Stafford’s most colorful street festival is back for another year of color and fun and we are excited for you to attend! Via Colori Stafford is a free, two-day, family-friendly event, taking place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, 2022 at the Stafford Commuter Lot on Courthouse Road.

When attending Stafford’s Via Colori, guests can walk among busy artists creating their chalk paintings. This immersive experience allows guests to experience first-hand the detailed work and time it takes to develop a piece of art. Chalked as Stafford’s most colorful street festival, the Via Colori experience is a free, family-fun outing where you can explore Stafford’s rich arts community in one location, taste cuisine from local food trucks, join in activities for all ages, and listen to live music.

Ellen Killough

This year, Via Colori is excited to feature renowned artist Ellen Killough, from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts at Auburn University. Ellen has been participating in street painting festivals for over 20 years and she works with chalk in the traditional style. Her work is figurative, expressive, and characterized by fluid lines, abrupt transitions, and unusual contrasts. Her works reside in private collections across the Southeast and along the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

Ellen Killough

Signature Artist

The chosen local signature artist this year is Josh Blum. He was introduced to this area’s vibrant art scene when he participated in his first Via Colori in 2011, and has since participated in every Via Colori held in this area since.

Stafford Via Colori Experience

With the Stafford Via Colori experience, guests have the opportunity to see local artists at work, have a fun, family-focused day, and connect with the community through sponsored vendors at the event. Experience art like never before and see the design process these local artists take to create something magical.

This colorful event is presented by the Stafford Museum and Cultural Center, the Rotary clubs of North Stafford and Stafford, and B101.5. Tour Stafford, VA is proud to be a Major Sponsor of this event.

Details to attend the Via Colori Stafford Street Art Festival can be found on Interested in participating? Spots are still open to be an artist onsite, sponsor, and volunteer. Visit the website for details. If you’re visiting from out of town and looking to make a weekend out of it, check out Tour Stafford, VA’s arts itinerary for inspiration, and book your stay here.

The rain date for this event is October 1-2, 2022.


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