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. Urbanna's Town Trolley runs between Hewick Plantation and the village throughout the show so visitors can enjoy the show as well as all that Urbanna has to offer.
AIM Sponsors: The 2019 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: Celane Roden, Kathy Swinehart, Carol King, Joe Heyman, Janet Riggs and Candie Newman
Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Planning Team: Celane Roden, Kathy Swinehart, Carol King, Joe Heyman, Bill Sharp, Jeanette Sharp, Jeff Cherry, Clayton Neal, Ginny Sawkins, Sue Warner, Gordon White, Earl Simpson, Mary.Ellen Heunnekens. Lynn Gilliken, Beth Bader.