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More Than 100 Artists to Exhibit, Sell Fine Art at 59th Annual Sidewalk Art Show

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ROANOKE, Va. (May 12, 2017) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 59th Annual Sidewalk Art Show June 3-4 in downtown Roanoke. The show runs 10 a.m.–5 p.m. each day.

The annual event, which occurs the weekend after Memorial Day on the streets surrounding the Taubman, is a premier destination for fine art shopping that offers visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with exhibiting artists.

This year, more than 100 artists from across the country will display and sell original artwork including paintings, prints, watercolors, etchings, mixed media, fine art photographs, fine crafts and sculpture.

The event will feature artists from as far away as California and Canada, with a strong representation of local and regional artists who are known and loved in the community.

Awards will be given in categories including the highly coveted Best in Show, which is sponsored by Grand Home Furnishings, and the Merit Awards, which are sponsored by LinDor Arts.

Adam Justice, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art for the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., will serve as the guest juror.

Inside the Museum, guests are invited to visit the galleries to enjoy the works on view, including the Taubman’s first juried triennial, Homeward Bound, featuring the work of more than 50 Virginia artists in all media.

The Rescue Mission also will host a children’s drawing contest in the Museum atrium to select the t-shirt design for its 2017 Drumstick Dash.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, visit or call 540.342.5760.

Media inquiries may be directed to Sunny Nelson with the Taubman Museum of Art at 919.452.9689 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Taubman Museum of Art

The Taubman Museum of Art is an American art museum located in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Va. Designed by noted architect Randall Stout and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Taubman Museum of Art is home to a highly respected permanent collection and offers 15-20 annual exhibitions showcasing work by global, national and regional artists. Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Additional hours include every First Friday and Third Thursday when the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Free daily general admission is sponsored in part by American Electric Power Foundation and Haley Toyota. For additional event, exhibition and programming information, visit or call 540.342.5760.


Image Credit: Leslie Banta, 2016 Grand Home Furnishings "Best in Show" Award Winner

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