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Streets will be blocked for Via Colori this weekend

Update: Featured artist Michael William Kirby will no longer be at Via Colori this weekend due to a family emergency, according to a press release. The event will go on with more than 75 volunteer artists, music and entertainment.

The 600-700 blocks of Sophia St. and 100 block of Charlotte St. will be closed from 5 p.m., Friday through 5 p.m. on Sunday for the  Via Colori Art Festival.

The festival will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday.

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

Here is an entertainment schedule:

On the Via Musica Project 324 Stage


12-1 pm Singin’ Ladies of the ‘Burg

1:30-2:30 PM RYAN FRENCH

3- 4 p.m. Alex Culbreth

4:30 – 5:30 pm SEVEN – band

7 pm Eyeclopes Studios presents Everybody Drum Circles and The Roaming Side Show Antics


12-1 p.m. Ray Woodruff

1:30-2:30 pm Stafford Regional Choral Society

3 – 4 pm Sunsette Syndicatte

4 – 5:30 pm Dustin Conley from Buster Brown & The Get DownBOTH DAYS

Roving Entertainers throughout the Festival -

Eyeclopes Studios presents Everybody Drum Circles and The Roaming Side Show Antics