Calling all local artists! Arts in the Middle and the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society invites you to participate in a special exhibit of art and history – “The Retrospective Art Show: The Art of Lost, Fading, Restored, or Preserved Architecture of Middlesex.”

The show will take place Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Visitors Center Gallery in Saluda, Virginia, located next to the Middlesex Museum.

The show aims to celebrate the rich architectural history of Middlesex County through an array of arts and crafts media. Photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, poetry, music, culinary art, textiles and more are all welcome.

The media can be as wide as your imagination as an artist, event organizers said. Scour the county for that perfect image of something gone, soon to be gone or still around and worthy of remembering.

This is not a juried show, but works will be judged and a cash award presented for best in show.

Works are due at the Gallery by August 24, 2019 for final curating. Drop off anytime during museum hours.

The public is invited to view the curated works during an Open House August 30 through September 1, 2019. A reception and award presentation will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 31. Poetry, music, refreshments and more will be available throughout the weekend event.

For more information or questions, please email retroshow19@gmail.com or call Michael Kunzinger at 757-202-0692.