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Blank Canvas Block Party

Time: May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $30 – $40

Join us on Saturday, May 4th from 6pm – 9pm as we close down Main Street for an unforgettable Blank Canvas Block Party! Support the Academy’s visual arts and celebrate the dynamic spirit of our artistic community. 

Your tickets include an evening filled with music, dancing, a dedicated kids’ area, 2 drink tickets, entertainment and more. Participate in our 3D Art Auction, showcasing the extraordinary talents of Central Virginia’s 3D artists and creators.

NEW for this year: Purchase your very own custom Academy Theatre Lego set

Bonus: Ticket holders for Blank Canvas Block Party can receive free tickets for Artrageous on May 2th at 7:30 pm. Email [email protected] or call at (434) 846-8499 to claim your ticket after purchasing your Blank Canvas Block Party ticket(s). Kids 12 and under are free for both events.

The Blank Canvas Block Party Silent Auction is LIVE! Text the word BCBP2024 to the number 56651 to get started or click here. The auction closes on May 4th at 9pm, during the Blank Canvas Block Party.

Remember, the dress code for this event is all white attire! Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind street party.


Member Admission: $30.00*
Non-Member Admission: $40.00*
Kids (12 and under): Free with Adult

*Plus taxes and fees

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

Ticket holders for Blank Canvas Block Party will also be gifted a comp ticket for Artrageous on May 2th at 7:30pm. Please email [email protected] or call at (434) 846-8499 to claim your ticket after purchasing.

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Sponsored By:

Title Sponsor

Activity Zone Sponsor

Entertainment Zone Sponsor

Kid Zone Sponsor

The Mike Show Radio 434
Media Sponsor

Know before you go:

Age Requirement

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

Camera Policy

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.

Content Advisory

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].

Doors Open

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

Parking & Directions

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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Ticketing Policies

Ticketing purchases are non-refundable. By purchasing a ticket to an event at The Academy Center of the Arts, you are agreeing to our ticketing policy. View our full ticketing policy.


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