Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, 100 N Main Street in Galax, has been chosen as an award winner for ‘Emerging Artist & Organization’ by the Virginia Commission for the Arts. The Virginia Commission for the Arts awards “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration Award” recipients were selected from an original pool of over 350 nominees by a panel of former Commissioners and arts leaders and confirmed by the full Board of the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Chestnut Creek School of the Arts has been awarded in the ‘Emerging Artist & Organizations’ category. Winners chosen have been in existence under ten years, have demonstrated a benefit to the economic and or social health of the community, have demonstrated artistic excellence, outreach to underserved populations, embraced diversity, and taken a visionary or innovative approach to their work.
Following a statewide call for nominations, nominees for the awards in all categories were accepted for two months this spring. A panel comprised of former Commissioners and arts leaders reviewed the nominations this past summer and recommended a slate to the full Board which adopted the roster this fall. To ensure impartiality, no former commissioners and no state-elected officials were selected for the roster.
CCSA and all other award recipients will be honored with other state arts leaders and supporters at a special reception this fall for a Celebration of the Arts at the Executive Mansion with Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe.
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 1-5 p.m. the Commission will hold a 50th Anniversary Program for arts organizations across the state at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. That afternoon, the 50 for 50 Arts Inspiration award recipients will be officially recognized for their achievements. A reception will follow in the Marble Hall.
For more information, call (276) 236-3500 or visit us online at www.chestnutcreekarts.org.
CCSA’s main Building is located at 100 N Main Street. Be sure to stop by during open hours Monday-Saturday to visit the Gallery & Gift Shop! CCSA’s campus also includes a Woodworking Studio located at 107 W. Oldtown Street and Pottery Studio located at 110 E Oldtown Street. All three locations offer open studios, community studios, classes & workshops for artists of every skill level.
Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, a collaborative project with the City of Galax, preserves and promotes the cultural heritage of southwest Virginia by fostering artistic and individual growth through classes and events in traditional music, heritage crafts, and contemporary arts.