Gems and JeansVolunteer Poster





Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – If you have not seen our current exhibit it really is a must see.  It still blows me away when I walk in the gallery.  We have many new classes starting at the end of the month and in February and March.  We have our annual Valentines for Vets card making classes on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10-2, Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2-4, and Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10-1.  The valentines you make will be delivered to 250 residents at the Salem, VA Veteran’s Hospital.   Also, on February 7, we have a Mat Cutting class from 1-3:30.  Our first Game Night in the Gallery is Feb. 13, from 6-9:30pm, please note the time change.  We will be offering a 3 week oil painting class on Saturdays from 1-3pm beginning on February 14, 2015.  Looking ahead to March, we will offer  our 6 week oil and watercolor classes starting on March 10, 2015, times are still the same for both classes.  Also, in March we will offer a 3 week, Saturday watercolor class, starting on March 14, 2015.  We will offer another monoprint class on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 10-4.  Lastly do not forget about our Gems and Jeans event on April 25, 2015, you do not want to miss all the fun.  You can always stop by the Art Center or visit us on social media if you have any questions or comments.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 — Happy New Year!!  We have reopened!!! Our winter hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10am to 4:30pm.  We have a new exhibit up.  I am not even able to think of words to describe this exhibit.  Well maybe one word, fun.  We have a new round of classes starting.   Watercolor and Oil Painting started yesterday, but it was the first class, so you still have a week to sign up if you would like to join.  We have a mat cutting class coming up on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, class size is limited and the class fills up fast so please be sure to register as soon as you can if you would like to take the class.  Our next Picasso Diva’s class is going to be on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm.  Finally, I will leave you with three words Denim and Gems.

Friday, November 21, 2014 —  Oh, look it’s after 3pm, which means Kriskindlmarkt is open for business.  Kriskindlmarkt is at the Clifton Forge School of the Arts in The Mill.  We will have table there both today and Saturday, November 22, 2014.  Like many of the other businesses here in Clifton Forge, we have our wreath up, as part of “The Doors of Clifton Forge”.  The bench above will be raffled off, after this weekend, so if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you have until Saturday to do so.  Our Fall Festival Exhibit came down this week.  Next weekend our Christmas Exhibit will be up and open.  Next Sunday, we have a wreath making class, come make a traditional wreath or you can make a more unconventional wreath.  May you all have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

 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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