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Don't miss it! Tonight is the last night of "Teen-week" at Jackson River Sports Complex and a free concert! Here are some pics from last nights painting class, where some teens painted their version of Georges Pierre Seurat's "Sunday Afternoon in La Grande Jatte". ... See MoreSee Less

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This is such a fun activity and the teens seem to be engrossed in their work. The result is grand. Congratulations!

Very impressive!

's magocal!

New exhibit in the Gallery! Claudia di Franko's "The Bridge" began this week, and continues through August 2oth. Claudia di Franko, a free-lance artist who lives in Troutville, Va, creates black and white and unusually toned photographs that capture “life as it is” in many unusual locations across the world. Also included in this show are mixed media scrolls and three-dimensional works. ... See MoreSee Less

Making beautiful art at Kid's Summer Art Camp, and campers working on more public art embellishments for Booker T. Washington Park in Clifton Forge! ... See MoreSee Less

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Whoops! Much more appropriate to have them at the Dog Park! Either way, they will look so good! Thanks Kaarn Thomas!

Oh good! Can't wait to see them on the fence.

So actually they are going onto the fence at the new dog park which will be behind the Art school on Smith Creek Trail!

Session 2 of Kid's Summer Art Camp started this week! Only one Session 3 left and there is room for you!
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Session 2 of Kids Summer Art Camp started this week!  Only one Session 3 left and there is room for you!
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2 weeks ago

Lorenza M. Carter

Anyone interested in an evening bridge class can email me at with name, convenient times and days.
I'll see if there is enough interest.
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2 weeks ago

Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center

Kid's Summer Art Camp Session I is over, but you still register for Session II (July 26th - 29th) & Session III (Aug 2nd - 5th). To register click below:
For Session II:
For Session III:
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Knic Umstead: "Art Decade" Show At AHA Crafts CenterClifton Forge, VA (July 10, 2021) -
“Art Decade,” an exhibit of work by Clifton Forge Native Knic Umstead,
opened Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center in downtown Clifton Forge.
The exhibit includes pieces from 8 different series of work. It includes several painting media, photography, collage and digital images. Some of the work is representational and much of it has abstract qualities.
“At its core, art is communication - a visual language that supersedes spoken words and specific tongues. The art I make comes from a desire to make tangible repetition of visual questions and input from my other senses– the unseen.” - Knic Umstead
Umstead’s work is thoughtful, sometimes challenging but most of all, engaging. He currently teaches at Radford University, Virginia Tech and is a Lead Coordinator for the Summer Residence Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts.
His arts works will be on display through July 23rd.
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Thanks for coming by Jerry. Your photos are great.

As we begin a weekend of both relaxation and safety, we are excited to announce, along with our friends at the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, that beginning 7/11/2021, the C&O Railway Heritage Center will be OPEN on Sundays from 10 AM - 4 PM. For the first time in many years, the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society invites the public to enjoy our attractions throughout the entire weekend, like our vintage railroad rolling stock collection, indoor museum exhibits, our “Little C&O” ride-on train, and our updated gift shop. As we begin to safely return to our travel routines, the opportunity to immerse yourself in America’s transportation history is still alive and well through our celebrated museum and replica C&O Railway structures. Stop by ALL weekend and experience the history and hospitality of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.

Visit us in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia ALL WEEKEND LONG in 2021! We are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM at 705 Main Street, Clifton Forge, VA. Questions? Email us at


Photo 6/30/2021
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