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The Arts

From artisan craft work to the performing arts, Virginia’s arts scene showcases the brilliant creative talents that come out of the Commonwealth. Plan a visit to a luthier shop along the Artisan Trail to see how handcrafted guitars are made, attend a classical ballet performance at a nearby theater, or find a local arts and crafts shop to fill your home with Virginia-made sculptures and paintings. The artistic works of Virginia are first class, and whether you travel to the far Southwest Virginia mountain region or the coastal lowlands of the Eastern Shore, you’ll discover impressive examples of the rich art scene of Virginia.

Don't miss the Virginia Arts FestivalSince 1997, this acclaimed festival has brought the world’s great artists to performance venues throughout the Hampton Roads area, making this beautiful region a cultural destination for travelers from around the world.

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