Skyland and Big Meadows Celebrate National Park Service Centennial with Regional Artwork Display

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Skyland and Big Meadows to host regional artwork display celebrating National Parks for NPS Centennial

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In celebration of the National Park Service 100th birthday, a collection of regional and national artwork will be featured at Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park from August 4th to October 31st. The exhibit series will include artwork by photographers, painters, sculptors, and print makers who have been inspired by park sites all over the nation, including Acadia National Park in Maine, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, and Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. The framed artwork will be displayed in the lobbies, restaurants, taprooms and other public areas at Skyland and Big Meadows.

An opening reception will take place on Friday, August 5 in the Great Room at Big Meadows Lodge from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The lodge is located one mile off Skyline Drive at mile 51. The event is free to park visitors.

Partners for this exhibition series include Shenandoah National Park Trust and the Middle Street Gallery in Sperryville, Virginia. The Shenandoah National Park Trust, who is the official philanthropic partner of Shenandoah National Park, will receive a portion of all sales from this show.

Celebrate the National Park Service centennial at Skyland and Big Meadows Lodge with their Shenandoah Spectacular Package. Book 2 nights and get the 3rd night free with a $50.00 meal voucher. Book online at or call (877) 247-9261 and mention Promo Code SPECTACULR to find out more.

Update (8/2/16 at 8:05 AM):
The opening reception will take place on August 12th.

About Shenandoah National Park
Established by Congress in 1935, Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia contains nearly 197,000 acres of land with over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Shenandoah draws up to 1.2 million visitors a year with its rich history, unique geography and wildlife, as well as the panoramic vistas from the Skyline Drive. This National Scenic Byway, built during the Depression era, winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, providing vistas of the sweeping landscape to the east and west. Lodging options in the park include Skyland (mile 41.7), Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51), and Lewis Mountain Cabins (mile 57.5), which are operated by Delaware North, an authorized concessioner and hospitality provider for the National Park Service. For more information about Shenandoah accommodations, dining and special events, call 877.247.9261 or visit

About Delaware North's parks and resorts business
Delaware North is a global leader in the hospitality industry, operating lodging, recreational activities, food and beverage services, retail and educational programming at destinations throughout North America, Australia and Asia. Delaware North operates in many of the country’s iconic national and state parks, including Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park and Niagara Falls State Park, as well as at cultural attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Its portfolio also includes five luxury resorts in Australia. To learn more about Delaware North’s hospitality management expertise, visit

About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with subsidiary and affiliate operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Its portfolio includes high-profile venues ranging from sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national parks, restaurants, airports, and some of the top regional casinos in the country. The company also owns a selection of award-winning destination resorts, as well as a series of premium restaurants and catering services that are leaders in the industry. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 employee associates serving half a billion guests in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. “Delaware North” is a reference to Delaware North Companies Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, including location-specific operating entities.

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