Middleburg Eyes Town’s First Art Mural

— As part of Middleburg’s effort to boost itself as an arts destination, the town is considering installing its first art mural.

Jamie Gaucher, the town’s business and economic development director, announced the planned mural, which would be painted on the side of the Créme de la Créme building, at the Middleburg Business and Professional Association’s monthly Biz Buzz networking meeting held there June 12. One challenge to moving forward with the mural is that the town does not currently have any regulations regarding murals, he noted.

“But at least we’ve initiated the conversation,” Gaucher said.

Also on the art front, MBPA President Punkin Lee noted the success of the Art in the Burg held in May has led to plans to hold another Art in the Burg event in September.

Another growing success highlighted at the meeting was the farmers market, which has been very blossomed at its new location behind Middleburg Bank. “The farmers market is growing so fast, we don’t even have space for any additional vendors,” Gaucher said. “We’re going to have to find a new location pretty soon. And that’s a great problem to have, right?”

Other initiatives Gaucher is working on include having a community kitchen at Foxcroft School, which would allow food-based businesses and entrepreneurs to launch their companies and ramp up production using commercial facilities, as well as a digital literacy program aimed at e-commerce training.

If you want to stay in touch with what’s going on with Middleburg’s business community, be sure to attend MBPA’s next Biz Buzz, which will be held July 10 and hosted by the Aldie Heritage Association.

Other upcoming events of note include:

  • Bastille Day Celebration at Créme de la Créme (July 14): Celebrate Bastille Day with 30% off one item at Créme de la Créme.
  • Independence Day Celebration (July 4): Middleburg’s Independence Day Celebration includes a children’s parade, concert and fireworks starting at 9 p.m.
  • FEI Nations Cup at Great Meadow (July 6-8): As the only North American leg of the series, Great Meadow is thrilled to be hosting the highest caliber of team eventing in the United States for the third year in a row.
  • Summer Sidewalk Sale (Aug. 3-5): Hunt for some wonderful bargains for yourself and your loved ones this weekend while experiencing the small town charm of Middleburg during our 12th annual Sidewalk Sale!