NORFOLK, VA – Watch your step! Poetry is popping up on sidewalks throughout the city. The 8th annual Norfolk Visual Arts Month began October 1 with the unveiling of a poem by Blair Middle School student Shaaron Hernandez Chamul. The Poetry on the Pavement project will continue throughout the month with the stenciling of 25 select poems by 20 authors who live, work or attend school in Norfolk.
Norfolk Arts’ annual Visual Arts Month celebration includes over 100 ways to experience visual arts in Norfolk every day.
Residents are encouraged to attend events throughout October, including the opening of Breaking Ground by Eloise Shelton-Mayo and Madison Mickler at the Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center, October 15. Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram, a three-day pop-up installation of the Earth’s moon and night festival celebrating and interpreting all things lunar, October 15 – 17 presented by The Barry Art Museum at ODU, and the annual Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival in historic Ghent, October 16-17, voted one of the top two Arts Festivals in Eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine. The NEON Festival, October 21 & 22, welcomes all to experience the NEON District through art exhibitions, local and national performances, mural tours and more. Be sure to visit the Hermitage Museum & Gardens for an immersive haunted theatrical experience beginning October 22. Join Norfolk Arts for the dedication of their newest sculpture, Chryshellis, at Ocean View Beach Park, October 30. The Chrysler Museum provides engaging activities for all ages all month long. Additional events can be found under the events section of the Norfolk Arts Facebook page or at norfolkarts.net.