Arts and Culture in Lexington

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Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County is a year-round arts and culture destination. Not only do we roll out the red carpet the first Friday of every month to showcase the recent works of our artisans, but we also welcome an array of musical talent in myriad places. Enjoy a craft beer with rock or a cocktail with jazz piano. How about bluegrass with your bagel?

Take in a theater production, ballet or concert at Southern Virginia University, Washington and Lee University or Virginia Military Institute. Or catch one of your favorite bands at Lime Kiln Theater, the most unique outdoor music venue in Virginia. Summer music festivals can be found at Glen Maury Park along the Maury River; a cool place to chill at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Public art is on the rise. Those with a keen eye will find hidden murals and vintage advertising in downtown Lexington, while Buena Vista welcomes you with several murals that make great backdrops for selfies. University art collections are a treasure trove of candy for the eyes. Soak in the presence of irreplaceable art and delicate ceramics and artifacts as you make your way through our various museums. Indeed, our area is a treat for all of your senses.