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Members of Chitrasena Dance Company lead a dance workshop for students at Springhouse Community School in Floyd, Virginia. In the foreground, a brown woman with long dark hair wears a red costume wrapped over a black cropped shirt and pants and teaches high school-aged students in a large room with a vaulted wood ceiling.
Members of Chitrasena Dance Company lead a dance workshop for students at Springhouse Community School in Floyd, Virginia. Photo by Dan Mirolli

Beyond the stage and galleries, we offer opportunities for people of all ages to expand cultural awareness and deepen understanding through the arts. These events—many of which are free—illustrate how learning, engagement, and discovery are at the heart of our mission.

Participate in events tailored for different ages and abilities, like:

  • workshops with visiting artists
  • activities in schools and with local organizations
  • lectures and Q&As
  • master classes
  • hands-on experiences
  • community celebrations
  • and much more

Enhance Your Experience

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     A group of K12-aged students crafts mini-robots during a Hokie for a Day session at the Moss Arts Center.
    K-12 Programs

    A critical part of a child’s education, arts experiences cultivate empathy, expand world views, create human connections, and enhance creative problem-solving skills.

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     VT students taking a dance class in the Cube
    Virginia Tech Students

    We bring world-class artists and performers to campus and host a huge variety of events each year. Student engagement is at the heart of our programming.

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     Faculty member talking with a student in the Moss Arts Center gallery. They are looking at white, graphic, cut-out pieces of artwork on a gray wall.
    Virginia Tech Faculty

    If you’re looking for ways to boost your syllabus, revitalize your programs, and create exceptional learning experiences for your students, consider collaborating with us.

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     A woman with long curly dark brown hair and a red shirt dances to music on the Moss lawn, her eyes closed and a smile on her face.
    Community

    We bring arts to the community and lift up and invite people to examine the beauty, complexity, and diversity of our world.

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    The Itraab Arabic Music Ensemble performs at the Moss Arts Center. In the foreground, from left, is a brown woman with dark brown hair pulled up into a chignon, red lipstick, and a black sweater and skirt playing a drum in her lap; a brown man playing a tambourine; and a brown man with a bald head and full dark brown beard playing a drum in his lap.
    Itraab Arabic Music Ensemble

    A project of Moss Arts Center, Itraab is an ensemble of Virginia Tech students, faculty, and community members who learn and perform Arabic music.

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    "In the Moment: Artists and Their Work"

    Celebrating and elevating our local and regional artists, this online talk series provides an opportunity to meet notable creators of Southwest Virginia. 

Monuments by Craig Walsh

An ethereal, site-specific outdoor projection installation by artist Craig Walsh, Monuments celebrates unsung community members who impact the New River Valley region. Upending traditional expectations of public monuments and the selective history represented in our public spaces, these unforgettable images projected onto towering trees demonstrate the profound importance of individuals from our community.

Theatre Workshop with Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral

Virginia Tech theatre students in Mason Rosenthal's and Laura Epperson's Introduction to Applied Collaborative Techniques class learned acting techniques during a workshop with members of from Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral during their visit to campus. The company is dedicated to creating original works centered on the narratives of Mexico's Indigenous people.