Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools Benefit From Art Filled Open House in Liberty Ridge

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A silent auction was held where each artist donated a piece of work with the proceeds being donated to the fine arts program at area high schools.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, an art show and open house was held at the new master-planned Liberty Ridge neighborhood by East West Communities, located in Williamsburg – just outside of Colonial Williamsburg.  The event featured art displayed in two new model homes, the fully furnished Liberty Ridge by Charles Ross Homes and the Breakwater by Michael C. Brown Custom Builder.


Developed in partnership with one smART gallery, an art events company representing over 300 artists throughout Virginia, Liberty Ridge presented a showing of original art including contemporary & traditional paintings, sculpture and furniture. Works of art by 18 featured artists were displayed in both homes. Pieces of art completed by Williamsburg area students in the Fine Arts Program at Warhill and Lafayette High Schools were also displayed and over $1,200 was raised in a silent auction to support the continued growth of art in these two local high schools.

Dr. Dianna Lindsay, the Assistant Superintendent for the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, attended the art show and commented, “What an original idea to have an art gallery showing in these beautiful model homes. I enjoyed the event and am thrilled that it raised funds to support the fine arts program in our public schools.”

A full list of artists, samplings of their work, and more information about this unconventional art show can be found at www.libertyridgeva.com/gallery-show or by calling the Liberty Ridge Information Center at 757-565-1100.

The Liberty Ridge Information Center is located at 3400 Liberty Ridge Parkway. The community encompasses 138 homesites on 550 acres, with each homesite ranging from 3 to 9 acres in size. The property is made up of beautiful, rolling terrain graced with a mature tree canopy.  A Residents’ Club with a resort-style swimming pool, clubhouse, outdoor fireplace, children’s play area, biking/walking trails, and two community parks will be featured in the community.