tours
10:00am – 5:00pm
Gloucester Volunteer Fire & Rescue Main Street Station is the original “fire house” for GVFRS and has been located in the same location on main street since 1946. The latest addition, completed in 1992, provided more than double the station’s truck capacity and at least 3 times the meeting and training room space. Station 1 houses 3 engines, a 95′ Tower, 1 medium rescue, and 2 medic units.
Tabb House Lawn Performance Tent
10:15am – 5:00pm
Enjoy multiple performing arts groups throughout the day at the Performance Tent on the historic Tabb House Lawn on Main Street.
10:15– 11:00 AM – Bayside Youth Ballet
11:00AM – 12:00PM – Soundscapes The Five Gigging Kids will perform a variety of pieces, primarily in a classical style.
12:00 – 1:00PM – In The Magical Puppets Show, Earl Long of Vertical Kids Entertainment uses a variety of puppets performing silly antics, stories, funny jokes and cool magic tricks. There may be an appearance by Mike the Monkey, Dusty the Dragon, Woofy the Sheep Dog, Eddie Rabbit, Dynamic Dash the Turtle, Jerry the Platypus or many more. Don’t miss this exciting interactive show.
1:00 – 2:00PM – Courthouse Community Orchestra
2:00 – 3:00PM – Take a Sentimental Journey down nostalgia lane with The Liberty Dolls! These gals are a charming vocal trio in patriotic costumes who will serenade the crowd with World War II-era Andrews Sisters classic hits such as Boogie Woogie BugleBoy, Rum and Coca-Cola, and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree. (to name a few) They will also perform patriotic classics to honor our troops and add a bit of the fun 50’s standard songs including Mr. Sandman, Sincerely and StupidCupid. Their rich 3-part harmony and fun audience interaction will leave you tapping your feet and humming to those great ‘oldies, but goodies!’
3:00 – 4:00PM – Courthouse Players The Court House Players community theater group will be presenting a variety of short scenes from a handful of our plays and musicals, including recent family favorites like Peter Pan and Oliver! We will be singing, dancing and acting in several small vignettes to entertain and show you why people of all ages will want to ‘Come Play With Us!’
4:00 – 5:00PM – Page Middle School Select Choir
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