Here is our first exhibit walk through video, our current exhibit is our Toyland Exhibit.  We hope you enjoy it and do not forget to come in and take your time to see everything.  This video can not begin to cover everything we have in the exhibit.

Winner of the hand painted bench:  Debbie Rodgers.

Winner of the hand painted bench: Debbie Rodgers.

We held our drawing for the garden bench painted and donated by Nancy Smith of Clifton Forge. The winner of the bench is Debbie Rodgers of Covington. The Center thanks everyone who purchased a chance.



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.

Friday, November 7, 2014 – First of all our first Game Night of the fall is tonight.  We hope all of you have signed up enjoy yourselves, and for anyone who might still wish to sign up we still have tickets/seats.  Our next Picasso Diva’s class is going to take place on December 11, 2014.  We will be offering a wreath class before that, on November 30, 2014.  Weather you want a more traditional wreath or one that is a little more fun, we have you covered for this class.  The class is free, but you do have to purchase the wreath form.  Join us, make a Christmas Wreath or one for just anytime.  You only have until November 23 to purchase raffle tickets for the hand painted bench, after the Kris Krindle Mart we will be drawing a winner.  Also, do not forget you can find up on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest, and several other places online.

Friday, October 31, 2014   Happy Halloween, we hope you all have a safe and spooky fun time.  Our Felted Purse Class has been cancelled.  Our watercolor and oil painting classes are underway.  We have scheduled our next Picasso Diva’s night, which is back on THURSDAY nights, November 6, 2014.  Also, our first Game Night in the Gallery of the fall is November 7, 2014.  Fun was had by all who attended our Murder Mystery Dinner.  We will be post pictures of that soon.  Our Fall Festival Show has been up.  You can come by and vote for your favorite piece in the show.  We will also, place pictures from the show soon as well.  Check back often for updates and new classes and events.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – If you have not seen our Chuck Almarez exhibit, you have until Friday so see it, the show will come down at 3pm this Friday, October 10, 2014.  Our next exhibit is our Fall Festival Show.  I will open on October 17, 2014 at noon.  If you plan to be in the area for Fall Festival, stop by, see the show, and look around.  It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas.  We had a great time at the Heritage Day Festival this past weekend.  There were lots of Halloween masks made, by children.  Mark your calendars, our Fall Attic Treasure Sale is Saturday, October 18, from 10:30am to 4:30pm.  Again if you are planning on being downtown for the Fall Festival, by all means come in and see if you can find your treasure.  UPDATE, Picasso Diva’s will be on WEDNESDAY, October 29, 2014 from 6-8pm this month.  Our Oil Painting and Watercolor classes will begin at the end of the month.  We will be hosting a wreath making class.  These wreaths are a little different than what your used to, so it should be fun.  There will be two wreath making classes; one on the evening of  Monday, Oct. 20 6:30 – 7:30pm and one on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1:30 – 2:30pm.

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.


 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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