Arts and Culture
The newly created Appalachian Arts Center is located on Rt. 19 three miles from Southwest Virginia Community College. The Arts Center serves as both an exhibition space and a marketplace featuring the work of local crafts people and fine artists. Experience the beauty and artistry of handmade musical instruments, pottery, quilts, beeswax, candles, hand woven baskets, hand-crafted wooden toys, blacksmithing, jewelry and fiber arts. Original watercolors, oil paintings, and photographs, as well as unique small scale brick sculptures are also represented. Additionally, a series of artisan demonstrations and workshops provide the public with opportunities to gain insight into the creative process.
The Appalachian Arts Center is dedicated to the promotion of the burgeoning arts and crafts industry in far southwest Virginia as well as to the preservation of traditional folkways.
Gov. G.C. Perry Highway, located on Rt. 19, 2 miles south of Claypool. (276) 596-9188. Features exhibitions on the work of local crafts people and fine artists.
Open Tuesday - Saturday.