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Arts & Culture Events

  1. Offsite Gallery exhibition: "Portuguese Playground" by local artist Marlowe Emerson

    November 13, 2020, 5:00 PM - January 8, 2021, 7:00 PM @ Norfolk Arts' Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center

    On view through 01/08/21: M-Sat. 11am-7pm & Sun. 12-6pm. Marlowe Emerson uses acrylic & collage techniques to create large, abstract paintings. “Portuguese Playground” features work in a variety of media created in 2019 at the Buinho Creative Residency. The exhibition takes its title from an actual playground in Portugal, as well as the artist’s experience of playing with a variety of new materials & techniques. It also references the high tech “playground” Buinho has created. Marlowe holds a degree in French & Art History from Georgetown University. Her work has been shown in museums & galleries internationally, including the Art in Embassies program. Emerson teaches abstract painting at MOCA & works out of her home studio in Va. Beach. Visit for virtual viewing options.

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Grand Illumination Celebration and Holiday Kick-off

    November 21, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Norfolk

    Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Norfolk with mini-activations and a festive atmosphere throughout the evening culminating with the illumination of the Downtown skyline at 7 pm. · Unveiling of new holiday art installation in the NEON District · Train Exhibit in Selden Market · Socially distant Santa photo op · Performances by The Rhythm Project and other outdoor performances and entertainment · Snowfall on Granby

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  2. Holiday Puppy Parade on the Elizabeth River Trail

    November 21, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Pagoda & Garden Foundation

    Join the Elizabeth River Trail for a neighborhood puppy parade! During the evening of Grand Illumination in Downtown Norfolk on Saturday, November 21, the Holiday Puppy Parade will bring trail users, friends of Dogtown and Downtown Norfolk and Freemason District residents together for festive evening to walk their dogs in holiday or lighted doggie attire along the Freemason and Waterfront sections of the ERT from 6 to 7pm. The most decked out pup might get an extra holiday treat! Attendees and doggos will meet at the Pagoda in Freemason and walk along the waterfront promenade, pass by Nauticus' Winterfest on the Wisconsin, through Town Point Park and end at TowneBank Fountain Park, for prime viewing of the Grand Illumination of downtown Norfolk’s skyline at 7pm. A full hour will be provided to complete the walking route, in order to keep guests walking at a safe distance. Both the starting and ending point provide ample space for guests to remain six feet apart.

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