Hope House Foundation Announces the 29th Annual Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival presented by TowneBank

NORFOLK, VA—(May 2013) The 29th Annual Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival will take place, as always, in Stockley Gardens Park in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk (at the corner of Stockley Gardens and Olney Rd.) and is free and open to the public. Over 140 artists will participate, featuring pieces in various media including painting, glass, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. There will also be an Emerging Artist Exhibit, musical performances all weekend long, children’s activities, and a variety of food vendors serving everything from popcorn to ribs to pitas to funnel cake and more. The festival will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 18, and from noon to 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 19. The artist award ceremony and after-hours party will take place Saturday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The award ceremony and party are also free and open to the public. All proceeds from the festival will benefit Hope House Foundation.

Visit the Spring Stockley Gardens Arts Festival web site for more details.

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This event is proudly sponsored TowneBank.

Musical performers will be Dave Berry with Laura Watkins, Who We Are Not, The School of Rock, The Wet Boys, Seth Stainbeck and Roosterfoot, Ned Andrew Solomon, Karl Werne, and Rellen.

The festival judge will be David Brown, museum administrator and independent curator currently residing in Winston Salem, North Carolina. In the past, Mr. Brown worked as Deputy Director of Art at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Chief Curator and the HOME House Project director at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and the Director of the Exhibitions Department at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore. He served on the Board of Directors at the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington, DC and is a founding member of Botswana, an alternative space for emerging artists that became the District of Columbia Arts Center. Mr. Brown has curated, organized, and toured more than one hundred and fifty exhibitions and community-based projects. Besides producing numerous exhibition catalogs and writing for a variety of publications.

The 29th Annual Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival poster design was created by artist Nancy Thomas. You can find out more about Nancy Thomas on her website, NancyGardnerThomas.blogspot.com.

For more information about the 29th Annual Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival, visit StockleyGardens.com or call (757) 625-6161.