The Arts in Alleghany County of Virginia

"Art is born of the observation
and investigation of nature." - Cicero


Masonic Theatre in Clifton ForgeIt should, therefore, be no surprise that amid the stunning beauty of the Alleghany Highlands is a thriving arts community. Dozens of local artisans display their work at the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center or in other local galleries. Don't forget the performing arts. The curtain goes up on theatrical and musical performances across the region featuring local artists and special guests.

  • Covington
    Alleghany Highlands Arts Council
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    Locality:
    Covington City
    450 W Main St
    Covington, VA 24426

    Fall, winter, spring performing arts series; features notable touring performers; music, drama, comedy, dance; vocal; student series during school year. Annual series also included performances by the Alleghany Highlands Choral and the Alleghany Highlands Orchestra.

    Telephone:
    540-962-6220

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/AlleghanyHighlandsArtsCouncil

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    439 E. Ridgeway Street
    P.O. Box 273
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Center is a not-for-profit volunteer organization which encourages creative experience and appreciation of the visual arts. The gallery's changing exhibits feature works produced by Highlands and other artists, and the shop sells juried handmade items marketed by the craftsmen. Included are pottery, wooden ware, jewelry, stained glass, as well as needlework, quilts, and other fiber arts. Watercolor, oil, and graphic arts, framed and unframed, are also available.

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    highlandsartsandcraft.org@gmail.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/AlleghanyHighlandsArtsandCraftsCenter

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Masonic Amphitheatre
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    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    513 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Masonic Amphitheatre and Park is a state-of-the-art outdoor facility and park that opened in June 2012.  The Amphitheatre was designed and built by third-year architect students from the design/buildLab at Virginia Tech.  The Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge which links historic Clifton Forge to the Masonic Amphitheatre was designed and built by the design/buildLAB students (a different class) one year later. The Theatre’s stage was repurposed from a concrete slab that was part of a wholesale tire company owned by Bill Cook.  Bill donated the land for the Amphitheatre to the Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation and the Amphitheatre became part of a complex that includes the Historic Masonic Theatre on 510 Main Street and the Masonic Amphitheatre on 513 Church Street in Clifton Forge, VA.  The two structures are adjacent to one another. The Amphitheatre’s season presents a diverse program of musical entertainment, plays, and festivals, runs from April to early October with over 40 events scheduled during the season.  The Amphitheatre seats 500 people with bench seating and the Amphitheatre lawn which invites lawn chairs and blankets for individuals and families to enjoy every event.  In the past four seasons, the majority of the programs offered are free of charge or donation only and many showcase local Alleghany Highlands’ talent. The Amphitheatre is available to rent by organizations, businesses and non-profits.  

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/CliftonForgeMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge School of the Arts
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    518 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Clifton Forge School of the Arts, "CFSOTA", is a 501c3 non-profit School offering opportunities for training in fine/applied arts to adults/children that is recreational and vocational; promotes economic development; and encourages cultural enrichment and creativity. Located in the Alleghany Highlands and the heart of downtown Clifton Forge, VA, our campus occupies graciously donated historic buildings and land that were once a 1920's hardware store, 1892 lumber mill and a grocery supplier. We have unique venues that are available for your function rental (weddings, receptions, fundraising, music, meetings, etc), which help support the programs of CFSOTA. They are: The Mill (a large repurposed lumber mill), The Gallery (our rotating exhibit hall) and The Garden (with rare trees & plants, walkways and resting areas). We publish a quarterly class schedule that features individual, ongoing and "created just for you or your group" classes in art disciplines such as: painting, drawing, fiber, music, blacksmithing, woodworking/carving, pottery, glass & stone sculpture. Our professional instructors come, from near and far, bringing a wealth of knowledge and artistic skills. Please visit with us to explore our campus of studios, art store and garden - and sign up for the class of your choice. Our office is usually open 12-2; however, we are often open much longer hours. Stop by! Questions: call 540-862-7275; website www.cfsota.org; email cfsota@lumos.net

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/CliftonForgeSchooloftheArts

  • Covington
    LOVEwork at Humpback Bridge
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    Midland Trail
    Covington, VA 24426

    LOVEwork at Humpback Bridge. The "L" was created with historic bricks from the area. The "O" is a gear from one of the old paper machines at MWV, representing the history of manufacturing in the area. The "V" is the natural feature created by a tree in the creek bank. The "E" was created with railroad ties representing the history of the railroad in our community. We encourage our local community and guests to visit and enjoy the beauty of our National Historic Landmark, Humpback Bridge, and the Alleghany Highlands. Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEwork and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers on on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    888-430-5786

    Email:
    sdenius@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/LOVEworkatHumpbackBridge

  • Covington
    R/C Covington Movies 3
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    Locality:
    Covington City
    139 North Maple Avenue
    Covington, VA 24426

    Three Cinema venue with snack bar and clean restrooms!

