There are so many wonderful festivals in Galax throughout the year and we welcome folks to make CCSA part of their festival experience by visiting our facility at 100 N. Main St.  Take a tour;  learn about our programming;  sign up for our email list to receive our seasonal online newsletter with exciting new classes, and shop from a wonderful variety of local handmade arts and crafts in our Dixon Vault Gift Galley.  We often have exciting things going on at CCSA during festivals, including artisan demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family!  CCSA also hosts yearly events for the general public as well as our wonderful volunteers and supporters.  There’s always something going on in Galax and there’s always exciting stuff happening at CCSA!  Check the links below for more information about all these events.

Fall Into Art - Pay It Forward

September 26, 2015

Fall Into Art-Pay It Forward
Saturday, September 26, noon-4:00 pm
Free and open to the public
Fun for all ages!

Fall Into Art is CCSA's annual celebration that art is for everyone. This year's theme is "Pay It Forward" focusing on community giving programs we participate in.

We'll have activities at the all three CCSA locations

* Main Building (100 N Main St) - Stuffed with Love, recycled art project, bake sale, and more!

* Pottery Studio (110 E Oldtown St) - Empty Bowls

* Woodworking Studio (107 W Oldtown St) - Tours, open jam, soap carving

This event is free and fun for the whole family. Come Discover the Artist in You!

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Fall Plein Air Day

October 17, 2015

Fall Plein Air Day at Mt. Vale Vineyards
3222 Meadow Creek Rd, Galax, VA
Saturday, October 17 (rain or shine)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception, Art Show and Wet-Paint Auction, in the afternoon

Plein Air artists paint outdoors, working quickly to capture the light and complete their work in one day. The public is invited to come to this event to enjoy a glass of wine, stroll the grounds, and watch the artists paint in the morning and early afternoon, and stay for the reception later in the day.

In the afternoon there will be a wine and cheese reception, art show and auction of the work created that day. This event is free and open to the public. Wine is available for purchase. Mt. Vale will be releasing their fall wines at this event.

Artist registration begins at 8:00 am. The $20 registration fee includes lunch and a glass of wine. Prizes are awarded during the reception. There’s an auction at the end of the day, so bring a frame! Chestnut Creek School of the Arts will keep 20% of the auction price.

This year we will also be offering artists the opportunity to bring some of their existing work for sale. Bring your own displays.

For those who would like to learn about plein air painting, there will be a free workshop on site. Details will be listed later.

This event is sponsored by Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, The Doctor's Inn, and Mt. Vale Vineyards.

Artists may pre-register for this event. Register by Monday, October 12 for a $5 discount.

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Crooked Road Concert

October 24, 2015

Crooked Road Concert with Kirk Sutphin and Riley Baugus
Saturday, October 24, 7:00 pm
Admission: TBD

Growing up as friends and neighbors in the North Carolina Piedmont, Kirk and Riley were heavily exposed to traditional music of the Round Peak area. Together they visited elder traditional musicians in and around Grayson and Surry Counties where they learned tunes and techniques the Round Peak area is known for.

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