Yorktown's Art at the River – a juried art show – is the place you want to be Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverwalk Landing. During this prestigious event, talent from across the region descends on the waterfront to display some of the most stunning pieces in a variety of media. Visit the beautiful waterfront to shop the works of area artists, in a variety of media including paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, photographs, woodwork, basketry and much more! A total of 43 captivating artists were carefully selected for the 2021 exhibition. These chosen artists will travel to Yorktown from Richmond, the greater Tidewater Area, and even the Outer Banks of North Carolina to participate in this popular community event. This year’s judges are Jeanne Eickhoff and Susan Branch Smith.
Back by popular demand is live demonstrations from the Tidewater Turners of Virginia. The woodturners will explain more about their tools and techniques as they masterfully slice away at the wood. People of all ages can watch as they make a variety of objects including spinning tops that younger visitors get to take home as souvenirs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day from Coastal Thirst. All Historic Yorktown restaurants will be open. The Hampton Roads Winery will offer wine tastings with the option to buy by a bottle. The Fifes and Drums of York Town are scheduled to open the show at 10 a.m., with Audio Portrait taking the stage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots. The complimentary Yorktown Trolley runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with several convenient stops throughout town. The event is held rain or shine.
The event is presented by the Art at the River Committee in conjunction with York County and the Yorktown Foundation, with support from the Celebrate Yorktown Committee, the Economic Development Authority and the York County and Williamsburg Area Arts Commissions.
We are taking important precautions to keep our customers and vendors safe amidst COVID-19 concerns, including required spacing between vendors and a setup to avoid congestion in typically high-traffic areas. All vendors and staff are required to wear face coverings when interacting with customers who are less than six feet away. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up as you enter, as well as signs stating that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted.
Art at the River runs 10 to 4 and is free and open to the public. Learn more at www.visityorktown.org