Residents who are disappointed that the annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival has been canceled for a third straight year will still be able to enjoy the work of local artists come April.

Thornebrook Village recently announced plans for its inaugural Spring Arts Festival to be held April 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, replacing the popular Santa Fee Springs Arts Festival, which was canceled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival will feature more than 50 artists in mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, glassworks, pottery, jewelry and more.

Hoggtowne Music owners Joe and Malorie Dorsey will be running the show.

“When Santa Fe decided they didn’t want to do it, the artists asked me if I would be willing to host it here, and I said ‘sure,'” Joe Dorsey said.

Scene Calendar for March 11-17:: Jazz on the Green, BalletX,

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It’s that time of year when the weather gets cooler and the leaves on the trees start changing colors. It’s also that time of year for The Daily Break’s annual bazaar guide to the many arts and crafts fairs around Hampton Roads and beyond. COVID-19 is still a concern for many; please check before attending, as events might change with coronavirus guidelines.

Oct. 2

Fall Gardening Festival, sponsored by Virginia Beach Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach. Plant sale, bake sale, botanically inspired arts and crafts, make-and-take projects, children’s activities, garden vendors, plant societies, seed library, garden tours. 757-385-8156, [email protected], vbmg.org.

Senior Center of York craft fundraiser. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Senior Center of York, 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown. Located in Washington Square Shopping Center on Route 17. Handmade quilted

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Sign up now for a creative retreat to Santa Fe with local photographer and artist Kayla Barker.

Registration is now open for encaustic art and photography retreat from  Nov. 1-4. Barker has been a creative entrepreneur for almost 15 years. The retreat is for those who love photography or art, need to be reinspired, want to learn photo encaustic art, need a getaway during the busy season, want a glimpse into Barker’s creative process or want to connect with other creatives.

The retreat will feature 3 1/2 days of fun with creatives, photo encaustic workshop time creating pieces, demonstration on how Barker shoots film cameras, photo inspiration walks, visits to galleries, entrance fees into museums, urban sketching and art journaling lessons. Travel and accommodations aren’t included to keep the price low. A vehicle will be needed to get around Santa Fe. Barker

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