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New Autumn Issue Available

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Pick up a copy of the Fall 2014 issue, on newsstands now! Click the following link to find the closest location to you:

Our newest issue includes our annual fall art guide with artwork from around the Piedmont.

Featured stories include Virginia’s Moonshiners, Hot Air Ballooning in the Blue Ridge, lamb recipes, two local art clubs: The Loudoun Sketch Club and Firnew Farm’s Artists’ Circle, photo contest winners and more!

Take a peak at other featured articles on our homepage:


PV Magazine Spring Edition on newstands today!

Pick up a copy of the Spring 2014 issue, on newstands now! Click the following link to find the closest location to you.

Our newest issue includes a special home section, highlighting three beautiful Piedmont residences including a log cabin, a historic home with a vineyard and a unique home with seven additions.

Featured stories also include the Best of the Piedmont winners, Virginia’s Historic Garden Week, a sumptuous strawberry recipe, how to raise chickens in your backyard, and more!

Take a peak at other featured articles on our homepage.

Conference rooms in Warrenton are open!

Looking for a bigger meeting space? The conference rooms in Old Town Warrenton are now available for rent on a daily or hourly basis.

The professional building at 70 Main Street provides flexible, reasonably priced conference space.

“The business community spoke and we listened,” said Val Riccardi, owner representative.  “We are very pleased to be part of the Warrenton business community and are dedicated to being responsive to the needs of the businesses in our area.”

The large conference room accommodates 75 attendees for side-by-side training, 50 attendees for board room meeting format, and 24 attendees for classroom training style for $100 an hour or $500 per day.

The small conference room is suitable for 25 attendees for side-by-side training, 12 attendees for board room meeting format, and eight attendees for classroom training style for $50 an hour or $250 a day.

Rentals include tables, chairs, use of audiovisual equipment, television, use of a mini-kitchen with unlimited coffee, soda, and water, and a set-up and clean-up fee.

Catering is available for an additional fee or you may arrange for your own catering.

Contact Val Riccardi, owner representative, at or 540-351-6005 for additional information.

SEPT 30 COLOR LECTURE AT THE ARTS CENTER IN ORANGE you are an artist, quilter, floral arranger or just struggling to choose the right color for a shower curtain … COLOR IS EVERYTHING! And, who better to learn about color harmony than from the man who wrote the book?

A full-time artist since 1996 and author of the book “Color is Everything“, Dan Bartges is a recognized expert on color, lecturing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Visit the VA H2O exhibit in the Morin Gallery at The Arts Center In Orange during August and September to see examples of his fine work in oil and his clear knowledge of color harmony.

A Hampden-Sydney grad, Bartges went on to earn an M. A. from the University of Richmond, and has studied under several prominent artists, at the Modlin School of Art (U. of Richmond) and the Studio School of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He and his family live in Richmond.

The lecture on September 30 at 1pm is free, although a donation of $5 is appreciated.  The Arts Center In Orange is located at 129 East Main Street in Orange, VA and online at Hours: 10-5, Monday – Saturday. Funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

CONTACT: Laura Thompson
Executive Director
The Arts Center In Orange
129 East Main Street, P.O. Box 13
Orange, VA,  22960

h/t to Kush Arora Attorney at Law.

Culpeper Festival — Thursday June 7th

It’s that time of year again — it’s time for Culpeper Festival! CulpeperFest is a community, fun-filled event that provides an excellent opportunity to promote and showcase your business or organization to over 1500 attendees. And if you’re not a business or organization, it’s just plain fun for the entire family! The event will take place this Thursday, June 7th. Gates open at 4pm, food is served at 5pm. The event will be held at the Germanna Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, VA. A shuttle service will be provided from the main parking area to the event.

Get to know your local stores, business owners, products and more! There will be fun activities for children, including the exotic birds at the CFC booth, and the real “Black Beauty” (a beautiful black belgium horse) at the Passage Creek Shires & Friends booth.

Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ will once again cater the event this year with their specialty menu of Pulled Pork BBQ, Sliced BBQ Brisket of Beef, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast with Caribbean Mango Glaze, Fried Catfish, Grilled All Beef Hot Dogs, Three Cabbage Slaw, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Country Style Green Beans, and New Red Potato Salad. Mmm, sounds delish! One free bbq meal and 1 free alcoholic beverage is included with each ticket purchase.

You must PRE-PURCHASE this year’s Culpeper Fest tickets from online, or at the Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center, 109 S. Commerce St., Culpeper VA. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

The Piedmont Virginian will have a booth at the festival, so be sure to look for us and stop by to say hello!! We hope to see you there!

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