    Telephone:
    540-962-8888

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/RCCovingtonMovies3

  • Covington
    River Rock Amphitheater at Jackson River Recreation/Sport Complex
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    Locality:
    Covington City
    870 W. Edgemont Drive
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Jackson River Recreation/Sport Complex is located at 870 W. Edgemont Drive directly across from Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc. Complex amenities include five lighted softball fields, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, playground equipment, walking areas, picnic areas, restroom facilities, press box, concessions and a newly constructed amphitheater. See the link below for more information and a recent schedule.

    Telephone:
    540-965-6300

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/RiverRockAmphitheateratJacksonRiverRecreationSportComplex

  • Clifton Forge
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Circa 1905, originally an opera house and Masonic Lodge in the downtown historic district of Clifton Forge, VA, the Historic Masonic Theatre is Virginia's oldest continuously operating Theatre. On July 1, 2016, the Historic Masonic Theatre opened its doors to the public once again after a 6.5 million dollar renovation.  A  movie theatre and a performing arts venue, the four story building has a state of the art auditorium, an underground cafe and lounge area, a balcony with seating and conference room and an upper level ballroom suitable for wedding receptions and gatherings. The Theatre's history includes performances bythe world famous Count Basie Orchestra, appearances by Tex Ritter, Lash LaRue, and Cowboy Bob Steele and political speaker William Jennings Bryan.

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/TheHistoricMasonicTheatre

The Arts

The Arts in Alleghany County of Virginia

"Art is born of the observation
and investigation of nature." - Cicero


Masonic Theatre in Clifton ForgeIt should, therefore, be no surprise that amid the stunning beauty of the Alleghany Highlands is a thriving arts community. Dozens of local artisans display their work at the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center or in other local galleries. Don't forget the performing arts. The curtain goes up on theatrical and musical performances across the region featuring local artists and special guests.

  • Covington
    Alleghany Highlands Arts Council
    Show details

    Locality:
    Covington City
    450 W Main St
    Covington, VA 24426

    Fall, winter, spring performing arts series; features notable touring performers; music, drama, comedy, dance; vocal; student series during school year. Annual series also included performances by the Alleghany Highlands Choral and the Alleghany Highlands Orchestra.

    Telephone:
    540-962-6220

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/AlleghanyHighlandsArtsCouncil

  • Clifton Forge
    Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    439 E. Ridgeway Street
    P.O. Box 273
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Center is a not-for-profit volunteer organization which encourages creative experience and appreciation of the visual arts. The gallery's changing exhibits feature works produced by Highlands and other artists, and the shop sells juried handmade items marketed by the craftsmen. Included are pottery, wooden ware, jewelry, stained glass, as well as needlework, quilts, and other fiber arts. Watercolor, oil, and graphic arts, framed and unframed, are also available.

    Telephone:
    540-862-4447

    Email:
    highlandsartsandcraft.org@gmail.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/AlleghanyHighlandsArtsandCraftsCenter

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge Masonic Amphitheatre
    Show details

    Locality:
    Clifton Forge (city)
    513 Church Street
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    The Masonic Amphitheatre and Park is a state-of-the-art outdoor facility and park that opened in June 2012.  The Amphitheatre was designed and built by third-year architect students from the design/buildLab at Virginia Tech.  The Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge which links historic Clifton Forge to the Masonic Amphitheatre was designed and built by the design/buildLAB students (a different class) one year later. The Theatre’s stage was repurposed from a concrete slab that was part of a wholesale tire company owned by Bill Cook.  Bill donated the land for the Amphitheatre to the Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation and the Amphitheatre became part of a complex that includes the Historic Masonic Theatre on 510 Main Street and the Masonic Amphitheatre on 513 Church Street in Clifton Forge, VA.  The two structures are adjacent to one another. The Amphitheatre’s season presents a diverse program of musical entertainment, plays, and festivals, runs from April to early October with over 40 events scheduled during the season.  The Amphitheatre seats 500 people with bench seating and the Amphitheatre lawn which invites lawn chairs and blankets for individuals and families to enjoy every event.  In the past four seasons, the majority of the programs offered are free of charge or donation only and many showcase local Alleghany Highlands’ talent. The Amphitheatre is available to rent by organizations, businesses and non-profits.  

