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Tri-Cities Artoberfest 2022

Saturday, October 22 at 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a Tri-Cities arts culture showcase at Artoberfest on October 22nd, 2022 from 2-9 PM at the Appomattox Iron Works presented by Main Street Petersburg, Old Towne Builders, and CultureWorks. Part of CultureWorks’ artoberVA, a month-long celebration of arts & culture, Artoberfest features live music and spoken word performances, live work and auction by local artists, kids art activities, art & craft vendors, t-shirt screen printing, a mural unveiling, food & beverage, and more.


Stage performances include the Dragon Scales vocal ensemble and Chamber Orchestra from the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, spoken word by K Moss & Associates and First Friday Freedom, music by U & I Plus Latin Band, Balkan & Mediterranean music from My Son the Doctor, Jazz from Dr. Weldon Hill & Friends, and a DJ set from Omar Faison of Southern Housepitality.


Fifteen local regional artists will be working live on 4x8 pieces throughout the day. Their completed pieces will be available for auction starting at 7PM with the proceeds going to the artists and a new mural in Old Towne Petersburg. 


Daphne Presley will have art activities for the kids and there will be art and craft vendors. Frys in Disguise will be on site with delicious eats and beer will be for sale, including local craft beer and domestic. There will also be on-site t-shirt screen printing.


This event aims to showcase the regional arts & culture scene and ensures a fun experience for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public. Vendors interested in participating in this event can contact Daniel Jones at The fee for vendors is $30


Performing Arts:


Dragon Scales & ARGS Chamber Orchestra (Choral/Orchestral/Tri-Cities Region) 2 - 3 PM

K Moss & Associates First Friday Freedom (Spoken Word/Hopewell) 3 - 4 PM

U & I Plus Latin Band (Latin/Petersburg/Tri-Cities Region) 4 - 5 PM

My Son the Doctor (Balkan Mediterranean/University of Richmond) 5 - 6:15 PM

Dr. Weldon Hill & Friends (Jazz/VSU/Petersburg) 6:30 - 8 PM

DJ Omar Faison (Afro-House/VSU/Petersburg) 8 - 9 PM


Live Art: 

Itzel Ortiz

Hue Lightbody

Monica Padilla

David Bartlett

Mark Pehanich 

Dolly Holmes 

Aimee Joyaux

Barry Roebuck

Brent Fagg

For more information, contact Daniel Jones at This event is a presentation of Main Street Petersburg, Old Towne Builders, and CultureWorks.

Appomattox Iron Works
W Old Street Petersburg Virginia 23803






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