Support the Arts!

Twenty years ago, the Highland Arts Council helped found The Highland Center.  Both organizations have strong missions:

The Highland Center – A catalyst for cultural and economic development

Highland County Arts Council – Arts are essential to our communities

We have joined forces, once more, to put the finishing touches on our main function space, the auditorium.  In keeping with our missions, and with donations of over $16,000 in hand, we are looking to raise the final $24,000 to build appreciation and support for the arts and outfit the space for meetings and conferences enabling us to bring more economic development to our county.

Our campaign will make the grand room at the Center a place for a full range of events, including musical and theatrical performances, meetings, conferences, reunions, weddings and more.  With your support, we will be able to purchase:

  • Acoustic panels for sound control
  • New sound equipment
  • Additional lighting
  • Back of stage screening
  • Comfortable seating
  • Staging platforms

We strongly believe that the arts are one of our community’s greatest assets.  We have been supporting our local arts and arts education groups for more than 20 years, helping make our building a unique and vibrant place that attracts talented people, educates our children and enriches our lives.

Nowhere else, locally, do we have a space as unique as ours.  Small or large performances, meetings, and events can be held in a polished, indoor, comfortable space.  The enhancements this campaign supports–acoustics, lighting, seating, and staging–will allow us to engage a diverse audience and host a variety of functions.  The improved experience will bring more resources to our community.

When the Arts Thrive, Our Community Thrives!

You have supported or watched our progress over the years; now, we are asking you to help us finish our space.  Your gift to this campaign will have a tremendous impact in our community.  Consider using this opportunity to celebrate the life or memory of a loved one while supporting our mission!

To donate, send checks to: The Highland Center, P.O. Box 556, Monterey, VA 24465 or donate online at or

Your gift is truly appreciated!

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