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Roanoke Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture of Virginia's Blue Ridge

Theatre Performers - Arts & CultureThe arts & culture scene in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is vibrant, innovative, and exciting. That's because we're home to the widest variety of music and cultural activities you'll find in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Is it a violin? Or a fiddle? In Virginia's Blue Ridge, it's both.

If you love the arts, you're going to love visiting the Roanoke Valley.

Art Galleries

Spend your day combing through fine art at the Taubman Museum of Art, unique works at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, historic railroad photography at the O. Winston Link Museum, and many other local art galleries.

You can even experience the art through the outdoors with Art by Bike - a self-guided bicycle tour through Roanoke that features more than two-dozen outdoor public art pieces.

Performing Arts

Discover the region's musical talent and heritage along The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail and experience amazing live performances at our unique venues and theatres.

In the Roanoke Valley, you'll have the opportunity to sit back and enjoy live theatre, ballet, opera, and local and world-renowned performers.

Arts Events

The calendar is full of events that celebrate the arts in Virginia's Blue Ridge. With concerts, comedy shows, featured exhibits, and countless other performances, you can always count on being able to choose from a selection of arts events in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Artist Directory

Learn more about the artists who are helping shape the arts & culture of Virginia's Blue Ridge by checking out our Artist Directory.


The following is a complete list of attractions, organizations and experiences that make up the arts community in the region.

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