Public Service Announcements

Week-long event to support refugees and displaced people worldwide
Category: 
Give Help
Expires: June 20, 2021
Sponsor: International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville & Richmond will host a Stay Home Camp-Out in recognition of international World Refugee Day. The week-long camp out invites community members to spend one night between June 11th and June 20th camping in their back yard or living room in solidarity with refugees and displaced people worldwide. Participants are asked to share their camp-out photo on social media, tag friends to join them, and donate to the IRC at rescue.org/campout. All proceeds will benefit the IRC’s work in Virginia.  For more information, visit the IRC website at rescue.org.

Big Blue Door returns to live performance
Category: 
Events
Expires: June 26, 2021
Sponsor: Big Blue Door

Charlottesville's Big Blue Door returns to live performance after a long Covid-hiatus with a new storytelling show -- Summer Story Saturdays -- premiering Saturday, June 26th at 5:30 p.m. at Cardinal Point Winery in Afton. Hosted by Joel Jones, veteran Big Blue Door storytellers and graduates of Big Blue Door’s Telling True Stories courses will share true stories inspired by the theme of ‘Changes.’ Attendees are invited to sign up to tell stories themselves at future shows. For more information, visit bigbluedoor.org.

Scholarship available for bluegrass students
Category: 
Music
Expires: June 30, 2021
Sponsor: DC Bluegrass Union

The DC Bluegrass Union is accepting applications through June 30th for the Orrin Star Scholarship for young music students pursuing bluegrass and old-time music in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The scholarship winner will receive $500 in tuition, paid directly to an instructor, camp, workshop or online learning service. More information and an application form are at DCBU.org.

Red Shed Mural Art Project
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: June 30, 2021
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

McGuffey Art Center, The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, and the Charlottesville Mural Project are excited to announce a call for muralist submissions for a rotating mural space outside of McGuffey Art Center. Selected muralists’ work will remain on the wall for one year. The free application, along with details about eligibility and more about the project itself, can be found on McGuffey Art Center’s website mcguffeyartcenter.com. The deadline to apply is June 30th.

Learn more about the Cost of Home campaign
Category: 
Get Help
Expires: July 01, 2021
Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity Greater Charlottesville

For many families in Charlottesville, the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the past year has exposed an already fragile housing infrastructure. Through the Cost of Home national campaign, Habitat for Humanity Greater Charlottesville is addressing home affordability challenges. For more information on the Cost of Home campaign and how to get involved, visit habitat.org/costofhome. For more information about Cost of Home advocacy in Charlottesville, visit cvillehabitat.org.

Call for Artist Residency Program Applicants
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: July 02, 2021
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

With the intention of supporting equitable representation, access to resources, and opportunity within the arts community, Charlottesville's McGuffey Art Center is excited to announce a call for artists for the McGuffey Artist Residency Program, a free rotating residency space available for artists on a project basis. The application cycle for July through December 2021 is now open. For more information email mcguffeyrei@gmail.com or visit mcguffeyartcenter.com.

A special screening of the documentary When My Time Comes
Category: 
Events
Expires: July 15, 2021
Sponsor: The Virginia Film Festival, The Paramount Theater

The Virginia Film Festival is partnering with The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville to present a special screening of the documentary When My Time Comes, followed by a conversation with the film’s subject, Peabody award-winning journalist and longtime NPR host Diane Rehm; its award-winning director, Joe Fab; and executive producer Diane Naughton. The screening will take place on Thursday, July 15th at 7 p.m. at The Paramount Theater. When My Time Comes chronicles Rehm’s exploration into the right-to-die movement in this country. Tickets are now on sale at theparamount.net and in person at The Paramount’s box office.

Summer Exhibits at McGuffey
Category: 
Arts & Books
Expires: July 31, 2021
Sponsor: McGuffey Art Center

McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville is excited to announce the opening of new exhibitions that will run through August 15th. In the Smith Gallery, Madeleine Rhondeau-Rhodes "Fairies Are Real." The Incubator project artists are found in the First Floor North Galleries. For more information, go to mcguffeyartcenter.com