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Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County VA
Dec
03
Mar
08
History/Heritage | Arts & Crafts

Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County VA

From a waterfall tumbling down Toole’s Creek to a misty morning on an early Abingdon Main Street to the dormered cottage that was the original Johnston Memorial Hospital, Looking Back: Photography of Early Washington County, Virginia, takes us through a storyline of history that includes the places, people, and events that made up the culture of local life a century ago.  During the 1880s, the art of photography expanded to use emulsion or wet plates, which were easier to work with…

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Abingdon vineyards Wines
Jan
09
Feb
27
Music | Family Fun | Performances | Wine/Beer

Abingdon Vineyards Saturday Music Series

Live music at Abingdon Vineyards every Saturday from 3-6pm! $5 per adult, all ages welcome, kids and. Bring a picnic! Rain or Shine. LIVE MUSIC: Natalie Grace Sat, Jan. 9 from 3-6 pm LIVE MUSIC: Makenzie Phipps & Shane Begley Sat, Jan. 16 from 3-6 pm LIVE MUSIC: Monica …

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21st Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
Jan
26
Feb
09
Performances | Arts & Crafts | LGBT Friendly | African-American | Workshops/Classes

21st Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Barter Theatre will be holding their 21st annual Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights online. The event is scheduled to start January 26th, 2021 and will occur over the span of two weeks. The festival will feature readings of several new Appalachian plays as well as offer playwriting workshops and panel discussions. Barter will also premiere its Black in Appalachia initiative during the festival with a reading of a new play written by a Black Appalachian playwright.…

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Apr
17
Workshops/Classes

Highlands Writers Fair

Area writers will participate in the second annual Highlands Writers Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Washington County Public Library and the Virginia Highlands Festival. The day celebrating local stories and books will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Washington County Public Library in Abingdon. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a book fair and a series of workshops that focus on reading, writing and publishing. The fair is free and ope…

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Jul
30
Aug
08
Family Fun | History/Heritage | Arts & Crafts | Festivals | Antique Shows/Flea Markets

The Virginia Highlands Festival

10 Days of Arts, Music, Food & Fun!  Come celebrate the Virginia Highlands Festival in historic Abingdon, VA. Named "Best Art Event" in the region by readers of Virginia Living magazine, the Festival offers activities and entertainment for the whole family. Anchored by an antiques market and an award-winning juried arts and crafts show, the Festival includes live music, historical re-enactments, fine art and photography competitions, performances, creati…

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Plein Air Abingdon - annual festival of outdoor fine art
Oct
05-07
Family Fun | Arts & Crafts | Workshops/Classes | Festivals

Plein Air Abingdon - annual festival of outdoor fine art

"Plein Air Abingdon" is a plein air paint-out and pop-up gallery that offers artists a place to Create new work Sell their work Network with fellow artists and collectors Artists, please click the link to register your participation in this year's "Plein Air Abingdon."  Art lovers and enthusiasts, mark your calendars to come see artists at work on Saturday of the festival. Watch plein ai…

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Lodging

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