An Occasion for the Arts in Williamsburg Celebrates it’s 50th anniversary

This weekend is An Occasion for the Arts in Williamsburg. The annual arts and music festival is commemorating its 50th anniversary.

The festival takes place October 5 – 7, 2018 with the art show taking placing on the 6 and 7.

It includes a juried show of virtually all types of media, including drawing, glass, printmaking, jewelry, fiber, metal, photography with over 140 artists coming from all of the United States and Canada. There will also be live performances on two stages, and a popular food court with offerings by La Terrazza, Old City BBQ and Paul’s Deli/Green Leafe Cafe/College Deli. An Occasion for the Arts is free and open to the public, except for events specifically noted as ticketed events. It takes place in Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg.

The festival begins at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

More information can be found on its website.

The kickoff of Williamsburg’s biggest art weekend! An Occasion for the Arts is partnering with Culturefix to create this exciting event. The entry price includes one drink ticket and an exciting live performance from Jose Lorenzo & Timbasol La Original.

Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door.

Doors open at 6.30 pm

Live Music 7 – 10 pm

Come out and enjoy an evening of live Cuban salsa music. Timba is like salsa on steroids. It incorporates Brazilian music, R&B, hip-hop, Latin jazz, and Cuban salsa. All under two large festival tents (over 6,000 square feet). Mingle with the artists coming to display from more than 25 states… Wine and craft beer available for purchase. Food will also be available for purchase from Old City BBQ with a Cuban Flair.

This is a rain or shine event in a large tented area.

Buy tickets here

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