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October 2020 Newsletter

- Expanded Performance Options:  The Highland County Arts Council is about to open a new chapter in its history. With support from the Little Swiss Fund, the Council now has the means to take its performances throughout the County. An enclosed trailer will house the platforms and sound system the Council owns, plus a new portable […]

New Fall Workshop!

- The Highland Arts Academy Announces a New Fall Workshop     An Intro to Appalachian Broom-making Saturday October 17th from 10am-4pm Monterey Presbyterian Church Pavilion       Join us for this introduction on making Appalachian style brooms out of broomcorn (sorghum vulgare).We will discuss a bit of history and plan to make both cobweb […]

September 2020 Newsletter

- As the virus continues to flourish in much of America, the arts, businesses, education, and social interactions have been drastically curtailed. Yet, the Highland County Arts Council continues its quest “to promote the arts and to provide cultural enrichment to the community.”   We are pleased that our work has been recognized by the Virginia Commission […]

September 12: Dr. Levine and The Dreaded Blues Lady

- Dr. Levine and The Dreaded Blues Lady is comprised of Lorie Strother on vocals and Stephen Levine on guitar. This energetic duo performs a diverse selection of acoustic music styles. Though blues is their focus, they also sometimes surprise audiences with Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Classic Rock tunes.   Lorie Strother can’t remember a time […]

2020 Highland Arts Academy A Success

- In early June, The Highland County Arts Council realized their popular Arts Academy workshops could not be held as planned in 2020. It was not feasible to go forward with the seven workshops due to health and safety concerns. Instead, they began planning for an abbreviated version and ideas on how to move forward with an appreciation of art during unusual circumstances formed through conversations with instructors and potential participants.

August 2020 Newsletter

- Like all organizations, non-profit and for-profit that have arts events on their agenda, the Highland County Arts Council seeks to find a way to meet its goals while adhering to the limitations imposed by the pandemic.  Many of our activities have been cancelled or altered since March.  One alteration is moving our performances to spaces […]

August 8, 2020: Tyler Hughes

- Tyler Hughes hails from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where he began learning the traditions of mountain music at age 12. A singer and multi instrumentalist (clawhammer banjo, autoharp, guitar, dulcimer), Tyler brings new life to country music’s old time and classic repertoire.

Arts Academy Announces New Dates for Two Workshops

- The Highland Arts Academy has a change of date for the Ecoprinting Workshop and is excited to announce the date for the Cell Phone Photography Workshop. Ecoprinting Workshop – New Date August 6 & 7. Circumstances required a date change for this workshop and it has been rescheduled from July to August. The two day […]

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