Spring is almost over and Art in the 'Burg is celebrating the beginning of summer with a bang!
On Saturday, June 18, the Williamsburg Arts District Association (WADA) invites art lovers to come to the parking lot of Colonial Folk Art Studio & Gallery on the corner of Lafayette St. and Bacon Ave. and immerse themselves in art being produced in our region of Virginia.
Local artists bring a unique flavor to the community and they will be doing that on Saturday. Displaying and selling everything from original paintings to jewelry, the artists bring a wealth of talent and creativity to the community.
"We have a great show planned for this Saturday," said event coordinator Davie Burgdorf. "We have a great variety of artists, especially for such a small venue."
In keeping with the intent of Art in the 'Burg, there is a mix of seasoned professional artists and new artists who are just breaking into their professional art careers.
"The number of years you've been an artist doesn't necessarily translate into the quality and creativity of your work," Burgdorf said. "Just because many of the artists showing in Art in the 'Burg are just starting out doesn't mean that they haven't perfected their trade."
Since Art in the 'Burg is non-juried, it allows many local artists who aren't showing in any other venues a place to show. With a subsidized fee of $10 for artists, it also keeps price from being a barrier.
For art lovers, Art in the 'Burg offers the opportunity to discover new artists and, sometimes, some unique forms of art not seen in galleries or other shows.
Art in the 'Burg is free and open to the public. Free parking is readily available on Bacon Ave., in the Fleming's Gifts parting lot, or the Chesapeake Bank parking lot on Lafayette St.
Art in the 'Burg is a bi-weekly art event in the heart of the Williamsburg Arts District. Fairs are designed to bring artists from throughout the Greater Williamsburg together with the art-loving public at 110 Bacon Ave.
For additional information about Art in the 'Burg, including how to become a patron or sign up to show and sell your artwork, please visit www.ArtintheBurg.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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