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Blank Canvas Art Auction and Block Party

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Academy Center of the Arts Campus
May 26 @ 7:00 pm

We’re closing down Main Street to have a Block Party!


Join the Academy Center of the Arts for a block party like no other to celebrate the vibrancy of our artistic community!  Art from local and regional artists will be on display in the Patricia Harrington Gallery and available for purchase via an online auction which opens on Friday, May 5th at 5 pm. 50% of the proceeds from this auction will directly benefit the participating artists and the other 50% will support Academy community programming, specifically the Academy’s Artist Expansion Initiative and arts education access.

Text ‘academyart’ to 56651 or visit academyart.muradbid.com to register to donate and bid.

With over 75 works on display, let the art shine the brightest.  This is a white attire-themed event – step out in your BEST white outfit for the party that will kick off summer!  Music from DJ KILL GXXD, food trucks, raffles, and more!  Plus, admission includes 2 complimentary refreshment tickets.

This event will take place in both the Patricia Harrington Gallery Building and on Main St. between 5th St. and 7th St.

Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs. 

School’s Out Kids Zone

Interested in bringing the whole family? To celebrate the last day of school, kids 12 and under are FREE. We’ll have a School’s Out Kids Zone to keep them entertained while you bid on art and dance the night away.

The School’s Out Kids Zone is staff supervised and includes:

  • Art project provided by the AIM bus
  • Bounce House
  • Large yard games like Cornhole, Ice cream ring toss, Connect Four, and Jenga
  • Sidewalk chalk area
  • Snack station with ice cream, goldfish, juice boxes, and more!

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$40.00 plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

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All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected], for more information.

Academy Center of the Arts Campus
May 26 @ 7:00 pm