Creative on Purpose – A Conversation with Artist Charlie Brouwer
Oct10

Creative on Purpose – A Conversation with Artist Charlie Brouwer

Friday, October 26th 6-7:30pm in the Hayloft Gallery Join Charlie Brouwer and Scott Perry for a conversation about art, meaning, and life at The Floyd Center for the Arts. This event is free, open to the public, and includes a Q&A with the audience. Charlie creates outdoor sculptures that enhance the community and reflect human dreams and aspirations. Learn more here: https://www.charliebrouwer.com. Scott cultivates the health and...

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Afternoon Arts – Now on Thursdays, too!
Oct03

Afternoon Arts – Now on Thursdays, too!

Please join us for Thursday Afternoon Arts every Thursday, from 4-5pm, in the Classroom at the Floyd Center for the Arts! Tuesday’s Afternoon Arts will still be in the Pottery Studio from 4-5pm, as usual. Over the next few months, on Thursdays in the classroom, we will experiment with Painting, Mixed Media, Crafts, and More, with Center Staff & Guest Artists. Please sign up and pay at the Front Desk before bringing your...

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Kids Art Camp! July 16-20
Jun02

Kids Art Camp! July 16-20

Returning again this year is our ever-popular annual Kids Art Camp – many adults want to join us, but sorry – it’s just for kids!  This year will include lessons in printmaking, working with clay, fabric dyeing, and many more arts activities.  Each year we strive to teach campers about all kinds of art, art techniques, and of course, we make art! Recommended for children 8 to 12 years old.  However 6-7 year olds and...

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Community Themed Exhibit – Call for Artists
Sep06

Community Themed Exhibit – Call for Artists

Applications are due by Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Download Application Here! Floyd Center for the Arts announces an open exhibition on the theme of community. Community is a broad topic and the Center hopes to receive a broad range of entries – including everything from traditional paintings, photographs, or sculptures by individual artists to collaborative works.  Other forms of art may be exhibited as well, like digital media,...

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2017 Winterfest Applications Now Available!
Sep04

2017 Winterfest Applications Now Available!

The Floyd Center for the Arts’ 23rd Annual Winterfest Holiday Celebration will be held on December 2 & 3, 2017 – Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00am- 5:00pm along with other community celebrations. As last year, the dates are both Saturday and Sunday, which offers a second shopping day and provides more opportunity for sales and more options with any weather issues.  We are excited to celebrate the 23rd...

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Paper Blooms FREE workshops, Saturday, March 25
Mar17

Paper Blooms FREE workshops, Saturday, March 25

The Floyd Center for the Arts invites our community to free paper flower making workshops on Saturday, March 25. The workshops are being organized by Roanoke College’s Olin Hall Galleries as part of their Paper Blooms Project.   Talia Logan, Olin Hall Galleries Director, will lead participants in creating “map roses” during three workshop time frames. Demonstrations start at 10am, 12:30pm and 2pm at the Center. All flowers made will...

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Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19
Dec30

Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19

The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016 Plein Air Crush weekend. We invite artists to come and join fellow national and regional painters for a WEEK of plein air painting in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia!  Patrons of the arts will be invited to participate in many free and ticketed portions of the week.  More information about how to buy patron tickets will be available in...

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POLYMER CLAY RETREAT Sept 23-25, 2016, Floyd VA With Jana Roberts Benzon

Download a PDF flyer of this information here! Jana Roberts Benzon has a diverse artistic background in various mediums, but polymer clay has captured her creative spirit like nothing else. Jana has focused on creating her brand of intricate “millefiori” canework and in perfecting her innovative techniques for building and reducing canes.  From those canes, Jana loves creating interesting, dimensional jewelry pieces often...

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Ceramics/Pottery Open Studio Changes!
Jul13

Ceramics/Pottery Open Studio Changes!

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is always changing and evolving with our community, so we are pleased to announce a new addition to our center.  Glory Langva, will be starting July 16th as our new Ceramics/Pottery Studio Manager.  She will be working to maintain the studio and its equipment, as well as offer helpful advice and assistance to participants in working in the studio. NEW OPEN STUDIO HOURS: Thursdays, 1-6pm The Pottery...

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Jax Juried Exhibition 2015 & Help Night
May16

Jax Juried Exhibition 2015 & Help Night

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, located in beautiful, rural Floyd VA, invites visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in this juried show. Locally known as “The Jax”, this nonprofit, community arts center, is a renovated dairy barn that promotes the area’s rich artistic movement, by providing artistic events, exhibitions and connections with the more heavily populated areas of Roanoke VA, Blacksburg VA and Greensboro...

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