2018 SPOTSY ARTS FESTIVAL WINS VIRGO AWARD COUNTY MAKES ITS MARK AS A PLACE KNOWN FOR UNIQUE EVENTS WITH FIFTH AWARD
Spotsylvania, Va. –May 28, 2019 – Spotsylvania County’s Department of Economic Development & Tourism and The Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (VADMO), an association supporting destination marketing organizations and the development of tourism and travel professionals in Virginia, announced the winners of the 2018 VIRGO Awards at their Tourism Symposium held at the Virginian Hotel in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 28-30, 2019.
Spotsylvania Tourism was announced as a VIRGO winner this year for their entry in the Niche Tourism for the Spotsy Arts Festival 2018. This marks the fifth time Spotsylvania has taken home this award, designating the county as a place known for unique events.
The VIRGO Awards, now in their tenth year, celebrate the success of destination marketing organizations along with their respective staff members and volunteers. Theresa Earles, Tourism Development Manager with Suffolk Tourism, presented the VIRGO Awards on behalf of VADMO, and said “For 10 years VADMO has been honoring the best and brightest stars in Virginia’s tourism industry. We see continuous innovation and success in our members’ marketing initiatives, destination events, and professional accomplishments. The VIRGO Awards showcase the consistent talent and dedication of VADMO’s members. While it is a competition, it offers an excellent opportunity for statewide recognition, as well as peer assessment for our destination marketing organizations.”
Judges for the awards were industry peers. Submissions were evaluated on the quality of the submission, economic efficiency, and the economic or community impact. The awards were for projects, campaigns, and efforts completed between January 2018 and December 2018.
Other category winners of the VADMO VIRGO are posted on the VADMO website, www.vadmo.org.
The Spotsylvania Department of Economic Development and Tourism promotes local events and encourages learning more about Spotsylvania County’s places of interest by visiting the tourism website at http://visitspotsy.com/.
For additional information about the Spotsy Arts Festival, visit their webpage at https://www.spotsyartsfestival.com or follow them on Facebook @SpotsyArtsFestival Contact: Debbie Aylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-507-7090 or Janice Jones 703-887-2878 or SAF@SpotsyArtsFestival.com
SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. —July 17, 2018 — Spotsylvania is teaming
up with JART, Inc., for the first annual
SPOTSY ARTS FESTIVAL on Saturday, August 11 from 10 AM to 6
PM and Sunday, August 12 from 11 AM to 5 PM. The grounds of the Historic
Spotsylvania Courthouse (9101 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania) will be
transformed into a massive indoor/outdoor art gallery for artist and artisans
from all around the United States. This juried festival will feature original
creations from pottery to paintings; jewelry to photography; woodworking to
sculpture and much more by highly successful and skilled artists as well as the
works of new and emerging local artists and artisans.
The Courthouse lawn is the perfect venue for an art
festival as it is shaded by large shade trees adding an element of elegance as
well as producing gentle breezes to cool the August days. There is ample paved
parking adjacent to the lawn which means you will have only a short walk to and
from your car or ride the trolley shuttle from Spotsylvania Middle School or
the Judicial Center Parking area.
Register at the Hospitality Tent to
win one of two $100 Festival Dollars Gift Cards. The drawing will be held at 1
PM and you must be present to win. Use your dollars for purchases from any of
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING. Bring the entire family and
enjoy everything from glassworks, to metalworks, sculptures to paintings,
jewelry and much, much more.
JART, Inc., is a non-profit organization which
operates as a non-profit corporation which enables it to support artists and
art groups. JART’s charter states it will return profits to the community where
they were earned for art and art related activities. Spotsylvania County
School’s Arts programs will be benefiting from their donation. JART is able to
help you plan your next art-related activity or benefit.
Contact Janice Jones at (703)887-2878 or email email@example.com
Sponsors for this event included our Main sponsor Purvis
Ford, Comfort Inn and Suites,
Spotsylvania County Tourism promotes tourism and special
events in the county for the enjoyment of visitors as well as our citizens.
Debbie Aylor Tourism Manager can be reached at 540-5070-7205.
For additional County Information: www.spotsylvania.va.us
Michelle McGinnis, Director of Community Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org