Across Church Street in Clifton Forge from the lit LOVE Works Sculpture, the Clifton Forge School of the Arts has decorated the school’s garden with a spectacular display of multicolored Christmas lights.
After opening its doors to the public on Jan. 16, 2011, the school is nearing its 11th year of offering classes to children and adults.
The types of classes offered are woodworking, sculpting, painting, knitting, crocheting, pottery, jewelry making, music, stone carving, stained glass creations and blacksmithing.
The school recently held its 11th annual Kriskindlmarkt that drew large crowds to Clifton Forge, and the school has secured a second building, the Clifton Forge School of the Arts Reynolds Studios at 512 Church St., the former Hall Storage and Transfer Building.
Currently, the school’s second building is being used for a glass studio and a clay studio. Future plans for the building include fiber arts, multi-purpose space for classes, studio work and special events.
The Clifton Forge School of the Arts has received significant funding from the William G. Reynolds, Jr. Charitable Foundation, the Nettleton Foundation, the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation, WestRock, The Town of Clifton Forge, The Alleghany Foundation and Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
As for the Christmas lights, they are being displayed in The Garden between the school’s two buildings.