Ready to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? There will be helpful demonstrations and lots of hands-on time in this session. You will be learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration in this fun and casual class, taught by instructor Kim Clarke. You will get some tips and tricks that will help you create some beautiful pottery! This is a great way for you to take a break and explore your creative side in this fun introduction to clay. No experience needed! Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.
On Wednesday, our organization released a statement regarding the additional measures our staff is taking towards the potential impact of COVID-19 in our community.
Today, in the interest of the health and welfare of our patrons, staff, volunteers, and performers, the Academy Center of the Arts has canceled all public performances through April 15, 2020.
This decision is in line with public health guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), as well as by the urgence of local and state authorities to limit large public events, effective immediately. While it’s disappointing to cancel upcoming events, we look forward to coming together again as a community when the time is right.
At this time, our educational classes are also being suspended for the next two weeks, following an executive order by Governor Ralph Northam on March 13, 2020, in conjunction with the policies of the Lynchburg City School systems. Eduction participants will be updated as the situation evolves.
Our gallery spaces will remain open during this time.
Would you consider turning the value of your ticket purchase into a donation during this fragile period for the Academy? A large portion of our annual revenue is generated through ticket sales and is critical to our ability to impact our community. If you would like to donate back, contact Meredith Whetsell, Chief Development Officer by email or by phone at (434) 528-3256 x117, or reply to this email directly.
Box Office staff at the Academy Center of the Arts will refund tickets at the point of purchase, beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Patrons purchasing with credit cards will be automatically refunded to the card used. Patrons that purchased with cash or check will be contacted by Box Office staff within ten (10) business days to arrange a refund.
To speak with a Box Office representative, please call (434) 846-8499.
While we hope to continue to bring arts and cultural activities to our community, the health and safety of the public is of the utmost importance. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and update all ticket holders as it evolves. For the most up-to-date information, we will utilize email, as well as post on our website, Facebook, and Instagr
Finally, we would like to thank you for your patience, understanding, and support of our organization during this time.
For additional questions, please call (434) 846-8499.