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Arts in the Middle Fine Arts Festival

  • Hewick Plantation 5123 Old Virginia Street Urbanna, VA, 23175 United States (map)

A Juried Fine Arts Show on the grounds of a stately 17th century plantation, Arts in the Middle offers two days of  entertainment in Virginia's River Realm with  fine arts and fine crafts, music and local foods a stroll away from the area's most charming waterfront village.  

Hewick Plantation is a restored site of landscape and architectural beauty ~ an exquisite 17th century jewel of a building on expansive manicured grounds and a grand drive bordered by majestic oak trees.  

In the heart of Virginia's river country, the event is a short stroll from the popular waterfront village of Urbanna, a drive up the road to the village of Deltaville where you meet up with the Chesapeake Bay, and an easy reach from Richmond, Williamsburg, the Northern Neck, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC.  Visitors can make a day of it or spend a weekend enjoying the arts and all that the River Realm country has to offer. 

Artists’ tents line the shaded gravel entrance drive providing a lovely stroll under the shade of the majestic oak trees lining the path.   Music and local food will be available in the large hospitality tent during the show on both Saturday and Sunday.                                                                                                                                                                        Parking is close and convenient with complimentary golf cart transportation for visitors needing assistance.

Trollies will run between Hewick Plantation and Urbanna.


Parking is limited in town so if you plan to visit Urbanna’s terrific shops and restaurants while you are here we suggest the trolley which runs a  continuous loop from Urbanna to BethPage, just next door to Hewick Plantation,  through Urbanna and back from 10 am to 9 pm.  Fare is 50 cents one way.  It will stop on Old Virginia Street at the head of the gravel path at Old Virginia Street.  For safety reasons the trolley only stops on the route from Urbanna to BethPage, so be sure to catch it on its way out of town.

 Countywide restaurant, lodging, shopping and things to do around the county:   

Restaurants in Urbanna are open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evening.  Eat-in and Take Out Menus will be available in Headquarter and Welcome Tents.

From: Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia:  95 S to Exit 126, Rt. 17 S (Massaponax).  Turn right at stoplight onto Rt 1/17 S.  Go about a mile & turn left at  stoplight onto Route 17 S.  Follow 17 S through Port Royal & Tappahannock.  Approx. 21 mi past Tappahannock, take left onto Rt 602 (3.8 miles after VA Speedway on the right).  Watch for directional sign for Urbanna, Saluda and Remlik.  Follow Rt. 602 for approx. 4 mi.  Just before entering the Urbanna Town Limit, show is on the left. 
From: Richmond, Virginia or Petersburg, and points south
I-64 E. to Exit 220 onto Rt.  33 (West Point).  Take Rt 33 E. through West Point to  stoplight at Glenns, VA at Rt. 33.  Turn left onto Rt 33 E. for approx. 2 mi.  At sign for Saluda turn rt. onto 33 E/17 Bus. to stoplight.  Rt to stay on 33 East out of Saluda to next stoplight at Rt. 227.  Turn left and follow Rt.  227 across Urbanna Creek into Town.
After bridge, road jogs to the left. At stop sign turn left on Virginia Street and follow road about 1 mile through town. (Note: Town is very small.) Show is on the right just outside of town. 
From: Virginia Beach, Hampton, & Newport News.  I-64W to Exit 250B (Fort Eustis Blvd).  Follow signs to Rt. 17 N.  Left onto Route 17 N and follow across the Coleman Bridge at Yorktown ($2.00 toll for northbound, but no toll on return trip).  Continue on Rt. 17 N through Gloucester and about 15 mi. to stoplight at Glenns.  Go straight through, and continue approx. 2 mi to sign for Saluda.  Turn r onto Rute 33 East/17 Business (Saluda) and follow to stoplight.  Right  onto Rt 33 E. to next stoplight at  Rt 227. Left onto Rt. 227 and follow across Urbanna Creek into Town. After bridge, road jogs to the left. At stop sign turn left on Virginia Street and follow to the show just outside of town on the right.