Your guide to Arts & Culture in the Central Rappahannock River Region

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Joe’s use of local and exotic woods in his turned objects are inspired from nature’s creations.

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A picture might be worth a thousand words, but images of recovery from mental illness transcend any lexicon. For 15 years, the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has showcased art that goes beyond language to offer a precious glimpse of the journey to recovery. The 15th Annual The Art of Recovery Exhibit opens Friday May 3 at PONSHOP Studio and Gallery in Fredericksburg, Virignia. The Opening Reception from 5-9 p.m. “The Art of Recovery provides an opportunity for individuals li...

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Come find unique products from local artists and crafters every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, May-October. Want to participate as a vendor? Apply here: View more


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FREE TO THE PUBLIC – NO TICKETS REQUIRED Memorial Day in Fredericksburg means the POPS will honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedoms with a free outdoor concert sponsored by Mary Washington Health Care Bring chairs and picnics, but plan to support the POPS by buying snacks and drinks from donor vendors. On the Campus of Mary Washington Hospital 1001 Sam Perry Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Tuesdays, 11:30am – 1:30pm at Hurkamp Park May 7 - Storybook Day and DJ Gravattron May 14 - Jason Masi performs with Touch a Truck for the kids May 21 - Laurie Rose Griffith & Peter Mealy perform with Animal Day for the kids May 28 - Island Gerry Maddox performs with Carnival Day for the kids June 4 - Big Daddy Shag performs with Touch a Truck for the kids June 11 - Karen Jonas performs with Flag Day for the kids Jun 18 - SPANGLISH performs with Touch a Truck for the kids June 2...

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Join historian Nathan Varnold for a hike along the elevation change on the southern end of the Fredericksburg battlefield. Learn how terrain, and the slope of Prospect Hill, gave an advantage to the Confederate counterattack on December 13, 1862. Meet at Tour Stop #6, Fredericksburg Battlefield (GPS Coordinates: 38.248090, -77.435651) Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will once again combine health and history with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this fall. These...

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Coming back in 2019! The fabulous (and free) Rock the River Festival will feature: ~ Live Music (All Day!) ~ Gourmet Food Trucks ~ Craft Beer Garden ~ Kayaking & Canoeing, Running and Bicycle Races + more ~ Many children’s activities and a skateboarding demo A river and foot race, outdoor activities, unique art and crafts, as well as great craft beer, tasty food, and live music! We are super excited to announce our headliner for Rock the River 2019, the fantastic Jackson Flats ...

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Kenmore is excited to be participate in Fredericksburg First Friday! Jump on the free trolley and stop by Kenmore! See an exhibit by a local artist in the Crowninshield Museum building, just to the left of the front gate. Tour the gallery to see Kenmore's art collection, displays of eighteenth-century furniture, and decorative arts. The Kenmore mansion will be closed to tours.

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Tuesdays, 11:30am – 1:30pm at Hurkamp Park May 7 - Storybook Day and DJ Gravattron May 14 - Jason Masi performs with Touch a Truck for the kids May 21 - Laurie Rose Griffith & Peter Mealy perform with Animal Day for the kids May 28 - Island Gerry Maddox performs with Carnival Day for the kids June 4 - Big Daddy Shag performs with Touch a Truck for the kids June 11 - Karen Jonas performs with Flag Day for the kids Jun 18 - SPANGLISH performs with Touch a Truck for the kids June 2...

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A Two and a half hour class with Professional Photographer Laura O’Leary. You have fabulous works of Fine Art that you have completed and are ready to show. GREAT! Now what do you do? This class will cover how to properly photograph a piece of artwork for purposes of submitting into a juried show. This will begin to increase the accuracy of your submitted digital copies to curators and jurors. This class will also help with how to photograph your artwork for publishing on websites, social med...

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