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 - Out of the Box

September 20, 2014

Fall Into Art Celebration
"Out of the Box"
Saturday, September 20, 11:00am-4:00pm

Join us for our annual celebration of art for everyone! This year's theme is "Out of the Box" and the event will feature art challenges, a community Call for Art, and other exhibits, as well as music and food.

There will be several art challenges with different themes and types of materials where you will "upcycle" old materials to turn them into something new. Let your imagination flow and have fun making something funky and junky with these creative challenges. Come discover the artist in you!

Every year Fall Into Art includes a Call for Art that includes prizes, including a People's Choice award. These are the guidelines for this year's Call for Art:

• All work must follow the “Out of the Box” theme.
• Work displayed for sale or exhibit must be original, not made from a kit or mass-produced and must be created for this event. Highest quality workmanship is expected.
• Each person may submit 2 entries using dissimilar materials for each piece. For example, cardboard used in one piece, metal in the second piece.
• Up-cycled or reused materials must be used for part of each entry.
• All 3-dimensional work must be assembled by the artists and ready for display.
Work must be delivered to CCSA no later than September 5th and will remain on exhibit at CCSA through October 4th.

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Fall Plein Air Day

October 18, 2014

Fall Plein Air Day at Mt. Vale Vineyards
3222 Meadow Creek Rd, Galax, VA
Saturday, October 18 (rain or shine)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception, Art Show and Wet-Paint Auction, 3:30 pm

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.

There will be a wine and cheese reception, art show and auction of the work created that day, beginning at 3:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Wine is available for purchase.

Artist registration begins at 8:00 am. The $20 registration fee includes lunch and a glass of wine. Prizes are awarded during the reception. (1st-$150, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$50, People’s Choice-gift basket). 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 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 13 for a $5 discount.

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