The Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center is a great place to take a class, explore ideas about the world around us, shop for something unique, or just relax for a bit. We have a small professional and a large number of dedicated volunteer so the Center is also a great place to learn more about other fun things going on in the Alleghany Highlands. We represent more than 260 working artist and crafts people who work with everything from oil and watercolor to baskets and wood;and a whole lot in between! It has all been made by hand and juried or selected for its originality , good design and fine craftsmanship. We also have regularly changing gallery exhibits. Whether you want to learn how to paint, draw, needle felt or just explore your own creativity, we have classes and workshops for a wide variety of ages throughout the year. We live in a beautiful part of Virginia and hope you will enjoy both our community and the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center. Welcome!
The Alleghany Highlands arts and Crafts is supported by its members, contributors, The Alleghany Foundation, the Town of Clifton Forge, City of Covington, County of Alleghany, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Clifton Forge, VA (CLF)
Station Building (with waiting room)
307 East Ridgeway Street
CSX Office Building
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
With over 180 monuments on display at our Clifton Forge, VA location, we offer a wide selection of memorial statuary, stonework and metal products to families from many areas including Alleghany, Bath and Botetourt counties of VA including the cities of Clifton Forge, Low Moor, Covington, Hot Springs, Lexington, Fincastle, Eagle Rock, Daleville and Troutville. Also, the cities of White Sulphur Springs, WV and Lewisburg, WV.
Appalfolks of America Association (AAA) was founded by M. Ray Allen in 1985 to promote the literary and performing arts via programs that promote drug-free creativity. “Encyclopedia of Appalachia,” a 2006 publication by the University of Tennessee Press, cites Allen and AAA for its good work with youth in Appalachia in general and at the Historic Stonewall Theatre in Clifton Forge, renamed the Historic Masonic Theatre following AAA’s donation of the theatre to the Town of Clifton Forge in 2003.
The Historic Masonic Theatre serves as the home for AAA where its office is located on the ground floor level. For more than two decades, AAA has served as both producer and presenter of programs at the Historic Masonic Theatre. In 1992, AAA founded The Virginia Opry, a country music troupe patterned after the Grand Ole Opry. In 1993, AAA founded STARS (Special Theatrical Artists Revue & Showcase) serves to provide an opportunity for all special needs performers who wish to perform, and no audition is required for a mentally or physically challenged individual to join the troupe that currently consists of 20 members. Both The Virginia Opry and STARS have performances scheduled at the Historic Masonic Theatre in 2016 and 2017 (see schedule).
P.O. Box 613
Clifton Forge, VA 24422