There are MANY opportunities for youth programs throughout our region:
Junior Appalachian Musicians is our regional youth music program offering lessons in fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and more. To find a program near you, or locate and instructor check out their website. The Henderson offers instructors a centrally located, safe place for group or private lessons.
The Lincoln Theatre is offering children’s programs every second Wednesday at 10 am.
Rose Cottage School of Art located in Wytheville offers children’s art classes on Mondays from 4:15-5:15 as well as a wide variety of other offerings.
Chestnut Creek School of Art located in Galax also offers a summer art camp and a wonderful variety of art and craft programs.
The William King Museum of Abingdon hosts summer camps, youth outreach and other activities geared toward our youth. They also have wonderful exhibitions that can enrich youth experiences.
The Blue Ridge Discovery Center is a cultural asset to our community. They believe that hands-on experiential learning the best way to have a lasting impact. Their aim is to provide opportunities for ages 0-99 to discover the Blue Ridge. They do this through a variety of programs, all of which revolve around either getting participants into real context or bringing that context to them.
The Arts Depot of Abingdon also offers a variety of art experiences for kids. The Arts Depot is also a wonderful place to show young ones working artists in a studio setting.
Appalachian Arts Center of Cedar Bluff, Virginia is worth the drive! They are opening a new facility early summer and have a wonderful sampling of everything Appalachian. This includes Storytelling, quilting, basket making and much more. Their youth programs are eclectic and wonderful.