Jesse Jackson

2016 in Review: A look back at arts and culture

2016 in Review: A look back at arts and culture

The past year was nothing if not unpredictable.

In 2016, Williamsburg welcomed a new music festival and a new museum. There were arts-related announcements both exciting and bittersweet. And in the midst of it all, a historic bell from our community resounded across the nation.

Here's a look back.

Hello, goodbye

Bruce Hornsby, the hometown musician with far-reaching reputation, invited several friends to Williamsburg for Funhouse Fest. The outdoor music festival, held in June, was a first for Virginia Arts Festival and largely a first for Williamsburg, too.

For three days, the musicians performed under a large tent on the lawn of the Art...

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