That’s a wrap on all three of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards shows, so let the music play!

“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the reality competition series which is hosted by drag queen RuPaul Charles, won big with five Emmys in several categories, including Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program (which is RuPaul’s sixth straight Emmy win for the category).

Also, to further the franchise’s stardom, “RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked,” a behind-the-scenes spinoff of the reality series, won the unstructured reality category for the first time.

None of this weekend’s three Creative Arts shows were televised. Next Saturday, a highlights show of sorts will air on FXX starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The *real* Emmys, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, air live next Sunday, Sept. 19, starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. Here is

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It’s checkmate on the first of three 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards shows, and Saturday was a huge evening for “The Queen’s Gambit.” The excellent Netflix limited series led by Anya Taylor-Joy has already won seven 2021 Emmys, technically (and in mostly technical categories).

(By the way, if you think three is a lot of shows to celebrate the television industry’s mostly below-the-line workers, 2020 had FIVE Creative Arts Emmys shows.)

Sunday’s first show began at 1 p.m. PT. The second Sunday show, the final one of the two-day 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, begins at 5 p.m. PT. That’s the presentation that has most of the mainstream categories that don’t fit in next week’s Primetime Emmys.

None of the three Creative Arts Emmys shows are being televised live. Next Saturday, a highlights show of sorts will air on FXX starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The *real* Emmys, hosted by Cedric

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A trend forecast tries to predict the future of a market. Every year, Adobe and Shutterstock release their own creative trend reports that predict what colors, designs, themes, etc., will spark consumer demand in design, illustration, photography, videography, and music.

The 2021 creative trend reports from both companies have arrived, and we’ve summarized the predictions of both for you in one place. What should creatives expect to see in the art world this year?

1. Themes of Compassion and Comfort

A man and woman hugging very tightly

It’s no secret that 2020 was a very difficult year for everyone. That’s why unity, family, and community are more important now than ever. You don’t want to go through these hard times alone, and that’s why Adobe’s first 2021 trend prediction is something the company calls the “Compassionate Collective.”

Over the past several years, the collective drive to associate with brands that share and demonstrate our values has

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Valley native Lillie Cummings grew up with her head in the clouds, daydreaming about various art mediums, bouncing between photography, drawing and crafting. In October, Cummings signed up for a virtual art journaling class through The Making Space and was inspired by the freedom of fusing of her creative interests to begin Art Hour with Lillie.

In early December, Cummings created Art Hour with Lillie, an independent project geared to investing more in her creativity over open video forums.

Cummings is partnering with Harrisonburg’s community creative platform, The Making Space, to bring her art hour to the Valley to guide locals in a variety of prompts and musings over Zoom tonight.

For the past four years, The Making Space has worked to provide a safe space for Valley residents to explore their artistic inklings through classes and open art hours. The pandemic has not budged the nonprofit’s

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