Cover by Jonathan Lee
Poetry by Ilana Bean
The NEON Festival
Returning for its sophomore year, this celebration of public art showcases Norfolk’s emerging arts district and the civic engagement that made it all possible.
By tapping into the collective passions of its employees, this brewery is hosting an all-inclusive festival experience that doesn’t quite fit the standard mold.
Taryn Elisabeth Snyder
Pin-up by Geoff Greene
Featuring Petrichor, The Big Drum in the Sky Religion, Illiterate Light, Backtraveller, and Butcher Brown.
A stalwart of Norfolk’s punk scene, this hard-edged photographer has shot it all — and lived to tell the tale.
Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival
This small group of authors went from promoting their own books to hosting their first literary festival, laying the groundwork for a creative support network in the process.
Bijou Film Center
After years of effort and lots of community support, these three co-conspirators are ready to open a cinema where the films are as important as the discussions they inspire.
Comic by Paul Hostetler