Parks and Arts: Celebrating Roanoke's Neighborhoods

Parks and Arts is a program developed to foster community interaction with innovative arts programming. The program emphasizes the city’s Arts and Cultural Plan goal to bring performing and visual arts directly to neighborhoods.

In 2014, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recognized Roanoke's Parks and Arts program with the Outstanding Achievement Award in their City Livability Awards Program

Click here to download this year's Parks and Arts brochure.
Click here to download this year's Parks and Arts flyer.

2016 Schedule

  1. Golden Park
  2. Preston Park
  3. Mt. View
  4. Elmwood Park
  5. Horton Park
 Details  Performing Artists  Visual Artists
  • Date: June 25
  • Time: Noon - 3 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • The Moyer Brothers
  • Taubman Museum of Art
  • Opera Roanoke
  • Mill Mountain Theatre
  • SWVA Ballet
  • Art is Happening
  • Hat & Prop Making
  • Katherine Devine (banners for all ages)

This event is presented by the Roanoke Arts Commission in partnership with Riverdale Farm Neighborhood Association.

Additional Information

Parks and Arts events provide venues for a wide variety of local and regional artists, dancers, and musicians to showcase their talents. With a focus on community settings, these events meld the outdoors with the arts, engage residents in art, and promote neighborhoods’ diverse cultural and historic resources.

Through this program, the city hopes to strengthen support for neighborhood-based art and culture; attract and retain artists by supporting programs that encourage them to live and work in Roanoke’s neighborhoods; and develop new audiences for arts and cultural groups and individual artists.

For more information about the program, please contact Susan Jennings, the city’s Arts and Culture Coordinator, at 540-853-5652 or email her.