Arts Council Provides a Toe-Tapping Treat

For the recent HANDS AND HARVEST FESTIVAL a Sunday Concert was offered. 
Traditional and modern renditions of Appalachian music was played pure and true with130 pairs of feet tapping out the beat.  Wayne Henderson on guitar with Helen White singing and fiddling provided a wonderful evening of music at the Center. More events are scheduled as the Arts Council celebrates their 25th year!


In addition to being an excellent musician, Wayne creates beautiful, custom musical instruments. He also had quite a series of funny stories to tell while he and Helen caught their breathe from picking, strumming and bowing.

(Photo credit The Recorder)


Thanks to the excellent musicians, the Arts Council and everyone who turned out to support the event.

2017 Community Foundation Grants

The Central Blue Ridge Community Foundation recently awarded the Youth Philanthropy Program a $6000 grant to continue their good work in Highland County. At the same ceremony, our tenant, The Highland County Arts Council received a $2500 grant to help bring additional programs to our community. At the ceremony Josh Umar accepted the check for the YPP and Liz Delahoussaye accepted for the  Arts Council. Congratulations to both groups and deep appreciation for their efforts in  our community through collaboration.

Other organizations impacting Highland County that received grants were the Valley Program for Aging Services, Highland County Humane Society, and Garth Newel Music Center.

For more information on the Community Foundation visit



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