Three Spring Workshops for Artists and Caregivers

Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) is hosting three workshops this spring for caregivers, artists and others interesting in using arts interventions with dependent elders. The workshops are facilitated by teachers who are nationally recognized in their fields, and are recommended for artists and arts teachers of all disciplines, caregivers, students, recreation therapists, social workers, nurses, chaplains, […]

Sea Level Festival Update – March 7 2017

The latest news on the Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival, plus an announcement about three spring workshops for artists and caregivers in poetry, visual arts and dance.

Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival Kicks off in Hampton on March 11th

This coming Saturday, March 11th, marks the start of the 10th Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival and we’ll kick it off in Hampton with the Bluegrass/Americana Jam at the Victorian Station. Come out between 1-4pm for an Instrument Petting Zoo and stay for the Jam from 4-9pm. Both events are free for you and the family […]

Emerging Artists Finalists Set to Compete March 19

We’re excited to post more information about our 2017 finalists.  We will have photos of them to share with soon.  Link to event information here. Andrew Bertrand‘s favorite pastime is music; he frequently hosts a folk jam at Cure Coffee House in Norfolk.  His interest in guitar and songwriting was renewed a few years ago when […]

Instruments of Art at Decorum Furniture Recap

A balmy, full-moon night in February was the perfect backdrop for Mardi Gras beads, masks and artwork.  The staff at Decorum Furniture and event creative hands quickly transformed their lovely store into a NoLo party space, with Creole spices and delectables, jazz music, bars and of course, incredible Instruments of Art.  Guests showed up in […]

March 2017 Programs

Our March 2017 schedule of outreach programs is here. March features  DANCE: Treasures in the Sand folkloric dancers, Kaliki’s Polynesian Dancers; MUSIC:  Leighas Celtic music ensemble, The Vocal Group Fond Memories, Angeli Strings Quartet, accordionists Sid Sward and Miles Hoyle, percussionists Gary ‘JuJu’ Garlic and Arthur Lopez, sax man Rod Collins and pianist Richard Tazewell; […]

10th Annual Sea Level Singer / Songwriter Festival Announcement

Thank you for being a friend and supporter the Training, Advocacy and Outreach activities that Tidewater Arts Outreach provides in Hampton Roads.  Our largest music event of the year, The Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an “It Runs in the Family” theme of family acts and kicks off on Saturday, March 11th with shows over […]

Emerging Artist Contest, Family Acts at 10th Annual Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival

“It Runs In the Family” at this year’s 10th anniversary Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival.  We’re on both sides of the water this year, kicking things off on March 11 by bringing friends together for a Bluegrass and Old Time Jam and Instrument Petting Zoo at ‘The Big Pink’ Victorian Station in the Phoebus section of Hampton, […]

Community Outreach Programs at Hampton VA

       On Tuesday February 21, teacher, author and visual artist Donna Iona Drozda facilitates a visual journal workshop, ‘Resilience and Reinvention’ for caregivers of veterans.  This is the second in a series of twelve monthly workshops presented by Tidewater Arts Outreach and funded by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.  The foundation is interested in […]

10th Annual Sea Level Festival

Wow! We cannot believe it has been 10 years already, but it has. We are so excited for the 10th Annual Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival this year. The festival proper will be March 31 – April 1 at O’Connor Brewing and the Attucks Theatre. Our festival features an Emerging Artists songwriting competition (March 19 at […]