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Ingoma Nshya, the Women Drummers of Rwanda, Black women wearing draped red fabrics and white shirts, perform on stage during a free school-day performance of "The Book of Life" for area PK-12 students.

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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    Children enjoy collaborative art projects during an open house 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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    Members of a cappella group Soulstice pose in front of a maroon step and repeat banner featuring the Moss Arts Center repeated in white. Three young white women and one young Asian woman wear neutral Soulstice T-shirts with jeans.
    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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    Virginia Tech students visit the Moss Arts Center galleries as a class. In the center, a middle aged Native woman in a yellow shirt discusses a sculptural piece on display.
    Virginia Tech Faculty and Staff

    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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     Two Asian woman in summer clothes smile widely as they watch a community performance, a group of people gathered behind them.

    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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     Members of Itraab Arabic Music Ensemble perform, singing and playing various instruments
    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. 

BANDALOOP teaches students how to soar

Did you know that during their trips to Blacksburg, many of our visiting artists participate in a full roster of outreach activities? Take a peek behind the scenes at some of these events!

Performers with BANDALOOP worked with dancers from Virginia Tech and Radford University on the principles of dancing on vertical surfaces while suspended from above in a vertical dance workshop offered by the Moss Arts Center.

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.