“Since 1953 the Alleghany Highlands Arts Council has taken great pride in the performing arts events we present to the residents of this community. The AHAC and its board of directors have built a reputation for commitment to the quality of life in an area already blessed by rich history, majestic natural beauty and friendly, caring people. One might ask what else we really need? The answer is – YOU. So we invite you to join us for this outstanding season. Everyone is welcome to participate because “arts4all” includes YOU.”
We care about the families of our patrons and are striving to keep admission accessible while adhering to our mission. We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution as an investment in the quality of life here in the Alleghany Highlands and the advancement of fine arts.
Our Next Special Event
British-born actor and playwright Andrew Edlin stars as England's 'rock star' of World War II, Winston Churchill in his one-man play set on April 5, 1955. This is the day an 80 year-old Churchill must decide if he is going to resign his position as Prime Minister. Watch as he reviews his extraordinary life with wit, pathos, portions of some of his legendary speeches, some shrewed observation and a few funny stories.
Friends of Curfman Hall Seating Campaign
Last August the Arts Council made a $75,000 investment to help replace seating in Curfman Hall at Covington High School. Over the summer those seats will be installed. The Arts Council is currently holding a “naming campaign” that would give residents or businesses the opportunity to assist in this endeavor. With a contribution of $250 or greater, any donor will be named on a plaque that will be permanently placed in the Curfman Hall lobby. This is a wonderful way to show your personal support or to honor or memorialize a family member, classmate, teacher, community leader or your graduating class.
Young People's Theatre Series
Since 1978 the Arts Council has been bringing cultural programming into our local school systems. Students at each grade level enjoy performances that not only provide exposure to the arts but support the educational content in their classrooms. This programming is provided at no cost to the students or school systems through the assistance of the Alleghany Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts , the County of Alleghany and the City of Covington.