In addition to historic preservation, promotion and cultivation of the arts is paramount. To that end, Blacksburg has designated a section of its downtown as an Arts and Cultural District, which includes an artist live/work/sell component, allowing the Town to offer incentives for arts based businesses and entrepreneurs.
Existing venues such as the Lyric Theatre, the Armory Art Gallery, Theatre 101, the Farmers Market, Center for the Arts, Haymarket Theatre, and many arts-related businesses and galleries in downtown Blacksburg provide a strong foundation for this growth.
The Town also owns a number of historic properties, many of which have been renovated and either used for municipal services or leased to other entities. The following are examples of those success stories.
Scroll through the images below to view brief descriptions of each of Blacksburg's historic properties.