Art show and Music Festival, free to the public,
An Occasion For The Arts, the art show and music festival, is held on the first weekend of October in the Merchants Square Area of Colonial Williamsburg and on the streets of historic and downtown Williamsburg, Virginia. This event features fine artists from across the nation, a wide variety of entertainment, live demonstrations, wine tasting and other fun and exciting activities for the whole family.
Each year’s show features an increasing number of outstanding painters, print makers, sculptors, jewelers, photographers and other artisans of fine crafts. Multiple performance venues offer a wide range of music, dance and vocal performances.
This juried art show brings the work of talented fine artists, local youth artists, and lively performing artists together for an exciting weekend for patrons of the arts of all ages.
The show is located on Duke of Gloucester Street in the Merchants Square section of Colonial Williamsburg as well as along North Boundary Street including the Williamsburg Community Center Building. Parking is available in the City Parking Garage located at 230 North Henry Street or in the paid parking lot for Merchants Square at the intersection of N. Henry & Francis Street.