Clifton Forge School of the Arts (CFSOTA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the Alleghany Highlands by providing quality arts education and experiences to people of all ages and abilities, and to increase economic opportunity through the arts. CFSOTA draws on an extensive network of local artist-teachers to offer more than 100 classes annually, spanning more than 25 subjects. We also support artists year-round by hosting exhibitions and events, selling their work, and providing rehearsal and studio space. CFSOTA’s campus consists of 3 buildings: the main facility that houses classrooms for multiple subjects, a painting studio, a library, and a gallery; the Mill, a historic (circa 1893), large, open space with timber-frame construction ideal for programming and rentals, blacksmithing forges and woodworking shop; and the Reynolds Studios, which holds pottery, glass, and sculpture studios. These three distinct spaces are linked by the garden, a specimen arboretum, open to the public for viewing and enjoyment.
Clifton Forge School of the Arts is a welcoming organization that promotes an inclusive, dynamic, and equitable environment that allows students, visitors, and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and create together. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any legally protected class.