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February 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dr. Fred Motley founded the Danville Storytelling Festival in 2001. In partnership with the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, there was a shared passion to continue the tradition of storytelling that has been around for centuries. A tradition which keeps many of these “unwritten” stories alive and passed down from generation to generation.

This festival is a family-oriented event that acts as an “artistic social bridge” - bringing communities together and celebrating how we are all connected using the rich tradition of storytelling, performances, and activism. Storytellers, also known as “Griots,” perform in different Museum galleries, telling stories throughout the day, collectively creating a multi-cultural and generational experience.

The festival also includes a special ceremony that recognizes community members, who used their own stories, to inspire social and economic progress as part of their professional endeavors and community activism in the Dan River Region. The festival is a free event that is open to the public.


FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History

975 Main Street, Danville Virginia

Time: 10am-2:00pm

Cost: FREE