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ICYMI: City of Williamsburg, CW, W&M to Celebrate 4th Annual Community Appreciation Day

WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, and William & Mary are inviting the public to participate in a community art project and enjoy a performance from local band Joe’s Day Off for the fourth annual Community Appreciation Day.

The event will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the Community Building Lawn on 401 N. Boundary St. The musical performance begins and food will be served at 5 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Chef Jay Burton will serve free hot dogs and hamburgers and Sno-to-Go will serve free sno-balls and ice cream, while supplies last, the city said.

The community art project, sponsored by the Williamsburg Public Art Council, is inspired by the latest mural installed at Midtown Row, Iker Muro’s “Between Lanterns and Tulips.” Participants will paint mini pieces of art that then adhere to a large canvas, creating one large lantern similar to the one featured in Muro’s mural, the city said.

In addition, Williamsburg Regional Library will lead a craft project inspired by the wisteria in City Square. The event will also feature lawn games, as well as board games and a selfie station inside the Community Building, according to the city.

Community Appreciation Day was first celebrated in 2021 as a thank you to the community for its collective strength and resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now an annual tradition, it is hosted by Williamsburg’s three pillar institutions to recognize the community’s everyday commitment to making Williamsburg a welcoming place for residents, students, workers, and visitors, the city said.

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