We are proud to announce that on July 1, 2011 the Galax Theater Guild officially moved under the umbrella of the Arts & Cultural Council of the Twin Counties. This move will ensure the continued production and presentation of plays and the preservation of the theatre guild’s history in Galax. Stephanie Dees and Rennie Snow have joined the Arts Council Board of Directors to represent the Galax Theatre Guild’s interests and Carol Waddell has agreed to serve as a Theatre Advisor.
Past members of the Galax Theatre Guild are responsible for choosing plays, creating budgets and developing fundraising plans for each production. The directing, casting, rehearsing and performing of plays remains a community effort and administration and fiscal oversight is now the responsibility of the Arts Council of the Twin Counties.
To commemorate this merger of these two dynamic arts organizations, the Galax City Council has approved a proposal to build an outdoor stage in the wooded area behind the Galax Public Library. Dedicated to the Galax Theatre Guild & Carol Waddell, we hope to break ground later this Fall. The City of Galax has graciously agreed to provide the planning and labor and the Arts Council is responsible for funding the project. Your donation for the outdoor stage will be most gratefully accepted and can be mailed to The Arts Council, PO Box 492, Galax, VA 24333.