The AIM Goal: The Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Festival is a collaborative event bringing together artists from the east coast and beyond to showcase their works, to demonstrate the impact the arts can have on smaller communities, and to celebrate the creative spirit in rural Virginia.
AIM Leadership: Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Festival is presented by a team of local artists, musicians, business leaders, and arts lovers supporting a vibrant arts scene in Middlesex County and the region.
Show Venue: Hewick Plantation is a beautifully restored historic landscape and architectural jewel, one of the most significant manor homes in its heyday of the 1600s. More than three centuries later the grandeur remains. Hewick offers the perfect outdoor venue for artists who showcase their works on the expansive lawn along a shaded gravel path. Less than 1/2 mile away is the charm of the historic port village of Urbanna, home of the famed Fall Urbanna Oyster Festival and popular for shopping, dining and colonial history. While visiting the show, be sure to tour the waterfront village of Urbanna and all it has to offer.
AIM Sponsors: Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Festival is supported by Virginia Commission for the Arts grants matched with funds from Middlesex County and the Town of Urbanna, and donations from local businesses and individual arts lovers.
AIM Volunteer Team:
Arts in the Middle Board of Directors:
Brindley Lowe Sears, Michael Kunzinger, Joe Heyman, Mary Ellen Huennekens, Patina Janisko, Clayton Neal and Leslie T. Jackson
Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Planning Team:
Celane Roden, Carol King, Kathy Swinehart, Janet Riggs, Sue Warner, Joe Heyman,
Brindley and Kris Sears, Michael Kunzinger, Beth Bader, Mary Ellen Huennekens, Clayton Neal, Jeanette and Bill Sharp, Earl Simpson, Gordon White, Dawn Myers, Anna Pomaska, Judy Mansfield, Emily Davies, Kristi Anzivino, Bill and Patina Janisko, Blair Rhodes, Molly Robertson, Leslie T. Jackson, and Mary Sexton
Visiting the Town of Urbanna:
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