Category Archives: Artists, Authors and Musicians

Virginia artists are widely recognized as visionaries. From the Nobel Laureate poet Rita Dove to Shakespeare theatre in the round, Virginia is rich in art experiences. Va Wine Country has much to offer from local bands playing at a vineyard to huge stadium shows by musicians like the Dave Matthews Band and Pharrell Williams who grew up here.  Our Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond is a world-class art museum and is in good company with the nearby Smithsonian, Museum of the Shenandoah and the Chrysler Museum to name just a few. Talented authors call also Virgina home: John Grisham, David Baldacci, Jan Karon and Rita Mae Brown among others. Ballet and contemporary dancers, painters, sculptors, designers, sketch artists, carvers and more create beautiful objects that enrich life. Virginia Wine Country is rich in culture and beauty. Read on to learn more about the artists, authors and musicians that make Va Wine Country such a beautiful place to live and visit.

The Passion of Beleza

Read about this real-life couple and musical duo's journey to performing with each other. The [...]

Because Black Lives Matter

At Ivy Life & Style Media, we wholeheartedly believe that Black Lives Matter. We grieve [...]

Movies for Wine Lovers

The perfect solution to another night at home when you’re longing for your favorite Virginia [...]

Virginia Author & Book Guide

Now’s a great time to pick up that book by a Virginia author you always [...]

Meet Plein-Air Artist Meg West

Local Charlottesville plein-air painter Meg West embraces the changing seasons in her gorgeous oil paintings. [...]

Decorating with Margot Shaw

Join us for an inside look at Caspari’s Living Floral event with Margot Shaw. And [...]

UVA Celebrates Bicentennial

UVA celebrates bicentennial of history and academics with talks, performances, exhibits and special ceremonies on [...]

Andy Warhol: Icons

This summer, Andy Warhol returned to The University of Virginia. In 2011, following a gift [...]