Answers to the most common questions about Nature Visions are listed below. If your question is not answered below, feel free to contact us so that we may assist you. You may contact us at email@example.com
Q: Who are we?
A: We are the Mid-Atlantic Photography Association (MAPA), which consists of volunteers from six Northern Virginia Camera Clubs. Our organization is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. MAPA is organized to promote photography. Our current exposition is Nature Visions.
Q: What is our mission?
A: To promote and advance the appreciation of photography in the Mid-Atlantic region and elsewhere, encourage the participation in photography by individuals with all levels of experience and all areas of photographic experience and all areas of photographic interest, and increase the appreciation of photographic art within our community.
Q: Why should I attend the Expo?
A: In addition the viewing the juried images, the Expo will have a variety of activities, to include: keynote presentation, lectures, workshops, vendor sales and opportunity to take close-up images of Birds of Prey.
The following individuals will be available to share knowledge and provide information:
● Professional photographers
● Camera club members
● Industry representatives
Q: If I attended Nature Visions last year, is there anything new?
A: This year we open the doors to the public free of charge starting on Sunday at 2:30PM.
Yes, each year the keynote, workshop and lecture topics change, as do the vendors and event sponsors. The keynote presentation will be held at 4:30pm on Saturday.
In addition this year we have added a Sunday Featured Speaker which is free of charge. The awards presentation will be given during this presentation and the exposition winners will be announced.
This year we will be providing multiple food vendors to choose from. Food trucks will be outside the Hylton Center to provide you a variety of food items to choose from. We will also provide a tent and tables/chairs for those wishing to eat or take a break.
By moving the food vendors outside it created space for additional vendor tables upstairs. Be sure to walk upstairs to see the additional vendors. (Elevators are available.)
Q: What is the Hylton Performing Arts Center?
A: The Hylton Performing Arts Center is a state of the art facility that provides a theater environment for our lectures, ample room for workshops, well lit exhibit hall for the juried images, adequate room for vendor tables, and additional parking spaces.
Q: Can I purchase online passes for the Nature Visions Expo?
A: Yes, click here for passes. We offer passes for single events, such as an individual lecture or workshop, as well as day or weekend passes.
Q: Is there a benefit to purchasing passes online before the event?
A. Yes, you will receive a discount for purchasing passes in advance.
Q: When do the exhibit hall and vendor tables open and close?
A: Saturday and Sunday 9:45 am to 4:30 pm. These hours are subject to change.
Q: Will there be food available?
A: Yes, there will be food trucks selling breakfast items, coffee and tea during the morning hours; in the afternoon there will be a variety of lunch type food available for purchase. Sodas, fruit drinks, and water will also available along with a selection of other snacks.
Q: Is there plenty of parking? What will it cost to park?
A: There is ample parking for the event and parking is FREE.
Q: What will happen if it rains or snows?
A: All of the events, except the outdoor raptor photography will take place as scheduled. All events take place indoors at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
Q: I will be traveling from out of town. Are there hotels in the area?
A: Yes, please check out our website for local hotels that are offering special rates for attendees. For hotels, click here: Accommodations.
Q: Is the facility handicap accessible?
Q: Can we bring our pets?
A: Service animals only.