William King museum of art’s Campus renovation projeCt has broKen ground! With shovels in hands, officials did a symbolic gesture of groundbreaking on August 24. Flags were hoisted high to mark this important milestone in the museum’s history, including a new Virginia flag provided by State Senator Todd Pillion. This is the first time the campus itself has Nathan Brown, project architect, Barrington Landscape Architecture; Neta Farmer, Executive Director Washington been renovated. County Chamber of Commerce; Nathan Berg, principal, Wallberg Construction; Shane Clem, Regional Director, SWVA office of US Senator Mark R. Warner, Betsy White, WKMA Director; David The end result will Thomas, WKMA Board of Trustees; Laura Blevins, Regional Director, SWVA office of US Senator Tim Kaine. be friendly and accessible entrances into the museum for everyone and a lower park-like campus for all to enjoy. Want to support the renovation? It’s easy! Take part in the Brick Campaign and purchase a brick in memory or honor of someone to be included in the Brick Welcome Mat, which will be located right at the foot of the front steps. Visit to order your WKMA brick today. The museum is open and accessible during the campus renovation. Admission is free. Visit often. William King Museum of Art is located at 415 Academy Drive, off West Main Street or Russell Road, in Abingdon, VA, and open seven days a week: Mon - Wed, Fri & Sat from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Museum is FREE. For information on exhibitions or events at William King Museum of Art visit or call 276-628-5005.

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