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Floyd Center for the Arts +

220 Parkway Lane South

Floyd, VA 24091

(540) 745-2784

The Floyd Center for the Arts (formerly The Jacksonville Center for the Arts) is located approximately five miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway and ½ mile from the center of Floyd, VA. 

Free admission to all exhibits and working artists' studio displays; make sparks fly in a blacksmithing class; see home-sized energy conservation at work; and end your day by watching the sunset over the majestic Buffalo Mountain from the Ceramics Studio Porch. The Center is full of activities for all ages: festivals, classes, concerts, fine art exhibits, and annual events.

The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular business hours are Monday to Saturday, 10-5pm.

For more information, visit www.jacksonvillecenter.org, call (540) 745-2784, or email info@jacksonvillecenter.org.

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