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 Friday, August 7th 5:00-7:00 Linda Hollett  Live Demonstration


Friday, August 7th 5:00-7:00 Linda Hollett Live Demonstration

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Taking advantage of the beautiful weather today in Richmond, artist and VMFA docent Linda Hollett-Bazouzi paints our sculpture garden “en plein air”, a technique of painting outside to capture the natural light and movement of a place as it unfolds before the artist. Popular from the mid-19th century onward by many artists, including painters seen in our collection such as Monet and Pissarro. Where would you set up your easel on a day like today?

On Friday August 7th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm Linda Hollett will be here at the Cabell Gallery of Fine Art doing a live demo and sharing a selection of her recent plein air works! This show is a part of the First Fridays Lexington Downtown show series, so be sure to also visit Artists in Cahoots, Lexington VA and Nelson Gallery as you work your way down Washington St!


Lexington 4th of July Events.


Lexington 4th of July Events.


Come see art at the Cabell Gallery. New artist opening show Friday July 3 5:00-7:30. 



July 2,3, 4, and 5 2015 at VMI Parade Ground
Lexington, Virginia


For the 19th consecutive year, Lexington's Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation and its local community sponsors will bring thousands of people to the Virginia Military Institute's Parade Ground to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with a hot air balloon rally that includes the launch of hot air balloon rides, fun, food, music, festivities, and fireworks.

Admission to the event is free.

Visitors seeking a breathtaking trip over the beautiful Shenandoah Valley may purchase either morning or evening rides, starting on the evening of July 2 and continuing through Sunday morning, July 5.  

For balloon ride information and reservations, call 540-460-7606.  Click on the balloon related links at the bottom of this page for information about how to reserve a balloon ride and eligibility requirements to participate in a hot air balloon flight.

Vendors will be on hand selling delicious foods of all kinds and many kinds of crafts and similar festival products throughout the festivities on both July 3rd and July 4th.

Expanded activities at the VMI Parade Ground begin on July 3rd with the first of six planned hot air balloon launches in the late afternoon.  Visitors may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to the Parade Ground to enjoy good food, and music from a live band, and the balloon launches, and, after the balloons lift off, with weather permitting, there also will be tethered balloon rides and also a “glow” at dusk at the Parade Ground, displaying the colors and pageantry of the hot air balloons.

A free bus shuttle is provided on the 4th of July for your convenience, running between off-site parking and the VMI parade ground.

Weather permitting, tethered balloon rides, for adults and children, will be available at the VMI Parade Ground at 7:30 p.m. on July 3rd & 4th, and also the morning of July 4th at 9:30 a.m.  Reservations are not required or taken for tethered rides.

One of the biggest draws each year is "Eleanore's Market Place," (a tag sale of gently used items) which will open on July 4th, beginning at 9 a.m., and continuing until about 3 p.m.

At noon on July 4th, the Parade Ground at VMI comes alive with vendors, music, kids’ activities, including a kid’s tent featuring face-painting and other entertainment for kids. 

There will be an antique-car display on July 4th. 

July 4th is concluded with a spectacular fireworks display at dark, shooting high into the sky over the Barracks of the Virginia Military Institute.  

Lexington Sunrise Rotary donates all the proceeds from the event to more than a dozen area charities, especially to ones that help children.

In addition to the balloon rally, historic Lexington offers many other things to see and do during the July Fourth week, including short walks to the VMI Museum, The George C. Marshall Museum, the Robert E. Lee Chapel and Museum on the Campus of Washington & Lee University, and with a short drive into town you reach the Rockbridge Tourist Center, the Stonewall Jackson House, the Rockbridge Historical Society, and the Lexington Cemetery where Stonewall Jackson and other notables from history are buried.  For more information on what to do and see in the area, please view the Rockbridge Area Tourism website by clicking here.

Main Street Lexington holds its annual and well attended children's bicycle parade early on July 4th in downtown, on Main Street, starting at the Library. 

Lexington, Virginia is at the intersection of Interstate 64 and Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County, and also may be reach by the famous “Lee Highway “(State Route 11), that runs basically north-south through the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley, called “the Valley of Virginia.”




"Nimrod Hall: A place for artists to create without the distraction of everyday life."

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"Nimrod Hall: A place for artists to create without the distraction of everyday life."

Cabell Gallery cproudly presents...
The Nimrod Hall Instructors

We are pleased to welcome these 13 instructors from Nimrod Hall as our featured artists for June:

                     Mary Holland            
Sara Linda Poly

        Purnell Pettyjohn      
Susannah Raine Haddad

     Rosalie Day White    
Curney Nuffer

              Anne Walker             
Jessie Coles

             Andras Bality            
Diego Sanchez

            Jane Joyner              
 Laura Loe                   

Fielding Archer
Join us on June 5th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
 for a welcome reception.


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The Nimrod Hall Instructors Show At Cabell Gallery June 2015


The Nimrod Hall Instructors Show At Cabell Gallery June 2015

Nimrod Hall Summer Resort and Art Colony

Nimrod Hall. Established in 1783, has been providing summer respite from everyday stress for well over a century. We continue to offer a step back in time, for artists to create, for guests to enjoy and for anyone who stays at Nimrod Hall to experience it’s magic. 

September, 2013, Will Loving and Laura Loe purchased Nimrod Hall from previous caretakers,  Jim and Frankie Wood Apistolas. This is the first time Nimrod Hall has changed ownership since Frankie’s Grandfather, Lewis Wood, purchased the property in 1906 in order to run a summer resort. Please read the information about our beloved place and we hope you will join us some upcoming summer. Our mission is to keep this unique Virginia landmark around for all the people who hold it dear to their hearts. Nimrod Hall is a seasonal summer resort that is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Nimrod Hall is owned and operated by Will Loving and Laura Loe Loving

 216 Nimrod Drive, Millboro, VA 24460,_1783.html