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“Sunflower Comment” by Burton Center of the Arts and Technology Welding Class, Roanoke County Schools.  (Photo by Linda Correll, 2021 Event)

Simply Elemental  

Art and horticulture join forces in Blacksburg

From Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, October 2, the Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech will feature the 8th annual Simply Elemental Art in the Garden event.  

Reception at the Pavilion:  August 7, 4:00 to 6:00 PM sponsored by The Matrix Gallery, Fine American Art and Crafts

​Light refreshments will be provided.  Beer and wine available for purchase with cash or card, CASH PREFERRED

4:00 pm Opening Remarks and Awards*
4:30 pm Poetry readings by High School and Middle School students
5:00 pm Music by Robert Filippi

Awards: Thanks to generous sponsorship from local businesses, the following awards will be presented:

  • Most Whimsical - Original Frameworks - Gift Certificate for framing up to $200

  • Most Creative Use of Materials - Miller Off Main - Gift Certificate for framing up to $200

  • Hahn Garden Staff Choice - New River Arts and Fiber Gift Certificate $200

  • People's Choice Award - Blacksburg Regional Art Association $100 and  New River Art and Fiber Gift Certificate for $100

The People’s Choice Award will be presented on Sept. 14th , 12:00 noon, at the Hahn Garden Pavilion in conjunction with David Ferrell’s presentation on his art displayed in the pavilion.

All garden visitors will have an opportunity to vote on their favourite  sculpture using QR codes listed on the labels for each piece.  Look for directions for voting in the garden and on the Simply Elemental webpage

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Gourd Garden by Linda Correll. (Photo by Linda Correll, 2021 Event)

The gardens open to the public at 8:30 AM. Visitors are invited to stroll the lush, often shaded, garden paths, while enjoying the creative spirit of local artists and their array of sculptures. Photos of all sculptures can be viewed at

No parking permits are required at Hahn on weekends. Weekday parking information is available at (scroll to bottom of page)

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Spiral by Linda Correll. (Photo by Linda Correll, 2021 Event)

BRAA members who are participating this year:

Dave Angle

Linda Correll

Delbert Jones

Jennifer Lovejoy

Diane Relf

Robert Smith

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