Meet the Artists!

We hope you’ve enjoyed meeting the resident artists of the Arts Center @ 319. Let us introduce you to the final three, and encourage you to stop by the Arts Center to see their gorgeous work –  and maybe even get the chance to see them “in action.” Meet Chris Pascuzzi  Chris Pascuzzi developed a…

Are you in need of some Retail Therapy?

Guess which of Genuine Smithfield’s terrific shops sells this beautiful item and win a gift certificate to that shop! Description: This vintage model ship hull has been fully “blinged out” to magically transform it into a dreamy Peter Pan-style, fairy tale ship we’ve christened “The Sea Gypsy.” How to play: Go to the Shopping Page…

Meet the Resident Artists of the Arts Center @ 319

One of the unique features of Genuine Smithfield’s Arts Center @ 319 is that it’s home to nine accomplished artists who have their studios there. We’d like to introduce you to three more of these talented women. Meet Cil Barbour Priscilla (“Cil”) Barbour is a native of Winston-Salem, NC, and has always had her hand in…

Meet the Arts Center @ 319’s resident artists

One of the unique features of Genuine Smithfield’s Arts Center @ 319 is that it’s home to nine accomplished artists who have their studios there. We’d like to introduce you to these talented folks in a series of three blogs. Better yet – stop by the Arts Center and you may get a chance to…

Two great weekends coming up in Smithfield & Isle of Wight County! 

The Isle of Wight County Fair takes place this Thursday through Sunday…don’t miss the fun! And NEXT WEEKEND, Sept. 25 & 26, Smithfield hosts Aiken & Friends Fest– “A Celebration of Songwriters.”  The “Songwriters in the Round” Concert is the kickoff event on Friday night at the Smithfield Little Theatre and features Austin Cunningham, Bonnie Bishop…

Do you have the chops to be a Foodie Detective?

Guess which of Genuine Smithfield’s terrific restaurants serves up this tasty dish and win a gift certificate to that restaurant! Here’s a few clues: The dish is “Crab Balls.” Description: “These yummy bites of goodness are made fresh daily. Crabmeat is combined with our house imperial sauce and other ingredients to make a traditional crab cake…

The Fair is Coming!

The Isle of Wight County Fair opens next Thursday, Sept. 17th at Heritage Park in Windsor, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 20th. The Fair always offers terrific musical entertainment, and this year is no exception with The Deloreans, Strictly Bizzness and Hotel California – “A Salute to the Eagles” Tribute Band on Friday. The Silver Street…

The Arts Center @ 319 – A Showcase of Art & Vision

An Interview with Arts Center Director Sheila Gwaltney Standing in the vibrant space on Main Street in downtown Smithfield that’s shared by the Arts Center @ 319 and the Visitor Center, it’s hard to believe that it all began in a run-down, turn-of-the-20th century building just down the street. Local artist, Ann Hubbard and two…