Studio Artists & Resident Businesses


sarahmcworksmThe Jacksonville Center seeks to attract and assist business people that reflect the regions major assets: artisans, craftspeople and artists.  The Jacksonville Center offers services typically offered in a small business incubator environment: access to consultants, workshops, etc. on business management, marketing and operations; access to computer/printer/scanner; some reception services and an environment to network with artists and others to facilitate the creative process.

Spaces range from working studio spaces to small office cubicles; from spaces visible to a passing public setting to private settings where concentrated work can be accomplished. The common areas include: reception lobby; a members-only retail outlet; lunch area; and a large multi-function space that is used by tenants for everything from recitals to exhibits, from training to working, from performance to conference.

Rates are available upon request from the office:  or 540-745-2784.

Current Studio Artists

David Oakes
Studio # 119 (shared)
Guitar, Banjo, & Mandolin Instruction

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Theresa Fontana
Studio # 119 (shared)

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Scott Perry
Studio #125
“The Pickin Porch”
Fretted Instrument Instruction


Resident Businesses

Association of Energy Conservation Professionals (AECP)
Located in the Sustainable Living Education Center (SLEC) Building (Second building to right after entering Jax Campus) Networking on energy conservation and sustainability.
Billy Weitzenfeld, Executive Director


BC Genesis
216 Parkway Lane South (First building to right after entering Jax Campus)
Venee Finley,


New River Community Action, Inc (NRCA)
Offices located inside North Entrance of The Jax
NRCA’s mission is to “promote and support the well-being and self-reliance of individuals, families and communities.”  Several NRCA programs are temporarily housed as the Jacksonville Center:  Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program and Food Pantry, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Children’s Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) and Head Start Home Base Program.   NRCA staff can also facilitate access to other NRCA programs:  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Homeless and Housing Programs, VA CARES, and Responsible Rides.

Emergency Assistance Program & Food Pantry
Head Start