Feast of your Life

Join us for a memoir writing and illustrating class at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace taught by Miriam Sauls and Vernessa Foelix. For inspiration for our workshop, we’ll look at food and the role it has played in both our lives and in our culture.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Thursday Night Open Jam Presented by The Crooked Road

Thursday Night Open Jam Presented by The Crooked Road

Oct 17, 6:30pm - Oct 17, 9:30pm+2Oct 24, 6:30pm - Oct 24, 9:30pmOct 31, 6:30pm - Oct 31, 9:30pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail Thursday Night Open Jam at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace! Stop by anytime, music starts at 6:30 PM. The cafe will re-open at 5 PM serving cold sandwiches and hot specials! Thursday's specials are: the SWVA patty melt made with Laurel Springs Farm beef and delicious soup beans & cornbread!... See MoreSee Less

92 interested
Big Daddy's Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Big Daddy's Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Oct 20, 11:00am - Oct 20, 2:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

We are partnering with local caterers and restaurants to showcase local businesses and products in SWVA for our Sunday brunches. Big Daddy's To Go from Meadowview, VA will be taking over the kitchen on October 20th! ENJOY: - Pulled Pork BBQ on a Bun with Baked Beans & Slaw $10.00 - Creamy Tomato Soup with a Grilled Homemade Pimento Cheese Sandwich $8.00 - Homemade Chicken Salad Croissant with Pasta Salad $9.00 - Baked Breakfast Casserole (Eggs, Sausage, Cheese, Onion, Peppers, and Hash browns) with Tomato Slices and Buttered Toast $9.00 Sides: - Side of Pasta Salad $2.00 - Side of Slaw $2.00 - Side of Broccoli Salad $2.00 Desserts: - Piece of Chocolate or Lemon Cake $3.00 - Banana Pudding $3.00 *Reservations are highly encouraged*... See MoreSee Less

114 interested  ·  15 going
Feast of Your Life with Miriam Sauls & Vernessa Riley-Foelix

Feast of Your Life with Miriam Sauls & Vernessa Riley-Foelix

Oct 24, 9:00am - Oct 24, 5:30pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

Join us to explore The Feast of Your Life through memoir writing and visual arts at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace taught by Miriam Sauls and Vernessa Foelix. For inspiration for our workshop, we’ll look at food and the role it has played in both our lives and in our culture. We will spend some time "sifting the ingredients" of our lives to access our own food memories using writing exercises, examining both the "sweet and savory" ways food may affect us. We will talk about vivid writing and form and color, and we will use words and drawing and painting and collage to respond to the memories and sensations of our experiences. All of our work will be done in a safe and supportive environment where process, exploration, and creative play will be our focus. You will leave satiated with fine food, with some new writing and art skills, with a book of your own showing your work for the day (but with room to continue expanding your new techniques and ideas), with an extensive bibliography of resources about food, and with new friends because there is no better way to make friends than creating and feasting together around the table. Miriam Sauls is from North Carolina. She has published articles and essays in local, state, and national magazines and works as a producer and documentary filmmaker. She holds a Master's Degree in English and a Certificate in Documentary Studies. Vernessa Foelix lives in Switzerland and has shown her artwork in many venues internationally. She teaches painting and English. She holds a Master's Degree in Art Education and has offered workshops in Europe and the USA. Chef Charles Parker is the SWVA Cultural Center Culinary Ambassador. He fell in love with food at age 5 and plans to help others do the same, while celebrating local farmers, growers and producers. Join us for this inspiring event! • Date: October 24, 2019 • Time: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM • Price: $150 • Registration cap of 12 (Only 12 tickets are available) Sponsors: Katbird's Wine and Gourmet Peyton Boyd A Likely Yarn / Janet Woolwine Park Street Guest House / Janet Woolwine... See MoreSee Less

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Four Seasons Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Four Seasons Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Oct 27, 11:00am - Oct 27, 2:00pm+3Nov 10, 11:00am - Nov 10, 2:00pmNov 17, 11:00am - Nov 17, 2:00pmDec 8, 11:00am - Dec 8, 2:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

We are partnering with local caterers and restaurants to showcase local businesses and product in Southwest Virginia for our Sunday brunches. For the upcoming month, Four Seasons Catering & Bakery/Deli from Marion, VA is taking over the kitchen with a Fall Brunch Buffet! Enjoy: Sirloin Tips with Mushroom Gravy - Stickley Cattle Company (The Town of Marion, Virginia) Peel & Eat Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce Bacon/Sausage - B&R Farms (Chilhowie) Chicken Casserole - Old Rich Valley Farm (Saltville) Peach Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing - Williams Orchard & Pops Veggie Basket (Rural Retreat) Scalloped Potatoes - Taylor Farms (Chilhowie) Broccoli Casserole Scrambled Eggs - Osbourne Farm (Meadowview) French Toast Casserole Assorted Pastries & Sweets Rotisserie Chicken & Potato Chowder - Old Rich Valley Farm (Saltville); Taylor Farms (Chilhowie) *Reservations are highly encouraged*... See MoreSee Less

42 interested
Autumn Market at the SWVA Cultural Center

Autumn Market at the SWVA Cultural Center

Nov 2, 9:00am - Nov 2, 5:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

With the success of our Spring and Summer Markets, we will host our 'Round the Mountain Autumn Market on November 2nd! We are looking to have artisans inside the Cultural Center with live demonstrations, children’s events, and more! Join us for a day of family fun!

88 interested  ·  4 going
Your Grate Escape Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Your Grate Escape Brunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Nov 3, 11:00am - Nov 3, 2:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

We are partnering with local caterers and restaurants to showcase local businesses and products in SWVA for our Sunday brunches. Your Grate Escape from Tazewell, VA is taking over the kitchen on November 3rd! Reservations are highly encouraged. *Menu is to be announced*

7 interested
Jazz Lunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Jazz Lunch at the SWVA Cultural Center

Nov 12, 12:00pm - Nov 12, 1:30pm+1Dec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 1:30pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

Jazz lunch is back! Join us for intriguing jazz numbers presented by the Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Ensemble! Enjoy live music and our Tuesday special, the 2 cheese grilled cheese and tomato soup!

51 interested
Brunch by Chef Charles at the SWVA Cultural Center

Brunch by Chef Charles at the SWVA Cultural Center

Nov 24, 11:00am - Nov 24, 2:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace
1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA  24210 Map

Our very own Chef Charles Parker will be providing brunch made with local products from around the region. Reservations are highly encouraged. *Menu is to be announced*

27 interested  ·  7 going
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