The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 - Final Day
Venue: The Floyd Center for the Arts (Formerly Jacksonville Center), Floyd
Organizations: The Floyd Plein Air Festival
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Drink Specials, Miscellaneous, Arts & Theatre
Event Passes:
• Exclusive All-Access Patron Pass: $100.00
• Standard Patron Pass: $25.00

Quick Paint Competition: Free
Festival Celebration (5-9 pm): Free

The Floyd Center for the Arts (Formerly Jacksonville Center) presents The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 starting on Monday, August 14, 2017 through Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Saturday's events will be held at both Chateau Morrisette and The Floyd Center for the Arts.

The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016’s Floyd Plein Air Crush weekend. Expanding to a week-long event, the festival will bring 25 national and regional artists to paint the beauty of the county’s open spaces and favorite places. Spectators are invited to observe, learn and interact with the artists.

Saturday Schedule:
• 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Quick Paint Competition at Chateau Morrisette (Free)
• 4:00-5:00 pm: Collectors Early Preview for All-Access Event Ticket Holders at The Floyd Center for the Arts
• 5:00-9:00 pm: Festival Celebration at The Floyd Center for the Arts (Free)

For the Festival Celebration event, the public and all artists, volunteers and supporters are invited to join the Floyd Center for the Arts in celebrating a creative week of painting at this free event. Juror, Valerie Craig will announce award winners at 7 pm. All “Wet” painting from the week will be for sale at this time. Cash wine and beer bar and refreshments will be served.

Our mission for the festival is to bring visibility and opportunity to the artists, participating venues, and partners, while providing an inspirational, educational, and memorable experience for the patrons attending. It is our hope that the festival will not only be an annual fundraising opportunity for the Floyd Center for the Arts, but also an activity to boost the sustainability of its partner venues and hosts.

More than $3,500.00 in prizes will be given away to participating artists! And we are pleased to announce Valerie Craig from St. Davids, Pennsylvania, as our judge for the events.

Some portions of the week long festival are ticketed while others are not. All week patron passes for either all-access or standard are available for purchase. To purchase a pass online, visit:

Partnering with The Center in this endeavor are Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morissette Winery, Riverstone Organic Farm, Apple Ridge Farm, and the Town of Floyd, as well as several host families and farms in and around the county.

For more information, visit: or or call 540-745-2784.
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