Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, a part of Harmony Trail and Round the Mountain

Chestnut Creek School of the Arts offers classes and events year-round for all ages and skill levels in traditional music, heritage crafts, and contemporary arts. We are a trail site on ‘Round the Mountain’s Harmony Trail’. Located in the heart of charming Downtown Galax, our main campus is only 1 block from the Galax end of The New River Trail State Park.

We are open Monday-Friday, 9-5, and Saturday, 11-3. Exhibits and consignment art from our teachers are on display in our gift shop and gallery. Chestnut Creek School of the Arts also has a dedicated pottery studio, Oldtown Pottery at 110 East Oldtown Street in Galax. Oldtown Pottery holds open studio hours for the public to come in and work with the clay.

For the latest schedule of classes and events, and other information, go to