Roanoke Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture of Virginia's Blue Ridge

The arts & culture scene in the Roanoke Region 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.

You can't help but be inspired by the arts & culture of the region. Whether you're touring museums that feature galleries showcasing works by local and international artists, browsing through artisan markets and art shows, or snapping selfies in front of public murals and captivating street art, there is always something that will catch your eye.

The calendar is full of events that celebrate the arts, including an incredible selection of live music, performing arts and special exhibitions at local galleries and museums.

The music scene features a broad range of genres with bands and artists taking the stage at major venues, intimate concert halls, and impromptu jam sessions at local farmers markets, breweries and wineries, restaurants, and other community spaces.

From bluegrass and funk music to impressionist paintings and ballet, it's all part of the palette of Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Prepare to be overtaken by our contagious cultural scene during your next visit.

For those with kids, we hope you'll make arts & culture part of a family vacation in the region by taking advantage of the kid friendly arts & culture experiences! You can also fill your camera roll with pictures of visits to unique pieces of local Virginia LOVEworks art.

Learn more in the following sections to receive an introduction of the Arts & Culture in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

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

Roanoke Region Spotlight