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Oxide Pottery: An Ancient Art with a Modern Touch

Justin Rice had no interest in pottery until he took a class during his final semester of art school. He connected with the medium and didn’t look back. “I caught the bug,” he says. When he eventually found himself freezing in his garage one winter, boiling water just to continue working, he knew he needed to pursue his passion professionally….

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8 Ways to Get Your Spook On Downtown

With the arrival of cooler weather, Downtown is offering plenty of creepy, boo-worthy amusements to help you usher in the Halloween season. Scare up some good times with these upcoming events sure to spook and delight you Downtown! 1. Catch Frightening Flicks at Riverviews Artspace Jump-start the fearful season and your inner film critic with a viewing of “Dawn of…

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Shredded: Upcycling with Skateboards

Jeff Gray remembers skateboarding in a downtown parking garage in the 1990s. In his teenage opinion, the relatively deserted area seemed as good a place as any to skate and hang out with friends. When someone broke a skateboard, they could just throw it in a heap on one of the fire escapes. Eventually, dozens of boards piled up there….

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Downtown Lynchburg: Where the Makers Are

Lynchburg has plenty of shopping options, but for those in the market for something unique and skillfully crafted, Downtown Lynchburg is the place to go. Only along Main Street will you find a local jeweler who has forged wedding bands and family heirlooms for more than 80 years. Only at the Lynchburg Community Market will you find a family working…

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Join Our Team

DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 General Position Overview: Downtown Lynchburg Association is looking for a part-time Development and Administrative Assistant to manage the day-to-day fundraising and administrative functions of the organization. We are looking for someone who LOVES downtown, enjoys a fast-paced work environment, and can hit the ground running. This is a part-time 20-25…

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What is a Master Plan?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the new Downtown Lynchburg Master Plan…but what exactly is it and why is it so important? We put together a little Q&A to help you understand the purpose of a master plan and what it will help specifically accomplish in Downtown Lynchburg! What is a master plan? A master plan is a document…

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Downtown Lynchburg Instagram Team

We are looking for five enthusiastic Instagrammers for the new Downtown Lynchburg Instagram Team to showcase their knack for photo taking and love for our city. This team will be responsible for showing off Downtown Lynchburg through beautiful photos and smart captions to encourage Instagram users to come downtown and see all it has to offer. Who Is This For?…

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Planning Your Downtown Wedding

Wedding season is in full swing, and engagement announcements have been blowing up our Facebook news feeds. After you put a ring on it, the next step is planning the dream wedding that is unique to you. Downtown Lynchburg offers a number of places and spaces that can help you have an exciting, urban wedding right here in your very own…

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9 Places To Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in Downtown Lynchburg

It is almost July and summer is in full swing in Downtown Lynchburg — which means outdoor activities, plenty of sunshine, and of course lots of ice cream to help beat the heat! Since July is National Ice Cream Month, we thought we’d put together a list of the best places to grab a sweet treat downtown. Because there is no…

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15 New Happenings in Downtown Lynchburg

Here’s the latest on new developments and openings in Downtown Lynchburg! It doesn’t take long to see that Downtown Lynchburg has been a hub of activity lately. Revitalization and rehabilitation is happening all throughout the district from lofts and restaurants on Jefferson, to road expansions and reopenings along Church and Main.  We did some digging to bring you the latest…

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