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/CliftonForgeMasonicAmphitheatre

  • Clifton Forge
    Clifton Forge School of the Arts
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    518 Church St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Clifton Forge School of the Arts, "CFSOTA", is a 501c3 non-profit School offering opportunities for training in fine/applied arts to adults/children that is recreational and vocational; promotes economic development; and encourages cultural enrichment and creativity. Located in the Alleghany Highlands and the heart of downtown Clifton Forge, VA, our campus occupies graciously donated historic buildings and land that were once a 1920's hardware store, 1892 lumber mill and a grocery supplier. We have unique venues that are available for your function rental (weddings, receptions, fundraising, music, meetings, etc), which help support the programs of CFSOTA. They are: The Mill (a large repurposed lumber mill), The Gallery (our rotating exhibit hall) and The Garden (with rare trees & plants, walkways and resting areas). We publish a quarterly class schedule that features individual, ongoing and "created just for you or your group" classes in art disciplines such as: painting, drawing, fiber, music, blacksmithing, woodworking/carving, pottery, glass & stone sculpture. Our professional instructors come, from near and far, bringing a wealth of knowledge and artistic skills. Please visit with us to explore our campus of studios, art store and garden - and sign up for the class of your choice. Our office is usually open 12-2; however, we are often open much longer hours. Stop by! Questions: call 540-862-7275; website www.cfsota.org; email cfsota@lumos.net

    Telephone:
    540-862-7275

    Email:
    cfsota@lumos.net

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/CliftonForgeSchooloftheArts

  • Covington
    LOVEwork at Humpback Bridge
    Show details

    Locality:
    Alleghany
    Midland Trail
    Covington, VA 24426

    LOVEwork at Humpback Bridge. The "L" was created with historic bricks from the area. The "O" is a gear from one of the old paper machines at MWV, representing the history of manufacturing in the area. The "V" is the natural feature created by a tree in the creek bank. The "E" was created with railroad ties representing the history of the railroad in our community. We encourage our local community and guests to visit and enjoy the beauty of our National Historic Landmark, Humpback Bridge, and the Alleghany Highlands. Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEwork and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers on on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE

    Telephone:
    540-962-2178
    888-430-5786

    Email:
    sdenius@ahchamber.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/LOVEworkatHumpbackBridge

  • Covington
    R/C Covington Movies 3
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    Locality:
    Covington City
    139 North Maple Avenue
    Covington, VA 24426

    Three Cinema venue with snack bar and clean restrooms!

    Telephone:
    540-962-8888

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/RCCovingtonMovies3

  • Covington
    River Rock Amphitheater at Jackson River Recreation/Sport Complex
    Show details

    Locality:
    Covington City
    870 W. Edgemont Drive
    Covington, VA 24426

    The Jackson River Recreation/Sport Complex is located at 870 W. Edgemont Drive directly across from Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc. Complex amenities include five lighted softball fields, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, playground equipment, walking areas, picnic areas, restroom facilities, press box, concessions and a newly constructed amphitheater. See the link below for more information and a recent schedule.

    Telephone:
    540-965-6300

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/TheArts/RiverRockAmphitheateratJacksonRiverRecreationSportComplex

  • Clifton Forge
    The Historic Masonic Theatre
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    Locality:
    Alleghany
    510 Main St
    Clifton Forge, VA 24422

    Circa 1905, originally an opera house and Masonic Lodge in the downtown historic district of Clifton Forge, VA, the Historic Masonic Theatre is Virginia's oldest continuously operating Theatre. On July 1, 2016, the Historic Masonic Theatre opened its doors to the public once again after a 6.5 million dollar renovation.  A  movie theatre and a performing arts venue, the four story building has a state of the art auditorium, an underground cafe and lounge area, a balcony with seating and conference room and an upper level ballroom suitable for wedding receptions and gatherings. The Theatre's history includes performances bythe world famous Count Basie Orchestra, appearances by Tex Ritter, Lash LaRue, and Cowboy Bob Steele and political speaker William Jennings Bryan.

    Telephone:
    540-862-5655

    Email:
    masonictheatre@yahoo.com

    Website:
    http://www.virginia.org/Listings/HistoricSites/TheHistoricMasonicTheatre