Showcase of the arts and culture of the three cities

PETERSBURG – You’re invited to Artoberfest at the Appomattox Iron Works in the Old Town. The festival is part of artoberVA, a month-long celebration of arts and culture presented by CultureWorks.

Artoberfest features live local music, a variety of performances, live works by visual artists, arts activities for children, an art auction, mural unveiling and much more.

Stage performances include vocal ensemble and chamber orchestra Dragon Scales from Appomattox Regional Governor School, spoken word artists First Friday Freedom presented by K. Moss & Associates, music by U&I Plus Latin Band , My Son the Doctor, Dr. Weldon Hill & Friends and a DJ set by Omar Faison of Southern Housepitality.

Mural by Itzel Ortiz aka SOL in Old Town Petersburg at the Appomattox Iron Works complex.

Local artists Itzel Ortiz, Hue Lightbody, Monica Padilla, David Bartlett, Mark Pehanich, Dolly Holmes, Aimee Jewels, Barry Roebuck, Brent Fagg, Chase Beasley, Dathan Meme and Randus Ayres will be working live on 4×8 pieces throughout the daytime. Their finished painted panels will be available for auction starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds directly support artists and a new three-story mural by Navid Rahman in Old Town Petersburg.

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