Halloween Kidsfest: Sunday, October 29!
Sep06

Halloween Kidsfest: Sunday, October 29!

Join us for our Annual Halloween Kid Fest October 29th, 1-4pm! This event is FREE and fun for all ages. We play games, have spooky themed events, facepainting, a costume parade, candy, pumpkin painting, snacks, education arts activities, group photos and more! We love to see the whole family come out and don’t forget to dress up! Thank you to all the volunteers and donors that make this event happen. Business Donors include:...

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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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Halloween Kidsfest: Sunday, October 23!
Oct17

Halloween Kidsfest: Sunday, October 23!

This year’s family-friendly seasonal event is bigger and better than ever! Begun by Chris Shackelford back in 2001, Halloween Kidsfest has been a free community service for 14 years. 2016 will be no different with many traditional aspects and several new activities for all ages! Come for the tots, come for the frightening fun, come for the games and make-it-yourself workshops: Sunday, October 23, 1 to 4 PM all around the center....

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An Evening of Irish Music – Claire Egan and Eoin O’Neill
Apr26

An Evening of Irish Music – Claire Egan and Eoin O’Neill

May 24, 2016 – 7PM at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts Tickets: $15, $10 students Available for purchase at the door. Bios of musicians: London born, County Clare based fiddle player Claire Egan was born into a family of musicians and artists from the West of Ireland and has been immersed in the music from listening to the recordings of the Master musicians from the 1920’s as well as the wealth of great musicians from...

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Halloween Kid Fest, October 25!
Oct14

Halloween Kid Fest, October 25!

This year’s family-friendly seasonal event is bigger and better than ever! Begun by Chris Shackelford back in 2001, The Jax Halloween KidFest has been a free community service for 13 years. 2015 will be no different with many traditional aspects and several new activities for all ages!  Come for the tots, come for the frightening fun, come for the games and make-it-yourself workshops: Sunday, October 25, 1 to 4 PM all around The Jax....

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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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Kid’s Art Camp: July 6-10
Jun04

Kid’s Art Camp: July 6-10

Join the Annual Kids Camp at the Jax! This year will we have new and exciting activities and classes. Youth Ages 8-14 (siblings age 7 or 15 may also participate)   July 6-10, 2015  Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm Jax Members $150 / General Public $175 / Deposit $75 All materials and afternoon snack included!   About the week: Students will move around The Jax campus to attend 3 or 4 different classes during each camp day. Students will...

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20th Annual Winterfest Crafts & Gifts
Nov24

20th Annual Winterfest Crafts & Gifts

                Time has rolled around again for our longest-running event: Winterfest!! Happening December 6 & 7 this year, 10 to 5 on Saturday, 11 to 5 on Sunday. In celebration of this 20th annual event, we’ve got new vendors, new events, and many of the “standards” such as the yummy Jax Café offerings, our own Gift Shop will be open to expand your handmade gift-buying...

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Upcoming Cultural & Afternoon Arts Opportunities
Nov06

Upcoming Cultural & Afternoon Arts Opportunities

For the remainder of the year, Afternoon Arts will continue every Thursday to provide unique creative opportunities for your 4-12 year olds!  Staff members Leia Wood and Marcie Hancock will be alternating weeks of instruction. Local artist Aven Tanner will take over instruction in January, but here’s a preview of what you can expect for the next two months: Nov. 6: Making images from printing with paint your hands (Leia) Nov....

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Free Children’s Arts Classes thru October
Oct09

Free Children’s Arts Classes thru October

Through a partnership with Blue Cow Arts, Floyd’s Jacksonville Center is able to offer weekly youth classes free of charge through the month of October. The classes are especially designed for young people in mind: for upper elementary and middle-school-aged children, a weekly class (Mondays from 4 – 5 PM) called Cultural Arts, led by Ferrum professor Susan Virginia Mead is free; and for the younger set (pre-K through 7th grade),...

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