We hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend. While it is the unofficial kick-off to summer, it is a day set aside to remember all who served in the military and those who gave their lives.
So, with summer comes festivals. This weekend is the Heritage Day Festival at the Masonic and C&O Rail Heritage at the C&O Museum. There will be entertainment, train rides for a small fee, carriage rides, and lots of good food. As we do every year, we have an exhibit of quilts at the Art Center and then we will also be selling baked goodies at the tent that says Alleghany Arts and Crafts Center. There is also the Homecoming Festival the weekend of June 9, if you are looking for something to do, the following weekend.
As for ways to stay cool this summer we have for the kiddo’s the first session of our Summer Art Camp starting June 5. The week is about teaching art techniques to the kids, but also about letting them explore their interests in art. The Diva’s reschedule date for June has been rescheduled. The Diva’s workshop date is now June 8 from 6pm to 8pm.We also, have some adult classes in the works, so the grown up can get out of the heat for a little while as well.
We are really excited about this, we were contacted by Uniguide, they wanted to create an audio information guide for the Art Center. The guide is now live. You will be able to access the guide via the Uniguide App on a mobile device. We thought this was an awesome way to let people know about the Art Center. When you go into the App you will search for Clifton Forge and it will come right up. The best part is that in addition to the other constant exhibits we have, it specifically lets people know that our Fall Festival Exhibit opens the third weekend of October at the same time as the Fall Festival and it lets people know that the Quilt Exhibit goes up for the Heritage Day the first weekend in June. The information guide not only lets people know about the exhibits at the Art Center it also lets them know about two great events here in Clifton Forge.