For our 30th Anniversary we are raffling off a hand painted bench by Nancy Smith.  We are only selling 1000 tickets.  Tickets are now on sale, stop by the Art Center and get yours today!!

 

Nancy Smith Bench

 

Weekly updates: 

Monday, September 15, 2014 – We had a blast at our 30th Birthday Party on Saturday.  The rain did not damper our fun, we just moved the party indoors.  I hope all who were here had fun and for all of you who were not here, we missed you.  Up next here at the Center is our Picasso Diva’s, this workshop will be on September 18, from 6-8pm.  Also, this month we have a needle-felting, witch pin workshop at the end of the month on September 27, from 10am-2pm.  Check back often as we will be updating our website with pictures from our Birthday Celebration as well as Chucks Exhibit.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – September brings in a new exhibit, There and Back Again, A Photographer’s Journey, by Chuck Almarez.  It is amazing, he has some photographs from New York City and some from here in Clifton Forge, VA at the C&O Railway maintenance shops.  There will be a reception for Mr. Almarez, Thursday, September 4, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  A week from Saturday, September 13, is our big 30th birthday celebration.  It starts over in the Sonabank Plaza, at 10am, and from there will move across the street to the Art Center where we will host an open house and refreshments.  Come join in the celebration.  Later this month, we have another Picasso Diva’s class on September 18, from 6-8pm.  Next month we have two events, our Fall Attic Treasure Sale, on Oct. 18 and at the end of the month on Oct. 25, we will host a Murder Mystery Dinner starting at 6pm; check back for more details on that.  Save these dates and come join the fun!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – Our watercolor and oil painting classes are underway.  Those taking the monoprint class last week had a really good time.  Last week we also, had our Picasso Diva’s class.  We have set a date for our next class, September 18, 2014.  We have made some changes regarding this class; when you register for this class you must pay at least $10.00 to hold your spot, the rest of the payment is due by the day of class.  Also, new you must give us 48 hours notice if you will not make it to Picasso Diva’s, so we can give those on the waiting list a chance to make the class.   As a reminder our 30th Anniversary/Birthday Celebration is Saturday, Sept. 13.  It starts at 10am in SonaBank Plaza, then moves over to the Art Center at 10:30am for refreshments and our open house.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Finally, your going to want to mark your calendars for our Fall Attic Treasure Sale, it will be Saturday, October 18, during Fall Festival.  We are always looking for volunteers, if you have time, feel free to call us or stop by to see what volunteer opportunities are available.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 –   Our Picasso Diva’s class is tonight.  We have two felting classes this Saturday, August 23; Felted Soap and Fuzzy Pumpkins.  Starting next week our instructor Michael Farrar will begin his six week Watercolor and Oil Painting classes.  If you are interested in any of this you can contact the Art Center.  Mark your calendars our 30th Anniversary/Birthday Celebration is Saturday, Sept. 13.  It starts at 10am in SonaBank Plaza, then moves over to the Art Center at 10:30am for refreshments and our open house.  Finally, your going to want to mark your calendars for our Fall Attic Treasure Sale, it will be Saturday, October 18, during Fall Festival.  We are always looking for volunteers, if you have time, feel free to call us or stop by to see what volunteer opportunities are available.

Monday, July 28, 2014This week we have a Two Day Paper Mache Workshop for Kids.  It starts on Wednesday, July 30.  We still have some slots open.  All you need to do to register is call the Art Center.  Next week we have two classes once at the beginning of the week, Sewing for Kids on August 5, and Painted Pots on August 9.  We still have openings in both of those classes as well.   Also, don’t forget to come by and get your raffle ticket for the painted bench.  Please see the picture above.  We have been working on our website, we hope you like what we have done.  Please if you have suggestions, let us know.  Have a great week.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 –  Last week our new exhibit opened, it is called Juxtaposition, with Nan Mahone and Jamie Nervo.  Juxtaposition will be open from now until August 29, 2014.  We have a two day drawing workshop coming up on Saturday and Sunday, the instructor is Michael Farrar. Please call the Art Center if you would like more information.  We have added a couple of new links one is for the digital copy of the current Alleghany Living Magizine. The other is to the WSLS segment A Days Drive, be sure to check those out under the community links page.  Also, next week we have a two day paper mache workshop for kids, it begins on July 31 and wraps up on August 1, 2014.  Please check back often for more updates.

 

 Just a preview of the fun YOU can be a part of at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, located in Clifton Forge, VA.

 

Come take our Picasso Diva’s Class. 

Picasso Diva's

Picasso Diva’s

 

Fun was had by all at our Art of Chocolate Festival and Peep Show.

Chocolate Festival 2014

Chocolate Festival 2014

We even have classes for those with a little more experience with the paint brush.

Our instructor Michael conducting an Oil Painting Demo

Our instructor Michael conducting an Oil Painting Demo

 

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