The Smith Mountain Arts Council (SMAC) offers a number of arts related services to the community. These include annual awards of Fine Arts Scholarships, a Student Outreach Program, and two musical groups the B-Sharps and the Noteables, that entertain at senior facilities throughout the year.
Check them out below.
The Smith Mountain Arts Council also supports the local community with a number of Fine Arts Scholarships awarded to students who demonstrate a proficiency in the visual, performing, or literary arts and who attend either Staunton River HS, Franklin County HS, or are home-schooled or at private schools and live within those school boundaries.
Students dedicated to pursuing full time study at a two or four year college in any art-related endeavor are encouraged to apply.
SMAC provides opportunities for students to participate in the Arts.
Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) is a program that teaches elementary and middle school students how to play Appalachian music on guitar, banjo and fiddle.
This musical group of eighteen men and women sing popular songs of the 40s and 50s in nursing homes, adult day care centers, adult living centers and at planned senior functions.
This musical group of fifteen women performs a light-hearted repertoire of oldies at nursing homes and other senior facilities throughout the year.