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Arts Community Celebration

September 14-17, 2023 in Clifton Forge, Virginia

The Arts are Alive in Clifton Forge!

Join us in Clifton Forge for an Arts Community Celebration September 14 – 17, 2023. Demonstrations and performances happen daily at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm with additional ongoing exhibits available during each location’s open hours.

The local arts community is working together to offer you an in-depth look at the variety of arts & crafts we have in our area. We invite you to explore & experience the Clifton Forge Art Community! Arts presentations are scheduled daily including Performing Arts (Dance), Fine Arts & Fine Crafts (Painting, Quilting, Woodturning), and more!

Partners include: A1 Studios, Alleghany Highlands Arts Council, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Blue Spring Run Farm, Clifton Forge School of the Arts, C&O Railway Heritage Center, Caffe Museo, Clifton Forge Main Street, Cora Dance, Four Moons Designs, Garlynda’s Fancy Feet, Highlands Media Group, Historic Masonic Theatre, Jack Mason’s Tavern, Lollie‚Äôs Quilt Shop, Mountain Field Market, Town of Clifton Forge, What’s Your Story, and assorted vendors.

Full Schedule of Events

Event Map

Included in This Year’s Event:

Art Market Vendors
(Saturday & Sunday only)

Women in History” exhibit by Kaye England

The Historic Masonic Theatre is honored to open the third floor WestRock Room for the Arts Community Celebration to showcase a unique quilt and artwork exhibit, “Women in History”.  The “Women in History” exhibit by Kaye England includes 24 quilts that honor the following women who left their mark in many different ways on our universe.

Martha Washington, Helen Taft, Betsy Ross, Dolley Madison, Harriet Tubman, Frances Cleveland, Lucille Ball, Amelia Earhart, Carry Nation, Sarah Breedlove “Madam C. J. ” Walker, Priscilla Alden, Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Grace Coolidge, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Julia Ward Howe, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott, and Helen Keller.

Whether the woman was a wife of a president who also impacted legislation, or an avid abolitionist, a world renown comedian who ran her own business, or a blind and deaf woman who accomplished more than anyone thought possible, these women should be honored and remembered.

In addition to some of the quilts, art accompanies the stitched piece and also tells a story.  For example, with the Helen Keller quilt is an original framed letter that Helen typed on her braille typewriter.  

This exhibit is not to be missed and will be open from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, September 15, Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.


Let them know you appreciate their generous sponsorship of this event!

Photos and Videos from our 2021 Event

Photos and videos provided by John Barnes, Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, and Clifton Forge School of the Arts

Click on each name below to find out more about the businesses and organizations making this event happen!

Arts Community Celebration

September 14-17, 2023

in Clifton Forge, Virginia