The first weekend in May is traditionally the Arts in the Park, nationally rated and juried art show and sale near the Carillon in Byrd Park. Running Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2, artists will be showing and selling art, such as ceramics, glass, paintings, woodwork, jewelry, fiber, weaving – something for everyone. Sponsored by the Carillon Civic Association, Arts in the Park has brought creativity to Richmonders and visitors alike for over 30 years. There’s even free parking at the U of R stadium and free shuttle buses to the site. It’s a unique opportunity to acquire something special!
Sunday May 2 brings the Fan Woman’s Club Annual Kitchen and Garden tour affording ticket holders the opportunity to get a glimpse into family life in Richmond’s historic Fan District neighborhood. Eight homes and gardens are open so get your tickets now either online or at local commercial establishments. More info and preview.
That same weekend, May 1, our own world-class Virginia Museum of Fine Arts re-opens after over a year of construction and expansion. Centrally located to all of the Historic Richmond Inns, VMFA is sure to draw visitors from around the United States and the Mid-Atlantic region to view VMFA’s world-class collections.
On Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 9 2010, the Museum District hosts their annual Mother’s Day Home Tour. 8 more homes and gardens are open f0r touring between 1 and 5. Get your discounted ticket early: on line or at local commercial establishments.
There are plenty of reasons to come to Richmond, and your Historic Richmond Inns owners are happy to share their secrets: dining in neighborhood eateries, shopping neighborhood boutiques and antique shops, fabulous sights to see, wonderful events to attend, gardens to enjoy, and classic homes to visit. Make a reservation with us now!
Pat Daniels, Innkeeper, The William Miller House Bed and Breakfast