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Art in the Barn Weekend

Belle Grove Plantation’s annual “Art in the Barn” show will take place Friday, June 23 evening through Sunday, June 25.  It is a juried art show and sale with more than 100 works by 40 regional artists.  Artworks include paintings, drawings, pottery, baskets, and jewelry.

Art in the Barn will be held in Belle Grove’s red, 1918 Bank Barn that is just behind the Manor House at 336 Belle Grove Road in Middletown.  The show promotes local artists and benefits Belle Grove’s preservation and education programs.  Art in the Barn begins with a Preview Party on Friday, June 23, 7:00-9:30 pm, where the art will be sold by silent auction, making it the best time to find great piece at a bargain price.  The Preview Party will also have live music from Five of a Kind Bluegrass Band, appetizers, wine and beer and the sunset mountain views.  Tickets are $25 per person and are available at, the Museum Shop, or by calling 540-869-2028.

Art in the Barn continues into the weekend with artwork on display and sale on Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, June 25, 1-5 p.m. It will be for sale at prices set by the artists.  Also on Saturday and Sunday will be free artist demonstrations.  There will be no charge to view the art show or attend the demonstrations.  There will also be a craft project available for kids.

Saturday, June 24, Belle Grove and Art in the Barn open 10am - 4pm
10 am - 4 pm Sunprint Craft for Kids (and kids at heart!)
10am - noon Kelly Walker, Acrylics
Noon - 1 pm Robin Palmer, Colored Pencil
1 - 2:30 pm Bonnie Lane, Alcohol Ink
3 – 4 pm Joani Stotler, Oils

Sunday, June 25, Belle Grove and Art in the Barn open 1-5pm
1-3 pm Martha Mobley, Watercolors
1-5 pm Mary & Bob McIntire, Jewelry Making
1-5 pm Wayne Laws, Acrylics

During Art in the Barn, Belle Grove's Manor House will remain open for touring.  On Saturday, tours will begin at 10:15 am; there will be tours beginning at 15 minutes past each hour, and the last tour at 3:15 pm.  On Sunday, tours will begin at 1:15, there will be tours beginning at 15 minutes past each hour, and the last tour is at 4:15.  An admission fee applies.