Self Portraits, 2014 Themed Exhibit in The Hayloft Gallery
Oct 3 – Nov 29 all-day

Applications due: Tuesday, September 2
Self portraits have been a part of the art world since the beginning of time. From the realistic to the surreal, interpret this topic in your own unique way. Multiple interpretations of yourself and all media are welcome.

Floyd Livestock and County Fair Photography Exhibit in The Breezeway Gallery
Oct 10 – Dec 11 all-day

The entries and winners of this competition will be on display. – See more at:

Plein Air Painting
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Class Description:

Enjoy painting in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Ambrosia Farm Bed and Breakfast in Floyd VA, where the fall leaves are turning to colorful splendor. The area around the B&B will inspire you and the fresh air will invigorate you as you take this plein air workshop with Michele Warner and James Noel Smith. For two days we will be painting several small paintings in the simple no fear approach, where you cannot make a mistake. The instructors make suggestions that are most helpful to get you started, and will be demonstrating and helping you as much as you need. You can work in oils, pastels or acrylic, but the artists will be working in oils. So that is the medium recommended by Michele & James. Come join us you won’t be disappointed! Michele Warner and James Noel Smith are married artists. Together they have over 35 years of experience in the arts. Please fill free to email us if you have any questions, email or
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Halloween Kidsfest
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Jacksonville Center invites children and parents to dress up and join us for this free, family-fun event. Come collect candy, join the costume contest, paint a pumpkin and enjoy some ghoulish goodies. Ferrum College students and staff will also provide a themed educational craft.

Floyd Quilter’s Guild
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This organization establishes a framework within which experienced and beginning quilters may learn from one another, sharing techniques and quilting advances; and to foster within the community an awareness of quilting as both a historical and a living creative contribution to our lives as a community. – See more at:

Cultural Arts
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Youth ages 8-15 can join us for this unique art class based on our diverse world.

Life Drawing Group
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The purpose of the group is to study the human form from an artistic standpoint; for this purpose the model will be nude, as is the tradition. No instruction will be provided. The moderator will keep time and call breaks for the model.

Anyone artist (18 and over) in the community wishing to draw from the model is invited to participate for a fee of $15.00 per person. Any funds collected above paying the model’s fee will be donated to The Jacksonville Center.

Participants will need to bring their own easels, drawing boards, and all other drawing materials they wish to use. Non-drawing persons will not be allowed in the room.

Ceramics Open Studio
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ceramics Open Studio
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Afternoon Arts (TS)
Oct 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

An ongoing weekly art opportunity for kids!!
Thursdays, 4-5pm, Ages 4-12, $3 per kid per session!

Celebrate creativity every week, with great art for kids at the Jax.

Kids ages 4 to 12 are invited to experience this array of arts and crafts, and thanks to some wonderful sponsors, each session is now only $3 per child!!

Parent participation is welcome, but not required.

You can register online or call or stop by the Jax during regular business hours.

Walk-ins: please call the center before class to make sure that we are holding class that day–advance notice will be given for Thursdays that will not be scheduled.

The Jax does close when Floyd County public schools are closed, so there will be no Afternoon Arts during school closures.