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The Wythe Arts Council is proud to present the
Chautauqua Festival in the Park
June 20 through 27, 2015

The Chautauqua Festival is an eight day family oriented arts and music festival presented each year starting on the third Saturday of June in Wytheville, Virginia. In its 30th year, it has become an event anticipated all year long by a growing throng of fans locally and across the region.
Join us this summer in Elizabeth Brown Park in Downtown Wytheville for the fun, the entertainment, the drama, the food, and all you can imagine.
Check out the photos and Video Clips of the 2014 Chautauqua Festival in the Park!

Christmas Tour of Wytheville, 2 to 5 PM Sunday Dec 14

A new spin on an old classic, this year's Christmas Tour includes two churches, a downtown loft apartment, and a peak at the place everyone has been waiting to see. The Crossroads Church of Christ and St. Paul United Methodist Church will open their doors to share their decorations for the season. Priscilla Jonas will also share a glimpse of her unique third floor loft above Risk Solutions overlooking downtown (there just might be some goodies in the lobby to pass the time waiting for the elevator, too!). And everyone will want to see the newly renovated Bolling Wilson Hotel decked out in it's Christmas grandeur.

Tickets are $15 and available at Petals of Wytheville, Wytheville Office Supply, and the Farmers Daughter. They will also be available in the lobby of Risk Solutions after 1:45 on the day of the event.
You can purchase your tickets online and pick them up at your first stop at Risk Solutions.

Don't miss this chance to revel in the spirit of Christmas in your home town at the
2014 Christmas Tour of Wytheville!

Wytheville Concert Series

Kevin and Bryan Matheson have announced the dates for the fifth season of the Wytheville Concert Series. The two virtuoso brothers and their multitalented friends will be bringing four classical concerts to town through the coming months. See details of each performance on the Local Events page.

As with all artistic endeavors, there are expenses in bringing such great musicians and programs to Wytheville. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to support the concert series and have your name listed in the programs as a sponsor of the Wytheville Concert Series, please make checks payable to:
WCC Educational Foundation (memo to Concert Series Fund) 1000 East Main Street Wytheville, VA 24382 Attn: Dr. Rhonda Catron-Wood
The Wytheville Concert series is presented by the Benevolent Medication Program, Wytheville Community College, St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. John's Episcopal Church, WCC Educational Foundation, American Association of University Women and the P.L.A.Y. Fund.

The Grande Marshall for the Chautauqua Parade is ...

The Wytheville Ruritans!!!
You've been to their booth every year. You've brushed the powdered sugar off your fingers (and your shirt, and your pants, and ...). For our 30thAnniversary Parade Grand Marshalls, who better to have than our favorite funnel cake makers. The Ruritans have been at Chautauqua as long as there's been a Festival in the Park and long before anyone learned how to spell Chautauqua. Join us Saturday morning at the parade (after the hot air balloons) as they kick off another great cellebration.

2014 Chautauqua Logo

Presenting the the new logo for the 2014 Chautauqua Festival! The retro touch celebrates the 30th anniversary and the image brings memories of the thrilling balloon flights
that kickoff the festivities!
Look Familiar? That's our own "Moonshine" lifting off on a clear Saturday morning flight. Dr. Mary will have "Moonshine" back this year along with several more of our favorite pilots. Bring your camera and the kids to the Glow Friday night (6/20) and let's start this thing off right!

Chautauqua 30th Anniversary Survey  

Can you believe this year will be Chautauqua's 30th? All the good times, entertainment, and good foods has really laid down some memories. We would like your opinion on your likes and dislikes to keep the Festival fresh and thriving. Please take a moment to give us your opinion by clicking this Survey Monkey link and fill out a brief survey. Thanks for putting your mark on the Chautauqua experience.

Partial funding for the Chautuauqua Festival in the Park is provided by the