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.

Annual Fundraising Gala

April 26, 2014

CCSA's Annual Fundraising Gala
Saturday, April 26, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Tickets are $30 each

Reception, silent auction, and exhibit at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, 100 North Main Street, Galax

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts’ Board of Directors cordially invites you to the 2014 Fundraising Gala supporting CCSA’s Programming and Operations.  We will be celebrating the growth of CCSA and the patchwork of art, music, culture, history, and traditions that make up our community. Featured at the event will be nine bass fiddles created by regional artists reflecting the culture and history of our region.

There will be light hors d’oevres and a cash bar, with Galax Downtown Association offering a selection of beers from Creek Bottom Brews, and Mt. Vale Vineyards offering a selection of Mt. Vale wines. Music will be provided by Willard Gayheart & Bobby Patterson, and other special guests.

Click here to purchase tickets online. If you wish to have an invitation and registration form mailed to you, give us a call at (276) 236-3500 or click here to send us a message. There will also be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

Cocktail attire requested.

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Crooked Road Concert with Edmonds, Brown and McMillian

May 10, 2014

Music of the Crooked Road Concert with Andy Edmonds, Paul Brown, and Chester McMillian
Saturday, May 10, 7-9 pm
Fee: $15 at the door
Open to the public

Come join us for this fun "house-style" concert with Andy Edmonds, Paul Brown, and Chester McMillian, as they play music from the Crooked Road area, and tell stories about the music and people they learned it from. There will be a focus on Round Peak music and the fiddling of Benton Flippen, as well as tunes and musicians from SW Virginia.

These informal and interactive concerts are always fun for the audience and the musicians. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 276-236-3500.

This concert is included for students registered in the Crooked Road workshops.

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Summer Plein Air Day at Mt. Vale Vineyards

June 21, 2014

Summer Plein Air Day at Mt. Vale Vineyards
3222 Meadow Creek Rd, Galax, VA
Saturday, June 21 (rain or shine)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception, Art Show and Wet-Paint Sale, 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 wet-paint sale 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 a wet-paint sale at the end of the day, so bring a frame!

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, June 16 for a $5 discount.

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