Events

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.

Fiddlers Week 2015 - Exhibits

August 3, 2015–August 14, 2015

Exhibits - available all week

  • Anatomy of an Instrument: Did you ever wonder what an instrument looks like from the inside? This exhibit shows you guitars and violins as they are being made with explanations of what is happening, giving you an inside view of the instruments and the building process.
  • My Galax Fiddlers Convention: Photos and stories from several photographers offering multiple perspectives on the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention.

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Fiddlers Week 2015 - Reception for Exhibitors

August 3, 2015

Reception
Monday, August 3, 1:00 pm

Come join us for a reception for the photographers for the My Galax Fiddlers Convention exhibit.

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Fiddlers Week 2015 - Early Luthiers of the Blue Ridge Plateau

August 4, 2015

Early Luthiers of the Blue Ridge Plateau
Ken Landreth, Kevin Fore, Tom Barr and Phyllis Gaskins
Tuesday, August 4, 1:00 pm

Join us for the free Showcase/Discussion about early luthiers of the Blue Ridge Plateau. This discussion will focus on the known instrument makers from the past and their instruments, and participants will bring samples of the work of the luthiers.

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Fiddlers Week Event 2015 - Old-time and Bluegrass Banjo Styles

August 5, 2015

Old-time and Bluegrass Banjo Styles Showcase/Discussion
Jeremy Stephens, Ivy Sheppard, Kirk Sutphin, and Stevie Barr
Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 pm

This free presentation will showcase various regional banjo styles and repertoires and discuss and demonstrate how these local styles changed over time.

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Fiddlers Week 2015 - Photography Workshop

August 5, 2015

Photography Workshop: Photographing Musicians Using Existing Light with Mark Robbins
Wednesday, August 5, 11:00 am
Tuition $10 - register now or pay when you get here! 

Mark Robbins is known for his wonderful photos of people at the Galax Fiddlers Convention, especially on the Old Fiddlers Convention Facebook site. He's a photographer from Portsmouth, Virginia who captures musicians in action, using the light that exists at the time. Come on out to this workshop to learn more about using the light to your advantage and tips on how to photograph a person while they are singing or playing an instrument.

You can register online until midnight on August 4, or come a few minutes early and pay when you get here.

Click here to go to Mark's website.

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Fiddlers Week 2015 - Family and Community Traditions

August 6, 2015

Family and Community Traditions Showcase/Discussion
Martha Spencer, Clay Shelor, Doug Rorrer, Bobby Patterson, and Seth Boyd
Thursday, August 6, 1:00 pm

This free presentation will focus on the local family and community styles from the Blue Ridge Plateau area.

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Fiddlers Week 2015 - Zen Doodling Workshop

August 6, 2015

Zen Doodling Workshop with Penney Klaproth
Thursday, August 6, 11:00 am
Tuition $10 - register now or pay when you get here! 

 Create a greeting card with Zen Doodles - filling your page with repetitive images and splashes of color. It's a peaceful and fun way to spend your morning - no drawing experience is necessary.

You can register online until midnight on August 5, or come a few minutes early and pay when you get here.

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Fiddlers Week 2015 - Artists Market

August 7, 2015

Artists Market
Friday, August 7, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come on out to Chestnut Creek School of the Arts on Friday and Saturday during the Fiddlers' Convention to meet local artists, watch them as they demonstrate their craft, and to browse and shop for unique hand-made gifts and souvenirs.

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Fiddlers Week 2015 - Flatfooting Workshop

August 7, 2015

Flatfooting Workshop with Julie Shepherd-Powell
Friday, August 7, 11:00 am (at the Rex Theater)
Tuition $10 - register now or pay when you get here! 

Get ready to dance the night away during the band contest - come on out to the Rex on Friday morning to learn flatfooting steps with Julie Shepherd-Powell.

You can register online until midnight on August 6, or come a few minutes early and pay when you get here.

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Fiddlers Week 2015 - Artists Market

August 8, 2015

Artists Market
Friday, August 7, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come on out to Chestnut Creek School of the Arts on Friday and Saturday during the Fiddlers' Convention to meet local artists, watch them as they demonstrate their craft, and to browse and shop for unique hand-made gifts and souvenirs.

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