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Virginia International Tattoo canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 20:12:03-04

The Virginia Arts Festival announced Monday it will cancel all performances during the 2020 Virginia International Tattoo Week.

In response to Governor Ralph Northam's state of emergency, the festival which was to take place on April 30 through May 3 is now canceled.

Until further notice, the Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center and VAF offices will be closed to visitors, however, staff will be on hand.

The 2021 Virginia International Tattoo dates will be announced at a later date.

J. Scott Jackson, Virginia International Tattoo Producer/Director stated,“For 23 years, Virginia Arts Festival has taken great pride in presenting the premier performance of its kind in the United States, the Virginia International Tattoo. The Tattoo brings out the very best in our performers, our volunteers, and our audience. We are all saddened by the cancellation of the 2020 Virginia International Tattoo, but we will be back with a spectacular performance in spring 2021.”

Those who purchased tickets for the 2020 Virginia International Tattoo festival are able to exchange tickets for next year, donate tickets to receive tax deduction, exchange tickets for Virginia Arts Festival gift certificate, or receive full refund.

For assistance, please contact the VAF Box Office at 757-282-2822 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.