Arts in the Schools


Your generous donations help fund in-school performances and workshops. Within the past few years, touring performers have included: Richmond Ballet, Virginia Stage Company, Barter Theatre, UNCSA, Once Upon a Blue Ridge Theatre Company, and Solazo.

The Barter Players Fall 2015 Tour

On Saturday, October 10th the Arts Council Co-Sponsored a FREE performance of the The Barter Players Encore production of JACK & THE BEANSTALK.

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Barter Players 2016 Tour

Featuring MY IMAGINARY PIRATE and A WRINKLE IN TIME.  Performing at  at Carroll County, Galax & Grayson County Schools in March 2016

Wrinkle in Time      Pirate Clip Art




ARTS ALIVE 2016 – April Date TBD

Our annual ARTS ALIVE program gives Carroll County Intermediate School students the opportunity to observe artists at work, to see the fruits of the artists labor, and the opportunity to talk one-on-one about the artists medium, their career choices and general artistic insights.  The program has evolved to include the entire community.

Artists in a variety of mediums display and demonstrate their art  for CCIS students and the general public in the gymnasium of CCIS.  The art fair is designed to allow people from the community to come in and see what’s happening at the school as well as with the arts community.  Refreshments and musical entertainment are provided.

In the past, students and residents had a chance to see , jewelry making, wood lathing, glass bead lampworking, three dimensional wood carving, doll making, wood carving, pottery turning, and drawing/painting with a variety of media.



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Your support of the Arts Council provides free arts in the schools programming, annual scholarships, and exciting public events that enrich lives throughout the twin counties!