“First Fridays at HIP in Port Warwick”

Kick off your weekend with some fun festivities in Port Warwick! Beginning Friday, June 1, catch the cool kids at HIP for live music, fun food and outstanding artwork.

First Fridays will take place in and around HIP, located at 2170 William Styron Square S in Newport News. Enjoy an evening of live local musicians, foodies, artists and door prizes.

Stroll through the beautiful Port Warwick Square to participating restaurants and businesses for First Fridays Fun. This event is from 6-9pm and is free and open to the public. Come out and show some local love!

Check out all of the upcoming events and details by clicking here.

“Hilton Art Show & Porch Walk” in Newport News

Saturday, May 12th, grab your girlfriends for an afternoon of art, shopping and supporting local business. Enjoy a stroll through the beautifully quaint area of Hilton in Newport News.

This event will feature live music, food trucks and a beer garden on site. Take a walk down the commercial district, over to Main Street and to the James River as you enjoy the opportunity to view and purchase incredible local art at the Hilton Art Show.

This will be a juried show with prizes given. The event is from 11am-7pm. (Artist registration is FULL as of April 1st, 2018.)

For more info on this event, click here.

“ART Unplugged: Palms & Pints” at Billsburg Brewery

What a splendid idea for a girls night out! Billsburg Brewery is excited to host Palms & Pints Tuesday, April 17th. Enjoy an evening of great beer, fun company and creative painting. Unplug from everyday life and enjoy the night.

Billsburg is located near the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry and Jamestown Beach Park. Palms & Pints will take place in the large tent on the property from 6-8pm. All levels are welcome and seats are limited, so be sure to buy your ticket now.

Entry is $35, which includes all painting materials and your first Billsburg $5.00 brew on tap. Guests are encouraged to bring an old shirt or apron to protect clothing. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“HIP Innovative Studio Boutique in Port Warwick”

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THE coolest, most eclectic shop in Port Warwick has moved inside the Square!
As of December 1, 2017, HIP is now located inside Port Warwick, right beside Thaijindesu. New to the store will be Jolly Roasters, a coffee company offering pourovers, single origin coffee, nitro cold brew, espresso and handcrafted pastries. Jolly Roasters will officially be open for business January 3rd. They will also brew and sell Discover Teas onsite.
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HIP will continue to host awesome workshops such as chalk paint, macramé, metals/jewelry design and calligraphy. Beginning January 2018, the boutique welcomes catered events, live music and a nice open space for business meetings. In February, keep an eye out for the bourbon and chocolate tasting event!
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Be sure to look for the ‘Blooms & Brews’ workshop with Front Porch Flower Company. These events will feature coffee, teas and classes on how to create amazing flower arrangements. HIP is excited to host pop-ups, trunk shows and even more creative workshops in 2018.
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For more info on the new space and workshops, click here.

“Art & Sculpture Festival” in Port Warwick

A wide array of artists’ booths will line Styron Square this weekend in Port Warwick. The Art & Sculpture Festival returns October 14-15th with fine arts, live entertainment, food, beer and wine.

The festival will feature 100 artists, a fabulous lineup of eclectic music each day and a tent for young collectors. Enjoy strolling the square stocked with world-class fine art, gourmet food vendors and family friendly activities.

Don’t forget to visit the local chic boutiques, award winning restaurants and other unique businesses in the Square. Saturday hours are from 10-6pm and Sunday from 10-5pm.

For more info, click here.

“Hip + Innovative Studio Boutique” in Port Warwick

This hidden gem definitely lives up to it’s business name. One of Port Warwick’s most recent additions, Hip + Innovative Studio Boutique is sure to have something for everyone.

Anna Hubbard is the beauty and the brains behind this wonderful idea. The studio offers workshops by local artists in metals/jewelry (texturizing, stamping, cold connections, coloring in metal), Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Fiber Arts (weaving, macrame, felting), Floral Design and more! Hip is the home for the Anna Hubbard Jewelry collection, as well as a wide selection of fine, handcrafted artisan products.

Original art and prints, stunning jewelry, scarves and bags line the walls throughout. I was most intrigued with the prominent passion that Anna has for art and her store. It was a great pleasure to visit and learn all about it.

Definitely check it out by visiting her site at hip757.com.

“Paint Night and Social” at Bell Isle

If you’re like us, you’re probably sitting at your desk right now contemplating your upcoming weekend festivities. If so, be sure to include Bell Isle for this Saturday, July 15th. The Beach Club and Marina will host ‘Paint Night with Gary Fig’. The painting project will be a Bell Isle Sunset on Driftwood. There will also be a ‘social’ that evening featuring an art show, food, music, and wine.

Enjoy the beautiful views and try your hand at painting (with wine). Ticket prices are as follows: Marina members and boat owners $15; guest $45. Tickets include all paint supplies, instructions, wine, and snacks from 6-9pm. Non-painters may also attend to enjoy the music, food, and social event on the isle. Guest fee is $10 (paid at office upon arrival).

Tickets are required and can be purchased online at bellislemarinava.

“Art on the Square” in Williamsburg

The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg is excited to present the 54th Annual ‘Art on the Square’ April 30th in Merchants Square. This event is one of JWCW’s principal fundraisers to support community art initiatives. This show is dedicated to providing original, high quality, handcrafted and diverse mediums of art.

It is located on Duke of Gloucester and North Boundary Street from 10am-5pm. Over 170 artists will be featured and proceeds from the artist booth fees are donated to visual and performing arts organizations throughout the greater Williamsburg area. Get out and enjoy the beauty of Merchants Square while supporting a wonderful cause. This event is free and open to the public.

For more info, visit williamsburgjuniors.org.