The Rocky Mount Center for the Arts

                   at  The Grainery


The Rocky Mount Center for the Arts’ mission is to showcase, facilitate, and educate, to support artistic endeavors and rural creativity in the community and region, as well as enrich the community by broadening access and involvement of diverse audiences. Free to the public, visitors watch the artists at work and see how projects are developed through live demonstrations and open studio viewing. Established as a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to the prosperity, quality, and sustainability of regional art. Artists and arts organizations have opportunities to create, interpret, present, and perform artistic work. Artists will be provided with access to studio space, equipment, technical support, and professional development opportunities. Our program addresses the need for a bridge between museums and schools in teaching students of all ages self-esteem, and visual expression. It is a discovery based student-centered learning method that allows students to communicate their ideas without censure or criticism and is designed for instructors regardless of their art background. This program offers support to art partnership between schools, community, and individual artists. Participating artists will provide training to area youth. Artists engage participants of varying ages, cultures, experiences and ability levels in making art within a mutually supportive and creative learning environment. Participants can explore personal self-expression and the role of the arts in society.


A Warm Welcome

                                                                                                  Photo by Captured by Ciara

Welcome to the World of Art...

Hours of Operation:

Sunday, Monday - Closed

Tues. - Sat. - 10:30am - 5:00pm

Our Address Is:

220 Franklin St.

Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Office Phone:  (540)-483-1317

Glass Blowing Shop Phone: (540) 493-5815


We are partially funded by:


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Meet the Mascots!

Hi there! We’re Gigi, Pooka, and Lulu, and we’re the Gallery Pugs! We always love a pat and a scratch. We’ll greet you at the door, show you around the studios, and help you with anything you need. Don’t count on us doing any tricks for you though - we’re too lazy for that.

We are a Non-Profit 501(C)(3)

Your donation is tax deductible

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