Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness (Boulder Crest Retreat) will host the 11th annual regional art event, “Art in the Foothills,” October 24-25, at A. James Clark Lodge in the historic village of Bluemont, Virginia. 

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Bluemont is unique – one of the only old villages off Route 7 that still retains the rich character of the late 19th century. 

DSC_0904“Over the years Art in the Foothills has worked to raise funds for the restoration of the Snickersville Academy,” says Betty Potter, founder of the show. The Academy was built in 1825 to serve as a church, school and community meeting hall in Bluemont. 

This year, current Chair, artist Jill Perla and Co-Chair, Bluemont resident Betty Potter, are delighted that Boulder Crest Retreat is hosting Art in the Foothills.  The rural setting of the Retreat is critical to the rest, reconnection and recharging process, and holds a special connection to our nation’s service members and veterans, many of whom hail from rural settings. 

Pastoral views and lovely buildings are the perfect backdrop to highlight Art in the Foothills’ dual mission of showcasing the depth of artistic talent in our region while offering support to a wonderful organization.  Proceeds from the show will help our combat veterans rest and reconnect with their families in a peaceful environment. 

The event features thirty-nine juried artists with works to include painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, photography and mixed media.  The event is free and open to the public, children are welcome.  October 24-25, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For details please visit, www.ArtInTheFoothills.org.