Words and Images courtesy of the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival.
Hope House Foundation is pleased to announce that the Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival, sponsored by TowneBank, will be held virtually on Oct. 17 and 18. Participants will be able to view and purchase works of art and enjoy performances from the region’s favorite musicians. The virtual experience can be found at https://www.facebook.com/StockleyGardensArtsFestival/
“Hope House Foundation and Stockley Gardens Arts Festival are community focused first and foremost, so we simply cannot wait until 2021 to hold a festival,” said Festival Director Elena Montello. “While we may not be able to physically meet you at the park, we hope to recreate as many elements as possible through this virtual event.”
There will still be top-notch artists, groovy music, sponsor shout outs and plenty of nostalgia. But this time around, footsteps and hands-on browsing are out, socially distant clicks, comments and shares are in. Stay tuned for details about the entertainment schedule and a special drive-up menu from Hank’s Filing Station.
Every artist will have links to their website for purchases, and several pieces will be available through a virtual auction. Emerging artists will also be included in the festival.
Proceeds from the Stockley Gardens Arts Festivals support the programs of Hope House Foundation, the first organization in Virginia to provide support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities exclusively in their own homes. The spring and fall festivals, the largest fundraiser for the organization, generate $80,000 that is used to provide necessities for the people who receive services such as assistance with food, medical expenses, dental care, clothing and housing. With both festivals being impacted by COVID-19, we invite people to become friends of Stockley to help us continue our mission. For more information, visit StockleyGardens.com or call (757) 625-6161.