May is the Month for Art Lovers to be in Staunton

Sunny days, festivals, and beautiful art are on tap this month in downtown Staunton. From shopping along Beverley Street to two big Memorial Day weekend festivals, May is the month for art lovers!

Art in the Park | May 25, 10 AM to 5 PM & May 26, Noon to 5 PM | Gypsy Hill Park

Now in its 53rd year, Art in the Park is a art shoppers paradise! Local, regional, and even national artists are juried, then invited to converge on Gypsy Hill Park every Memorial Day Weekend. Those perusing their booths are treated to not only beautiful original fine art pieces, but also great music and food, and children’s activities throughout the day. Admission is free.

Virginia Hot Glass Festival

Virginia Hot Glass Festival
May 25, 9 AM to 6 PM & May 26, 10 AM to 5 PM | Sunspots Studios

On one special weekend each year, visiting artists gather at Sunspots Studios for Virginia’s only annual festival that exclusively features hot glass. This year don’t miss special guest artist Grant Garmezy who sculpts life-like animals using 2,000 degree glass. Visitors can watch demonstrations all weekend, as well as view and shop for finished (and cooled) pieces. Barren Ridge Vineyards pours tastings or wine by the glass, and each artisan has a space to sell their creations. This work includes vases, jewelry, ornaments, glassware, paperweights, and beads. Find out more about this year’s festival.


If you can’t make one of the festivals or are seeking more art while you’re in town, please check out Staunton’s arts and crafts scene along with our art galleries and maker spaces.