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Round the Mountain Meet & Greet – Fairy Stone State Park
August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
For Members, Stakeholders, and Community Leaders of ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network.
It’s an exciting new day for the cultural heritage and arts community in Southwest Virginia! Friends of Southwest Virginia and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation have long been a key partner with the arts community and ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network. But an exciting new partnership is taking the relationship between the two organizations to a new level for the benefit of all of Southwest Virginia. On July 1, 2018, Friends of Southwest Virginia formally assumed management of the programs of ‘Round the Mountain. Moving forward, the incredible staff at Friends of SWVA will now oversee development of the artisan trails throughout SWVA, artisan membership sales and member development, marketing of RTM and regional arts initiatives and, most importantly, partnership development among the arts community, individual artisans, other regional co-ops, galleries and arts stakeholders of this amazing region.
Regional Meet & Greets:
You are invited to come meet the staff of Friends of Southwest Virginia and Heartwood at one of the five meet and greets listed here! The meet and greet will be informal, so come for 5 minutes or stay for an hour! The meet and greet will immediately proceed the Southwest Virginia Creative Economy Strategic Planning Session scheduled at the same location from 1-3pm; please plan to stay for this session as well and provide your input on the future of Southwest Virginia’s economy!
Heartwood Artisan Open House:
The week will end with an open house at Heartwood! Please come out, see the exciting changes underway at Heartwood, meet the entire team promoting your art and craft, and learn how you can be involved in more events and special promotions! And don’t forget to bring a load of fresh product to restock the supplies of your work!