Taking in the Arts

While you’re going to Town, make sure you take the opportunity to explore Montgomery County’s fantastic public art! Whether you’re exploring Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg or strolling Christiansburg’s Downtown, beautiful murals and sculptures abound!

Visit the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market and take in the stunning mural in the square! Created by artists Michael St. Germain and Chris Pritchett, the mural depicts different periods of history in Blacksburg in transportation and agriculture.

Market Square Park Mural
A mural in downtown Blacksburg commemorates the local Farmers' Market. Virginia Tourism Corporation

After visiting the Market, you may notice some beautiful art right underneath your feet! The Blacksburg Stormwater Public Arts Project started in 2018 with the mission to educate citizens on the importance of making sure nothing but rain goes down storm drains in an effort to reduce surface pollution. Currently, nine storm drains have been painted as part of the project. Can you find them all?

In an effort to encourage ecological responsibility, Blacksburg has painted storm drains with murals. "Nothing but rain down the drain." Virginia Tourism Corporation

Next, head to Christiansburg to see their newest mural! Located in Historic Cambria, the new mural depicts the many charming characteristics of the area, including the depot and train. Afterwards, be sure to walk by Cambria Station Antiques and Cottage Farms General Store to see the additional public art in the area!

Cambria Mural - A work in progress

If you are a true Hokie fan, take a day and track down as many Hokie Birds as you can find! Located all over campus, Blacksburg, and even Christiansburg, the Hokie Bird statues are hand painted and entirely unique—you’ll never find two that are alike! These Hokie Birds have been around since 2006 and offer a fun, additional activity as you explore town.

For an interactive map with the locations of even more public art, click here!


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The Blacksburg Farmer's Market had special guests this past weekend for their Spring Market Kickoff! 😄 Did you catch these adorable alpacas on Saturday?

The market is now open Saturdays 8am-2pm and Wednesdays 2pm-6pm each week. ☀

Come out for farm-fresh goods and handmade items, as well as live music and the opportunity to meet local farmers and artisans! 🐓

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We are excited to announce a FREE virtual workshop series led by Miles Partnership, a strategic marketing company focused exclusively on travel and tourism, to help ensure your online presence is in great shape! ⭐

There are two webinars being offered on Tuesday, April 9 and Tuesday April 16, at 10am on both dates.

The first presentation is an overview and general introduction, while the second highlights more advanced topics. Advance registration is required. (Link in bio)

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Spring is in full bloom in Montgomery County! 🌸

In addition to cherry trees, redbuds, Bradford pears, and a variety of flowering bushes and bulbs can be found decorating our beautiful landscape. 😍 What’s your favorite type of spring bloom? Comment below! 💐

Photo: E. Cook // Montgomery County Regional Tourism

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Warm weather and sunny skies are in the forecast for St. Patrick’s Day weekend! ☀️🍀 If you’re looking for an outdoor activity to enjoy, why not take a stroll or bike ride on the Huckleberry Trail? 🚴 Be sure to check out our Virtual Visitor Center for a listing of this weekend’s festivities as well! 🍻 (Link in bio)

Photo: E. Cook // Montgomery County Regional Tourism

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Have you seen this colorful school of fish in Downtown Christiansburg? 🐠 🌈There's plenty of public art to see in our two towns--check out the link in our bio for a full map!

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A warm, sunny day + a Love Potion milkshake from @sugarmagnoliashops = perfection 💖

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Come to the Blacksburg Community Center on Monday, January 29th from 4:30-8:30pm to learn more about the NRV Passenger Rail Project and share your input!

This project will bring passenger rail service to the region for the first time since 1979! 😮

In addition, a survey will be open from January 29th-February 28th for community members to share their priorities for the project.

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