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Via Colori events planned

One of Fredericksburg’s signature events, Via Colori, will be September 21-23 this year.

Via Colori is a festival held near the Rappahannock River and features street painting and chalk art.

The festival’s featured artist this year is Michael William Kirby, of Baltimore. According to the event’s website, Kirby has nearly 20 years of experience creating public art pieces around the world and specializes in 3D street art, 3D street painting, and 3D sidewalk art.

The festival’s signature artist is Carol Iglesias, a local artist. According to the event’s website, she is an award-winning artist, known for her vivid, colorful pastel paintings of streets, buildings, boats and water reflections.   Her paintings are in public and private collections throughout the world and have been exhibited at multiple galleries and museums.

Before the festival, there will be several events leading up to it open to the public.

June 1

Market Square ● 6 p.m.

“Selecting Your Subject” with local artist, Ellen Killough

 July 25

Celebrate Virginia ● 6 p.m.

“Techniques and Tips” with Via Colori  Fredericksburg Featured Artist, Michael Kirby

August 30

Artful Dimensions ● 6 p.m.

Artists’ Roundtable “Lessons Learned” with Via Colori  Fredericksburg Director, Sue Henderson